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The Gospel Is the Good News of Jesus Christ
Construction Zone 9: God's Gift - Salvation
Stage: 6

Question Answer
What is "the Gospel"?

The Gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ became a Man, lived a sinless life, died as a criminal, was buried in a tomb, and came to life again so that sinners could have a Way to God. 1 Corinthians 15:3b – Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.

The Difference This Truth Makes
The word “gospel” literally means “good news”! The Christian Gospel is the best news ever, because God uses it to give new life to spiritually dead people (2 Corinthians 4:4).

The Gospel story is this: Jesus, Who is God, came to Earth as a human to live a sinless life, to die for our sins, and to rise again. Because He did, He is a Mediator between us and God. He can reconcile us to God (make us right with God). Our sins are counted against Him, and His righteousness can be put on us.

Colossians 2:13 – And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses.

Sin caused us to be born spiritually dead. We need life! Everyone needs to be “born again.” God gives us new life. This new birth is a miracle only God can do. It is a work of God that cannot be done by human effort.