What is the Gospel?
As a church we’re driven by the gospel of Jesus Christ. So what is it?
The gospel is good news that the eternal, holy creator of the Universe, planned before the foundation of the world a means for sinful men and women to be reconciled to Himself.
Each of us has sinned against God, breaking His law and rebelling against His rule, and fully deserving of eternal punishment in hell.
But in God’s love, he sent His Son Jesus Christ, fully God and fully Man, to live a perfect, sinless life in obedience to the Father. Jesus then submitted to the Father, and suffered a cruel death on a cross, satisfying the divine wrath of God for the sins of the world.
Jesus then rose triumphant from the grave three days later, conquering sin and death for all those who put their faith in Him alone for their salvation (Matt 1:21, Luke 1:68, Eph 1:7, Col 1:20). He now reigns in heaven, and offers forgiveness of sin, righteousness in Him, and hope of eternity in God’s presence for all who repent of sin and trust in Him.