The Gospel

The Gospel

Our Most Important Message

God loves you and has a purpose for your life.

God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son so that whoever believes in
Him can have eternal life (John 3:16). Jesus came that we could have life to the fullest for all
of eternity (John 10:10)

Our sin stands in the way of God’s purpose.

The Bible tells us that all people have sinned and come short of what God intends for us
(Romans 3:23). The ultimate result of our sin is death and eternity apart from God. But God
loves us and has provided a way for us to experience forgiveness of sin, abundant life on
earth, and everlasting life in heaven.

Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation.

The Bible tells us that Jesus is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” and the only way to know
God (John 14:6), and the only way to experience eternal life. He died on the cross to pay for
our sin, was resurrected from the dead and has overcome death for us.

We must respond to Jesus by faith.

It is not enough to know the stories about Jesus; we must turn from our sin and put our full
trust in Him for salvation. The Bible says that “all who believed him and accepted him, he
gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting
from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.” (John 1:12-13, NLT)

A personal relationship with God begins by praying to receive Christ as your Savior and by
surrendering your life to Him as Lord. The Bible says that “Whoever calls on the name of the
Lord, will be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

If you would like to talk with someone about the gospel and this important decision, please
contact our church at 865-475-5601. We would love to hear from you.