THE GOSPEL

THE GOSPEL

“it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” Romans 1:16

The Bad News

In Romans 1:18-21 (of the Bible), it says: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened”

Romans 3:10, 11 speaks of all mankind: “. . . it is written, ‘There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God'”

Of you and I, God says, “But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God” Romans 2:5

Also, “God will judge the secrets of men” Romans 2:16

The Good News

“But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him” Isaiah 53:5, 6

The good news of Jesus Christ is, “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4

1 Peter 3:18 says, “For Christ died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit”

Jesus Christ said, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed” John 3:16-20

Trust in Jesus to be saved from your sin; do what Romans 10:11, 13 says: “. . . ‘Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed’ . . . ‘Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.'” If you want to you can talk out loud to God, telling Him that you’ve decided to trust in Jesus Christ to be saved.

A New Life With Christ

If you’ve done this, you’ve been made a totally new person: “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” 2 Corinthians 5:21

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Ephesians 5:2 says, “. . . walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us”

Be sure to join us at Maranatha Bible Church! Or, at least email or call us to let us know about the decision you made. We want to share with you more about how awesome God is! “. . . grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” 2 Peter 3:18

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed be the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” Romans 12:2

Email: evangelism@mbcmi.org

Phone (Tuesday — Friday nine to five): 616-784-5905