Have You Heard the Good News?

The word Gospel means good news. What is this news? What makes it good? Have you heard it?

The good news could be summarized in this statement:

God loves you, and wants you to know Him. He offers you peace and joy and a fulfilled life.

The Bible says,

"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you" John 14:27

"you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory" 1 Peter 1:8

The Problem: Our Sin

Everyone is born with a tendency to sin. Everyone has the freedom to make choices. We have all chosen to sin.

The Bible says,

"There is none righteous, no, not one" Romans 3:10

"your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you" Isaiah 59:2

"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves" I John 1:8

Sin's Result - Death

God is holy and just. God will punish sin. The punishment is death - eternal torment, separated from God.

The Bible says,

"the wages of sin is death" Romans 6:23

"These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power" II Thessalonians 1:9

"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Revelation 21:8

What People Have Tried to Do

People try many ways to deal with their sin and reach God. Some try by doing good deeds or keeping the Ten Commandments. Some try by going to church or giving money. None of these will ever take away sin. Doing things cannot save us.

The Bible says,

"There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:12

"not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us" Titus 3:5

The Good News! God Did It!

Because God loves us and does not want us to die, He did what we could not do. He made a way for us to know Him and to be saved. God sent Jesus Christ to earth to offer Himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins.

After three days, Jesus rose from the dead and He is still alive!

The Bible says,

"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God" I Peter 3:18

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

Receive the Good News by Faith

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved" Acts 16:31

"there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" Acts 4:12

"the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel" Mark 1:15

"Thomas answered and said to Him[Jesus], “My Lord and my God!" John 20:28

Only by faith can we receive the wonderful gifts God gives us in the living Lord Jesus Christ.

How You Can Receive Jesus

Will you repent, surrender to Jesus, and receive Him now as your Lord and Savior? Why not tell Him so right now?

Growing in Your Walk With God

God reached out to you to wonderfully save you. If you truly repent, you will want to love Him more and know Him better. Here are some steps to help you grow.

The content of this page was adapted from the Have You Heard the Good News tract by Christian Light Publications.

Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version.