The Gospel Facts and the Facts Applied
The Whole Gospel (Acts 5:21; 20:27)
- There are the necessary facts of the gospel story. It is News.
- There is also what the gospel means. We must apply the facts; the news.
|The Necessary Facts||The Facts Applied|
|God is the Perfect Creator. God is holy, holy, holy.||God is the owner of His creation. We will all give an account.|
|People are rebellious and sinful. We have tried to create our own goodness. We want it our way. We are not holy.||People are born sinners and have rejected the LORD God. People are hopelessly separated from the perfect creator.|
|God sent Jesus, who is both God and man.
||God sent Jesus, His only begotten Son to die in our place because we could not live the perfect life He lived.|
You must get this: “Jesus did for us what we could never do for ourselves. You can’t earn God’s favor. Jesus did that for you with his life and then death on the cross.”
|Our Necessary Response.||We must commit our lives to the Whole person of Christ by repentance from sin and faith in Christ. We are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone.|
|The Spirit indwells us.||God’s Spirit changes us and keeps changing us into the image of the Son. We are a new creation empowered by the Spirit to obey and live to righteousness. This is the evidence of Salvation.|