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. 

  • Jesus lived perfectly.
  • Jesus died as a substitute.
  • Jesus was resurrected defeating sin and death.
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.

About brentprentice

Brent is the lead pastor and one of the Elders at Eagle Heights in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He has been married to Lacey for 14 years and together they love two sons, Luke and Elijah, and a daughter, Bella.

Posted on February 23, 2011, in Salvific Gospel. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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