We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed to us in the Bible is the only way to a right relationship with God. The Gospel is the good news of what God has done in reconciling sinners to Himself through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. We believe that a sinner is saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, revealed through Scripture alone. We believe that the means by which sinners are saved is through repentance of sin and saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Summary of the Biblical Gospel
1. The Person of Jesus (Who is Jesus)
a. The Deity of Jesus—N.T. and O.T. examples(1 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 1:8, John 1:1, 14, 20:27-28, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, Exodus 3:14—John 6:35, John 8:12, John 11:25,
b. Jesus is creator—biblical examples (John 1:3, Colossians 1:16) He has authority over us
2. The Purity of Jesus
a. Jesus is Holy—(Hebrews 4:15, 7:26, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 1:19, Isaiah 6
i. Jesus hates sin—Psalm 7:11, Psalm 5:5
ii. Jesus must judge sin—John 3:18, 36
iii. Sin separates us from Jesus—Isaiah 59:2
iv. God demands “perfect righteousness”—Matthew 5:48, Romans 3:10
b. Seeing the Purity of Jesus leads to understanding the sinfulness of mankind
i. What is sin?
1. Going your own way—Isaiah 53:6
2. The failure to meet God’s perfect standard.
3. The failure to obey God’s commandments perfectly
4. The failure to love God with all your heart
ii. The Law
1. 10 commandments—Romans 3:19-20, Galatians 3:10-13, 24
2. All have sinned—Romans 3:23, 6:23, James 2:10
3. The Work of Jesus—(What Jesus did)
a. Good news (must be proceeded with bad news)
b. Jesus is a Savior, Redeemer, and Deliverer!—Acts 4:12, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
c. Any of the Gospel crucifixion narratives—2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 5:8
d. Resurrection of Jesus—God’s vindication of the death of the Son. Romans 10:9, Acts 2:24, 32, 3:15
e. Jesus is the only way to heaven—John 14:6
4. The Terms of Jesus (What they must do)
a. Submit to His Lordship—Acts 2:36, 16:31 Romans 10:13,
b. Repentance of sin—Mark 1:15, Acts 2:38, 3:19, Luke 13:3
i. Conviction of sin, contrition over sin, conversion to Christ
c. Saving Faith—trust, reliance on the person and work of Jesus Christ
i. Commitment to follow Christ.
d. Urge repentance and faith understanding the consequences for rejecting Jesus Acts 17:31, Hebrews 9:27, 1 Thessalonians 1:7-8, John 3:18, Revelation 20:12-15