The Gospel

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The Gospel

The gospel is about Jesus Christ, and what he did for each of us on the cross. It is the good news that he died for our sins, so that we can believe in Him and receive him. I know as Christians, we throw those terms around a lot, so let me break it down for us all. The gospel is about a relationship with Jesus Christ through faith.

The Background

Since the fall of man in Genesis, our relationship with God has been broken. What Adam and Eve did in the garden has its consequences passed down to us. Sin is now a part of our nature, our core, our heart. How do we know this? Because we keep messing up, keep hurting people, keep running our mouth when we should be quiet, keep seeking self first. We have a choice not to do or not do these things, but our natural tendency is to just go with what’s easy and live for ourselves, regardless of the consequences to others. You don’t have to teach a child to lie.

What Jesus Did

With that brokenness in mind, God sent Jesus to die for our sins, to pay the penalty for all the wrong we have ever done, to take our punishment, so that we could have a right relationship with God through Him. The long and short of it is this: We messed up. That separated us from God. God didn’t want that separation, so He sent His son Jesus to take our place. He did that on the cross, and now we can know God through faith in what Jesus did for us, through realizing that we need that forgiveness, and through surrendering our lives to Him.

My Story

At the age of 15, I gave my life to Christ. I asked God to forgive me of my sins, to come into my life, and to take over my life, since I realized it was falling apart and I needed him. When I asked him to come into my heart, he did, and he promised that we would never leave me or forsake me. He is in my heart forever. He is with me now, and I will be with him in eternity. That’s what Jesus did for me.

That is my story. What is yours? Just click “leave a reply”  below this post and tell me your story. Do you know Him? Would you like to? What has he done for you? I would love to hear from you. I have heard from one already. I would love to hear from you, and I would be most grateful if you would share this post so others could hear the truth of what Jesus did for them. To share, just copy and paste the short link below:


  1. Amen! Pastor John.💕
    I met Jesus in a big closet in our old Victorian house. I grew up the middle child in a home with terrible domestic violence and more insanity and brutality than most people can imagine. So, one night when the sky was falling, we three kids were huddled in our bedroom closet, my eldest sister, (I was there or four, which would have made her about ten and our baby brother about two) said , ” Maybe if we hold hands and pray, Jesus will help.” So we did, there in that dark place. And, just like that, the screaming stopped, things were quiet again, at least for that night. So, really, before I could even reason or doubt, I witnessed answered prayer and met my best friend. ( We all went to Sunday school at the local Baptist church, so we knew who he was, but that’s not the same as Knowing Him and seeing Him work.) Even as a tiny child, I’d chatter away to Him…I even remember just like it was yesterday, saying, I’ll be right back, Jesus, wait here, I just have to go pee… ”
    Fast forward through a lot of years where a lot went on, my choices didn’t always please Him, but I always had and still have that connection…He never left my side and he’s still my best friend. That’s why my moniker is ‘ His #100 sheep ‘…because, wherever I wandered, my shepherd has never let me go.

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