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.
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.
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: