This is the Gospel:
That we are sinners, who have rebelled and broken our holy God’s law (James 2:10), thus condemning us to a life without Christ (Romans 6:23). BUT God, being rich in mercy, sent His one and only son, Jesus Christ, to come to earth in the form of a baby, live a perfect life, die a criminal’s death on the cross, paying the price for our sin, and and raised to life three days later, conquering death (John 3:16), so that anyone who confesses Him as Lord, repents of their sin and believes and trusts in Him for salvation may have life in Him (Romans 10:9).
It is ONLY by grace alone that we are saved. Not by grace + works.
Not by doing good deeds or keeping a good track record.
Not by letting our good outweigh our bad.
Only by grace through Christ alone. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
And for those who are His, we are to, then, spread this news through the world, sharing it with those who have not heard. (Matthew 28:18-20)
For what a gift we have to share—hope for a hopeless world!
Happy Tuesday, friends!
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