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First and Foremost

 

What is the Gospel?

 

The gospel (good news) is that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah, meaning God’s anointed One), who died for our sins, was buried, raised from the dead and lives today (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). The gospel is of first importance because it is about the glorious person of Jesus Christ and the glorious work that He did to save sinners, and it is the only means by which people can be saved from their enslavement to sin and from God's wrath (Romans 6:6; 5:9).

How Must I Respond to the Gospel? What Must I Do to be Saved?

The gospel necessitates that you repent of your sins (meaning you must turn from your unbelief in Jesus Christ and your life of disobedience to God), believe (fully trust) in who Jesus is (the Christ, God’s Son, Lord of all) and what He did in dying at the cross to pay the penalty for your sins and rising from the dead (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9). If you have genuinely repented of your sins and trusted in Jesus Christ, then you must follow Him in lifelong obedience (Luke 9:23).

 

How Can I Grow as a Christian?

 

Join a Bible-believing and teaching church where you can be baptized, instructed in God's Word, fellowship with other Christians, and serve with your spiritual gifts (Hebrews 10:24-25; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Peter 4:10-11). 

 

Read God's Word (the Bible) to grow spiritually (1 Peter 2:2). 

 

Speak (pray) to God regularly (1 Thessalonians 5:17). 

Tell unbelievers the gospel so that they may be saved (Matthew 28:19-20). Use the message on this page to help you.

 

Walk in obedience to God by the help of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16, 19-22-23).

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