The gospel is the 'good news' concerning Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who came into the world to save sinners by dying on the cross and rising again from the dead. We break God’s holy law in thought, word and action and this brings us under divine judgment. Who of us can say we are without sin? Have we loved God with all our hearts and our neighbour as we love ourselves?
No amount of good works, acts of kindness and religious observances can atone for our sins. Our only hope is the blood of Jesus poured out for sinners on the cross. In great love, the Saviour suffered and died to pay the penalty for our sins. Jesus died to satisfy God’s justice which means there is no condemnation for those who truly believe in him.
The Bible often speaks about our need for personal faith in Jesus and heartfelt repentance to be rescued from hell and brought safely into heaven. We must come to the risen Christ with genuine sorrow for our sins and trust in him alone for forgiveness and reconciliation with God. And then the Holy Spirit will begin to change us because we cannot go to heaven as we are; we must be sanctified by the power of God's Spirit and enabled to live in the way of God's commandments. The Bible is clear - no holiness, no heaven!
If you would like to know more about this wonderful good news then please contact us. We would be happy to visit you in your home if you live locally, or you are most welcome at any of our services.