The Good News

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begot­ten Son, that whoso­ev­er believeth in him should not per­ish, but have ever­last­ing life.
John 3:16

The Gospel is the
Good News” of Jesus Christ

In a Nutshell

  • We are all sinners.
  • The con­se­quence of our sin is eter­nal sep­a­ra­tion from God.
  • God loves us so much he sent his Son, Jesus, to die for our sin.
  • If we believe and con­fess this, we are saved.
  • For the rest of our time on earth, God wants to reveal him­self to us – this hap­pens by talk­ing to him (prayer), study­ing his Word (the Bible) and going through life with oth­er believ­ers (fel­low­ship).

Our Dis­ease

All have sinned and fall­en short of the glo­ry of God.
(Romans 3:23)

Since Adam and Eve first sinned in the gar­den, mankind has been doomed by our own sin­ful­ness, and none of us are exempt. We may think of our­selves as decent folks, but sin can’t be over­looked by a holy God, no mat­ter how much he loves us. It must be atoned — paid for.

Our Rem­e­dy

Romans 6:23 explains the heavy price of our sin, The wages of sin is death,” but it doesn’t stop there. But the gift of God is eter­nal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” God has pro­vid­ed a gift, a solu­tion to our sin, and at great cost to him­self. It was his only son who came to suf­fer and die for our sins.

Our Con­tri­bu­tion

Noth­ing. You see, at just the right time, when we were still pow­er­less, Christ died for the ungod­ly” (Romans 5:6). There are well-mean­ing peo­ple all over the world who think if they work hard enough, try hard enough, they can earn their way to heav­en. This just isn’t pos­si­ble. How­ev­er, in the midst of our need and our help­less­ness, a Sav­ior came to res­cue us, based on his good­ness, not ours. This is Good News!

Our Response

If you con­fess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
(Romans 10:9)

It may seem scary. It may even seem too sim­ple. Yet this is what God asks of us, to con­fess what we believe to be true about his son and the work he did on the cross.

Our Future

Both eter­nal life and life here on earth will be for­ev­er changed for those who accept Jesus. Eter­nal­ly, we are promised life in heav­en with the Lord, which is mind-blow­ing. 1 John 5:13 says, I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eter­nal life.”

Mean­while, here on earth, God wants us to expe­ri­ence a full life. I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) We are offered an abun­dant life! Here are some things that will help you dis­cov­er more about this new life:

  • Pray: talk to God and enjoy a rela­tion­ship with him.
  • Study the Bible: this is one of the ways God will reveal him­self to you, as well as his will and his instruc­tions for liv­ing this full life.
  • Church: find a good church that teach­es the Bible faith­ful­ly. Sol­id Bible teach­ing and fel­low­ship with oth­er Chris­tians will help you grow in your new faith.
  • Get bap­tized: this impor­tant step of obe­di­ence is a pub­lic dec­la­ra­tion of the faith you have placed in Jesus.
  • Tell some­one: the Lord will use your sto­ry to show him­self to oth­ers who need to know him.
  • Con­tact Us: If there is any way we can help you along in your rela­tion­ship with God, we are more than hap­py to! We have pas­tors and elders who would be hap­py to talk with you or pray for you. You can give us a call at the office, or vis­it a ser­vice here at ACCF. May the Lord bless you!