is the gospel?”
WHY DON’T YOU TICK
THAT APPEAL TO YOU?
“Let Jesus come into your heart”
“Come to Jesus. Things go better with him.”
find true happiness except through Jesus.
Why not give him a go?”
wouldn’t die for rubbish. He died to save
someone special like you!”
been doing it hard and you need a break.
Why don’t you let God love you tonight. Let him put his
arms about you and swamp you with his love.”
God shaped vacuum in your heart that only
He can fill. Let him fill that tonight.”
knocking on the door of your heart, won’t
you let Him in”
“Let Jesus take over your life and see the difference”
confess your sins to God tonight and he’ll forgive
love and he loves you right there where you
are. Just come to him tonight and let him in and love you.”
your hand if you want Jesus to be real in your
life tonight and just come out the front and he’ll meet you
tired of just getting through life? You need
“Stop trying to run your own life, let Jesus take control!”
you’ve tried everything else, and can’t get your
life together. Well there’s a reason for that. You’re doing
God. Why not give him a go?””
depressed? Anxious? Worried about the
future? Stressed? You need God.”
“God has a
plan for your life and you’ll never know what
it is until you give your heart to Jesus. What do you have
“We are all
God’s children and he loves everybody, so
why don’t you just come home to him.”
“Jesus opened the door to heaven, so if you repent
turn from your sins, he can save you.”
hand over to God tonight all the hurt and pain
and let him take care of it.”
depressed, rundown, lost the will to live,
worried about the future, just getting by everyday?
Try Jesus and you’ll be amazed what will happen in
transformed life is right here at the altar.
Get out of your seat and claim a victorious life in God.”
WELL, HOW DID YOU GO?
You have to admit that some of them are pretty convincing
Unfortunately, if you ticked any of the above, you do not know
what the gospel is either. In fact, dear reader, you may
not be saved. You may be just a heart beat away from hell.
SO WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
The gospel is God’s action in sending Jesus Christ to a cross
2000 years ago. Although you weren’t born then, God made
the full and final payment for the future sins that you
God sent himself to a cross as Jesus and the blood that was
shed made payment for your sins. The Bible says “…for it
is the blood that maketh an atonement for the
soul.” (Leviticus 17:11)
This is why it is called the good news. “Wow! All your sins
paid for in full. Are you ever so grateful or what? Wow!
Who are you going to thank for that?”
THE GOSPEL IS NOT…
It has nothing to do with whether you feel happy, sad,
remorseful, depressed, fulfilled or whether you are a
millionaire. It had nothing to do with whether you feel
peaceful, spiritual or live a good moral life; whether you
go to church or got baptised.
1. THE PROBLEM:
My friend, you are a sinner, you were born a sinner, you will
die a sinner, you will be judged as a sinner, and you
will be condemned a sinner. Furthermore, God is holy and
without sin and won’t let sin or sinners into heaven. In fact,
God has prepared a place for you already. You are hell bound
and will spend eternity in flames which will torment you
forever. This is God’s just punishment for your sin and sins.
2. YOU WILL DIE A SINNER
When Adam sinned, he set the scene for all future men in that
they would die as a result of his sin “Wherefore, as by one
man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and
so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
3. YOU WILL BE JUDGED A SINNER
When you die you will stand before God to be judged. “…it
is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the
judgment:” (Hebrews 9:27)
4. YOU WILL BE CONDEMNED A SINNER
Your good works won’t be able to save you “But we are
all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses
are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our
iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
5. THE PROBLEM YOU NOW FACE
Unless your sins are removed from you, God will not accept
you into heaven and will cast you into everlasting flames
ONLY HOPE IS JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ took on himself your sins and paid for them
because you can’t. “Neither is there salvation in any
other: for there is none other name under heaven
given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
JESUS CHRIST PAID IN FULL
Jesus Christ paid your way to heaven for you! By believing
that he has done this for you, you will be receiving God’s
ONLY means of salvation for you! By believing that Jesus
Christ died for your sins you can be washed from all your
sins in his blood “But God commendeth his love toward
us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for
us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood,
we shall be saved from wrath through him.”
Will you have God’s wrath of everlasting hell fire OR
Will you have Gods’ love by believing that the shed blood of
Jesus Christ paid for your sins?
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and
he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but
the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36)
WHAT YOU MUST DO
You must renounce all faith and trust in your love,
your goodness, yourself, your good works, your baptism, your
self righteousness, your church tradition and its sacraments,
your religion. There’s not a single thing you can add for your
sin payment. Your ‘sin-bill’ has been paid for and cancelled.
Will you believe it?
WILL YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AS FOLLOWS?
“DEAR GOD, I’m a lost sinner. Please
save me because
I can’t save myself. I believe that the shed blood alone
of Jesus Christ at the cross paid you for all my sins forever.
Thank you that I now have everlasting life in heaven.”