The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Christians throughout the world want others to experience the blessings that they have known from their gracious God and Saviour.
They want others to 'taste and see that the Lord is good'.
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Why do Christians make the Gospel known?
For Christians this is a natural thing to do. In the same way as the explorers who found the Grand Canyon could not help but tell others what they had seen, on a grander scale people who have experienced the vast goodness and mercy of God in the Lord Jesus cannot keep quiet about it. The word 'Gospel' itself means 'good news'. The news is so good and so needful, it would be unloving of Christians not to tell others.
Why do I need this Good News?
What makes the Gospel the ultimate 'Good News' is that it is the only way by which people may obtain the blessing of knowing God. The Gospel is the means of giving to men and women blessings both in this world and in the next. It is the Gospel that God uses to save people from their sins. The reason that it is so important to be saved from our sins is that it is sin which separates us from God and His blessings. Since God is a holy God He must punish sin. The Gospel is the answer to the guilt and the condemnation connected with our sin. The Gospel is the good news that sinners may be saved from their sins by Jesus Christ and may enter into a life of everlasting blessings from God.
What is Sin and why is this important to me?
Sin is the breaking of God's Law, in action, in word, or in thought. The only way to know what God's Law says is to find it in the Bible. The Ten Commandments in Exodus chapter 20 (the second book in the Bible) present a summary of the Moral Law of God. The Lord Jesus Christ gave an even more concise summary of God's law in the Gospel of Mark chapter 12.
It is when your thoughts, words and deeds are examined in the light of what God has said that you begin to see your sin problem. The Bible tells us that: “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).This includes you and me. Scripture is clear regarding your need of forgiveness so that the punishment that you deserve for your sins may be taken away. “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). “The wicked shall be turned into hell” (Psalm 9:17).
How may my sins be forgiven?
You cannot deal with your own sin because you are, “dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1). Dead people can do nothing to deal with their sins. Also, good works cannot save you. Salvation is “not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:9). This is true even if you go to church and feel that you lead a good life.
Forgiveness is only through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). “Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6). The Lord Jesus died in the place of sinners such as you.
Come and hear
We warmly invite you to come to hear this Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ preached here at Emmanuel Church. There are also articles and sermons on this website which may be helpful to you. We want you to experience the blessings that they we have known from our God and Saviour.