We call ourselves a "Gospel Hall". But what is the "Gospel" that we want everyone to hear about? Simply put, "gospel" means "good news" and this is what it's about.
1. God created a good world
When God made the world, there was nothing bad or sinful about it. He said it was "very good" (Genesis 1:31).
2. Humans have rebelled against this good God
God cared for us and wanted us to love him. Instead, our ancestors, Adam and Eve, rebelled against God (read Genesis 2 and 3 for details). God ordered that as punishment, every human being must be separated from him and die (Genesis 3:19).
3. God loves us
While God issued this punishment, he does not want us to die and spend forever away from his presence (in hell). He would rather that we turned from our sins and had a close relationship with him again.
4. God must punish sin
God is entirely just. Like any good judge, he must punish disobedience. The dilemma is: how can God both love us and carry out punishment against our sin?
5. God intervened to take the punishment
God answered this dilemma by sending his own Son (the Lord Jesus Christ), who is fully God, to die for us (Romans 8:3; 1 John 4:14). He punished his Son on the cross in the place of the guilty (2 Corinthians 5:21). God was so pleased with his Son, that three days after he died, he raised him from the dead and seated him at his side, where he now reigns.
6. God offers salvation and forgiveness to all
Because Jesus Christ satisfied God's demands against us, God is now able to forgive sinners and welcome them into relationship with him (Romans 3:26). He invites us into his family! To experience this forgiveness and salvation, we must trust in Jesus Christ and the work that he accomplished for us on the cross (Acts 16:31; Romans 3:22). We must turn from our rebellion and submit our lives to the authority of the one who died for us.
7. God promises to save all who trust in Christ
To all who trust in Christ for their salvation and submit their lives to his authority, he promises to give them his Spirit (Romans 8:9), give them a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26), forgive their sins (Acts 10:43), make them children of God (John 1:12) and completely save them until they arrive in God's presence (Romans 8:29-30). These are amazing promises!
This is the gospel that we want everyone to know. If you have more questions, please contact us and we would love to explain more.