The Gospel Image

The Gospel Image is a graphic representation of the good news of Jesus Christ. It illustrates five key elements of salvation as given through grace. Mainly that Jesus came to the earth in human form, He died on the cross, was buried in the tomb, rose from the dead, was raised back to life for the forgiveness of sins, and one day will be coming back. Below, each aspect of the Gospel image is outlined in further detail with additional scriptures that will help you understand the true Good News of Jesus Christ.

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God is perfect, holy.  He cannot tolerate even one sin (Ps. 92:15; Hab. 1:13; I Pet 1:16).
God and man walked arm in arm in the Garden of Eden until man sinned (Gen. 2-3).
Sin separates God and man (Isa. 59:1-2).
God foreknew this would happen and had a plan already in motion (Eph. 1:4).
Jesus left His home in heaven to come on our behalf (Philip. 2:5-8).

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This is what Jesus did for you and me:

  • He took our sins to the cross and gave us His righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21).
  • While we were yet sinners Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8).
  • He became the source of eternal salvation (Heb. 5:8-10).
  • He justified us and extended to us His grace (Rom. 5:1-2).
  • It is by grace we are saved (Eph. 2:8).
  • All spiritual blessings are ‘in Christ’ [used 172 times in NT, 97 by Paul] (Eph. 1:3-13).
  • Salvation is found by being IN CHRIST (2 Tim. 2:10).

Tomb

We have been set free from sin by His sacrifice (Rev. 1:5-6).
Because of His sacrifice we can now receive eternal life (Heb. 9:15).

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He rose again.  He conquered death for us all, and we can now come before the throne of God because the perfect sacrifice has died & risen (Heb. 9:12, 26).

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Jesus is coming back one day (1 Thess. 4:13-18).
He will separate the sheep from the goats (Matt. 25:31-33).
He will take those who have been obedient to His will to heaven (John 14:3, 15; Heb. 5:9).

These are the biggest questions of your life:

How does one get “into” Christ; how do they make contact with His blood? (Rom. 6:3-4; Gal. 3:27)
How does one join Jesus in His death, burial, and resurrection? (Rom. 6:1-4)
What is our appeal to God with good conscience? (I Pet. 3:21)
How important was this ‘action’ to Jesus? (Matt 3:13-17) then (Matt. 28:19-20) and finally (Mark 16:16)
How important was it to those whom He left to spread the kingdom? (Acts 2:38)
Are you ready for His coming?
Have you ever responded to the gospel, the good news, of Jesus Christ? (I Cor. 15:1-4)

 

If you are ready to take the next step, please call the church office at (432) 699-7064 to talk to one of our ministers.  They would be happy to study with you, or, if you are ready, take your confession and immerse you in baptism so that you are added to the family of God.  Please, don’t delay the most important decision you will ever make!

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