IT IS NOW TIME TO LET THEM KNOW THE GREATEST MESSAGE OF ALL TIME, THE GOSPEL.
HERE IS A METHOD TO REMEMBER THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THE GOSPEL MESSAGE
1. Explain who GOD is according to the Bible
2. Explain MANKIND'S departure from God
3. Explain who JESUS is and what He did
4. Explain their need to RESPOND to Jesus
According to the Bible...
God is the Creator of all things and the Source of all life.
He is one God in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
He is perfect, worthy of all worship, and the Judge of the universe.
(see Genesis 1:1; 1 John 1:5; Revelation 4:11).
God made mankind to be in a relationship with Him. We were created to know, love, and be loved by God.
However, our sin has broken our connection with God. We’ve become separated from the very purpose of our existence and the source of true life.
People are as a result of sin condemned and deserve eternal separation from God in a place called hell
(see Genesis 1:26–28; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:1–3).
Out of God’s great love, Jesus came to fix mankind's problem.
Jesus is fully God and fully Man. Jesus lived a perfect life without sin.
As a SUBSTITUTE, Jesus bore the death sentence that we deserve. He not only died, but came back to life, proving that He was God in the flesh.
Jesus, in His death and resurrection, conquered man’s greatest problems: sin, death, and eternal separation from God.
Though all mankind is born spiritually dead and disconnected from God, trusting in Jesus’ accomplishments gives hope beyond the grave
(see John 1:1; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:26; Romans 3:21–26; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 15:20–22).
Humanity's appropriate response to this message is to, repent and believe in Jesus.
Doing this restores the relationship with God that had been lost because of our sin and allows us to fulfill the purpose that we were made for: to know God and make Him known
(see Mark 1:15; Acts 20:21; Romans 10:9–10).