The Gospel is the good and true story that Jesus has defeated sin, death, and satan through his life, death, and resurrection. God’s kingdom was ruined by sin. We as human beings stood with our first parents and continued to sin like them, living in rebellion to God’s rule – people, society, and culture in bondage to sin. But God so loved the world that he gave his Son to redeem it. He would not abandon his creation but work powerfully to redeem all things in Christ. Personally, socially, and culturally, creation would be redeemed. God’s rule would once again come upon the earth. For a broken, hurting, addicted, suffering, and dying world, this is good news. The gospel has massive implications for the whole creation while also being deeply personal for needy people like you and me.
THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL TO SAVE
The gospel has profound implications for those who put their faith in Jesus. It is good news that through Jesus we have been saved from the penalty of sin (justification), are being saved from the present power of sin (sanctification), and will be saved from the presence of sin (glorification). The gospel is not only answering the question of “how do I get to heaven” but becomes the very foundation of everything we do. We find that the gospel meets our every need and reshapes the totality of our world. We don't move beyond it but are being transformed and shaped by it.