© Searching for God v1.9 2020

The word Gospel simply means “Good News”

The gospel message In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and saw that it was good. He created Adam and Eve. Eve was deceived by the serpent and both she and Adam consequently sinned by disobeying God. They were expelled from the garden of Eden and from God’s presence. Consequently, we now live in a sinful world where everybody is a sinner in need of redemption/saving because God is Holy and we are sinners to Him - we fall short of the standard required of one so Holy. Before Christ, men used to make sin offerings at the Temple (often an unblemished Lamb) to atone or pay for their sins, and to follow the Law. The Law was very hard to keep in it’s entirity, and God’s people at the time kept adding new things to the Law, and were following the letter rather than the spirit of the Law. To get things back on track so to speak, God sent to us Jesus. He would ‘Fulfil the Law’ by living a perfect and sinless life, and would be the ultimate sacrifice for all those that believe in Him. Romans 3:23 (NIV); 23. for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 6:23 (NIV); 23. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. John 3:16;  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. Jesus is our saviour and advocate before The Most High… he is the propitiation for our sins which are nailed to the cross. (Propitiation is just a big word meaning deflector - in this case he deflects God’s Holy wrath away from the believers and doers of Christ.) Think of Christ as a House. When we are in Christ, we are protected, when we are in Christ, he is also in us - by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. 1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV); 5. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV); 18. For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. Romans 5:8 (NIV); 8. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. I have heard that a man can be likened to a peach - He is in three parts: 1. The Flesh of the peach = the flesh of the man. 2. The Nut of the peach = the Soul of the man - this is the part that lives on forever after the flesh dies. 3. The Kernal of the Nut = the Spirit of the man. Now, the man starts with his earthy spirit, his spirit of Adam if you like. We are all born with this. (How often do you have to teach a child to be selfish or naughty? ). When we come to an understanding of God we desire to please him, and to do this we need the help of the Holy Spirit. He is called the helper. He guides us to a fuller understanding, and helps us to keep on the narrow path of righteousness.** Often, our old spirit of Adam is refered to as the spirit of the world, or ‘the old man’. Whatever we call it, we bury that old man, cruicify him if you will, and once the spirit is dead, our spirit is Born Again, born ‘In Christ’ with the Holy Spirit. This process is demonstrated to the world by our Baptism. It is essential that we are Baptised. Mark 16:16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved. **We then follow the Steps for Salvation, and be ALWAYS on our guard at all times for deception and false teachings.

The Gospel Message

© Searching for God. v1.9 2020

The word Gospel simply

means “Good News”

The gospel message In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and saw that it was good. He created Adam and Eve. Eve was deceived by the serpent and both she and Adam consequently sinned by disobeying God. They were expelled from the garden of Eden and from God’s presence. Consequently, we now live in a sinful world where everybody is a sinner in need of redemption/saving because God is Holy and we are sinners to Him - we fall short of the standard required of one so Holy. Before Christ, men used to make sin offerings at the Temple (often an unblemished Lamb) to atone or pay for their sins, and to follow the Law. The Law was very hard to keep in it’s entirity, and God’s people at the time kept adding new things to the Law, and were following the letter rather than the spirit of the Law. To get things back on track so to speak, God sent to us Jesus. He would ‘Fulfil the Law’ by living a perfect and sinless life, and would be the ultimate sacrifice for all those that believe in Him. Romans 3:23 (NIV); 23. for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 6:23 (NIV); 23. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. John 3:16;  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. Jesus is our saviour and advocate before The Most High… he is the propitiation for our sins which are nailed to the cross. (Propitiation is just a big word meaning deflector - in this case he deflects God’s Holy wrath away from the believers and doers of Christ.) Think of Christ as a House. When we are in Christ, we are protected, when we are in Christ, he is also in us - by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. 1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV); 5. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV); 18. For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. Romans 5:8 (NIV); 8. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. I have heard that a man can be likened to a peach - He is in three parts: 1. The Flesh of the peach = the flesh of the man. 2. The Nut of the peach = the Soul of the man - this is the part that lives on forever after the flesh dies. 3. The Kernal of the Nut = the Spirit of the man. Now, the man starts with his earthy spirit, his spirit of Adam if you like. We are all born with this. (How often do you have to teach a child to be selfish or naughty? ). When we come to an understanding of God we desire to please him, and to do this we need the help of the Holy Spirit. He is called the helper. He guides us to a fuller understanding, and helps us to keep on the narrow path of righteousness.** Often, our old spirit of Adam is refered to as the spirit of the world, or ‘the old man’. Whatever we call it, we bury that old man, cruicify him if you will, and once the spirit is dead, our spirit is Born Again, born ‘In Christ’ with the Holy Spirit. This process is demonstrated to the world by our Baptism. It is essential that we are Baptised. Mark 16:16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved. **We then follow the Steps for Salvation, and be ALWAYS on our guard at all times for deception and false teachings.

The Gospel Message