“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”  Romans 10: 9

THE GOSPEL REQUIRES A RESPONSE

The Gospel of Jesus Christ refers to Jesus dying on the cross and rising again three days later. It’s Jesus taking upon Himself the guilt and shame of OUR sins and offering us the free gift of forgiveness and an eternal relationship with God the Father in Heaven. In other words, it’s indescribable peace and assurance, love and acceptance that we can never earn or deserve alone.

In a world full of incredibly bad news, the Gospel offers hope. But it’s not enough to simply KNOW the story of Jesus – action is always required. If you have yet to believe in and accept this gift of forgiveness that Jesus offers, you are standing at a cross road: Jesus’ way or your way.

The truth of the Gospel means that no matter what kind of suffering you are facing, no matter the difficulty, set-back, illness, grief or heartache – there is hope. Why? Because Jesus is risen and that makes all the difference. No matter how circumstances unfold, Jesus is victorious. Jesus is bigger. Jesus will walk you through all of life’s ups and downs. Are you ready to respond?

 

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