Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This Gift is Free!

God Loves You!
Jesus Died for You!

Those are the first two posts in this three part post. If you haven't read them, go read them now. Then come back for part 3.

* This gift is free!

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--  Ephesians 2:8

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23

* You could never deserve it

...know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.  Galatians 2:16

...he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit  Titus 3:5

* ...And just by accepting this gift...

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

...for "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."  Romans 10:13

*...Your sins will be forgiven and forgotten.

Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:38

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9

* You will be reconciled to God

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:  2 Corinthians 5:18

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ  Romans 5:1

* ...And live with Him forever in heaven!

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ  Philippians 3:20

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus  Ephesians 2:6

And that is the expanded version of the 60 second gospel.
If you want a condensed version, here it is:

God loves you.
Jesus died for you.
Salvation is a free gift.
Receive it and be reconciled to God through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.

Any questions?

John <><


eViL pOp TaRt said...

No questions needed. You delivered the message on target.

John Hill said...

Thank you, Angel!