At the heart of Christianity is the Gospel. What is the Gospel?

“The Gospel is the joyous declaration
that God is redeeming the world through Christ
and that He calls everyone everywhere
to turn from sin and trust Jesus Christ for salvation.

Each of us has sinned against God,
breaking His law and rebelling against His rule,
and the penalty for our sin is death and hell.

But because of his love, God sent His Son, Jesus,
to live, for His people’s sake, the perfect, obedient life God requires
and to die on the cross in our place for our sin.

On the third day, Christ rose bodily from the grave
and now reigns in heaven,
offering forgiveness, righteousness, resurrection,
and eternal blessedness in God’s presence
to everyone who repents of sin and trusts solely in Him for salvation.”[1]

To joyfully respond to this news by turning from our sins, believing in Jesus, and glorifying God is the point of our entire lives, here and forever more, for joy evermore. Won’t you believe, too? Won’t you stop living for yourself and live for God? Why not?

[1] This statement was provided by my local church, Capitol Hill Baptist Church.