The Good News

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

The gospel is the Good News” of Jesus Christ.

In a Nutshell

  • We are all sinners.
  • The con­se­quence of our sin is eter­nal sep­a­ra­tion from God.
  • God loves us so much He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sin.
  • If we believe and con­fess this, we are saved.
  • For the rest of our time on Earth, God wants to reveal Him­self to us – this hap­pens by talk­ing to Him (prayer), study­ing His Word (the Bible), and going through life with oth­er believ­ers (fel­low­ship).

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

Romans 3:23

Our Dis­ease

Since Adam and Eve first sinned in the gar­den, mankind has been doomed by our own sin­ful­ness, and none of us are exempt. We may think of our­selves as decent folk, but sin can’t be over­looked by a holy God, no mat­ter how much He loves us. It must be atoned – paid for.

Our Rem­e­dy

Romans 6:23 explains the heavy price of our sin: The wages of sin is death,” but it doesn’t stop there. But the gift of God is eter­nal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” God has pro­vid­ed a gift, a solu­tion to our sin, and at great cost to Him­self. It was His only Son who came to suf­fer and die for our sins.

Our Con­tri­bu­tion

Noth­ing. You see, at just the right time, when we were still pow­er­less, Christ died for the ungod­ly” (Romans 5:6). There are well-mean­ing peo­ple all over the world who think that if they work hard enough, try hard enough, they can earn their way to Heav­en. This just isn’t pos­si­ble. How­ev­er, in the midst of our need and our help­less­ness, a Sav­ior came to res­cue us, based on His good­ness, not ours. This is Good News!

Our Response

If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:9

It may seem scary. It may even seem too sim­ple. Yet this is what God asks of us, to con­fess what we believe to be true about His Son and the work He did on the cross.

Our Future

Both eter­nal life and life here on Earth will be for­ev­er changed for those who accept Jesus. Eter­nal­ly, we are promised life in Heav­en with the Lord, which is mind-blow­ing. First John 5:13 says, I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eter­nal life.”

Mean­while, here on Earth, God wants us to expe­ri­ence a full life. I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). We are offered an abun­dant life! Here are some things that will help you dis­cov­er more about this new life:

  • Pray | Talk to God and enjoy a rela­tion­ship with Him.
  • Study the Bible | This is one of the ways God will reveal Him­self, His will, and His instruc­tions for liv­ing this full life to you.
  • Church | Find a good church that teach­es the Bible faith­ful­ly. Sol­id Bible teach­ing and fel­low­ship with oth­er Chris­tians will help you grow in your new faith.
  • Get Bap­tized | This impor­tant step of obe­di­ence is a pub­lic dec­la­ra­tion of the faith you have placed in Jesus.
  • Tell Some­one | The Lord will use your sto­ry to show Him­self to oth­ers who need to know Him.
  • Con­tact Us | If there is any way we can help you along in your rela­tion­ship with God, we are more than hap­py to! We have pas­tors and elders who would be delight­ed to talk with you or pray for you. You can give us a call at the church office, or vis­it a ser­vice here at ACCF. May the Lord bless you!