Gospel Summary

An animated, sharable summary of the gospel of Jesus Christ
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The problem
1. What God commands
2. Our sin
3. The punishment we deserve
4. Our hopeless situation
The solution
5. What Jesus did
6. What is faith?
7. What accompanies faith?
8. How can I be sure that I am saved? Three questions.
What next?
There's a problem.
God exists, and He created you to worship and obey Him.
"You shall have no other gods before me."
"You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain."
"Honor your father and your mother."
"You shall not murder."
"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.' But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire."
"You shall not commit adultery."
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart."
"You shall not steal."
"You shall not bear false witness."
"You shall not covet."
Exodus 20:3-17, Matthew 5:21-30
But you have disobeyed all of these commands in some way.
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You have...
been self-centered
said "Jesus Christ" or "Oh my God" irreverently
disobeyed your parents
been angry
been lustful
stolen
lied
been jealous
You have sinned against God.
The punishment for sin is eternal torment in hell.
And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.
Revelation 14:11
Hell is fair because sin against an infinitely perfect, righteous, and holy God is infinitely serious.
You are spiritually "dead" in your sin, completely unable to save yourself.
"And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked..."
Ephesians 2:1-2a
But
there
is
HOPE
Jesus
FULLY GOD
FULLY MAN
lived a perfect life and suffered God's wrath on the cross as a substitute sacrifice for sin.
Now, through faith, you will
receive forgiveness of sins
be imputed (or credited) with Jesus' perfect righteousness
be adopted as a child of God
"For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
2 Corinthians 5:21
Faith is trusting in Jesus' saving work alone for your salvation and not at all in your own good works.
"For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law."
Romans 3:28
True saving faith...
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is a gift from God that results from being "born again," or made alive, by God
"Jesus answered him, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God .'"
John 3:3
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is always accompanied by repentance, or a new, joyful desire to turn from sin towards obedience to God
"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel."
Mark 1:15
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Matthew 13:44
How can I be sure that I am saved?
Three questions:
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Do you confess that you are a sinner who needs to be saved by God?
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Do you trust in Jesus' atoning work alone for your salvation?
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Do you feel a new desire to turn from sin and obey God with joy and gratitude for the rest of your life?
If your answers to these three questions are "yes," then you can have confidence that God has indeed saved you—rejoice!
What next?
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Pray to God, thanking Him for saving you and asking Him to help you grow as a new follower and disciple of Jesus Christ.
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Find and attend a solid, Bible-centered church where you can learn through solid preaching and teaching, as well as fellowship with other believers.
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Continue reading and studying the Bible to grow in your knowledge and enjoyment of God. Here are some good resources:
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