Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Gospel

"From the beginning up until this day, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is good news… for all! If you've somehow construed because of some conversation you've had or something that you've seen that what God has done in Christ is not good news for you, then you need to hear the whole story.  We proclaim, not that you're going to Hell, but that to get there, you're going to have to step across the Way out. We've come to proclaim not that you should be ashamed of yourself, but that God has made a way out of shame. We haven't come to do a drive-by guilting, but we've come to say that there's One who can eradicate guilt. It's this good news that has led to the Gospel flourishing in every part of the world. " –Pastor Matt Chandler (The Village Church)

 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God." –John 3:16-18

"I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." –John 14:6