What is the Gospel?
You’ve probably heard people tell you “I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news.” The Gospel is no different. The Bad news is that we are sinners. Originally, we were created in God’s image and intended to be perfect. But because of the first sin caused by Adam and Eve sin took over all of humanity (Genesis 3) We are born with flaws, we make mistakes every single day and we deserve to be put in hell for eternity. (Romans 3:10-12; Ephesians 2:1-3: Hebrews 9:27). God hates sin and expects perfection. Sadly, Even if we tried to do good out of our own merits, there is no way that we could ever earn favor from God because of our sinful nature (Ephesians 2:8-10).
BUT…The GOOD NEWS is that the same God that hates sin is the God who provides a way for us to be in relationship with Him. That was accomplished through the work and sacrifice of His Son, Yeshua, Jesus Christ. He lived a perfect life that we could never live up to. Yet, He suffered, He died for us on a cross, rose from the dead, and is seated at the right hand of the throne on high. (Isaiah 53:5-6; 1 Corinthians 15:3–6) We deserved to be on that cross. But Christ died in our place so that we could have eternal life. That promise is only given to those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior (John 3:16-18). We CAN NOT earn our way into acceptance from God. That acceptance only comes from total surrender to Jesus Christ who gives us his Holy Spirit. (Romans 3:9-31)
Here’s the best part, your identity is not in your job, struggles, diagnosis, etc. My identity is NOT in my Autism, my identity is in Christ Alone. Our identity is in Christ Alone.
God can and will use you for His glory. He will work through you through His Holy Spirit. (Exodus 15:2; Joshua 1:9; Matthew 5:17-20; John 3:16-17) He used so many people in the Old and New Testaments such as David, Elijah, Joshua, Moses, The Apostle Paul, Peter, the list goes on and on. None of these men were perfect, nor felt perfect. But God used them for his glory regardless. Jesus wants to give you the same spiritual heart surgery I got on February 6th, 2015, which is a new heart and a new spirit that he will put within you (Ezekiel 36:25-26).
For more info about the Gospel, check out this page from Truth for Life!