Christ First in Everything
Who is God?
Law and the Gospel
The Bible teaches that we are separated from God when we think, say, or do things that are against His will. That’s called sin. No matter how good we try to be, no one meets God’s demand that we be perfect. No one can be ‘good enough’ to go to heaven. That’s the ‘bad news‘. God’s Law shows us our sin and our need for a Savior.
God saw that we had a problem and decided to do something about it. His only Son, Jesus Christ, became a man and perfectly followed God’s will. He then allowed Himself to be crucified. He died and was buried. On the third day He rose from the dead! The Bible tells us that Jesus took our punishment for sin, and gives us the free gift of eternal life. We are perfect – not because of our own actions, but because the blood of Jesus continually washes us clean. The Gospel, or ‘Good News’, is that we are saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, His Son.
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)