The Gospel is as simple as ABC and yet profound. It is so simple the intellectuals miss it whilst the unlearned .
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Agree that you are a sinner by nature and by what you have done or omitted to do
Agree that you cannot saved your self by our good works
All our righteousness is like filthy rags before God.
Acknowledge that only Jesus can save you.
Believe that Jesus died to save you
Believe that the work He did on Calvary’s cross was sufficient for you.
Belie that if you come to Jesus he will not cast you away
Come to the cross
Come as you are
Confess Jesus as your Lord and Saviour; call on Him to take His rightful place in your heart
All have sinned
Ro3:23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
1Jo:1:10: If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
What is sin? Me myself and I
Eze:28:2: Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
Eze:28:6: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
Eze:28:7: Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
Isa:14:12: How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Isa:14:13: For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Isa:14:14: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Isa:14:15: Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Isa:14:16: They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
Transgression of the Law
1Jo:3:4: Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
Lu:15:12: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
Lu:15:13: And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
Turning your back on God
Sin is separation from God
Sin is disobedience
Ge:3:5: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Ge:3:6: And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Ge:3:7: And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Ge:3:8: And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Ge:3:9: And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
Ge:3:10: And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
God promises power over sin
The fall of Adam introduced sin into the world
No one is righteous
Ro:3:10: As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Isa:54:17: No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Isa:64:6: But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
You cannot save yourself
Eph:2:8: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph:2:9: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ro:5:1: Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Ro:5:2: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Ro:3:20: Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Ro:3:24: Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Ga:3:11: But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
Come no matter how bad you think you are
Isa:1:18: Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
You need to realise you need God
Lu:15:14: And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
Lu:15:15: And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
Lu:15:16: And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
Lu:15:17: And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
Lu:15:18: I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
Lu:15:19: And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
Choices carry consequences
Saul lost his throne and eventually his life
Demas lost his destiny to be a preacher, haven followed the world
People in the days of Noah were wiped out by the flood
David lost his son
Solomon influence was diluted as he worship foreign gods and lost his focus because of 700 wives and 300 concubines
1Ki:11:3: And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
1Ki:11:4: For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.
1Ki:11:8: And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.
Absolom lost his life because of pride, ego and pursuit of power
King Nebuchadnezar was humbled because of his pride. He was driven into the forest where he ate grass like an animal and grew feathers like a bird until he acknowledged God and was then restored.
Achan lost all he had and his life and that of his family because of greed
The prodigal son lost wasted and lost all his inheritance because of greed
Ananias, with Sapphira lost their lives because of deception
Pharaoh was humbled
The Israelites who murmured for meat were bitten by serpents until Moses interceded
Miriam became leprous for opposing Moses
Israelwas carried away intoBabylonfor her sin against God
Those who believed the evil report of the 10 spies died in the wilderness
Even Moses was judged for striking the rock instead of speaking to it and he did not enter the promised land