THE GOOD NEWS
(Adapted from Four Spiritual Laws, copyright 1965)

WE ARE RECONCILED - Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sin on the cross, so that we can be reconciled to God. Through Him alone, we can enter into a personal relationship with God.

Jesus died in our place:
Romans 5.8 – But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Jesus rose from the dead:
1 Corinthians 15.3-6 – ...Christ died for our sins...He was buried,...He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,...He appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, He appeared to more than five hundred....

Jesus is the only way to God:
John 14.6 – Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Our crime (our sin) sentenced us to death and separation from God. But Jesus came and took the punishment for us on the cross so we wouldn’t have to. He then rose from the dead to show His power over death. Because Jesus died in our place, our sin can be forgiven – the punishment that we were supposed to receive because of our sin was cancelled. Like the diagram to the right shows, Jesus bridged the gulf between us and God when He died in our place to pay the penalty for our sin. He is the only way to God.

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