The Gospel of Jesus
In the Bible, a man named Thomas once asked Jesus, "We don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" Jesus' response was, is, and always will be: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
At the heart of Christianity is the good news of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection and his gracious rule as exalted King. This is “the gospel” (gospel means “good news”). Through the gospel we learn how to enter into a personal relationship with God and have eternal life through Jesus Christ.
But in order to understand this good news, we need to deal with the reality of why we need a relationship with Jesus in the first place. All men and women are perishing because of sin. Sin—our failure to conform to what God requires of us, in both motives and actions—is the root of the chaos in our own lives and in the world around us.
Sin is highly offensive to God and must be punished by death. No matter how hard we try, we cannot cleanse ourselves from sin’s guilt, nor can we free ourselves from sin’s power. We cannot make our own way to God. The only way to God is through his son Jesus Christ, the God-man, who gave himself as the only ransom for sinners. He is the only mediator between God and people, and there is no other name by which we must be saved.
In the free offer of the gospel, God calls all people to respond to Jesus as Savior and Lord in the wholehearted personal commitment of repentance and faith. Jesus Christ has been exalted above every other name by his resurrection from the dead, and we long for the day when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue confess him as Lord.
We can be confident that God continues to work in the world today through the Father's great love, the Son's great sacrifice and the Holy Spirit’s great power to unite people to Jesus by grace through faith. Our hope at Christ Community Church is that you will seek and find him.