What is the Gospel?
GOD LOVES YOU
The mission of Brandywine Valley Baptist Church is to introduce people to Jesus Christ and help them follow Him. Followers of Christ seek to know Him, grow in Him, and go into the world with Him.
The Bible teaches us these simple steps:
GOD RULES. The Bible tells us God created everything, including you and me, and He is in charge of everything. We belong to God. God created us. (Genesis 1:1; Revelation 4:11; Colossians 1:16-17)
WE SINNED. Since the time of Adam and Eve, everyone has chosen to disobey God (Romans 3:23). The Bible calls this sin. Because God is holy, God cannot be around sin. Sin separates us from God and deserves God’s punishment of death. (Romans 6:23)
GOD PROVIDED. God sent His Son Jesus, the perfect solution to our sin problem, to rescue us from the punishment we deserve. It’s something we, as sinners, could never earn on our own. Jesus alone saves us. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
JESUS GIVES. Jesus lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins, and rose again. Because Jesus gave up His life for us, we can be welcomed into God’s family for eternity. This is the best gift ever! (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18)
WE RESPOND. We can respond to Jesus. The ABCs of Becoming a Christian is a simple tool that helps us remember how to respond when prompted by the Holy Spirit to receive the gift Jesus offers.
- ADMIT to God that you are a sinner. The first people God created chose to sin and disobey God. Ever since then, all people have chosen to sin and disobey. (Romans 3:23)
- BELIEVE that Jesus is God’s Son and accept God’s gift of forgiveness from sin. Your faith or your trust is only in Jesus and what He did for you through His life, death, and resurrection. (Acts 16:31; Acts 4:12; John 14:6 Ephesians 2:8-9)
- CONFESS your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. You start following Him and doing what He says in the Bible. You are born again into a new life and look forward to being with God forever (Romans 10:9-10; 13)