What Is The Gospel?

No matter what religious background you come from, we can probably all agree on this… there is definitely something wrong with us. Something is missing in life that we often can’t put our finger on. At the Lake we believe we know exactly what that is… a relationship with our Creator, God. We were designed to live in a perfect world with a perfect God, but sin in our own lives has disrupted that. The only way to restore it, now and forever, is if Jesus takes the penalty for our sin on himself. That offer gives us the opportunity for a second chance, a second chance at living the way we were always meant to live…in relationship with God.


THE GOOD NEWS

God loves you no matter what you have done. God made you to love you! He desires to have a meaningful and loving personal relationship with you. (John 3:16) Unfortunately, our sin has broken that relationship. The Bible teaches that the payment for sin is death and separation from God, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord! (Romans 6:23).


HOW TO RESPOND

Admit that you’ve sinned and you can’t be restored to God on your own.
(Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:8-9)

Believe Jesus Christ was the Son of God, never sinned, died for you, and rose again.
(Romans 10:9-10)

Ask Jesus to forgive your sins and proclaim your belief in His resurrection.
(Romans 10:13)

Decide to put God in control of your life. Allow the Bible & the Holy Spirit to guide you.
(Galatians 2:20)


SUGGESTED PRAYER

God, I realize that I am a sinner, and have messed up. I know I have done things that displease you. Please forgive me.  I believe your son Jesus died for me and rose from the dead so that I can have an eternal relationship with you.  Come into my life and change me.  Help me to live for you.  Thank you for saving me! In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

If you made this decision for the first time, congratulations! Your next step is to contact a pastor so we can walk you through what’s next.

 

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