Let’s look first at the Bad news

- The rebellion of Adam, his violation of God’s command brought death

* Romans 6:23a - For the wages of sin is death…

- Mankind is separated from God

* Isaiah 59:2 - But your iniquities have separated you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.

- Mankind is no longer able to communicate spiritually with (worship) God

* John 4:23, 24 - But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."

- Mankind is condemned to eternal damnation in hell

* 2Thessaloniciens: 9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,

The law is given through Moses, but mankind is unable to fulfill God’s law

Romans 7:14 - For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin.

James 2:10 - For whosoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend on one point, he is guilty of all.

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law, no flesh shall be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 3:10 - As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one;

Romans 3:12 - They have all gone from the way; they have together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one."

 

Could there be a solution? Is there hope for us?

Psalms 130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD, for with the LORD there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption.

Nehemiah 9:17 …But Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness...

 

Let’s now look at the Good news (which is the meaning of the word Gospel)

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Matthew 4:17 - From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."

Mark 1:14, 15 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent ye and believe the Gospel."

Mark 6:12 - And they went out and preached that men should repent.

John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life

John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming unto him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world!

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Acts 16:31 And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."

Romans 10:9 that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved

 

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