Four specific components the gospel message “always” involves:
problem~our sin separates us from God.
Romans 3:23 New International Version (NIV)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+3:23
solution~ Christ’s death paid for all sin of all, being fully God and man.
Romans 5:8 New International Version (NIV)
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+5%3A8
God’s solution of sacrificing His Son’s blood is a gift to us and can’t be “earned” but needs to be “received” by “faith”.
Ephesians 2:8-9 New International Version (NIV)
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—9 not by works, so that no one can boast. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2%3A8-9
we must personally “receive”…
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