THE GOOD NEWS
Q: What good news?
A: "It is a trustworthy statement,
deserving full acceptance, that
Christ Jesus came into the world to
save sinners," (1 Timothy 1:15)
Q: And what are these sinners being
A: "...that is Jesus, who rescues us
from the wrath to come." (1
Q: Well, you might be a sinner but I
do not see myself as a sinner. So
how can you, so boldly, charge me
of being a sinner?
A: "Indeed, there is not a righteous
man on earth who continually does
good and who never sins."
Q: Ok then, if the Bible says that I'm
a sinner, what will my punishment
A: "For the wages of sin is death,"
Q: Truly, this punishment can't be all
that bad can it? God's wrath is only
A: "These will pay the penalty of
eternal destruction, away from the
presence of the Lord and from the
glory of His power,"
(2 Thessalonians 1:9)
Q: That sounds pretty harsh. Why is
God's punishment for sin so
A: "The boastful shall not stand
before Your eyes; You hate all who
Q: But I thought God is an all loving
God? Why would He punish
someone for eternity?
A: "For the LORD loves justice and
does not forsake His godly ones;
they are preserved forever, but the
descendants of the wicked will be
cut off." (Psalm 37:28)
Q: So, if I want to avoid God's
punishment, all I have to do is keep
His Ten Commandments as best as I
A: "nevertheless knowing that a
man is not justified by the works of
Q: Why is it that keeping God's law
is unable to get me saved?
A: "For by grace you have been
saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves, it is the gift of God; not
as a result of works, so that no one
may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Q: So, if by keeping God's law or
doing good works doesn't get me
into a right standing before God,
what must I do to be saved?
A: "that if you confess with your
mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe
in your heart that God raised Him
from the dead, you will be saved;"
Q: What did this Jesus do for
sinners that I must believe in Him?
A: "and He Himself bore our sins
in His body on the cross, so that
we might die to sin and live to
righteousness; for by His wounds
you were healed." (1 Peter 2:24)
Q: If Jesus saves me, can I fall out
of His salvation and then have to
pay for my own sins forever?
A: "My sheep hear My voice, and I
know them, and they follow Me;
and I give eternal life to them, and
they will never perish; and no one
will snatch them out of My hand."
Q: Wow! After reading just how
terrible the bad news is, this really
is good news. Jesus must be a
powerful savior to be able to
guarantee that kind of assurance?
A: "Therefore He is able also to
save forever those who draw near
to God through Him, since He
always lives to make intercession
for them." (Hebrews 7:25)
Q: So if, by God’s grace, I become
saved, does that mean that it is no
longer necessary for me to obey
His laws or do good works?
A: "For just as the body without
the spirit is dead, so also faith
without works is dead." (James 2:
Q: The problem is, the weekend is
my only time to have fun. Do I
really have to attend church on
A: "and let us consider how to
stimulate one another to love and
good deeds, not forsaking our
own assembling together, as is the
habit of some, but encouraging
one another; and all the more as
you see the day drawing near."
Friend, I pray that today, if you hear
the Master's voice, that you will not
harden your heart. Instead, obey
His command to put your faith in
Him, repent of your sins, be
rescued from God’s fierce wrath
through the Lord Jesus Christ and
to live a life that glorifies Him.
God bless and we invite you to join
us for worship at our church.