The Simple Gospel
“Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 (NIV)
The gospel is very simple – turn away from your sins toward Jesus as your Savior and live His Spirit-filled life. There is full forgiveness in the sacrifice of Calvary’s cross. Stop depending on your own feelings and start trusting in Christ through faith, not by sight, but by faith. His grace is given for you to change you, empower you, and lead you by His Spirit.
Sometimes over adherence to religion can complicate the simple relationship that our Lord wants with us, but don’t fall for it. God loves you, Jesus died for your sins, and the Holy Spirit assures you of His relationship with you.
Let’s pray today that we may frequently meditate on the grace of the simple gospel.