The message of the gospel is this...
We are all infected with sin (Romans 3:23).
We are all worthy of eternal separation from God (Romans 6:23).
Jesus died on the cross, taking the punishment that we deserve, providing for our salvation. (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 2:2)
Jesus was then resurrected, demonstrating that His death was indeed a sufficient payment for the sin penalty (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
If we place our trust in Jesus as Savior, all of our sins are forgiven, and we will be granted eternal life (John 3:16).
When a person receives Jesus as Savior, he/she is a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17), and the indwelling Holy Spirit begins the process of conforming him/her to the image of Christ (Romans 12:1-2).
That is the good news of the gospel!
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. - 2 Corinthians 5:21
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. - 1 John 2:2
By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15:2-4
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! - 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. - Romans 12:1-2
If you have any questions about knowing Jesus Christ as Savior, or just need to talk through issues of faith, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.