The word ‘gospel’ means good news. Christians believe the good news God has given us is that he loves us and has sent Jesus Christ to the world so that we could know him.
Jesus was a real historical figure who through his life and teachings brings us good news of salvation, healing and hope. His invitation is for all people, all nations, all languages, whoever calls on His name. His name itself, Jesus, means 'God saves.'
Through his death and resurrection he bridged the divide between heaven and earth and made a way for humanity to be restored to God. He gave his life in payment so that anyone can receive forgiveness and assurance of hope for the future.
His character and mission are to do good and to represent His father.
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me. He has chosen me to be His representative to the poor and to preach good news to them. He sent me to tell those who are held captive that they can now be set free and to tell the blind that they can now see. He sent me to liberate those held down by oppression. To proclaim that now is the time; it is the year of the Lord's favour." Luke 4:18-19
I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who died for my sins and rose to life again.
I am sorry for my sins; and ask for your forgiveness. I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Saviour.
I ask you to transform my life and give me your Holy Spirit to lead me all of my days.
Thank you for your unlimited goodness and grace over my life.
In the name of Jesus.
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C3 Church Cheltenham
Pastor: Ali Bates
Telephone: 01242 241461