The Basic Good News

Despite all the information offered in the previous podcast, one thing was lacking: the simple gospel message that leads to salvation.  Jesus, a sinless man, died.  His death paid the debt for all sin.  If you agree that you have sinned, and believe God's word, that Jesus died for you, His death covers you too.

Faith in the finished work of Christ, saves from the endless consequence of our sin: separation from God.
Paul wrote to the believers in Rome "...the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord"

This is the meaning of the most popular verse in all scripture:
"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
(found in the Gospel of John, chapter 3 verse 16)

This always gets shared every Sunday at the Communion table, but doesn't always make it into the podcast.
The Gospel