Elements of the Gospel / Elementos del Evangelio

Elements of the Gospel

 Who is Jesus?

  • He is the perfect man who lived a perfect life, fully submitted to God the Father in all things.
  • He is the God-Man, who is God in the flesh, so that we could know what God is like and God would be near us.
  • He is the Messiah, sent by God to save us from our sin, death, and destruction.


What Did Jesus Do?

  • On the cross, He exchanged his perfect obedience (His righteousness) for our sin so that, for those who have faith in Jesus, His righteousness is credited to our account and our sin credited to His account.
  • When He died on the cross, not only were my sins removed, but they were paid for (atoned for).
  • He rose from the dead to show his power over sin and death (the wages of sin is death, so Jesus’ resurrection shows that the debt is paid in full).
  • He ascended to the right hand of God the Father, from where he sent His Spirit to bring faith and new life to us, empowering us to live lives of obedience.

What Must We Do?

  • Repent – Turn from our sinful life to God.
  • Believe – By faith put our trust in Who Jesus Is and What He Has Done, believing it was accomplished for us.
  • Be Baptized – Publicly express our faith that our lives are now united and identified with God in Christ.

What Happens to Us?

  • We are forgiven and cleansed of our sins.
  • We receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • We are included in the forever Family of God.
  • We are commissioned to Make Disciples of Jesus.


Elementos del Evangelio

¿Quién es Jesús?

  • Él es el hombre perfecto, que vivió una vida perfecta, totalmente sometido a Dios Padre en todas las cosas.
  • Él es el Hombre Dios, quien es Dios en carne y hueso, para que pudiéramos conocer cómo es Dios y Dios estaría cerca a nosotros.
  • Él es el Mesías enviado por Dios para salvarnos de nuestro pecado, la muerte y la destrucción.

¿Qué hizo Jesús?

  • En la cruz, él cambió su obediencia perfecta (Su rectitud) por nuestro pecado, para quienes tenemos fe en Jesús, Su rectitud sea acreditada a nuestra cuenta y nuestro pecado acreditado a Su cuenta.
  • Cuando murió en la cruz, no sólo eran mis pecados removidos, pero fueron pagadas (expiado).
  • Él resucitó de entre los muertos para mostrar su poder sobre el pecado y la muerte (el pecado se paga con la muerte, la resurrección de Jesús demuestra que la deuda está pagada por completo).
  • Él ascendió a la mano derecha de Dios el Padre, de donde él nos envió a Su Espíritu para traer la fe y la nueva vida a nosotros, facultándonos para vivir vidas de obediencia.

¿Qué debemos hacer?

  • Arrepiéntase – Nos apartamos de nuestra vida pecaminosa para acercarnos Dios.
  • Crea – Por la fe pongamos nuestra confianza en Quién es Jesús y en Lo Que él Ha Hecho, creamos lo que él hizo por nosotros.
  • Ser Bautizado – Expresamos públicamente nuestra fe que nuestras vidas ahora están unidas e identificados con Dios en Cristo.

¿Qué pasa con nosotros?

  • Somos perdonados y limpiados de nuestros pecados.
  • Recibimos el regalo del Espíritu Santo.
  • Somos incluidos en la Familia de Dios por siempre.
  • Somos comisionadas a hacer los Discípulos para Jesús.
The English text is adapted from “Gospel Fluency” by Jeff Vanderstelt. Spanish translation by Moises Chino.
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