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THEGOSPEL

All people are created in God's image, to reflect His glory and enjoy Him in intimate relationship. Despite this design, all people have subsequently sinned and fall short of God's glory, are thus separated from God, and have earned physical, spiritual, and eternal death as a just punishment. Man is unable to save himself, meaning there is nothing he can do to avoid the penalty of death or to reconcile himself to God by any amount of good works or religion. Instead, Jesus, who is fully God and fully man, lived a sinless life and died on a cross in our place. In so doing, Jesus satisfied the penalty of death that we could not avoid. He then rose from the dead three days later, winning for us the life we could never earn. Man is saved from sin's penalty, given Christ's righteousness and eternal life, and reconciled to God as a gift of God's grace alone, accomplished by Christ's death and resurrection, to be received by personal repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.