At Cloverleaf Baptist church, we are intentional about proclaiming and sharing the Gospel!

What is the Gospel?

Open up any newspaper, or watch any news broadcast, you’ll hear a whole lot of news, most of it “bad news.” The word “gospel” refers to news, literally meaning “good news.” It’s the good news of what God has done to save us from our sins so we could know Him for all eternity. So what is this “good news?”


The gospel starts with God, and not us. The Bible explains that God created us; therefore, He has the right to absolute authority in our lives. We’re created to know Him and glorify Him. He made us in His image so we would seek to honor Him as the true Creator. He alone is perfect. (Gen. 1:1; Acts 17:24-27)


Instead of seeking God, we rebel against God's authority and choose to live our own way. The Bible says failure to submit to God's authority is sin. Our sin is seen in our failure to love God with all our heart and love our neighbor as ourself. The penalty for our sin is spiritual death, eternal separation from God in Hell. We rightly deserve this judgment for failing to honor our Creator. (Ps. 14:2-3; Heb. 9:27; Rom. 3:19, 23; Rom. 6:23).


God's great love and mercy offers forgiveness to us as sinners. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross for us and pay the penalty for our sin. In His death, Jesus endured the punishment we deserve and therefore satisfied the justice of God, making it possible for us to be restored to fellowship with Him. Christ then rose from the dead, proving His power over sin and death. (Jn. 17:3; Rom. 3:24; Rom. 5:6, 8-9; Phil. 2:8-9; 1 Cor. 15:1-4)


God commands us to repent of our rebellion against Him and trust only in Jesus' death to pay the penalty for our sin. If we do, we will enjoy being with God for all eternity in Heaven. Refusal to trust in Jesus alone condemns us to Hell for all eternity. (Jn. 3:36; Acts 17:30; Rom. 4:5; Eph. 2:8-9; Rev. 20:11-15)

What will you do with this good news? If you are not born again, please turn to Jesus today.