Welcome to Estevan Gospel Chapel
At the Estevan Gospel Chapel we believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is of extreme importance because "it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes" (Romans 1:16, ESV). The Gospel is the central message we preach at the Gospel Chapel.
The importance of the Gospel
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is very important to us at the Estevan Gospel Chapel. The Gospel is so important to us that we integrated it into our name. In simplest terms the Gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ. At the Estevan Gospel Chapel we want to hold fast to the good news of Christ, proclaim the good news of Christ, and live the good news of Christ.
The integral parts of the Gospel
The good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that Jesus the Son of God became a man (Philippians 2:5-11), lived a perfect and blameless life, and then died on the cross in our place and for our sin (Mark 15, 2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus then rose from the grave on the third day conquering death and sin (Mark 16, 1 Corinthians 15:54-57). Because of our sin we are relationally separated from God, and the just punishment for our sin should be eternity in hell. But because of God’s great love for us, and His rich mercy towards us He sent His son to die in our place as a substitute for us on the cross (Ephesians 2:4, John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:21).
The implementation of the Gospel
Accepting the Gospel of Jesus Christ includes the acknowledgement of sin, repentance from sin, and belief in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin. The Gospel first requires us to acknowledge that we have sinned—that is transgressed the law of God. Romans 3:23 says that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Likewise, Romans 3:10 says “none is righteous, no, not one.” Sin began with Adam in the garden and humanity has been sinning ever since. Accepting the Gospel begins with the acknowledgment of our sin. The Gospel also calls us to repent from our sin. In Mark 1:14-15 Jesus preached the Gospel of God saying “the time is fulfilled , and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel.” Repentance is essentially turning away from our sin. This turning away from our sin is part of accepting the Gospel. Finally the Gospel calls us to believe in Christ for the forgiveness of our sin. Romans 10:9-10 says “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Belief in Christ is essentially faith in Christ. Ephesians 2:8 says “for by grace you have been saved through faith.” Salvation from sin is brought about by God by His grace to those who acknowledge their sin before Him, repent of their sin, and believe in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sin. This is the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, there is forgiveness for sin and the restoration of our relationship with God through Jesus Christ.