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Your Sins Are Forgiven!!

Have you heard the Good News? Your Sins Are Forgiven!! The Forgiveness of Sin Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He gave this commission to His disciples: "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation" (Mark 16:15 ). Luke records the same commission in these words: "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem" (Luke 24:47). From a comparison of these two scriptures it is clear that the central message of the gospel is the forgiveness of sin s. This is the message Jesus commanded His church to give. On the day of Pentecost Peter proclaimed, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38 ). And again, when the gospel was first given

Preaching the Gospel

From "Counsel and Encouragement: Discourses on the Conduct of Life" by Hosea Ballou, 2D., D.D. 1866 "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark 16:15-16). I. Our text is naturally divided into two distinct parts: - 1. The first is the commission which our Savior gave his twelve apostles, when he sent them forth on their great work: "He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." That was their commission. The second part of the text, is his declaration to them, of the consequences that would follow their belief of that gospel, on the one hand, or their disbelief of it, on the other hand. If they believed the message, - if they truly believed, it would save them: for the gospel "is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believe