What’s the message of the Bible? It might be hard to believe that the entire 66 books of the Bible can be summed up concisely, but they can. To do so, it helps to use the word “GOSPEL” as a memory device. The English word “gospel” originally came from a word that means “good news.” And that’s exactly what the Bible’s message is: good news for everyone. What’s the message of the Bible? Here we go:

G – God created us to be with Him (Genesis 1-2).

O – Our sin separates us from God (Genesis 3).

S – Sins cannot be removed by good deeds (Genesis 4 – Malachi 4).

P – Paying the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again (Matthew 1 – Luke 24).

E – Everyone who trusts in Jesus alone for forgiveness has eternal life (John 1 – Jude 1).

L – Life that’s eternal means that we will be with God forever (Revelation 1-22).

That’s the message of the Bible in a nutshell. Now, but one question remains: Have you ever in the course of your life trusted Jesus Christ to take away the penalty of your sin and to give you eternal life?