Passage: Ephesians 2:1-3
We have just finished celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and were reminded that the essence of the Reformation was the recovery of the biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ. The word gospel means good news, and it is certainly that. But before we can get to the good news, it is essential that we understand the bad news, namely, that our fallen nature due to the sin inherited from Adam has left us spiritually dead and unable to respond to God. Only when we grasp the bad news can we truly recognize the amazing grace of God that is ours through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ.