The Good News

In this blog I want to talk to you about some Good News. Many times, life seems full of everything else but Good News. Whether it is the daily news, a report you’ve heard, or something that has happened to a friend or relative, life can seem overwhelming at times. In the midst of all of this, God wants us to know and understand His Good News. God’s Good News is called the gospel. The gospel simply means Good News and specifically it is the Good News of the Kingdom of God and salvation through Jesus Christ. To God, the gospel is always connected to Jesus Christ and what was wrought for mankind through Him.

The Good News is all of mankind can be part of God’s Kingdom because of what Jesus did to provide salvation for us. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 (NLT) tells us, “Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it. It is the Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you-unless, of course, you never believed it in the first place”. This tells us the Gospel or Good News is centered around the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ; because through it God’s plan for the redemption of mankind was accomplished.

You see God was unwilling to do without you and I, His creation. So Jesus came and showed us the love of the Father for all mankind (which includes you and I). Romans 5:8 says, “God demonstrated His love towards us, that even while we were yet sinners Christ died for us”. That’s right, Jesus died for us or for our sins, and in our place- as our substitute. This is part of the good news for each person. Jesus did this so we wouldn’t have to pay the price for our own sins, which was death, but rather obtain salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord, Romans 6:23. And upon believing on the Lord Jesus Christ or receiving Him as your personal Lord and Savior you are saved and become a child of God, Romans 10:9-10 and John 1:12. That’s Good News because now we are not just forgiven, we are actually new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us, “if anyone is in Christ they are a new creation, the old things (your old spiritual and moral condition before salvation) have passed away and a new life has begun. Even though we live in a fallen world, the Good News is we can begin living a new life in relationship with God all because of what Jesus did on our behalf. So start living like the new you today!

For a more complete understanding of this subject you can view or listen to “Reaching Each Generation with the Gospel” March 12, 2017

-Pastor Chris