Good News, For You!

 

Here is a short video about the Good News of Jesus Christ, for you!

The Gospel is The Good News!

"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."
- 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

 

The Gospel 

The Gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ.  The good news is: "Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead."   The good news is all about Christ and centers on the cross and resurrection.  It is the power of God to those who are being saved.  It is a message of how God saves sinners by Christ's death for our sins to reconcile believers to God.  When the gospel is believed, individuals are saved. 

For All People

The word gospel sounds religious, something you’d expect moral or church people to talk about.  But it is a surprising word, for it didn’t begin as spiritual jargon.  It simply meant “good news,” listening to the evening news and hearing a good end to a story, or like doctor saying your blood tests came back clean.  What’s surprising about this good news, however, is that it begins by telling everyone—spiritual and secular, moralist and materialist, religious and non-religious—very bad news about ourselves.  This bad news is about all people.  And we’ll never understand how good the good news is until we’ve heard the bad news.

Ruined by Sin

Although God made everything good (Genesis 1:31), mankind chose to rebel (Genesis 3:6), fell short of God's glory (Rom. 3:23). and now suffers under the curse of death(Romans 5:12; Rom. 6:23).  We are alienated from God because of our sin (Ephesians 4:18), and can not save ourselves (Galatians 2:16; Jeremiah 2:22).  We all stand guilty (Ecclesiastes 7:20) before a holy God who will one day judge all people (Hebrews 9:27).  Our sin brings death and deserves wrath (Colossians 3:6; Ephesians 2:3; Romans 1:18).   Now we can understand the good news.

Rescue by Jesus Christ

God graciously planned to send his Son to rescue people from His wrath (Gal. 4:4-5).  Moved by love and obedience to the Father, the eternal Son became human:  fully God and fully human.  Jesus Christ died for our sins on the cross.  His death as a substitute meets God's holy demands and opens the way for sinful people to be forgiven and reconciled to God for all those who believe (Rom. 5;10).  How about you?  Have you been rescued?  Have you turned to Christ and put your faith in his death for your sins?  Have you experienced the transforming work of God's Spirit that brings us from spiritual death to life?   If not, we want to talk with you and share more about this good news of the gospel. 

More about the good news...

  • The Gospel is all about Jesus Christ.  The good news is supremely about Him and His death on the cross for your sin and my sin.
  •  Since the Gospel is about Christ, His death for our sins according to the Scriptures is of great significance for us.  It is a historical event of momentous importance.  Through faith in Christ and His work on the cross,  God's sentence and wrath against the sinner are set aside.
  • Christ was buried and He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.  The work of Christ on the cross, the good news, is grounded in Scripture.  God reveals through Scripture what He was accomplishing through Christ's death and resurrection for the sinner-you and me.
  • The gospel is the good news that Christ died as a substitute for our sins and was raised according to the Scriptures.  The cross is not just history, it is personal.  This good news is for you and for me and for all people.  It is God's plan to forgive sinners.  We must individually respond by faith to the good news.  How about you?

-Pastor Kurt Seboe