The Good News
Luke 4:43 – Jesus said “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.”
The term Good News is used 76 times in the new testament, and it’s used a lot nowadays too. But what does it actually mean? Recently I listened to a message by Chad Veach where he broke it down into 5 headlines:
- You are not your mistakes – we have all made mistakes, and sometimes we can let these define us. The bible says that we are not defined by what we have done, but by who we are. You will never know who you are until you know whose you are.
- In spite of how you feel you are loved by God – we should not build our lives on our feelings, but on the truth of Gods word. The grass may wither, and the flowers may fade, but God’s word remains. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.
- It is finished – Jesus echoed these words when He hung on the cross for humanity. We get to show up after all the work has been done. There is no more striving to get good with God, all of the work has been completed.
- It gets better and better – In John 1 it says that God is the word. The bible says that those who receive the word, the word shall within them produce a harvest beyond their wildest dreams . God goes from strength to strength, from glory to glory.
- We made it – Just like when your favourite football team wins and you say ‘we did it’, despite the fact you weren’t playing, we get to celebrate Jesus’ victory. His victory is our victory.
In spite of all the bad news we see in the headlines lets not forget the greatest news of all time. That the creator of the universe loves us and wants to be in a relationship with us.