So... What’s the Good News?
It is “...the message God sent... telling
the Good News of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.”
(Acts 10.36) “Go into all the world and preach the good news...”
(Mark 16.15) The Bible tells the story of man’s journey away from
God, and God’s answer to bring us back into relationship with Him,
culminating in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In fact,
the word “gospel” means “Good News”. The first
people to follow the gospel of Jesus Christ were his disciples, and from
their testimony sprang the early church.
The disciples were called “Christians” first at Antioch. A Christian
is one who has put his trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and has
turned from willful sin, (Rom. 10:9-10), recognizing that Jesus is the “Son”
of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three yet one.
A Christian believes that Jesus came to redeem mankind from sin and death
through the shedding of His own sinless blood on the cross at Calvary, that
He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and gave His life for us
willingly on the cross. He was dead and buried, was raised from the dead,
ascended into heaven, exalted and glorified.
He continually intercedes for us and will come again for all those who have
put their trust in him.God reveals all this in His word,the Holy Bible,
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks
be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:56-57
We believe that all people are sinful by nature, alienated from God and
blameworthy for their own sins. All who reject God's gracious offer of
justification and eternal life through the merits of Jesus Christ will
spend eternity in hell. However, God loves people and does not want any
to be lost. Therefore all who confess Jesus as Lord, repent of their sin,
and believe on Jesus will be saved. This salvation is a gift from God,
received by grace through faith alone, in Jesus Christ.
This is "Good News".
Put your trust in God’s only son Jesus Christ today and ask him
to come in to your life... He will begin a new work in you!