As I read the word last night - GOOD - the first thing that came to mind was: "That's the perfect word for Good Friday."
The next thing that came to mind was: "Everyone is going to be writing about Good Friday because it is Good Friday."
So I started thinking of other ideas. The best one I had was "Oh taste and see that God is Good."
Yet, as I was reading my devotions this morning, I began to think about the Good News!
Yes - the Good News as the Scriptures tell us is the good news of Jesus!
So today I am writing about the Good News.
We are told to: ”Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.”
Mark 16:15 (HCSB)
It began back in the Genesis really, when God promised a way for his creation - Adam and Eve - who had sinned to be redeemed. All the way through the Old Testament the people looked for the promised Messiah.
Then in the New Testament:
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of
David a Savior has been born to you; he is the
Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:10
Jesus came and lived his perfect life. As He was walking the earth healing and performing miracles and teaching he was also proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom. “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.” Matthew 9:35
Then He laid down his life for us. But He did not stay in the grave instead he rose again so we could overcome life and death through Him!
That is the Good News!
3 For I passed on to you as most important what I also received:
I Corinthians 15:3 (HCSB)
And now - His command to us is to do the same –
Share the Good News!
“Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.” Acts 5:42
“The time has come,” he said. “The
has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Mark 1:15 kingdom of
Sadly ... There are those who will not accept it.
“But not all … accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, ‘Lord, who has believed our message?’” Romans 10:16
As followers of Christ - Our job remains!!
Spread the Good News of JESUS!!
“… because the has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,” Isaiah 61:1
Okay… so it did take me more like seven minutes to write this post - but my fingers kept getting messed up on the keys. J I already had my verses picked out ahead of time from my morning devotions, but I did have to do a little editing of format to get them to look right. – Copying and pasting doesn’t always work too well for me J
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