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Ever hear so many sermons, read so many devotionals, hear so many different opinions, that you’re left wondering…
Okay, so what exactly is the Good News that I believe about God again?
Here’s a fresh reminder.
Despite how horrible we can be. God loves us all and pursues us all anyway. So much so, that He came to earth as Jesus, to take the punishment for our sins so we didn’t have to—so we could be forgiven of our sins, and reunited in relationship with God.
Paul puts it this way in Romans 5:6-11…
When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.
Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.
So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
Because of what Christ has done, you are forgiven, accepted and loved by God. And God’s love and grace is available for EVERYONE!
For God so loved… THE WORLD!
God’s love and grace for us, isn’t based on our performance, but Christ’s performance and what He did for us. The fact that the good news of the gospel is not dependent on us is exactly what makes it Good News for us.
You see the world didn’t need a system of trying to save yourself, but a saviour.
The essence of Christian salvation is to say that Christ is good enough and we are in Him. That’s grace—that’s receiving a right-ness with God through Jesus’ work on the cross that we do not deserve. We get to enjoy a relationship with the God of this universe. And despite our inability to be perfect—God loves us anyway.
Now, that’s Good News for everyone!
When we truly begin to understand and reflect on why the gospel is Good News for EVERYONE… we’ll start to actually WANT to share it, and look for ways to share it.
I hope you’ve been encouraged in the gospel today… and even perhaps be compelled to go #ShareIt.
— Ashley Bonnell