Good News For You

by | Dec 1, 2017

Good News for You

Jesus has good news for you. The Gospel means Good News. Like the dawn of a new day, Jesus brings good news that can change your life. His death on the cross and resurrection from the grave brings victory over sin and death in our lives.

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 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, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed. 

The Good News of the Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 is one of the clearest presentations of the Gospel in all of Scripture. Christ died for our sins, buried, raised on the third day. He died to become the perfect sacrifice to appease the wrath of God. Because of that, our sins could be forgiven. He was buried, but death couldn’t keep him down. On the third day, he was resurrected from the grave. This was witnessed by the disciples and more than five hundred people before he ascended to heaven. He also appeared to Paul on the road to Damascus. By that grace, Paul was called to be an Apostle even though he was the biggest persecutor at that time. God’s grace is amazing! It changes lives and sets us on a whole new path.

Do you believe the Gospel?

Paul was transformed by the Gospel. Because of that he never took it for granted and worked hard to preach the Gospel. The Gospel should transform us and produce a change in our life. We should be filled with a desire to be used by God. We should always be aware of what we were before Christ and humbled that he died for us. There should be continual gratitude in our hearts for saving us. Live out the Gospel transformation daily. Accept the good news for you.