Jesus is Good News
- Part 1 – Jesus is Good News
- Part 2 – Jesus Came (With Us)
- Part 3 – Jesus Rules
- Part 4 – Jesus Talks
- Part 5 – Jesus Died
- Part 6 – Jesus Rose
Brent Ingersoll is the Lead Pastor at Kings Church in Atlantic Canada, one of the fastest growing Churches in the country. We highly recommend you listen to His full message, Jesus is Good News, along with the other messages in the Good News Series HERE.
Jesus is Good News
The whole idea behind this collection of teachings is to explore the story of Jesus and what makes it so good. To begin with. It’s important, though, that we talk about one great fact that messes most of us up when it comes to understanding the gospel or good news of Jesus.
The gospel is an announcement, not advice. It’s actually the announcement or news of something that’s already been done. The reality is, a lot of us treat the Gospel as though it is advice. Like it’s this good idea. Maybe it’s a roadmap to life. It’s good morality. Maybe it will get you to Heaven someday.
All of those things may be true but that’s not how you treat news, is it? That’s not how you treat an announcement. If an announcement is made, you live under the reality of that announcement. But the truth is, a lot of us approach the Gospel as though it’s advice. I’ll apply this to my life. I’ll consider this maybe put it on the shelf for a little while and then come back to it when it’s helpful.
That’s not what news is. News is information that informs us that something has already been done. If we get the reality of the Gospel mixed up and see it as advice rather than the proclamation that it is, it cuts the power out from under it.
But if we can understand that the Gospel, in its essence, is the good news of what Jesus has done… and how God has reconciled and reclaimed all of his creation back to himself through Jesus… and that we are invited through faith to live under that reality… it has the power to change everything.
The gospel is new, but it’s not only news. It’s good news. It’s news that changes everything about life. This life and the life to come in the future.
…Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” – Mark 1:14-15
Listen to the entire message from Pastor Brent: Jesus is Good News