The Good News of Jesus
God’s design and our sin
God created the world to be a place of love, joy, and peace, where people experience a close, loving relationship with Him and with each other. But we sinned, turning away from God and selfishly insisting on going our own, independent way. When we sin, we separate ourselves from God, our source of life. This separation leads to brokenness and death, both here in this life and for all eternity.
We search for life in a broken world
At some point, we realize we are broken people, living in a broken world. So we begin searching for an escape from the brokenness; something to bring us the life, love, joy, and peace that we lost in God. But nothing in this world will bring us the life we’re searching for, and that’s bad news.
GOD WANTS TO RESCUE US
But the Good News is that God loves us so much, that He sent His son, Jesus, to rescue us. Jesus lived a sinless life. He never turned away from God or went His own, independent way. Jesus always obeyed His Father. He obeyed all the way to the cross where He took our place and died for our sins. Then three days later, Jesus rose from the grave. By conquering sin and death, Jesus provided a way out of our sin and brokenness. That’s good news!
WE ARE MADE NEW IN CHRIST
The Bible says if we turn away from our sin and turn back to God, believe in and follow Jesus, our sins are forgiven and we are given new life in Christ. With our new life in Christ, we can now follow Jesus and God’s plan for our life.
WE CAN JOIN GOD ON MISSION
An important part of God’s plan for our life is to join the mission of helping people find their way back to God. He sends us into our broken world to share the Good News with others.
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE A STEP OF FAITH?
You may not be certain what you believe about God. We encourage you to pray this simple prayer: “God, if you are real, would you please reveal Jesus to me?” Remaining in a posture of prayer, look for ways God may reveal Jesus to you in His Word and through His Church. Maybe you are ready to believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Lord of your life (Romans 10:9–10).
If that describes you, then take a moment to express that desire to God in prayer right now.
If you made a commitment to Jesus, or have any questions, contact us! We’d love to hear from you.