Good News for the Broken

Good News for the Broken

When Jesus was beginning his ministry, he stood up in the Temple one day and read a passage of scripture that everyone knew was reserved for the One who would come to be the messiah and savior… “‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,’ Jesus said. ‘Because he has anointed...
Good News: Jesus Has Been Enthroned as King

Good News: Jesus Has Been Enthroned as King

The gospel is more than a few steps toward salvation and it’s more than a particular doctrine of justification. The gospel is the good news that Jesus, God’s Son, became the Messiah and Savior of Israel and of the rest of the world, that he died on a Roman...
The Gospel Arrives with Supernatural Power

The Gospel Arrives with Supernatural Power

Some messages have the power to elicit evil and incite violence, such as the speeches delivered by Adolph Hitler or Osama bin Laden. Others have the power to provoke massive positive change and hope, like those delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil...
The Story That Never Ever Gets Old

The Story That Never Ever Gets Old

When Paul wrote his first letter to the church in Corinth, he had a lot of issues with which to confront them, such as their sectarian division, their sensationalism, and their compromise with the culture of their city. But he started with good news and the intention...
Jesus Was Dead and Buried

Jesus Was Dead and Buried

After Jesus died on the cross, the Bible says, As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the...
By This Gospel You Are Saved

By This Gospel You Are Saved

When you are stranded, rescue is the word you want to hear. When you are trapped, freedom is the word you want to hear. And when you are dead in sin, spiritually lost, cut off from any eternal hope and separated from God, gospel is the word you want to hear. The...
Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of God

Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of God

I believe in what is often called lifestyle evangelism, if by that term one means that we must both live out and verbally share our faith through relationships. But I don’t believe it’s “evangelism” to simply live a good and godly life and set...
The Good News of the Gospel is TOO Good to Keep Hidden

The Good News of the Gospel is TOO Good to Keep Hidden

One of my favorite subtle movie lines is found in The Grinch (the Jim Carrey edition). In a scene where he’s busy “hating the Who’s,” the Grinch runs through is to do list and one of the items is, “Solve world hunger… Tell no...
Good News: King Jesus Saves and Reigns!

Good News: King Jesus Saves and Reigns!

We love to take biblical words and weaken their meanings by adopting them for our own usage. One such word is “gospel.” We use it in a light-hearted way when we refer to something as “the gospel truth.” Like when we say, “Donald...
How Can I Be Legalism Free?

How Can I Be Legalism Free?

I like rules, lines, and boundaries. I feel safer if I have clear parameters, which explains my love for graph paper. I like it when everything is nice and tidy. The problem is, life isn’t always nice and tidy. People around me don’t always play by my...

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