Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Need for Some Good News

By Bill Brandstatter

     I am tired of all the negative messages in the news these days. What the world needs now is good news. The good news needed is the news that has endured for generations. This good news will get us through any war or conflict. The good news of the gospel is needed for all men in all nations.
     The gospel is never outdated. It never needs to be made culturally relevant. The gospel should never be comprised. God wants all men to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Tim. 2:4). Paul indicates the gospel has power. In Rom. 1:16, the writer from Tarsus states that the gospel is “the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”  The gospel can save. It is therefore good news for all men. Here are some good news headlines that would be great for men to hear:
               YOU CAN BE SAVED.
               YOUR LIFE CAN BE CHANGED.
               YOU CAN START OVER.
               THE NEW MAN BEGINS NOW.
     Good news is available today. It’s the same good news preached by the apostles. If that news is heeded and obeyed, man can have the same benefits as those in the early church. What the world needs is good news. What the world needs is the gospel!

- Bill Brandstatter preaches for the Marion Church of Christ in Marion, IL. He may be contacted through the congregation's website:

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