This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 1 Timothy 2:3-6 ESV
Because of sin, all people are separated from a holy God. Because God is just, He must punish sin. Because God is love, He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sin so that we will not have to die. Those who believe in Him by faith are forgiven for all their sins and reconciled back to God. This is the Good News! This is the gospel!
The Good News of forgiveness and reconciliation is for all people. We who have discovered the Good News are to share it with others. Simply, one beggar showing another beggar where to find bread. Sharing the Good News with others not only brings joy to those who receive it, but also to those who share it.
- The Gospel is good news to those that are lost and separated from God. What do the following passages say about the Gospel? — Matthew 24:14; Mark 1:14-15; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10
- The Gospel is meant to be shared with others. What is said in the following passages about sharing Christ with others? — Romans 10:9-15; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Philippians 1:27-30
Question to ponder: When was the last time you shared the Good News? What steps can you take to share the Good News with someone today?
Passages for further reflection: Acts 20:24; Ephesians 6:19-20