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Good news


Jesus came to earth with good news!
For 400 years the Jewish people had waited for help to arrive. Kingdom after kingdom had ruled over the Jews. Each one left them poor, starving, sick, and powerless. Anyone who rebelled against the king or broke the smallest of his laws was fiercely punished.
Then a new kind of king arrived.
“The time has come,” Jesus said. “My kingdom is here! Follow me and believe this is good news!” (Mark 1:15)
Jesus announced that he was the king the Jews had waited for – that the whole world had waited for! His kingdom, he said, would be different from all the others they’d known. Instead of hurting those he ruled, he would heal. Instead of punishing sinners, he would pardon.
When his will was done on earth, he said, it would be a lot more like heaven down here. (Matthew 6:9-10)
And it was. He traveled around demonstrating for crowds that he had the power to make things right for everyone. He ruled over hunger by feeding the starved. He ruled over shame by loving outcasts. He ruled over sickness by healing the diseased.
He ruled over sin by taking the punishment for ours when he died on the cross in our place. He ruled over death by coming back to life three days later.
Jesus turned out to be a very different kind of king alright. His kingdom wasn’t brought by an army with swords. It came through love and self-sacrifice. He doesn’t rule from a throne in some distant castle, but from inside the heart of anyone who bows to him and calls him their King.
Jesus came to earth with good news for everyone!
For those who want forgiveness and a close relationship with God. If we believe Jesus died for our sins and rose again then we are forgiven by our king and know we are loved by him now and forever. He pardons the mistakes of our past, gives us strength for today and promises to never leave us in the future.
His kingdom is good news for the hurting too. As followers of Jesus, we do our best to live the way he lived. We mess up from time to time, but on our best days we too care for the sick, feed the hungry and love the left-out.

Jesus came to earth with good news!

For 400 years, the Jewish people waited for help to arrive.  Kingdom after kingdom ruled over the Jews…and each one left them poor, starving, sick, and powerless.  Anyone who rebelled against the king or broke the smallest of his laws was fiercely punished.

Then a new kind of king arrived.

“The time has come,” Jesus said.  “My kingdom is here! Follow me and believe this is good news!” (Mark 1:15)

Jesus announced that He was the king the Jews had waited for–that the whole world had waited for!  His kingdom, He said, would be different from all the others they’d known.  Instead of hurting those He ruled, He would heal.  Instead of punishing sinners, He would pardon.

When His will was done on earth, He said, it would be a lot more like heaven down here. (Matthew 6:9-10)

And it was.  He traveled around demonstrating for crowds that He had the power to make things right for everyone.  He ruled over hunger by feeding the starved.  He ruled over shame by loving outcasts.  He ruled over sickness by healing the diseased.

He ruled over sin by taking the punishment for ours when He died on the cross in our place.  He ruled over death by coming back to life three days later.

Jesus turned out to be a very different kind of king, all right.  His kingdom wasn’t brought by an army with swords.  It came through love and self-sacrifice.  He doesn’t rule from a throne in some distant castle, but from inside the heart of anyone who bows to Him and calls Him their King.

Jesus came to earth with good news for everyone!

For those who want forgiveness and a close relationship with God, here’s the good news:  If we believe Jesus died for our sins and rose again, then we are forgiven by our King and know we are loved by Him now and forever.  He pardons the mistakes of our past, gives us strength for today, and promises to never leave us in the future.

His kingdom is good news for the hurting, too.  As followers of Jesus, we do our best to live the way he lived.  We mess up from time to time, but on our best days we too care for the sick, feed the hungry, and love the left-out.

If this “good news” resonates with you, we invite you to follow Jesus and acknowledge Him as your King.  Contact us today and we’ll talk more about what that looks like!