Take It as Gospel

What do you think about when you hear the word “gospel?” Maybe you’d think about the 4 gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Or you might think about an archaic word that’s only ever heard inside the church walls. In the literal sense, gospel means “good news.” So when someone references the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they’re really saying “the good news of Jesus Christ.” But what makes Jesus’ news good? Is it because He was a sage man? Was it because He taught great things and stood for the poor and disillusioned of this world? What makes Jesus’ news good is that His story doesn’t end once the last page of our Bible is turned. When He rose from the grave, He gave us hope that we can rise in a resurrection like His. With Jesus as our mediator between us and God, we have an eternal hope that we’ll always be with God. As we go through this year’s Gospel Meeting, think about how much that word means to those who owe Jesus everything.