The Good News of Jesus Christ
At Evangelical Fellowship Church, our message is a message of good news! In particular, we firmly believe and joyfully proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. But who is Jesus? Why is his message such good news? And what does it have to do with you? Here is how the Bible answers those questions:
At the very beginning, God created the world and everything in it. His last and crowning achievement was to create mankind. The message of Jesus Christ has to do with you simply because God made you, and therefore you belong to him! You were created to enjoy the awesome wonder of his power and the joy of his unending love forever and ever.1
Of course, as we can see in the news every day, humanity certainly does not seem to be enjoying that paradise of joy and love anymore. Why is that?
The problem is that humanity has sinned against God. Each and every one of us has sought the meaning of our life in something other than the one true God who created us. We can see our sin in the angry words we say, the lies we have all told, and the lustful thoughts we have all entertained or put into practice. These sins are just a few illustrations of the fact that we have walked away from God and broken his Law.2
Since God is the giver of life, the consequence of walking away from him is death. We are guilty in God's eyes, and as the judge of the world, his holy Law demands punishment—not only physical death, but eternal death in hell. That means eternal separation from the joy and unending love we were created to experience.3
"Where is the good news in that
?" you may ask. The answer is that the good news is not about us. Rather, the good news is about what God has done for us through Jesus Christ.
As broken and guilty as we all are, God still loves us, and because he loves us he provided a way for us to be saved from the punishment we deserve. The good news is that God sent us his only Son, Jesus Christ.4
Jesus Christ has always been the Son of God from before the foundation of the world, but a little over 2000 years ago he was born of the virgin Mary as a real human being, just like you and me. Because he was God, he never sinned. And because he never sinned, he was able to offer himself up as the perfect substitute for us. This is why Jesus died on the cross.5
But the story does not end there. After paying the penalty for our sins, on the third day Jesus physically rose again from the dead. Through his resurrection, the Holy Spirit vindicated Jesus' claim to be the Son of God and proved that God had accepted Jesus' death on our behalf. As a result, Jesus now offers forgiveness and eternal life as a free gift to all who repent of their sins and trust in him.6
Not only does Jesus give believers freedom from guilt and the fear of judgment, he also gives us power through the Holy Spirit to overcome the sins we struggle with. And after we die, Jesus has promised to return and physically raise from the dead all who believe in him, so that they will live and reign with him forever and ever.7
In other words, Jesus has made it possible for humanity once again to enjoy the wonder of a relationship with the living God forever and ever. That is good news!
This is our message at Evangelical Fellowship Church. Whether or not we ever have the pleasure of meeting you, we pray this message will become your message as well. Please repent of your sins and trust in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour today
If you would like to speak with someone about this Good News of Jesus Christ, please feel free to email
us and we will be happy to speak with you.
Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 100:1-5; Psalm 86:9-10; Psalm 16:11.
Romans 3:23; Romans 1:21; Romans 1:28-32; Matthew 5:21-22; Matthew 5:27-30.
Romans 5:12; Galatians 3:10; Romans 2:8-9; Revelation 21:8.
John 17:1-5; Matthew 1:23-25; 1 Peter 2:22-24; 2 Corinthians 5:21.
Matthew 28:1-10; John 20:11-17; Romans 1:1-4; Ephesians 2:4-10; Romans 5:18-21; Colossians 2:13-14.
Romans 8:1; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:21-23; Romans 8:11; Revelation 21:1-7.