by Roby Ellis
[Scripture Reading: Mark 16:15-16]
A. The message that angels delivered one night to shepherds in Bethlehem was just too good to keep to oneself (Luke 2:8-18).
B. Lest we become discouraged when people turn a deaf ear to the Gospel, we need to remind ourselves of what good news it is!
I. It is good news because it offers a remedy for our problem.
A. The real problem with the world today is sin (Romans 3:23; Isaiah 53:6).
B. It is a terrible thing to realize that you are guilty before God (Genesis 3:7-8; Acts 2:37).
C. The Gospel restores our hope (Genesis 3:15; Acts 2:38).
II. It is good news because it is our salvation from certain death.
A. Death has always been the consequence of sin (Genesis 2:17).
B. Through Jesus, God offers a full pardon to those under the sentence of death (Romans 5:15-19; 8:1-2).
III. It is good news because it says that God will do what we can’t.
A. It is impossible for man to save himself by his own power (Titus 3:5; Galatians 2:16).
B. Christ came to do what we couldn’t (Romans 5:6-11).
C. The best news ever told is salvation by grace through faith (Ephesians 2).
A. The only bad news about the Gospel is that many will reject it and that others who believe it will fail to share it with others.
B. The Gospel is the greatest news ever told, and nothing should be able to keep us from repeating it to everyone.