The Good News is about his Son.

This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News. God promised this Good News long ago through his prophets in the holy Scriptures. The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line, and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is Jesus Christ our Lord. -Romans 1:1-4 NLT

These days we do not hear much of people calling themselves apostles. For sure there are a few but in general we use words like missionary and church planter to describe the work that Paul was commissioned to do way back then. I think that a strong sense of calling is required to do this kind of work. When I consider the beatings and imprisonments that he suffered the word "apostle" is not all that attractive. Perhaps it was never meant to appeal to our flesh?

What images come to your mind when you hear the words "Good News" or gospel? In just a few sentences Paul tells us that the gospel is prophetic - the coming of the Messiah was predicted centuries before he came. He tells us that the gospel is all about Christmas and Easter. The first four books of the New Testament are called gospels and tell us that the Good News is all about the birth, life, death and resurrection of God's Son. This gospel is for Jew and Gentile alike.

Lord, when I ponder your gospel all I can say is thank you Jesus for coming with such Good News for mankind.


  1. I heard and understood the gospel when I was ten. A good Pastor explained and prayed with me, and it was the best decision I ever made. I agree, when you ponder the Gospel...the Good News...all we can say is Thank You.

  2. So thankful for The Bible and 2012 was the year I've really come to understand more of the Old Testament and how EVERYTHING in the New relates and how understanding the Old makes the New even clearer. I pray God continues to teach me more in 2013.

  3. Thank you Wanda and Susan! You are both such precious servants of Christ. I treasure the friendships that I have with you both.


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