In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul talks about the gospel or Good News that he preached to the Corinthians and anyone one else who would listen …
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-8 – NIV)
Certainly this is Good News; however the beginning of the Good News for humankind about Jesus is that He willingly came and related to us – people in rebellion to the Kingdom. He laid down His heavenly attributes and became “God with us.” It was in bodily form that people could better relate and understand the Kingdom.
He didn’t just say “Take the two tablets and face me on judgement day!” He came down and humbled himself so that we could know Him, know His Father, and become Kingdom people.
Are we willing to enter into other people’s lives and be “good news” so that they can have opportunity to enter the Kingdom?
It’s so easy to focus on the problem and blame others for their mistakes; however, are we wiling to be part of the solution? Are people glad when they see us coming?
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