“Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained.” 2 Timothy 2:8-9.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Jonah 1-4, and 2 Timothy 2.
The Gospel is Good News.
Paul may be in chains but the Gospel he is preaching is unchained.
God promised David that a Messiah coming in his line would live forever. He was talking about His Son Jesus.
God loves the world. He promised a King who would remove the biggest obstacle the earth’s inhabitants faced: the power of sin.
When Jesus died He took the sins (past/present/future) of the world with Him. The sins, and the power of sin, stayed dead while God brought Jesus back to life.
Jesus returned with a new life, a life free of decay.
Because Jesus took care of my sins I can live knowing that sin has no power over me. I have new life. A life unburdened by sins. I must live accordingly.
When Jesus returns, as He has promised, I will get a decay-free body.
“Lord, thank You for Your Good News. Fill me with You so that I can live now as You want me to live. Fill me with Your Love to overflowing. I love You, Father.”
What is the Gospel? It is news, good news.
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