“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Let’s not forget what, exactly, the Gospel is. Here goes:
Our sin has separated us from God, but Jesus’s death and resurrection can make things right between us. Our sins can be forgiven. This is good news, indeed! Especially for those of us keenly aware of our spiritual failings. (Don’t get me started!) The Gospel is the same for me up here in Alaska as it is for a warm retiree in Florida. There isn’t one Gospel for NASCAR fans, another for wine connoisseurs, another for hairstylists, and yet another for accountants. The Gospel is good news for Democrats and Republicans, for Lakers fans and Celtics fans.
The good news really IS good! Repent for your sins, believe in the Lord, and trust in God’s goodness.
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