March 10, 2014
Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.” II Kings 7:9
How can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” Romans 10:15
Both the Latin word and Greek word for “gospel” means “good news.”
The “gospel” was and is God’s gracious action in creating the world and recreating the lives of men and women, and restoring them to a loving relationship with Himself. It is God’s saving activity within human history. It is the “good news” that sin has been forgiven and that God thru His Son has freed men from their true selves. It is the power of God to renew lives in the strength of His Spirit and to weld people together in a true community.
It is “good news.” It must be proclaimed.
Prayer Points – That the “Good News” will be Proclaimed and fruits to follow.
Health – “…good news gives health to the bones” Proverbs 15:30
Refreshments – “Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.” Proverbs 25:25
Work of the Spirit – The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor… to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Isaiah 61:1-2
Continuance – “Day after day ….they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.” Acts 5:42
Peace Available – “You know the message, God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace, through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.” Acts 10:36
Expansion – Jesus Model – “Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. Luke 8:1
Promised Results – “Go back and report to John what you hear and see; the blind receive sight, the lame…, the lepers …., the deaf…., the dead…., and the good news is preached to the poor.”
The Message is The Mission “You know the message. God sent to the people of Israel telling the good news of peace, through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of All.” Acts 10:36
Blessed Proclaimers – “How lovely on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God Reigns!’”