“Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.’” Mark 1:14-15
“Jesus came preaching the gospel.” Why? Because the gospel of Jesus changes lives. When Jesus began His ministry He preached to anyone and everyone willing to hear, and to many who didn’t want to hear. The word “gospel” simply means “good news”. The gospel is the good news that the kingdom of God has come, that God is with us and that He cares for us. The good news is that He can heal us from both physical and spiritual sickness. The good news is that there is no sin problem too great or too small for Him to handle.
The gospel is good news because it causes people to repent, to change their mind. When a person repents and trusts in the Lord Jesus, their lives change. Their lives change because the moment they repent they are given the gift of the Holy Spirit who opens their eyes to the things of the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God not only gives eternal life, but also abundant life. Can you think of a better gift to give your friends and family than the gospel?
If you have a friend or family member who needs to hear the good news, please invite them to church on Sunday where we will see how the gospel changed the lives of four fishermen, a man with an unclean spirit, Peter’s mother-in-law, and many others. The message will be titled “Jesus, the Life Changer” and will be taken from Mark 1:14-39.
The service begins at 11:15am and we will be blessed to have our good friends Kory and Kalia leading us in worship. God bless you all and hope to see you there!