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THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Good News

So what is the good news or gospel message that Jesus came to tell us?

Mark 1:14-15 (The Message)
"After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee preaching the Message of God: "Time's up! God's kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message."

Or... Young's Literal Translation
And after the delivering up of John, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of the reign of God,and saying -- `Fulfilled hath been the time, and the reign of God hath come nigh, reform ye, and believe in the good news.'

God's kingdom is here!

The reign of God is here!

Change your life, believe this message!

Did you know God's power is available to you? You don't have to do everything in your own strength and wisdom. If you allow God to rule in your life, instead of your selfish ambitions He will restore your life to what it was intended to be.

Jesus is both Saviour and Lord.

What do you think? Is this the good news we are commanded to share with the whole world?

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2 comments:

Gary Delaney said...

Jonothan,

Yes, I think that is the message. God's kingdom is drawing near. Although, we don't now the day or the hour, it is still coming. Today there is someone on the edge of eternity, whether it's their time or God's time to come back.

Blessings,
Gary

Jonathan said...

Thanks Gary. I think it's true that we are to be anticipating a future reality of God's Kingdom. But I think Jesus was saying either "God's kingdom is near"(for his day) or "God's Kingdom is here".

I just edited my post to make "God's Kingdom" into a link to a previous post where I was looking at different ways Jesus used those words.

I believe I am currently a citizen of Christ's Kingdom, a child of God, and I need to live my life as a member of His family - now and for eternity.

Blessings,
Jon