How many times have you had someone come up to you and tell you, “I have some good news and some bad news to tell you?” The world is full of bad news and it is refreshing when someone has some good news to share.
The best news anyone can hear is what Jesus Christ has done for him. In 1 Corinthians 15:1 the Apostle Paul writes,
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
The gospel has been entrusted to us. When we accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour, at that moment the Lord entrusted us to spread His message to everyone. In 1 Timothy 1:11 Paul writes to Timothy and says, “According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.”
The gospel must be elevated in our hearts. I believe most Christians would acknowledge that the gospel is the best news anyone could ever share with another person. However, this is just mental consent if it is never transferred to our hearts. In 1 Corinthians 9:16 Paul said, “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” It was not just head knowledge for Paul; the gospel message was in his heart! He wanted to share this wonderful message with others.
The gospel must be shared enthusiastically. Every Christian should enthusiastically share the gospel. We would be excited if we found a lottery ticket on the ground and won a million dollars. We would tell everyone about the blessing that came our way! The gospel is much more important than anything this world can offer us.
In Acts 8, when the persecution went to newer heights and the Christians were scattered, they still witnessed. “Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.” These believers were fanatical and excited about the opportunity they had to share the gospel. May you and I have the same spirit that these early believers possessed.
The gospel is for everyone. Jesus reminds us that He came into this world and gave His life for everyone! “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” You cannot witness to the wrong person.
The gospel is the “Good News” of Jesus Christ. Together, let us be the bearers of “Good News” to someone today!