Weekly Reading

Good News

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The news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them.  (Matthew 4:24)

Being so inundated now with the “fake news”  does  it compel us to become more diligent in relaying the “Good News?”  With so much going on now, we’re looking at a world dealing with the threat of war, despair, anarchy, and news of hopelessness.  The world is totally ripe for the picking to hear the Good News.  Jesus said the harvest is plenteous but the labors are few (Matthew 9:37).  There was a movie out a long time ago entitled As Good as It Gets, and that’s the kind of atmosphere the fake news has created.  If we tell of the Good News, then the despair of this being as good as it gets becomes the myth that it is.  We need to start reporting the abundant life that Jesus said we can have (John 10:10) and let the world know that there is more.

I heard John Shorey say the bible is a contract between us and God and like most contracts we fail to read the fine print.  Have we failed to read that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to the world (John 3:16); or that Jesus commissioned us to go into all the world and preach the Gospel (Good News) (Mark 16:15); and that the punishment he endured on the cross was for our iniquity, transgressions, and healing (Isaiah 53:5)?  Are we involved in the revolt of the governing authority and not praying for the leadership in authority to live a peaceful life (Romans 13:1; Timothy 2:2)?  Have we been treating these words and instructions in our contract as fine print and not reading it?

Let’s start looking at our contract with the Lord and start reading the fine print.  Let’s start inundating the world and reporting the Good News!

 

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1 Comment

  1. Janice Sayre

    August 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you Kathy for writing these excerpts I have enjoyed them!

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