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The Good News


The Good News

 

Introduction

Mankind is not only flesh and blood but they also possess a soul and a spirit.

With the body, humanity interacts with this physical world until death. The soul contains the character and will of a person; while our spirit is eternal and interacts with the spirit realm. 1 Thessalonians 5:23

The relationship between humanity and God is broken by sin and occurs when we give into the wrongful desires of the flesh.

Why did the Son of God come?

1 He came to fulfil prophecy.      “I did not come to abolish, but to fulfil”.  Matthew 5:17.      “Christ has become a servant . . . to confirm the promises given to the fathers”.    Romans 15:8.  

2 He came to reveal the Father.      “Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him”.  Matthew 11:27.      “Jesus said to him, ‘He who has seen Me has seen the Father’”.    John 14:9.

3 He came to bear witness to the truth.      “For this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice”. John 18:37.

4 He came to provide a pattern of holy living for Christians.      “Since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps”. I Peter 2:21.      “Learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart”. Matthew 11:29.

5 He came to serve.      “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve”. Mark 10:45.

6 He came to destroy the works of the devil.      “The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil” I John 3:8.      “Only as a human being could He die, and only by dying could He break the power of the Devil,

7 He came that men might have life more abundant.      “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly”. John 10:10.

8 He came to preach.      “But He said to them, ‘I must preach the    kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose’”.  Luke 4:43.

9 He came into the world to be a faithful high priest.      “That He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God”.    Hebrews 2:17.

10 He came to give His life as a ransom.      “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28. (A ransom is the price paid to free a slave or hostage)

The Good News

The Gospel or The Good News, is the news of the coming of the Kingdom of God and the reconciliation to God through the death and resurrection of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who has paid the price for our sin through the shedding of His innocent blood on the cross at Calvary, allowing those who believe on Him, to have access to  eternal life with God, who is Spirit.

Evidence of the resurrection.

Who saw Jesus Christ alive again after His resurrection?

Who saw Jesus alive again after His resurrection
If a jury listened to the collaborative eye witness accounts of 16 people in a court of law to today, what would be the verdict?

There are hundreds of people who saw Jesus Christ alive after His public beating, crucifixion, death , burial and then His triumphant resurrection on the third day as He and other had prophesied . Some of these witnesses were named and are listed below:

Mary Magdalene (Matthew 28:1 and 9)

Mary the mother of James and Jesus (Matthew 28:1 and 9)

Joanna (Luke 24:10)

The eleven disciples (Judas the 12th had committed suicide) (Matthew 28:16-20). Simon Peter, Andrew, James (the son of Zebedee), John, Philip,
Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James (the son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus,  and Simon the Zealot (Matthew 10:2-4)

Cleopas (Luke 24:18)

Cephas (1 Corinthians 15:5)

 Unnamed 500+ other witnesses (1 Corinthians 15:6) over a period of 40 days (Acts 1:3)

Other Supporting scriptures

Isaiah 7:14 Approximately 750 Before Christ

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder. And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 53:3-6 NLT

He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.

4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows[a] that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! 5 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.

Matthew 1:18

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men.

John 10:9-11

I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

John 11:25

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

Matthew 3:13-17

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”

15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.

16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He[a] saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Luke 22:66-71

66 As soon as it was day, the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, came together and led Him into their council, saying, 67 “If You are the Christ, tell us.”

But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will by no means believe. 68 And if I also ask you, you will by no means answer Me or let Me go. [a] 69 Hereafter the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.”

Then they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?”

So He said to them, “You rightly say that I am.”

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Luke 23:39-43

39 Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ,[a] save Yourself and us.”

40 But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said to Jesus, “Lord,[b] remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”

43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”

Abundant Life

Not only do Christian have access to eternal life after death but those who believe can also access miraculous healing and deliverance, and wholeness in this life. John 10:10 Acts 5:12-16 Acts 8:5-8

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