Let’s evangelise and bring good News
In a world bent with compromise, political correctness, self-centredness, and no absolute truth, how do we even begin to evangelise? The word “evangelize” comes from the Latin word evangelizare, which means “to spread or preach the Gospel.” The Greek root, euangelizesthai, means to “bring good news.”
The word “Gospel” comes from the Anglo-Saxon term “god-spel” meaning “good news.” So, when we evangelise, we are bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to people. Therefore, let’s keep our messages positive.
God created the heavens, the world, and everything in it, including humanity. What He created He called “very good.” The Father, Son and Holy Spirit created humanity in their likeness (Gen 1:26). God blessed us and gave us the mandate to rule over other creatures on earth, but not over each other (Gen 1:28). Male and female were created equal (Gen 1:27).
Sadly, the original humans were tempted by “sin” – things that we think and do that go against God’s will. This created a block to our relationship with a holy God. Because of God’s great love for us, he sent His one and only Son, in the form of a human, who we know as “Jesus Christ.” His mission was to die on a cross, taking the sin of all humanity upon Himself and putting it to death. God then raised Christ back to life. Anybody who asks God to forgive their sin, and believes by faith in Christ’s death and resurrection, is saved.
You then have access to a holy God in prayer and live a renewed life through the Holy Spirit who comes to live in you. When you die your soul and spirit go straight to be with God in Heaven. When Christ returns to earth you will be given a new immortal body and you will live with God in a new Heaven and a new earth forever.
Now that’s Good News worth sharing.