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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT TUESDAY – Now Here is The Good News!

A.B. Simpson is reported to have said that the gospel…

"Tells rebellious men that God is reconciled, that justice is satisfied, that sin has been atoned for, that the judgment of the guilty may be revoked, the condemnation of the sinner cancelled, the curse of the Law blotted out, the gates of hell closed, the portals of heaven opened wide, the power of sin subdued, the guilty conscience healed, the broken heart comforted, the sorrow and misery of the Fall undone. - M. Cocoris.

Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. - Mat 9:35.

Whenever we turn on the Television or the radio today, it’s all inevitably bad news. Or when some is facing a problem etc; it’s always bad news.

But when we read about Jesus and his Gospel, and if we receive Him as our Lord and Saviour, then it all becomes good news. Why? Because that’s the secret of the Kingdom of God… good news in a bad news world. Hallelujah! Jesus has the good news to all of mankind’s problems.

The strongest argument for the Gospel of Christ is the personal testimony of someone whose life has been changed by it.

Charles Bradlaugh, an avowed infidel, once challenged the Rev. H.P. Hughes to a debate. The preacher, who was head of a rescue mission in London, England, accepted the challenge with the condition that he could bring with him 100 men and women who would tell what had happened in their lives since trusting Christ as their Savior.

They would be people who once lived in deep sin, some having come from poverty-stricken homes caused by the vices of their parents. Hughes said they would not only tell of their conversion, but would submit to cross-examination by any who doubted their stories.


Furthermore, the minister invited his opponent to bring a group of non-believers who could tell how they were helped by their lack of faith. When the appointed day arrived, the preacher came, accompanied by 100 transformed persons. But Bradlaugh never showed up.

The result? The meeting turned into a testimony time and many sinners who had gathered to hear the scheduled debate were converted. - Source Unknown
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Bob Woods tells the story of a couple who took their son, 11, and daughter, 7, to Carlsbad Caverns. As always, when the tour reached the deepest point in the cavern, the guide turned off all the lights to dramatize how completely dark and silent it is below the earth's surface. The little girl, suddenly enveloped in utter darkness, was frightened and began to cry. Immediately was heard the voice of her brother: "Don't cry. Somebody here knows how to turn on the lights."

In a real sense, that is the message of the gospel: light is available, even when darkness seems overwhelming. - Pulpit Digest.


WHY NOT SATURATE YOUR WORLD, WITH THE GOOD NEWS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD?

Loving Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to share the good news of my lord and Saviour Jesus, in a bad news world. I ask this in His wonderful name, and for His glory. Amen.

Be encouraged!
GBYAY

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