THAT'S GOOD NEWS
I COR. 15:1-3
"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." I want you to look at that
statement in verse three again. How that Christ died for our sins
according to the Scriptures. We are living in a world that is filled
with bad news. Everywhere you turn there is bad news. You pick up
the newspaper and from cover to cover all you read about is bad news.
I heard about a newspaper a few years ago that decided it would publish
only good news. And after a few weeks of existence it went out of
business because there was so very little to publish. We turn on the
television and we listen nightly to bad news.
I heard about a wanan who called the t. v. repairman and said
there is something wrong with the t. v. And he said well what is
the matter with it. She said it is on right now and the newsman
had a very long face. The repairman said, well if you had to report
what is taking place in our world, you would have a long face too.
We are living in a day of bad news. Everynight Walter Cronkite
finishes his news and he says that is the way it is. And the
tragedy i)s the way it is normally is bad news. Well, we hold in
our hands today a book that has good news in it. Our bible is the
bible that is filled with a message of good news. Of course, there
is bad news in the bible, there is the bad news of the bible that
we are all sinners and short of the glory of God. There is the
bad news that we are helpless to do anything about saving ourselves.
And the bad news that we are under the condemnation of God and that
the wrath of god is upon us in our sin condition. But basically and
fundamentally the bible is a messa ...
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