Good News For Today 09 Mark Altrogge (2:49 min).
Hello, I’m David Hibbert, and I’ve got some good news for you! Here’s how Pastor Mark Altrogge explains the gospel – the good news of Jesus Christ. The gospel is the good news about Jesus Christ, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him, he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life. There’s a simple way to remember the gospel – using our five fingers. The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are: 1 – Jesus’ birth 2 – Jesus’ life 3 – Jesus’ death 4 – Jesus’ resurrection 5 – Jesus’ ascension 1 – Jesus’ birth. Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being. He took on flesh, and was born of a virgin. 2 – Jesus’ life. Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned. 3 – Jesus’ death. On the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the Father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us. 4 – Jesus’ resurrection. Within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15). 5 – Jesus’ ascension. Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth. That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news, and call upon Him, He will save us from our sins and give us eternal life. That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. And that’s your Good News For Today!