Hello, My name is David Hibbert, and I’ve got some good news for you!
Here’s how Pastor Bill Hybels explained the gospel – the good news of Jesus Christ.
I like to think of the difference between Christianity and religion, as the difference between DO versus DONE. Religion is about following lists of do’s and don’ts. Religion is about what we can DO for God, to be good enough to get into heaven.
But the problem is that we never know when we’ve done enough. It’s like being a salesman that knows he must make a sales quota, but never being told what it is.
Christianity, however, is about what Jesus has DONE for us. Jesus did for us what we could never have done for ourselves. He lived the perfect life we could never live, and He died on the cross to pay for all of the wrongs we’ve committed, or ever will.
To become a real Christian is to humbly receive God’s gift of forgiveness, and to commit to following his leadership. When we do that, He adopts us into his family, and begins to change us from the inside out.
And that’s your Good News For Today!