Good News: Christ died and rose again for me and you.
The good news can easily be simplified into Christ died and rose again for us. But there is more to this dying and rising again. It’s much more than just being saved by the death and resurrection of one great person, i.e the son of God. It is way larger and detailed than that.
Initially, we were living in sin; born in sin due to the sin of one man, Adam (Psalm 51:7; Romans 5: 12). But when Christ came into the world He did not look at our sins nor condemn us (John 3: 17). To him, we were just the lost He needed to find so that was exactly what he did (Isaiah 53:6, Romans 5:6).
He was at a level of Glory, high-esteemed, but he descended to our level so that he would be able to save us (Philippians 2:7-8). He did not die just any death but death on the cross, the kind of death which is worthy of a cures; the highest form of humiliation (Galatians 3: 13). If you don’t call this love then I don’t know what love is.
Now, take note, his love was so great that he did not just die on the cross but that we do not need to do anything special to be saved except to believe that he died for us and confess that He is Lord (Romans 10:9). Isn’t that just amazing? So the greatest shortcut has been created for us. That is called Grace. We do not deserve it; we do not have to work for it (Ephesians 2:8-9). He just bestowed it upon us. Just like that. The only thing we need to do is believe. Just believe. Immediately you believe, you are saved! What else in this world do we not need to work for? I doubt there is something like that. If there is, I am yet to know.
In summary, we were initially sinners and were completely lost so God sent His own son to come and die a shameful death for our sake so that we can be saved and the only way to be saved is by believing in our hearts that Jesus Christ came to die for us and by confessing he is Lord. Simple! Call on Him and you will be saved (Romans 10:13)!
By: Nana Afoa Selorm