Last Updated on August 26, 2022 by Rocklyn Clarke
The Good News About Jesus Christ
Life Church is made up of people who have decided to follow Jesus Christ. We follow him not only because of who he is, but also because of what he has done – both for us and for others. We want you to have an opportunity to read about Jesus and why he is good news for the whole world.
Jesus of Nazareth was a prophet who announced to the Jews of 1st century Palestine that the God of Israel was fulfilling his ancient promise to establish his Kingdom (Deuteronomy 30:1-10). Jesus was the embodiment of God’s plan to reclaim our broken world. He was rejected by his people, crucified by the Romans and rose from the dead three days later. Jesus’ resurrection was God’s confirmation that he was not only Messiah or Christ (i.e. Israel’s “anointed one” or King), but also Lord (i.e. the world’s true and rightful ruler).
In Jesus the following four things happen:
- Israel’s history reaches its climax.
- The God of Israel returns to his people.
- The People of God are redefined as those who follow Jesus.
- The Kingdom of God confronts the kingdoms of this world.
Jesus chose disciples to follow him as he modeled God’s Kingdom for the world to see. These same disciples were witnesses to his resurrection and spread his message of the Kingdom of God to new generations of followers throughout the word.
Checkout the following resources:
Additional resources to check out:
- Video: How to Read the Bible: What is the Bible? | BibleProject™ (00:05:15)
- Video: How to Read the Bible: Biblical Story | BibleProject™ (00:05:17)
- Video: How to Read the Bible: The Gospel | BibleProject™ (00:05:38)
- The Bible Project – Word Study: Gospel (00:04:30)
- The Bible Project – Themes: The Messiah (00:05:16)
- The Bible Project – Themes: Gospel of the Kingdom (00:04:50)
You can learn more about following Jesus through our “Following Jesus” discipleship training:
Life Church – Following Jesus