Good News!

Heard any good news lately? Prophecy comprises about one-third of the Bible, and believe it or not, most of it is good news! The prophecies of the first coming of Messiah were certainly good news. And the massive amount of Bible teaching about the Millennial age and beyond, is unquestionably positive!
But admittedly, much of "end-time prophecy" is depressing. We should remember that Jesus called this phase of the future "labor pains." Just as the birth of a baby is preceeded by difficult and painful labor, the birth of the Millenium, and after that, the glorious New Heaven and Earth, is preceeded by the Tribulation.

We need to balance our study of prophecy with a reminder that God is still on His throne. He is the loving, all-powerful creator and the designer of our incredible salvation.

The Gospel is the "Good News." The Bible is His love letter to us. The incredible Creation is His handicraft. The Family is His idea. Israel is still His chosen people. And the Church is the greatest expression of His power and purpose during this age.

Additionally, the Bible tells us repeatedly not to be afraid! So let's check out the good news today!

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Iranian Pastor Nadarkhani Acquitted, Freed

Sept. 9, 2012 - After holding him for more than 1,000 days in jail, and threatening him with a death sentence, Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was released.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reported Saturday (Sept. 8) that Nadarkhani, in jail since 2009, was acquitted of apostasy -- that is, converting from Islam to Christianity -- but found guilty of evangelizing Muslims... Nadarkhani said he never was a Muslim.
He had already served enough time in prison to pay for the conviction on evangelizing Muslims, so he was released.
Source: Religion Today

Prophetic Significance of Good News

Pakistan frees Christian girl accused of blasphemy

Sept. 8, 2012 - A young mentally challenged girl in Pakistan was released from Prison in Pakistan. She was charged with blasphemy because she had supposedly burned pages of the Quran.
A Muslim cleric from her neighborhood was arrested last week for planting evidence to incriminate the girl, an about-face in a case that has drawn strong international condemnation.
Source: Fox

The Social Network Gospel

June 12, 2012 - There is a revival of Bible knowledge because of new technologies. It is reminiscent of the spread of God's Word after the invention of the printing press! Robert C. Crosby writes:
Not only do billions around the world now have access to the Bible online, and not only are many of them actually reading it, they're also actively engaging with the Word of God—and with one another....
The physical roads of the Roman Empire that connected people throughout the then-known world, made the spread of the Gospel possible. Today the Internet, the smartphone, the tablet, and social media are the "new Roman roads" that connect millions of homes and individuals with the ability to engage others with the teaching of the Bible.
Source: Christian Post

Quebec: Canada's Prodigal Province

May 23, 2012 - Read the inspiring Natasha Bass' story of Christians reaching the post-modern, post-Christian population of Montreal.
Pierre Lebel, head of the Montreal base of Youth With a Mission (YWAM), said that based on {missiologist Lesslie] Newbigin's teachings, evangelizing a post-Christian culture is like trying to reach a divorcée: Sensitivity is required for both situations.
Bass discovered that she could not start with "Bible-thumping," but rather rather with "unconditional love, whether they were addicts, homeless, hopeless, or just plain mean." Fortunately there are many dedicated Christians who are determined to reseed Quebec with the gospel.
Source: Christianity Today

Tim Tebow speaks to thousands in Georgetown

April 9, 2012 - In Georgetown, Texas, an estimated crowd of 30,000 people celebrated Easter in an outdoor setting that featured an interview with NFL star Tim Tebow. Many church-goers wore Tebow's jersey and his iconic eye black, complete with his favorite scripture -- John 3:16.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life," Dakota Shipman recited.

Tebow said, "Regardless of what happens, I still honor my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, because at the end of the day, that's what's important, win or lose." He also said, "We need to get back to one nation under God, and be role models for kids,"

Jeremy Lin - Spiritual, life lessons from sports - Times Union
Manny Pacquiao Conducts Bible Study Referencing Jeremy Lin, Tim Tebow - Christian Post
Outspoken Christian Golfer, Bubba Watson, Wins Masters - Fox

Is there a message in Tim Tebo's 316 passing yards?
Any doubt as to Tebow's lucky number?

Jan. 9, 2012 - Tim Tebow, the Denver Bronco's quarterback who has been criticized for his bold Christian statements but praised for his skill, completed an 80-yard game-winning touchdown pass to receiver Demaryius Thomas. His total passing yards for the game equalled 316 yards, and the average of his 10 completions was 31.6 yards.

The writer of the article said this:

His performance also borrowed a little magic from another famous book. The devout Christian's stat line in Sunday's game mirrors the numbering of the Biblical passage that Tebow at times had painted on to his black eye paint during his career...
That verse, of course is John 3:16- "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."

Source: Fox
Scoreboard - ESPN
Tim Tebow: God's Quarterback - Wall Street Journal
Tim Tebow’s 316 yards inspire 90 million ‘John 3:16’ searches - Washington Post
Tebow Sets Twitter Record - PC World

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