The good news is the power of God to see people saved. Paul stated “the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance” (Romans 2:4). His goodness leads men to change their minds about God. When Peter falls on his face at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord” (Luke 5:8), it was not after a message of hell, fire and brimstone on the sinful condition of Peter’s heart? No! It came after Jesus blessed Peter’s fishing party with so many fish that their nets broke from the load. It was Jesus’ goodness that caused Peter to repent.
The word “salvation” implies “deliverance, safety, preservation, healing and wholeness”. The good news is not to save you from an eternity in “hell” but to make you whole while you are here and in Him. Jesus promised us not only eternal life but abundant life (John 10:10). There is an expectation for us to reign in this life, now! (Romans 5:17)
It’s time to drop guilt and condemnation out of our dealings with men. It’s time to realize that we are ambassadors of the ministry of reconciliation. Our job is to present to people a Father God who was in Christ reconciling the world to them without holding a grudge against them. Let’s give them an invitation to the goodness of God revealed in Christ.