What’s Good about the Good News?

I love Jim Gaffigan.  His routines are funny because they humorously describe the most common human experiences.  He has great bits on recycling, bacon, watching TV, and working out to name a few.  In the clip above, he captures the awkwardness of evangelism.  He perfectly portrays the discomfort that comes when someone says to you, “I’d like to talk to you about Jesus.”

There is ample reason for us to feel uncomfortable when a complete stranger approaches us and says, “I’d like to talk to you about Jesus.”  You never quite know what you are going to get, but it’s very likely that you are going to come out the other side of the conversation feeling guilty.

It’s not supposed to be this way.  The gospel, or the message about Jesus, is supposed to be good news.  The word gospel translated literally means “a message of good news.”  So why is it that it so often comes across as bad news?

This Sunday at New City Covenant, we are going to explore what’s good about the Good News, and we are going to talk about how we can communicate it in a way that actually feels like good news.  If you’re in the area, I’d love to have you join us!