Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


April 6, 2011

The word, "evangel" means simply, "good news."  It's not a religious or Christian word, but any good news.  Yet our "gospel," good news is not just any good news.

In the beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah...

- Mark 1:1 TNIV

The gospel has a beginning, a starting place.
The good news starts its work at some place in a person's life.
Ye,t it only takes Mark a few words, and he mentions his gospel's center of attention, Jesus.  There is no good news, the best news, without grappling with Jesus.  Like Mark writes the words, he then speaks briefly about John the Baptist, the preparer, the announcer of the good news that is coming, that comes, in Jesus the Messiah.
As people ponder the Christian faith and its summons on our lives, often the counsel is simply: Read a gospel, let it's message rattle around in your heart and mind.  When that happens, often, the evangel comes alive in our hearts.  After all, we're always looking for good news.  The best news is spelled: J-E-S-U-S.
Dale Patterson