Scripture of the week at CCE

This week Rupert Ward will be starting our new sermon series ‘Is the good news really Good News?’.

Rupert writes; ‘The Good News, or gospel. So simple, so familiar. Or is it? And if it is good news, why do we often find it so difficult to share this good news with others? This series will dive into the exploring the good news, starting with Jesus and the Gospels: what do they say about the good news? How is that different from the popular versions of the good news often heard in churches? And what about the bad news? The series will continue exploring various ways in which we can be signposts for the this good news, in accessible, simple, and practical ways. Maybe we will discover the good news is better news than we could have ever imagined? And maybe sharing this good news with others isn’t as hard or off-putting as we might think?’

The scripture for this week is Mark 1 vs 14 &15. As you read through it you might like to consider the following questions;

  • If someone asked you what is the good news or gospel, how would you reply?
  • How is your reply similar or different to what is said in this summary at the beginning of Mark’s gospel?

Jesus Announces the Good News

14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

New International Version

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