The good news (aka “gospel” in Greek) which is at the heart of the Bible, is so profound you can spend a lifetime studying it. But its message is also so simple that anyone can understand it in 90 seconds.
In the Beginning & in the World Today
In the beginning, there was light and life and love. A Father loving His Son in the joy of the Holy Spirit. And everything has come from light and life and love. But we look today at the world, and we see—it’s not like that. We see a world full of darkness and death, and disconnection. Where’s that come from? Well, we’ve turned from the light. And when you turn from light, where else do you go but darkness? When you turn from love, where else do you go? But disconnection. When you turn from life, where else do you go but death?
What Does Love Do & Who is Jesus?
But then, what does love do? When love sees the beloved in trouble? Love says, ”Your pit will be my pit. Your debts will be my debts. Your darkness will be my darkness. Your death will be my death.” So who is Jesus? He’s the Son of the Father, who came as our brother to be with us in the darkness, to take that darkness on Himself, that death, that disconnection that we all deserve for turning from God. He took it on Himself on the cross. He plunged it down to the Hell that it deserves. And then He rose up again to light and life and love.
God’s Free Gift of Light & Life & Love
And He says, ”You in the darkness. Do you want my light? You in death. Do you want my life? You in disconnection. Do you want my love?” And anyone who turns and says ”Yes” to Jesus, we now belong to Him. We get his Father as our Father. We get His Spirit as our Spirit. We get His future as our future. It’s for free, and it’s forever. So do you want Jesus?
Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” —Acts 2:37-39
Learn More About Jesus
- To better understand who Jesus is, read What Is the Gospel?
- For a deep dive, visit The Doctrine of Christ (13 Lectures).
Good News in 90 Seconds © 2018 Speak Truth. Used with permission from Speak Truth.
Words and Narration by Glen Scrivener. Animation by Dan Jones. Music by The Amen Collective.