Raise your hand if the first thing you think of when you hear the phrase “good news” is the—sometimes—cheesy book cover of the Good News Bible (I’m totally busted on this one…). So maybe it’s time to take a deeper look at what really is the good news. Because that phrase—the “good news,”—wasn’t always synonymous with kitschy songs at vacation Bible school. In reality, the first Christians staked their life on the good news of Christ.
- 1. Pray, 2. Comment ANSWER THIS: Where do you find encouragement when you are discouraged? 3. Like the Video, 4. Share.
4 ideas to take this offline:
- Ask God for the grace of an open heart for all he wants to do this Advent (go ahead, you can do that right now…like, before you move on to the next one…)
- Be grateful for His goodness: Before your head hits the pillow tonight (and maybe every night of Advent?) thank God for five things from the day.
- Check the source: Think of one thought that discouraged you today, and one thought that encouraged you. (Ask yourself two questions: what is the truth about each of those thoughts? And finally, where do they come from?)
- Do one kind thing for someone. (10 bonus points if it’s hidden from them!)