"The earth is full of the loving-kindness of the Lord." Ps 33:5b
“God’s kindness is intended to lead us to repentance.” Romans 2:4b
Repentance – changing the way we think about and act towards God.
What Is The Christian Gospel - The Good News?
1 Corinthians 15
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17
“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near.
Repent and believe the good news!” Mark 1:15
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
What is expected of us?
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you Matthew 5:44
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34, 35
Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining. Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. 1 John 2:7-9