How Good is Your News?


"Every day in the temple complex, and in various homes, they continued teaching and proclaiming the good news that the Messiah is Jesus."
-Acts 5:42


Every new year my wife buys me a running journal. It's a great little book that allows me to log in my weekly mileage, my times and even the weather conditions. If you were to glance through my book you would learn that it tells a story about me.

Three years ago I was in great shape, and the pages of that journal reflected that in all of the entries. Nearly every page was full. Last year's journal, however, told a different story. Many of the pages were empty, and they revealed my decline in fitness.

Keeping a journal is a great way to document your forward or backward progress in almost any area of life. Pretend for a moment that you had your own personal log book in front of you right now; but instead of a running journal, imagine that it is a witnessing journal. What story would it tell about you? Are you pages full of entries, or are they blank?

When He left earth the Lord instructed us to go and make disciples of all nations and to teach them about His ways (Matthew 28:19-20). I ask you, now, how is that going for you? How good is your news? Is it worth telling? Are you telling it?

I challenge you, just as I challenged myself, to fill your "witnessing log book" up in 2017 and tell the Good News to those who do not know!


1. Nobody can tell your story better than you. Have you told any of your friends or family members how Jesus has touched your life?
2. Are you prepared to biblically answer questions from unbelievers?


Matthew 28:16-20
1 Peter 3:15

Bible Reference: 
1 Peter 3