What’s the best news you’ve ever heard? Maybe it was the letter that arrived saying that you had gotten a scholarship to the college you’d always dreamed of attending. Or perhaps you got a call from your son or daughter announcing the joyful birth of a grandchild. That was great news! Or maybe the note from the doctor saying that after treatment the cancer was gone. Good news indeed.
The first four books of the New Testament—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—are known as “Gospels,” an English word that means “good news.” These books are called Gospels because they tell the greatest news ever—that God has entered human history in the person of Jesus to bring salvation to the world!