News! Have you heard the News? Will You Gossip?

Posted: December 21, 2011 in Uncategorized
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We are a news obsessed society. We have 24 hour news on CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and others. We have morning, midday, and evening national and local news. We have internet news on every search engine. We are obsessed with the news.

News isn’t news unless it is reported. Someone has to tell it for it to be news.The nature of the word “news” requires a story be told. When we come to Christmas, we are reminded that the angel announced to the shepherds in the fields, “I bring you Good News.”
And the angel said it is “Good News” for you, and it is “Good News for all people.”

The nature of news is such that it has to be reported. For it to be Good News, it has to be reported to all people in time. If the message is of a Savior, and it is, people cannot be saved from their sins by Him if they don’t hear the message in time.

Not too long ago someone asked me, “Is ‘gossip’ always bad, or can it be good, sometimes?”
It is bad when it is detrimental, but it is good when it is in obedience to the command of God. Jesus said, “Go into all the world and make disciples, teaching them all I have commanded you.” We should indeed “Gossip the Gospel”. Christmas presents us with a remarkable opportunity to tell the story once again.


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