Good News of Great Joy

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Mark 16:15

Jesus said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.”

God loves you unconditionally.

That is the good news…the “gospel” message. Jesus wanted his followers to not only proclaim that message but to be that message to “every creature.” He modeled that message perfectly…giving himself in love, mercy and compassion…even when faced with unjust persecution and execution.

Jesus showed us that death is not final.

It always leads to resurrection and new life. It was the Risen Christ who told the apostles to spread this good news. God’s love for us is infinite! That is hard to comprehend until you truly experience it. Look at St. Paul. While he was persecuting Christians he had a mystical experience of the Risen Christ that completely changed him into one of the greatest proclaimers of the gospel. Information about Jesus (and God’s love) is one thing…but until you experience him (and God’s love) at the heart-level…there will be no transformation.

Each of us is called to be a part of a great Love story in progress.

Accept it.

Live it!

Listen to the song of the day “Lift Up Our Voices” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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