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What I wrote to 16,000 people

This email went out on The Listserve this afternoon.

There’s good news, and then there’s GOOD NEWS. It’s good news when an
unexpected check comes in the mail, or when your kid comes home with
improved grades. But GOOD NEWS is life-changing. Today I’d like to talk
about the best news I ever received. Here it is:

There is forgiveness for my failings.
There is grace for my faults.
There is love I can’t understand.

This was life-changing news for me, because at heart, I’m rotten. I’m
selfish. I’m a liar. Even when I do good things, too often I do them to
try to impress other people, or to try to prove to myself that I’m not
that bad, even when I know deep down that I really am.

People talk about karma; karma scares me. I’ll never be a good enough
person to deserve what I want. This is why this really good news
changed my life.

The GOOD NEWS is that God knows me, knows all about me – and that he
loves me anyway. That he offers me forgiveness if I’ll just accept it.
And that he offers me grace every day, and the chance to really be a
changed person.

God sent his son, Jesus, to earth for all of us. He lived a perfect
life. He was the only person who karma really should’ve fully rewarded, and
instead he died in my place, in your place. And then he didn’t stay
dead, but instead demonstrated the power to conquer death. One day he’s
going to come back to earth to set things right.

That’s the best news I’ve ever received. It changed my life. It can
change yours, too, if you’ll believe it.

7 Comments

  1. Hi Chris,

    Just got your email. Amen brother. Thanks for sharing the Good News to so many people. I hope my name gets drawn and I can do the same.

    Mike

  2. I appreciate your boldness to share the truth, given this opportunity to communicate with a wide audience.

    Press on, Chris!

  3. Stephanie Stephanie

    Just read my listserv for the day and had to look you up. Thank you so much for so clearly and concisely sharing the gospel today with so many people. 18,153 subscribers when I last checked!

  4. Ruth Blonsky Ruth Blonsky

    They posted this on the KLove fb page and I thought it was great! I’m sure your words touched at least one person out there. Blessings to you!

  5. B B

    Hello!

    I too received this email on the Listserv… and though I’m an atheist I respect your beliefs and thank you for sharing them. Just thought I’d stop by and say hello, and have a great day!

  6. I also saw this on KLOVE’s FB page.. Praise God for a great testimony. I had to check out your website after that. Also signed up for Listserve. Thanks for sharing from your heart. I pray that many people meet Christ because of what you wrote.

  7. Jason Poling Jason Poling

    Thanks for being unashamed of the gospel Chris

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