Introduction: In Nehemiah 12:31, 38 (KJV) we find the intriguing phrase “the company of them that give thanks.” If there is any appropriate description of Christians, it is that we should be a part of “the company of them that give thanks.” On any list of those things for which we are thankful is the good news that Jesus brought us from God. We should be thankful for the gospel, for the good news of Jesus Christ, because the gospel is:
a. The good news is permissive in that it is no respecter of persons.
b. The gospel is for everyone who believes. (John 3:16)
a. God fills us with His power which changes our lives.
b. The gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to enter any heart, any time, under any circumstances, and change people’s lives.
a. Once we have God’s love, nothing in this world can ever separate us from it.
b. Christ can never be taken away from us. (Romans 8:38, 39)
a. The gospel provides us strength for today.
b. The gospel reminds us God is with us.