Reading for Discipleship

Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come—and the books, especially the parchments.

2 Timothy 4.13

“It is evident from this, that the Apostle had not given over reading…let us know that this passage gives to all believers a recommendation of constant reading, that they may profit by it.” (John Calvin)

Find a Friend and Read Together

“I bring you Good News of great joy that will be for all people.”

So announced the angelic messenger to shepherds in the Judean countryside outside the town of Bethlehem. What sort of news could this be that speaks of such blessing? One New Testament writer describes the joy as “inexpressible and filled with glory.” God’s Good News unfolds the message of the Bible – the message of Christmas – making clear its wonder, and explaining how that joy can become ours.

Stan Gale’s booklet, God’s Good News, can be an excellent conversation-starter for the season. You can download the e-book for free, or order multiple copies as stocking-stuffers and gifts for co-workers, neighbors, and friends (only $1.00 each). Then plan to follow-up and talk with your friends about the Good News of Christmas.