The Good News of Christmas

“But the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.” Luke 2:10 NLT

When I was in middle school and high school, I was on the Journalism staff of our school newspapers. I was also a paper boy when I was in the 7th and 8th grades for the Gastonia Gazette.

In the journalism class, we were taught to write stories using the five W’s and one H method. That method is a series of questions: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How. I have continued to use this method when writing or promoting events.

As a paperboy, my job was to deliver the afternoon paper each day and the morning paper on Sundays. I rolled the papers up using a rubber band and delivered them from the saddle bags attached to my bike. It was important to deliver the news to the customers as soon as possible.

Today, news travels faster than ever. With the advent of the internet, the speed of information has surpassed the need for newspapers, magazines, and even television news. You can be up to the minute at the click of a button.

When Jesus was born, an Angel brought the Good News of His birth to a bunch of shepherds outside of Bethlehem. Even though this news is 2000 years old, it is till Good News that it is relevant today. This Good News is indeed for all people.

Verse 11 in the NLT gives us the five Ws of this news. On Christmas day here is the Good News according to the angel: “The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!”

Who: The Messiah. What: has been born. When: today. Where: Bethlehem. Why: Savior. How: Lord.

We have Good News to deliver to people today. Make sure you tell your family and friends the reason of why we celebrate Jesus as Messiah, Savior, and Lord.

I love you and it is a privilege to be your pastor,


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