2017 – The Year of Good News!

#YearofGoodNews
I have written a letter that I have asked a lot of my friends to sign.
It is a declaration to make 2017 “The Year of Good News.”
Franklin Graham was the first to get the word out.
Will you join him and sign as well at goodnews.harvestamerica.com?

The Year of Good News

In a time of bad news, distracting news, divisive news, disorderly news, and, sometimes, depressing news we—as Christians and as leaders—want to recommit ourselves to making sure that the Good News of Jesus cuts through it all. We call upon Christians in America to make 2017 “The Year of Good News.”

Christians everywhere must share the message of Jesus with everyone they can at every opportunity they can. Pastors must preach the Gospel boldly and pray intentionally for national revival.

Despite the divisions and distractions dividing our nation and disorienting our culture, we believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ remains the hope of the world and is more needed in our nation now than at almost any point in our nation’s history.

This is not to diminish the important good works and example that the Church as a whole provides, but it is to emphasize that Jesus has commanded us to “go into all the world and preach the Gospel” and to “make disciples of all nations.”

Our message is the Good News that God loved us so much He sent His son to this earth on a rescue mission. Jesus who is fully God and fully man lived a perfect life, died a perfect death and rose again from the grave.

We need a national miracle to heal our political, racial and cultural divisions, and that miracle is found in the power of Jesus to change our hearts. Therefore, we commit to preach louder than our nation’s politics, and we aim to make the message of Jesus Christ transcend the monopoly of our media. We confess our only hope of unity is on the level ground at the foot of the cross of Jesus, and our only hope of healing is in the victory achieved through his empty tomb.

The gospel is the timeless, God-honored, God-ordained message that can change a human heart for time and eternity. We accept Jesus’ command to proclaim his message, wherever we are to whomever we are around.

Because 2017 is such a critical year for America, it must become the Year of Good News. Please share #YearofGoodNews with everyone you can.

Signed,

Greg Laurie
Senior Pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship.

Al Mohler
President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Anne Graham Lotz
Author

Brian Brodersen
Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa

David Jeremiah
Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church

Eric Metaxas
Author, Speaker, Radio Host

Franklin Graham
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

George Wood
General Superintendent, Assemblies of God

Jack Graham
Pastor, Prestonwood Church

James Dobson
Author, Family Talk with James Dobson

James MacDonald
Founder and Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel

Joe Focht
Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia

Joel Rosenberg
Author

Kevin Ezell
President, North American Mission Board (NAMB)

Levi Lusko
Pastor, Fresh Life Church

Max Lucado
Author

OS Hawkins
President, Guidestone Financial Resources

Randy Alcorn
Author

Robert Morris
Pastor, Gateway Church

Ronnie Floyd
Senior Pastor, Cross Church

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Skip Heitzig
Founder and Senior Pastor, Calvary of Albuquerque

Steve Gaines
President, Southern Baptist Convention

Go to goodnews.harvestamerica.com and add your voice to the respected evangelical leaders listed above.

2 thoughts on “2017 – The Year of Good News!”

  1. John Martin says:

    Who is the Great I Am comes to mind, Ruler,Saviour,or just Loving and kind? For the answer look up in astound. With honesty and truth this question forever profound. I am, we are, should strive to become, all honest, all loving,all respecting and wholesome. Christ like, God like, walking a life that’s alike,is the answer given again and again. ALL,is what I AM, all except your sin..
    J.Martin 2017

  2. Joey Medlin says:

    I’m glad to see a desire and effort such as this make a national splash. For years I have told people that we need this. Instead of CNN, we need GNN – Good News Network. The network can focus not on the destruction and tragedy resulting from a storm (for instance), but on the goodness of people as neighbor helps neighbor. We can celebrate and point to the miracles that are happening around us everyday that we often miss or dismiss.

    We need to be reminded that news isn’t all bad and divisive. We need to be reminded that there is good news. That the greatest news is good news. Did you hear the good news?

    Joey Medlin

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