good news

"The message of grace in the cross must be at the heart of our pastoral work. Above all, this means that our aim is not to make people moral, but for people to experience joy in Christ...

What the gospel says is this: 'You need not...'; 'You need not get drunk because Jesus offers a better refuge'; 'You need not lose your temper because God is in control of the situation.' That is good news! Sin makes promises. The gospel exposes those promises as false and points to a God who is bigger and better than anything offers. That is good news."

Steve Timmis & Tim Chester, Everyday Church