What, exactly, is this good news?
Before we can understand the good news, we first need to understand the bad news.
Although God is holy and sinless, you and I are not. Because we sin, we can't stand in the presence of God. Have you ever wondered why people die? It's because the penalty for our sinfulness is death. The Bible tells us that beyond physical death, there is something called the "second death." The second death is a painful separation from God forever. You and I have a major problem.