Catalyst Vineyard Church


When we hear good news, we lean in and hope it’s true—even before believing it. So if the message of Christianity is supposedly good, why don’t more people lean in? Perhaps we need to take a fresh look at this good news to see if our current version is in line with the original one.

“… I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” -Luke 2: 10 NIV

(1) BETTER than true: Sunday, december 6th

People close to Jesus were convinced they had met good personified. So they documented the story. They were convinced it wasn’t just for a nation or for a generation, but for all nations and every generation. This was good news, great joy, for all people—perhaps especially for those of us who aren’t all that good.

If it’s not good news, you may have the wrong version. It’s not a good story. It’s good news.

“The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing their way into it.”
-Luke 16: 16 NIV

Better Than True Message Notes

(2) leveling the playing field: Sunday, december 13th

The original message of Jesus was so compelling that everyone who heard it wanted it to be true. Maybe the version you’ve heard isn’t as captivating. If Jesus truly offered an invitation that left no one out, would you consider it really good news?

PS: It’s good news because we’re not all that good.

“‘Don’t be afraid;’… So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him” -Luke 5:10-11 NIV

Leveling the Playing Field Message Notes

(3) be the news: Sunday, November 20th

Every generation of Jesus followers is responsible to ensure the news of the Christian faith stays true to the original.

So are you good news? What if you’re the only news someone gets?

“You are the light of the world. … let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” -Matthew 5:14, 16 NIV

Be the News Message Notes