OUR GOOD NEWS ALBUM IS ONE YEARS OLD TODAY!
If you've been following along for a while, then you know this record is our most prophetic and carefully thought through message we’ve ever had on a record up until this point. It really all began by waking up in the morning picking up our phones and realising for months straight we hadn’t gotten any good news - it’s wall-to-wall bad news. You’re hearing about crises and crashes, and people dying and I think it can just be completely overwhelming to know what to do. But the word “gospel” actually means “good news”.
We as Christians are called to not just hear good news but to embody that good news practically as well as spiritually.
In a world full of bad news, because of Christ inside of us, we can be good news to the poor and broken-hearted, to the people who feel like they’re captive to sin, addiction, even just life. We can embody this good news of Jesus and we can proclaim a message to a world who thinks sometimes Christianity is at the forefront of telling people bad news. It’s about trying to think of ways to creatively express the loving heart of God in a way and in a language that actually communicates it to a hurting world.
This last year since releasing the Good News album that question has been at the forefront of our minds in everything we've done: does this sound like the good news of Jesus? Will people come away from our nights of worship not just entertained but with an encounter with the joy of the Lord? When they turn on our music in their car or homes, will it invite them into the goodness of God? We hope this album has stirred hope and joy in your hearts, that it's caused you to realise that God is so incredibly good. - Rend Collective