Here's the Good News: We can have a relationship with God that will give us abundant and eternal life.
This relationship is available to us because of Jesus Christ, a real man who lived and walked on this earth. Without Jesus, we cannot have this abundant eternal life because we have all chosen to rebel against God, to do our own thing and to be in charge of our own life. The punishment for living for ourselves and in disobedience to God is death and eternal separation from God.
But Jesus died for us. In doing so he took the punishment and death we deserved. And now, since he did that, we are offered eternal and abundant life. The thing is, like anything you're offered, you have to take it. You have to accept Jesus and accept the sacrifice he made for you.
Even better, Jesus didn't stay dead. He came back to life and calls all who accept his sacrifice to follow him, learn from him, and be like him.
Isn't this news good?
Here's where the Bible backs up what you just read: John 1:17-18, 10:10, Romans 6:23, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4,