I Thessalonians 3:6, "But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always have good remembrance of us, greatly desiring to see us, as we also to see you"
Pastor Levy's message touched on this verse this morning and I found this interesting.
The Greek (Hyper-linked to the Blue Letter Bible):
"αρτι δε ελθοντος τιμοθεου προς ημας αφ υμων και ευαγγελισαμενου ημιν την πιστιν και την αγαπην υμων και οτι εχετε μνειαν ημων αγαθην παντοτε επιποθουντες ημας ιδειν καθαπερ και ημεις υμας"
Meaning: " to bring good news, to announce glad tidings"
- of the joyful tidings of God's kindness, in particular, of the Messianic blessings
- in the NT used especially of the glad tidings of the coming kingdom of God, and of the salvation to be obtained in it through Christ, and of what relates to this salvation
- glad tidings are brought to one, one has glad tidings proclaimed to him
- to proclaim glad tidings: instruct (men) concerning the things that pertain to Christian salvation
Here is the common usage of "to preach good news" in the NT: Romans 1:15, "So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also."
The good news of 1 Thessalonians 3:6, is the good news that one has received the gospel. A "good news" of a different sort!