1 Corinthians 1:18 (KJV)
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish — foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:21 (KJV)
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Romans 1:16 (KJV)
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Hebrews 10:39 (KJV)
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
The Bad News First
Until one understands the extreme severity and horrific predicament that they are in, one is less concerned about the remedy. When visiting your doctor he is she always describes the severity of your condition and all of the possibilities that the condition could I would develop into. He or she wants you to be completely aware and have the understanding of your health condition. After that he or she then goes about prescribing a medical solution. The idea is, when you understand the bad news, that bad news gives you motivation to accept the good news, the remedy, the cure.