Celebrating the good news of Easter
The Easter season reminds us of the central truths of the good news of Jesus Christ. Paul captured this gospel of God beautifully:
The gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 1:2-4, NIV)
The long-awaited promises of a Messiah through the Old Testament prophets found fulfillment when Jesus came to earth. The Father revealed Himself to us through His one and only Son. Jesus Christ came both human and divine. In His human nature He descended from David, fulfilling Jewish expectations of the coming Messiah. The Holy Spirit revealed His divine nature to us in power by resurrecting Him from physical death. The Spirit replaced the humiliation of the Cross with the exaltation and glorification of resurrection. We now proclaim the incredible confession: Jesus is Lord!
The Easter message offers us the opportunity to declare this life-giving truth to our world. Jesus came to us humbly in word and deed to offer new birth, restored relationship with His Father, and eternal life. The Holy Spirit validated His earthly life and message when He raised Him from the dead. His resurrection became the model for our resurrection from a life of sin and the hope of our eternal resurrection.
Good news is in short supply in today’s world. We have this incredible message to share with every man, woman, youth, and child. Join us in sharing God’s truth to everyone. Join us is working together “to make Christlike disciples in the nations.” Jesus is Lord!
Board of General Superintendents Church of the Nazarene
David A. Busic
Gustavo A. Crocker
Eugénio R. Duarte
David W. Graves
Jerry D. Porter
J. K. Warrick
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