Good News is that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Servant King who brings God's redemption, reconciliation, and restoration to the world. Jesus reveals what life in the Kingdom of God on earth was intended to be like between God and humanity, and between humanity and the world. He is the new Adam, the faithful Israel, and the Son of David God promised. And He graciously gave His whole life to doing justice, mercifully loving people, and walking humbly on this earth in a display of Immanuel - God with us. And even as we rebelled and killed Him, in His death on the cross Jesus took on our sin and the brokenness of the world, receiving the justice necessary so that we can be atoned for and reconciled with God by His grace through faith in Him. On the cross, Jesus entered into our suffering, defeating the powers of evil and accomplishing the reconciliation of all creation. King Jesus is the only One we can trust to resurrect our lives from the death spiral we've put ourselves and the world in. And in His bodily resurrection, He defeats death and showcases that humanity can and will be redeemed for our intended purpose on earth. In His ascension to the throne of God, we see that He is the only reigning King of kings and Lord of lords. And when He returns He will accomplish God’s good judgment, conquering Satan, evil and death, and removing all those who desire to be their own gods, as He reconciles heaven and earth and makes all things new forever.
Mark 10:45; Luke 19:10; John 1:1-5, 14; John 3:16-17; John 10:10; John 12:46; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 15:23-27; Ephesians 1:20-22; Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 1:13-20; 1 Timothy 1:15; Hebrews 1:1-3; Hebrews 2:10-18; Hebrews 4:14-5:2; Revelation 22:1-5, 17