Jesus is the Savior, Healer, Redeemer, and King we all need.
The Gospel is the Good News that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Savior 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. Jesus is the new Adam, the faithful Israelite, and the King God promised: He graciously gave His whole life to doing justice, mercifully loving people, and walking humbly on this earth in a beautiful and powerful display of Immanuel - God with us. And even as humanity's religious and political authorities rebelled and killed Him, in His death on the cross, Jesus took on our self-destruction and the brokenness of the world so that we can be reconciled with God. On the cross, Jesus entered into our suffering, defeating the powers of evil and accomplishing the redemption of all creation. He 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 and ascension, He defeats death and showcases that humanity can and will be redeemed for our intended purpose on earth. Jesus reigns with grace and truth and sends us His Spirit to turn us to Him and lead us through the valley of the shadow of death into His abundant life so that we can be witnesses of His redemption and renewal. And when Jesus returns, He will accomplish God’s good justice, revealing what is true, finishing His defeat of evil and death, and removing all those who do not want His renewal, as He reconciles heaven and earth and makes all things new, good, beautiful, and true 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