The Good News Of Jesus Christ
The new church was quick to expand after Jesus Christ resurrected. His new followers, called Christians, had the mission of spreading the Good News: Jesus has authority over death! Their greeting to each other reflected this truth.
When two Christians would meet, one would say: “He is risen.” And the other would respond with: “He is risen, indeed!” Today, that exchange is often carried out by pastor and congregation in church services throughout the world. What a beautiful public acknowledgment: we believe in the hope He promised us. Continue reading
bar-abbas means “son of Abba”
While Jesus, the Son of God, was out teaching the Jewish people about love, a rebel named Barabbas lead a group of political insurgents in a rebellion against Rome. Barabbas was a murderer who hated paying taxes to Rome and was aggressively trying to end all Roman authority. His group of insurrectionists started an uprising and because of this they were thrown into prison. Continue reading
1 John was written by the apostle John probably between A.D. 85 and 90. Being an eyewitness to the life, death and resurrection of Christ, John wrote with authority. In the book he specifically assures us Jesus is the Son of God.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:13 Continue reading