Good News

From Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for God’s good news. God promised this good news about his Son ahead of time through his prophets in the holy scriptures. His Son was descended from David. He was publicly identified as God’s Son with power through his resurrection from the dead, which was based on the Spirit of holiness. This Son is Jesus Christ our Lord. Through him we have received God’s grace and our appointment to be apostles. This was to bring all Gentiles to faithful obedience for his name’s sake. You who are called by Jesus Christ are also included among these Gentiles. To those in Rome who are dearly loved by God and called to be God’s people. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:1-7, CEB)

Good News is something that is truly good for all people. Not just a few chosen, or some, but all.

Paul here is writing a letter to the church in Rome because he is hoping to visit them on his way to Spain. He did not start this congregation, like many of the other letters he wrote that are in the Bible. He is introducing himself and reminds them what they have in common. Jesus is the common thread among followers of the Way and the good news for all people.

As we journey into Lent and closer to the cross and the life-giving resurrection, remember Jesus unites us and doesn’t separate us.

Love all people and strive to always do good to others.

Loving People. Loving God.

Published by asacredrebel

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