THE FIRST JOURNEY BEGUN, Sarah Barry
THE GOOD NEWS
Passage: Acts 13:32~41
Key verse: 38
1. God fulfilled his promise (32-37)
The resurrection of Jesus is attested by Scripture. God keeps his promises. Psalm 2 looks forward to the victory of the Son of God. In this Psalm, the Anointed King is proclaimed Son of God. By his resurrection, Jesus was proclaimed with power to be the Son of God (Ro 1:4). David longed for resurrection, and God promised him, 'You will not let your Holy One see decay.' David served his own generation, died and was buried. However, God did not forget his promise. He raised Jesus, David's descendant, from the dead. By his resurrection, Jesus conquered death and decay.
2. Forgiveness of sins through Jesus (38-41)
The resurrection of Jesus confirms him as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (Jn 1:29). Through faith in Jesus' shed blood, we have forgiveness of sins. We must believe and not scoff at the amazing thing that God has done, for by faith in the risen Jesus we are justified--made right with God. Scoffers will wonder and perish.
Prayer: Lord, help me to serve my times with resurrection faith, as David did.
One Word: Good news of the resurrection