Monday, March 29, 2010

Daily Journal for Tuesday 30th of March 2010

The Good News

S - "The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead - whom you killed by hanging him on a cross. God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Saviour that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him." Acts 5:30-32

O - Peter and the apostles stood before the High Priest and proclaimed the good news. God, the one God, who down through the ages men and women have worshipped and followed, raised Jesus from the dead. The tomb that was full is now empty! The religious leaders had killed him by hanging his on a cross by God raised him. From the lowest depths of humility though, God raised him to the highest place - the right hand of God, a place of power and authority. Now the risen Christ is able to bring forgiven through his death and resurrection to those who come to him in repentance. Those who do know that this is true. The Holy Spirit dwells within us and confirms it. We know it's true. It's undeniable.

A - What was true in the message Peter and the apostles proclaimed is true today. Good news is found in Jesus Christ. He died so that we can be forgiven. As we turn around, repent and believe, God forgives us, Jesus has paid the price we deserved. The Holy Spirit comes into our lives. He confirms that what we believed by faith is true. This Easter, I will proclaim this good news at our church. I will pray that as Jesus is lifted up, as the good news is proclaimed that many come to believe.

P - Father, thank you for this good news! Help me proclaim it with boldness. Holy Spirit move and convict people to respond. Jesus be exalted. Amen.

Daily Reading - Acts 5

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