Just one hit this week, but in the stretch of Sundays in the Easter season, a helpful reminder that this message God has given us is worth proclaiming.
Verse 14 is quoted in Formula of Concord, Solid Declaration, Article 2: Free Will (SD 2.51) as part of a list of quotes from scripture showing the importance of the proclamation of the gospel to all people because this gospel is the good news through which all people might be saved.
The story of Easter, in all its fullness, still draws people to God. This should not surprise us! The Easter story is God's story and God's gift of faith for salvation.
- How do we carry the joy of Easter Day into even the seventh week and beyond?
- Does our proclamation of the good news of God in Jesus reflect the joy of the good news itself?