June 28, 2017

The Story of Redemption

“Jesus’ divine self-understanding is evident explicitly in the Christological titles he used by way of self-reference and implicitly by his teaching and behavior.”
-William Lane Craig Reasonable Faith (300)

“The case for the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus seems to me to rest upon the evidence for three great, independently established facts: the empty tomb, the resurrection appearances, and the origin of the Christian faith. If these three facts can be established and no plausible natural explanation can account for them as well as the resurrection hypothesis, then one is justified in inferring Jesus’ resurrection as the most plausible explanation of the data.”
-William Lane Craig Reasonable Faith (361)

“this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.”
-Acts 2:23-24 ESV

All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.”
-2 Corinthians 5:19

“And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you…In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.” 
-John 14:16-17, 20


Innocence lived a brief existence
The darkness came crashing in
We were lost, wandering and hopeless
Desperate for deliverance
Good men can die but they don’t rise again
He gave his life and then he rose again

This is the story of redemption
This is the glory of his plan
This is the story of redemption
God reconciling us to him

Perfection as poured out for us
He shouldered all of the blame
And on that cross he tore all the walls down
Conquered death, rose from the grave
Good men can die but they don’t rise again
He gave his life and then rose again

This is the story of redemption
This is the glory of his plan
This is the story of redemption
God reconciling us to him

We’re not alone
His spirit lives within us and among us everyday
His love for us is new every morning
His forgiveness never fades
His forgiveness never fades
and he will never go away

This is the story of redemption
This is the glory of his plan
This is the story of redemption
God reconciling us to him

Good men can die but they don’t rise again
He gave his life and then he rose again

(c) 2017 Aryn Michelle and True Renaissance