Almost 2,000 years ago, in a backwater hamlet in the empire of Rome, a man was arrested, illegally tried and executed. He was not the first, nor would He be the last; but He was unique. Out of the many who have been unjustly killed, He is the only one, in all of history, to be resurrected 3 days later in power and glory. Because He was resurrected, we have hope that we too may be rescued from the cruelty and pain of this life and world. We call this hope the good news, or the gospel. Jesus died for your sins and mine, paying the penalty we owed, standing as our substituted. He is Risen! Fills us with hope, have you experienced it?