I like this. It comes from Paul Langham’s translation of the New Testament.
From the book of Titus.
God has commissioned me (Paul) to tell everyone the wonderful truth that because of Jesus Christ, there is hope for life after death and power to live God’s way here and now. God made this promise before time began, and he always keeps his word.
N.T. Wright says a similar thing when he sums up the good news of the Christian hope with something along these lines … In the resurrection of Jesus, God has declared that Jesus is the Messiah of Israel and the Lord of the universe.