The Lost Gospel of Jesus, part 4
December 29, 2010
(This is part 4 of the Lost Gospel of Jesus series, part one is here, part two here part three here.)
The Gospel that Jesus preached.
Matthew 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
The Gospel that Jesus preached was called, The Gospel of the Kingdom of God. We’ll get to what the phrase, "Kingdom of God" means in a bit, but first let me show you that it was the main theme of Jesus ministry.
Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
Mark 1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Luke 8:1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
Luke 9:11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
Jesus ministry is focused on announcing the presence of the Kingdom of God and teaching his disciples how to enter it and participate in its expansion. The Kingdom of God is the purpose, the core, the point of Jesus’ ministry.
- He said it was the purpose for which he was sent
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