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Midday Bible Study: Gospel 66

We can look at a slew of references for all say basically the same thing. We’ve had some early pushbacks here so I embolden the words that make our point: preaching/gospeling. Notice these references [where the word “kerusso”/preaching/proclaiming/gospeling appears]:

1. John preached about Jesus — so his preaching focused on God’s kingdom redemption in Christ (Mark 1:7).

2. Jesus preached the kingdom of God: Mark 1:38-39, 45.

3. Jesus shared the preaching ministry with, or passed it onto, his disciples: Mark 3:14; Matt 10:7; Luke 9:2.

4. Jesus told them to preach the gospel in public fearlessly and to all: Matt 10:27; Mark 13:10; 14:9.

5. Those who were healed did this [preaching] spontaenously: Mark 5:20; 7:36.

6. Jesus preached the good news to the poor: Luke 4:18-19.

7. This gospel preaching involved repentance and forgiveness of sins: Luke 24:47.

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posted February 2, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Is there a point?
As far as I can tell the link here is preaching – gospel isn’t just done it is preached – not just by Jesus but by those touched by him.

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Scot McKnight

posted February 2, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Yes, Jesus was a preacher of the kingdom of God.

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posted February 2, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Seems like seven things to me. What am I missing?

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posted February 2, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Here are my questions on this point:
1. Does the term “preach” in the NT mean what we have come to associate with it today or does the NT meaning vary in some ways?
2. The second concern, relatedly, is the content of what was preached in those passages (compared to what we ‘preach’ today). ‘God’s government is right in front of you.’ I don’t think we ‘preach’ this very often at all. Even when we do, I’m still not are thinking about what Jesus and the apostles were thinking of with that phrase.

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posted February 15, 2009 at 8:51 am

Jesus Christ the Son of God the same yesterday today and forever. That is in Hebrews chapter 13 verse 8. What Jesus did then, He want’s us to do now, big challenge, are we doing that? What do you think? I know Jesus is comming back again, soon, don’t know when, see Matthew chapter 24 verse 44, that’s when! I am always struggling with all that Jesus said and did, what do we do now?

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