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Bible study: Gospel of the King
January 24, 2020

The Gospel and the Kingdom of God

This is the second of a series of Bible studies from a discipleship booklet I made. The first was on the Gospel of the Kingdom, but this second is on the Gospel of the King.

For this study, you need to know that "Messiah" and "Christ" both mean "Anointed One." Messiah is from Hebrew and Christ is from Greek, but they both mean the same thing.

Read the passage then consider the questions.

1. Read Matthew 16:16-19.

Who does Peter say Jesus is?

How did Jesus react to what Peter said?

2. Read Psalm 2.

Describe the Christ and Son of God from Psalm 2.

3. John 20:31.

Why did John write his Gospel?

What will a person who believes that Jesus is the Christ and Son of God receive?

4. The King of the Kingdom

What did Jesus say the Gospel was? (Refer back to last week's lessor, or look up Mark 1:14-15.)

Who is the King of the Kingdom of God?

5. Important notes: A. In the Gospels, before Jesus died, the Kingdom of God or Kingdom of Heaven is mentioned 88 times and "Christ" is mentioned 55 times.

B. In the Rest of the New Testament, after Jesus rose from the dead, the Kingdom of God is mentioned 25 times and Christ is mentioned 494 times.

6. Read Mark 8:27-30 and Luke 9:18-21.

Why might Jesus not have wanted people to know he was the Christ?

In the booklet I have assignments for the next week. This week's assignment, should you choose to accept it, is:

1. Pick 1 to 5 people with whom you tell about what you learned in this lesson.

2. Read Matthew chapters 8-14.

3. Read Psalm 4-6.

4. Read 1 Corinthians 13 and Hebrews 11.

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