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Bible study: Gospel of the Kingdom
January 15, 2020

The Gospel and the Kingdom of God

I have completed a booklet with 10 Bible studies for a ministry that serves in foreign countries. I will try to send you one of those studies each Friday for the next ten weeks. I already have 6 more done for the second booklet, so we will do those afterward.

In preparation, you need to know that "gospel," by definition of the word, means "announcement of good news." In the first century Roman world, it usually meant the announcement of a new king.

1. Read Matthew 4:17-23.

According to this passage, what is the Gospel about?What did Jesus say about the Kingdom of Heaven in this passage?

2. Read Mark 1:14-15.

What is the Gospel about in this passage?What did Jesus say about God's kingdom in this passage?

3. Read Luke 4:43 and discuss what it means.

What does this passage say the Gospel is about?What did Jesus say his purpose was?

4. Think about what it means to be in a kingdom.

5. Think about what it means to be in God's kingdom.

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 1-7.

3. Read Psalm 1-3.

4. Read 1 Corinthians 13 and Hebrews 11.

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