How Does Jesus Proclaim the Kingdom of God? Part 2

Part 7 of series: What Was the Message of Jesus? Oops. Yesterday’s post “Where is the Kingdom of God?” came a day too soon. I want to say a little more about how Jesus proclaims the kingdom of God before I move. So please pardon a day of backtracking. In Tuesday’s post, I showed some [Read More…]

How Does Jesus Proclaim the Kingdom of God?

Part 5 of series: What Was the Message of Jesus? So far I’ve shown that the central message of Jesus was: “the kingdom of God has come near” (Mark 1:15). This kingdom was not a place where God reigns, but rather the reign of God itself – God’s rule, authority, and power. The reign of [Read More…]

What is the Kingdom of God?

Part 3 of series: What Was the Message of Jesus? In my last post in the series, What Was the Message of Jesus?, I explained that the core of Jesus’ preaching was the good news of the kingdom of God. This is summarized succinctly in Mark 1:15, where Jesus proclaims, “The time is fulfilled, and [Read More…]

What Was the Core of Jesus’ Preaching?

Part 2 of series: What Was the Message of Jesus? In my last post I began a multi-part series that seeks to answer the question: What was the message of Jesus? I mentioned that many people would answer this question by saying something about love, because we rightly associate Jesus’ teaching with love. But, as [Read More…]