How Does Jesus Proclaim the Kingdom of God? Part 2

Rembrandt van Rijn, "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee," 1633.

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...]

Where is the Kingdom of God?

Ruins of the synagogue in Capernaum. Photo used by permission from http://www.holylandphotos.org/

Part 6 of series: What Was the Message of Jesus? Where is the Kingdom of God? So far in this series we’ve seen that Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God using a variety of words and works. The essence of his message is summarized in Mark 1:15: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of [Read More...]

How Does Jesus Proclaim the Kingdom of God?

Mustard plants in Southern California. Not quite the same variety as in Judea in the time of Jesus.

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?

King Abdullah II of Jordan at the National Prayer Breakfast

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...]


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