The Kingdom of God is Near!

Mark 1:14-15 “The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!” Mark 1:15 After announcing that God’s time had finally come, Jesus focused the Good News in a few words: “The Kingdom of God is near!” (1:15). But [Read More…]

What Was the Message of Jesus? Summary

Throughout this series on the message of Jesus I’ve attempted to answer the most common and central questions people have about his message. In this final post I want to review what we have learned by summarizing my answers succinctly. I have gathered all of the individual posts on this topic into a series I’ve [Read More…]

What is the Kingdom of God? Part 2

Part 4 of series: What Was the Message of Jesus? In my last post in this series, I began to clarify the core message of Jesus: “The kingdom of God has come near” (Mark 1:15). Our word “kingdom,” it turns out, misses the precise sense of Jesus’ own language. What he proclaimed was not the [Read More…]