The first couple of sentences are cut off. The lesson begins with this passage –
(Mat 4:23-25 ESV) And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them. 25 And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.
I ask the class to define “gospel” — which they do in terms of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. I then ask how Jesus could be teaching this before these events happened — at a time when he wasn’t yet ready to be announced as Messiah.
Download: SOTM Introduction January 11, 2015