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What Is “Gospel”? The “Gospel” and “Kingdom” in Acts, Part 2

Paul before the Jerusalem council (Acts 15:7-11) After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of … Continue reading

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What Is “Gospel”? The “Gospel” and “Kingdom” in Acts, Part 1

Acts is, of course, Luke’s sequel to the Gospel According to Luke. I figure it would help us better understand Luke’s “gospel of the kingdom” if we see how the words are used in Acts. The words are used lots … Continue reading

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What Is the “Gospel”? The “Gospel” According to Luke, Part 4

Little children (Luke 18:15-17)  People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to … Continue reading

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What Is the “Gospel”? The “Gospel” According to Luke, Part 3

The Parable of the Sower Jesus later taught the Parable of the Sower. The disciples asked him what it means. Jesus said, (Luke 8:9-15)  His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets … Continue reading

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What Is the “Gospel”? The “Gospel” According to Luke, Part 2

In this part, we’ll begin sorting through the “kingdom” passages in Luke, because Luke so often refers to the “good news of the kingdom.” Obviously, we can’t understand “good news” without understanding “kingdom.” And the goal isn’t so much to define … Continue reading

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What Is the “Gospel”? The “Gospel” According to Luke, Part 1

Luke is a monster of a book. It’s just chock full of challenging texts. And one of the truly challenging parts of Luke is his presentation of the “gospel.” John’s  birth announced “Good news” first appear when Gabriel announces the … Continue reading

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What Is “Gospel”? Part 5

“Gospel” is a big, big concept. And while it’s helpful, I hope, to work through the key “gospel” verses to understand the concept, this has hardly been a complete or thorough exposition. I mean, how can we consider “gospel” without … Continue reading

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What Is “Gospel”? Part 4

Phil 1 (Phil 1:27-28)  Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in … Continue reading

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What Is “Gospel”? Part 3

In parts 1 and 2 we considered the two primary New Testament texts defining “gospel” and the Old Testament texts that introduced the idea of gospel long before Jesus came. In this and the next part, we’ll work through most … Continue reading

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What Is “Gospel”? Part 2

Isaiah “Good news,” “good tidings,” or “gospel” is found in a handful of passages in Isaiah. The Jews in the First Century were well familiar with this “good news” and were anticipating the coming of the Messiah as the fulfillment … Continue reading

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