Jesus Preaches the Gospel

Texts: Luke 4:16-21, 40-43; Matthew 6:9-13, 33

Days 36-39 in Around the Bible in Eighty Days.

Did Jesus publicly preach the gospel during his ministry?

That depends on what you mean by “gospel.” If you mean that he preached his death and resurrection publicly, then the answer is no. If you mean that he preached the good news of the arrival of the kingdom, then the answer is yes.

Jesus preached the gospel of the reign of God through his teaching, and he also practiced the gospel through his ministry of healing.

Jesus practiced the kingdom of God through his teaching (illustrated by the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7) and his active ministry of discipling people, reconciling people groups, and liberating oppressed through healing (as Luke 4 illustrates).

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