The Definition of God is Important

A Definition of God The term “God” is often misunderstood by both Trinitarians and Unitarians, supposing that it refers to a KIND of being (WHAT God is in His nature and impersonal essence) or to simple Personhood (WHO God is as a Person). But the truth of the matter is that the term “God” primarily refers to a ROLE – God’s STATUS as the supreme authority over everything and everyone. The title “God” defines His Sovereign role and relationship over everything that He has originated.

The Kingdom of God and the Restoration of Israel

by Sir Anthony Buzzard The restoration of the Kingdom to Israel is the principal theme of the message of the Hebrew prophets. With one voice they look forward to a great day coming when the Messiah, God’s agent, will rule the earth from Jerusalem. No New Testament writer ever doubted this. They do not need … Continue reading The Kingdom of God and the Restoration of Israel

Are They Telling You the Truth About the Gospel?

by Sir Anthony Buzzard http://www.focusonthekingdom.org Ask any Christian and student of the Bible and they will probably tell you that the Gospel message of salvation consists of two great truths: 1. Jesus died for our sins. 2. Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to the Father. Few have stopped to ask themselves: Is this … Continue reading Are They Telling You the Truth About the Gospel?

The Amazing Shift Away from Jesus in the Popular Gospel

Author:- Sir Anthony Buzzard http://www.focusonthekingdom.org "Jesus came to do three days work" —Billy Graham Protestants have inherited a Gospel from their Protestant heritage. The question is, does this Protestant Gospel do justice to the Bible’s and particularly Jesus’ definition of the Gospel? Jesus was the initial preacher of the saving Gospel: “How then can we … Continue reading The Amazing Shift Away from Jesus in the Popular Gospel

Acts: A Gold Mine of Kingdom Treasures!

by Kenneth LaPrade, Texas Many folks might be motivated to ask a person like me, “Why even bother emphasizing the Gospel of the Kingdom of God repeatedly? After all, we (as Christians) already believe that Jesus died for our sins and was resurrected. Isn’t that the whole Gospel? So what then is the big deal … Continue reading Acts: A Gold Mine of Kingdom Treasures!

What Is “Preaching the Gospel”?

Everything Jesus said is really an expansion of this opening statement about how salvation is to be gained: “Repent and believe the Gospel Message about the Kingdom of God” (Mark 1:14-15). This is a summary statement of the Christian faith provided by Mark at the outset of his evangelistic account of Jesus and his career as evangelist and Savior. The Kingdom is the organizing center of all that Jesus taught.

Paul & the Mystery

Copyright © Tim Warner “Paul himself also — after that the Lord spoke to him out of heaven, and showed him that, in persecuting His disciples, he persecuted his own Lord, and sent Ananias to him that he might recover his sight, and be baptized —  ‘preached,’ it is said, ‘Jesus in the synagogues at … Continue reading Paul & the Mystery

Which Commandments do We Keep?

Copyright © Tim Warner The "commandments of God" in Scripture have been a source of much confusion among Christians. Some claim that only Paul's teaching applies to us directly. Some claim that all "New Testament" commandments are for us. Others say some Old Testament commandments apply also. Others say all of the commands in Scripture … Continue reading Which Commandments do We Keep?

7. The Power of the Gospel – Calvinism Series

The idea that God gives a mystical enlightenment only to a preordained number of individuals is completely foreign to the Scriptures, and to God's integrity. Yes, the Spirit draws people to God. But, many people resist the Spirit. The power that leads people to repentance and experiencing the grace of God, is not mystical at … Continue reading 7. The Power of the Gospel – Calvinism Series

The Gospel is about the Kingdom of God

The gospel that Jesus taught was about the Kingdom of God. Mark 1:14-15 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." There are 69 … Continue reading The Gospel is about the Kingdom of God