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