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THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Good News in the Gospels

Here is a collection of verses dealing with good news and gospel found in the 'gospels'. Jesus came preaching good news of the kingdom of God. This is before Christ's death and resurrection. Is this a different good news message than the one Paul speaks of in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 (both are good news stories)?

Is this the same good news that we are commanded to go into the world and preach? (Mark 16:15)

Matthew 4:23
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the
good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

Matthew 9:35
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the
good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.

Matthew 11:5
The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the
good news is preached to the poor.

Matthew 24:14
And this
gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Mark 1:1
The beginning of the
gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Mark 1:14-15
After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the
good news of God.
"The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the
good news!"

Mark 8:35
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the
gospel will save it.

Mark 10:29-30 "I tell you the truth," Jesus replied, "no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.

Mark 16:15
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the
good news to all creation.

Luke 3:18
And with many other words John exhorted the people and preached the
good news to them.

Luke 4:16-20 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him,

Luke 4:43
But he said, "I must preach the
good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent."

Luke 9:6
So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the
gospel and healing people everywhere.

Luke 16:16
"The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the
good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.

Luke 20:1
One day as he was teaching the people in the temple courts and preaching the
gospel, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him. (NIV)

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