This week another combination of terms caught my eye. In many of the books attributed to Paul we see the words "gospel of Christ".
The term 'Christ' means Messiah or anointed one. The Jews were waiting for a Messiah to be their King and Saviour.
If we substitute the term Christ with its meaning "anointed King and Saviour", it helps clarify that Paul and Jesus were proclaiming the same good news.
"in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem even as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of the anointed King and Saviour."
1 Corinthians 9:12
"If others receive this right from you, are we not more deserving? But we have not made use of this right. Instead we endure everything so that we may not be a hindrance to the gospel of the anointed King and Saviour."
2 Corinthians 2:12
"Now when I arrived in Troas to proclaim the gospel of the anointed King and Saviour, even though the Lord had opened a door of opportunity for me,"
2 Corinthians 4:4
"among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of the anointed King and Saviour, who is the image of God."
2 Corinthians 9:13
"Through the evidence of this service they will glorify God because of your obedience to your confession in the gospel of the anointed King and Saviour and the generosity of your sharing with them and with everyone."
"not that there really is another gospel, but there are some who are disturbing you and wanting to distort the gospel of the anointed King and Saviour."
"Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of the anointed King and Saviour so that..."
1 Thessalonians 3:2
"We sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker for gospel of the anointed King and Saviour, ..."I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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