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1 What Is THE Gospel? Part 2 Definition of THE Gospel According to Jesus Christ-He Should Know So let s start out with a list, as to what are often quoted as being the various gospels spoken about in the scriptures. the gospel of the kingdom the gospel of Jesus Christ the gospel of God the word of the gospel the gospel of the grace of God the gospel of his Son the gospel of Christ the Apostle Paul--according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ the gospel to the uncircumcised the gospel to the circumcised the gospel of the glory of Christ God s gospel the gospel of your salvation the gospel of peace the mystery of the gospel the faith of the gospel the gospel of the glory of the blessed God the gospel by the power of God an eternal gospel Strategy, a word of military origin, refers to a plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal. 1

2 2 Corinthians 11: 3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. (The Messiah) 4 For IF someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the ONE we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the ONE you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the ONE you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. 5 Indeed, I consider that I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles. 6 Even if I am unskilled in speaking, I am not so in knowledge; indeed, in every way we have made this plain to you in all things. 7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached God s gospel to you free of charge? Galatians:1: 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. Galatians 3: 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "In you shall all the nations (gentiles) be blessed." Matthew 4: 23 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming THE GOSPEL (good news) OF THE KINGDOM and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. Matthew 9: 35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel (good news) of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 2

3 Acts 20: 17 Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him. 18 And when they came to him, he said to them: "You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, 19 serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews; 20 how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, 21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. 22 And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there, 23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me. 24 But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. 25 And now, behold, I know that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again. 26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all of you, 27 for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. Romans 15: 8 For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, Genesis 13: 14 The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, 15 for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. 3

4 Isaiah 61: 1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 to proclaim the year of the LORD s favor, (Jesus stopped here) and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; Luke 4: 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, 18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord s favor." JESUS STOPPED READING. 20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." Matthew 24: 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Mark 1: 1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased. 12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him. 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." 4

5 Matthew 19: 23 And Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God." Luke 20: 1 One day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up Galatians 1: 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel 7 not that there is ANOTHER ONE, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. 10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (THE Messiah) John 14: 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. John 17: 8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 5

6 Acts 1: 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. Bill Ramey s web site: The Kingdom of God is the golden thread which runs throughout God's revelation; and of this kingdom, all of Scripture is its exposition. All of human history are preparatory stages for the Kingdom's manifestation. It is the end which serves to explain the means; it is the object for which ages have passed and are ever to revolve, and never to be repeated; it is the coming of Jesus that inaugurates "the blessed hope", and when all the angels will bow down to worship the Son of Man; and that which the prophets, Jesus and the apostles continually focused upon as the bright light, clearly illuminating the past and present so that we will endure. Dr. Bill Ramey Watch Video: Tim Blacks-Hebrews Study-Podcast downloads: 6

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