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From: Peter Goodgame
Sent: Saturday, 10/5/2013 12:56 PM
Subject: The Gospel of Jesus, continued
This next section on the Gospel as taught by Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God.
"I must preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God... for I was sent for this purpose." Luke 4:42-43
Most churches today teach only the Gospel of salvation. In other words, "Jesus died so that you can go to heaven one day when you die." But this emphasizes something that is actually SECONDARY to the true and full Gospel. It also leaves young people without a sense of purpose when they step into the New Birth and then try to live in the world waiting for either death or the Second Coming.
When the Kingdom is taught, on the other hand, new believers catch the vision and realize that they have just become part of something much bigger than themselves! It is challenging to live as a Kingdom Christian, but it is also absolutely fulfilling!