The Kingdom of God – Part 3 The Kingdom of God and the gospel

Let me ask you a question. What do you understand the gospel to be? Some might answer like this: "Accept Jesus as your Savior, and when you die, you will go to Heaven." Or "Put your faith in Jesus, and your sins will be forgiven." Or "Follow Jesus, and you will find meaning and purpose for your life." All of these answers are right – but they are only partially correct. These statements are parts of the gospel, but they are not the entirety of the gospel.

On Being a Disciple Thoughts on Mark 1 & 2

Jesus used the words “follow me” when calling the apostles. What was it about this calling that was different from other callings? Mark describes Jesus calling five of the twelve apostles in the passages 1:16-20 and 2:13-14.  For Andrew, Simon, James, John, and Matthew, the call resulted in an immediate following (1:16-20).  The calling of …