Once in a while it’s good to get back to basics. The “gospel” of the Kingdom of God is more than the life, death and resurrection of the Messiah. Shimini Atzeret, or the Eighth Day (Isaiah 52), is a celebration of salvation, peace, restoration and the reign of God.
When we look in the Tanak to find examples of the Messiah, we ususally look to the “good” men in the TaNaK (Torah, Prophets and Writings), men such as Moses, David and Solomon. However, there is an “evil” son of King David whose final hours gives us clues about the life, death and resurrection of the Messiah.
The clues of the final hours of Absalom were so important that the Apostles allude to them when teaching and writing about the Gospel to their communities.
We are continuing our New Testament study on the New Covenant as revealed in the writings of the Apostle Paul. Before figuring out “different gospel” Paul is speaking against in the letter to the Galatians, we should look at what “gospel” he presented to the Galatian congregations, as recorded in Acts 13:14-52.
Continue reading Galatians 1:1-9, Acts 13:14-52 — the ‘gospel’ to Galatia
Paul appears before Festus, Felix’s successor as well as the Jewish King Agrippa and Queen Bernice. He made a very favorable impression on them yet he was already bound for Rome so his captivity continued.
Richard Agee answers a submitted question — “What is the Gospel?” Unfortunately, the answer is not often clearly communicated.
In Acts 8:4 we read about "preaching the gospel," but the phrase has become so overused that many don’t know what it means to preach and what "news" they’re preaching.