The Gospel of the Kingdom

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Would you like to learn more about the glorious future Jesus Christ will usher in at His return called the Kingdom of God? Dozens of prophecies tell us how the world will be entirely transformed and all humanity taught a way of life that will bring peace, prosperity and productive, fulfilling lives. For a glimpse into this exciting new world, be sure to read this booklet. [ View or download other free booklets at ]
  T HE G OSPELOFTHE K INGDOM ©1996,1999,2001,2003 United Church of God, an International Association All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A. Scriptures in this booklet are quoted from the New King James Version (©1988 Thomas Nelson,Inc.,publishers) unless otherwise noted.  The Good News of the Kingdom of God  The Good News of the Kingdom of God “Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came toGalilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel’“ (Mark 1:14-15). T he theme of Jesus Christ’s message was the good news of theKingdom of God. This is made clear by Matthew,Mark and Luke.Luke records Christ in His own words describing His purpose:“I mustpreach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent” (Luke 4:43). Mark relates that,at the beginning of His ministry,“Jesus came to Galilee,preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God”(Mark 1:14). Matthew tells us,“... Jesus began to preach and to say,‘Repent,for the kingdom of heaven is at hand’... And Jesus went about allGalilee,teaching in their synagogues,preaching the gospel of thekingdom ...”(Matthew 4:17,23). Luke 8:1 confirms that Jesus Christ did exactly what He said Hewould:“Now it came to pass,afterward,that He went through everycity and village,preaching and bringing the glad tidings [the gospel,or good news] of the kingdom of God ...”This message of the Kingdom was the heart and core of Christ’s 5 The Gospel of the Kingdom record of the message Jesus Christ taught while on earth. This portionof the Bible,appropriately called “the Gospels,”comprises the firstfour books of the New Testament:Matthew,Mark,Luke and John.The writers of these accounts all tell us that Jesus’primary messagewas the gospel of the Kingdom of God. Mark tells us:“Jesus came to Galilee,preaching the gospel of thekingdom of God,and saying,‘The time is fulfilled,and the kingdomof God is at hand. Repent,and believe in the gospel’” (Mark 1:14-15,emphasis ours throughout). “The gospel of the Kingdom of God”isthe message Jesus Christ instructs His followers to believe . Thisbooklet will help you understand and believe this wonderful goodnews Jesus Christ announced to humanity! 4
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