Sunday, October 12, 2014

PREACHING THE GOSPEL of the KINGDOM of GOD: SCS No. 23


Stoney Creek Sermonette: Number 23

(We at Project Dream Again hope these sermonettes bring some measure of peace to your soul and maybe spark a thought you then share with someone else in your life. Stoney Creek Sermonettes are not meant to replace your participation in a faith community.) 



Scripture Lesson for Today:

Mark 1:14-15 King James Version (KJV)

14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.


Sermonette for Today:


It seems very simple, but it is complex.  God had a plan from the time we were put on this earth to rescue us from ourselves. He knew that because He had given us the freedom to decide if we wanted a relationship with Him that He would have to have a dramatic plan to try to rescue those of us who were willing to repent and believe the Good News.

In our Scripture Lesson we find Jesus starting His ministry by preaching in Galilee. He was preaching the Good News (Gospel) of the kingdom of God.  He is saying the kingdom is near.  What did he mean?  The time that all humanity would bend their knee to God was drawing nearer because the first step to the end of this experiment with His creation had started.  His Son had arrived on earth.

Galatians 4:4 (KJV)
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

We don’t know when the end will be, but we know what we must do because Jesus told us when He first started preaching.  “Repent ye and believe the gospel.”  That is the message we should be hearing more than we do from every pulpit and that is what we should be sharing with every person we know.


Prayer for Today:

Our Heavenly Father, May we learn to see each other as persons and equals and start to include all Your children in Your kingdom so as to honor You as You honored us by sending Your Son to live among us. It is in His name we pray this prayer. Amen.



© Ed Cooper, October 12, 2014, Stoney Creek, Tennessee
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