MESSAGE AND HOPE OF THE GOSPEL

The church is called to proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God in every inhabited corner of the earth before Jesus returns in glory

After his resurrection, Jesus declared that “all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me; therefore, go and make disciples of all nations.” During his ministry, the disciples were not to preach to the Gentiles, though he did so several times in anticipation of opening the gospel to the “nations.” But initially, they were to proclaim it only to the “lost sheep of Israel.”

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BLESSING TO THE NATIONS

The covenant promises to “bless all nations” in Abraham finds its fulfillment in Jesus and his gospel – He is the true “seed of Abraham.”

Basic to the redemption of humanity is the covenant with Abraham and his “seed.” This includes the promise that “all the nations the earth will be blessed in him,” and that he will have innumerable descendants. So, how will the nations be blessed “in Abraham,” and when will this “blessing” occur? Who are his descendants, and most importantly, who is the true “seed of Abraham”?

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HOPE FOR ALL NATIONS

The Gospel of the Kingdom announced by Jesus is a message of hope and joy for men and women of every nation.

After his resurrection, Jesus declared that “all authority in heaven and on earth is given to me, therefore, go and make disciples of all nations.” As the Lord over all things, he dispatched his disciples to proclaim his sovereignty and salvation to men and women in every nation, whether Jew or Gentile, rich or poor, male or female.

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