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THE BEGINNING OF THE GOSPEL

Everything has a beginning, a starting point. Every journey has a place it began. The Christian faith or journey or message has a beginning. The desire to be a Christian, to please God and begin the journey that leads to eternal life, has blessing and victory over the world and Satan; all have a starting point.

 

  1. What is the Beginning of the Gospel?

Mark 1:1-4, John started his preaching with the message of repentance and forgiveness of sins.

What was the First Message Jesus Preached?

Mark 1:14-15 He preached Repentance. He later preached on healing, prosperity, deliverance, marriage, eternal life, heaven and the future plan of God. The foundation for receiving and profiting from there has to be laid. He preached repentance. After His resurrection, He commanded the disciples to preach.

What Message did the disciples preached?

Luke 24:47 When Peter preached what did he ask the people to do? Act 2:37-38.

What Message did Jesus send to the Churches in Asia from Heaven?

Revelation 2:5, 16, 21-22, Rev. 3:3, 19a

The message to the churches all ended with repentance.  Repentance is the beginning and foundation of faith and blessing.

 

  1. But what is Repentance? Isaiah 55:6-7

At repentance, the Sinner forsakes his ways, forsakes is thoughts, return to God, change his character, behavior and way. He changes his thoughts about God, about sin, about eternal life, about the word of God, changes his/hers beliefs and thoughts about God’s revelation and His plans.

 

  1. Can One Believe Without Repentance?

Mark 1:14-15, Acts 20:21

 

  1. Why is Repentance Necessary

Act 3:19, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Ezek. 18:23, Matt 5:4

Repentance is a command from God. We do not argue, discuss, and debate a command. We simply obey it. The commands of God are called Commandments. – Acts 17:30-31. We may have had a wicked past, may have done terrible things, but all of us have sinned, we are or were all sinners.

 

  1. What is God Command to Men? Simply, to Repent. Are you willing to obey this command? What if I refuse? Acts 17:31, Luke 13:3, 5.

Will you repent and repent now?

CONCLUSION: 1 Timothy 4:13

 

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