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The Gospel of the Kingdom

Kingdom of God
Christmas Sermons

A Sermon on Matthew 4:23

Jesus Ministers to Great Crowds

And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. (ESV)

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Do we know what the Gospel is? A great tragedy today, even among professing Christians, is not knowing what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is. In this Christmas message, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on the message that frames the beginning and end of the Lord Jesus’ ministry. By looking at both Matthew 4:23 and 24:14, he explores the message of the Gospel from the perspective of the Kingdom of God. The good news of God’s Kingdom (or His rule and reign), says Dr. Lloyd-Jones reminds us of the greatness of the Gospel. We are often guilty of reducing the Gospel to subjective terms such as our personal happiness or peace. We often start with ourselves and end with ourselves. But as Dr. Lloyd-Jones teaches, the Gospel of the Kingdom reminds us that the whole world is involved in God’s redemption. The good news of the Kingdom reminds us that the Son of God came to this earth, not to simply make us respectable people, but to make us obedient to God. Our obedience to the King brings Him glory. Listen as Dr. Lloyd-Jones answers the most important question of all: why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to come into the world?

Additional Scripture Translations

Matthew 4:23, New American Standard Bible

Ministry in Galilee

23Jesus was going about in all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.

Matthew 4:23, King James Version

23¶ And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.