HOST: Michael Whitworth
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. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them. And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.
Good news! Jesus travelled around the towns of Galilee, preaching the good news of the kingdom of God. For centuries, the Jews had waited on the Messiah to come and for the kingdom of God to be established. Now He was here, and that kingdom was on the verge of appearing. No, it would not be the physical kingdom that many of the Jews longed for and expected. It would, in fact, be a much greater spiritual kingdom whose borders would stretch to the ends of the earth, and that would never be destroyed. It would be a kingdom that would bring salvation to all who entered it through Christ. It was certainly good news—and still is! That kingdom, Christ’s church, still exists today, and you and I have the wonderful opportunity to be a part of it, to be redeemed by the blood of Christ, and to share in the wonderful blessings of being children of God. It is indeed good news!
What are some blessings that you have received from being part of the Lord’s kingdom?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!