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The Promise - Mary tells the Christmas story from her perspective
January 30, 2015
What Is the Gospel of the Kingdom?

Jesus cantinually preached, "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand" (Matt. 4:17). He called the preaching of the Kingdom the "gospel" (Mark 1:14-15). He said the Gospel of the Kingdom would be preached until he returned (Matt. 24:14). After he rose, he spent 40 days with his disciples "teaching the things concerning the kingdom of God" (Acts 1:3).

Acts begins with Jesus teaching about the kingdom of God, and it ends with Paul taking visitors in his house, under house arrest in Rome, teaching them about the kingdom of God (Acts 28:31).

If the preaching of the kingdom of God is called "gospel" and is so important that Jesus constantly spoke of it and Acts begins and ends with it, how come it is so hard to define exactly what the Gospel of the Kingdom is?

You probably know by now that Greatest Stories Ever ToldTM is the new publishing arm of Christian History for Everyman. has always focused on history and its effect on our understanding of Christianity today. Greatest Stories Ever Told continues that tradition and purpose.

As such, we are very excited to announce the countdown to the February 2 release of Matthew Bryan's Forgotten Gospel.

Matthew lays a solid Scriptural foundation for the Gospel of the Kingdom. He also explains exactly why it has been so hard for modern Christians to define. He brings us back to just two important texts in the Hebrew Scriptures (the OT) that laid the foundation for the Jewish understanding of what Jesus meant when he preached the Kingdom of God. Then he explains why the Jews and apostles understood exactly what Jesus meant, while modern Christians are left scratching their heads. What happened along the way? Matthew carefully traces it through history.

Forgotten Gospel is subtitled "The Original Message of a Conquering King" and it will scratch on itch if you have caught on to the message of the Kingdom, but you have not been able to express it well.

Stay up to date on the progess and get a sample chapter at

Paul Pavao

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