Word of the day: Matthew 4 vs 17 – Preach the Gospel

Word of the day: Matthew 4 vs 17 – Preach the Gospel

Caption: Preach the Gospel

Memorise: From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17 NKJV

Matthew 4:17  – NLT –  From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. ”

Matthew 4:17  – GNB – From that time Jesus began to preach his message: “Turn away from your sins, because the Kingdom of heaven is near!”

Matthew 4:17   – AMP – From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “ Repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life], for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Matthew 4:17  – ESV – From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Matthew 4:17   – NIV – From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Bible verse in Yoruba

Matteu 04:17 – Lati igbana ni Jesu bẹ̀rẹ si iwasu wipe, Ẹ ronupiwada; nitori ijọba ọrun kù si dẹ̀dẹ.

Key: Jesus Christ being the author and the finisher of our faith led the way to preach the gospel about the kingdom of heaven. And, when Christ was leaving the earth, He commanded that we go into the world to preach the gospel and make disciples for Him (Matthew 28:19); for we have been saved to save others. Therefore, as Christians we  are obliged to preach the gospel since we are the heir of salvation. The world needs to know that the only way to inherit the kingdom of heaven is to repent and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and personal Saviour. 

Question for Meditation: Dear friend, do you preach the gospel? Are you following the example laid by Jesus?

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