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"I believe we have developed a personal-salvation culture at the expense of a gospel culture," says McKnight.

Practical Idea: Use this video to create a healthy discussion with fellow church leaders or to guide you into deeper study about the Gospel and culture today.

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Scot McKnight is a widely-recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. He is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University (Chicago, Illinois).

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Ephrem Hagos

commented on Nov 5, 2011

The gospel is Jesus Christ in person in terms of humanity?s access to firsthand knowledge of his divine identity and absolute authority as sampled in the "old covenant" promised for all under the "new covenant" and sealed in Christ?s death on the cross. That is why Jesus said, ?When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to me.? He indicated the kind of death he was going to suffer, viz.: Spirit-active, perfect and diacritical. (John 12: 32-33) This is fully documented for follow-up and verification!

John Wen

commented on Nov 5, 2011

It's the kingdom of God's message, the gospel Jesus preached. In Matthew Jesus specifically talked about the kingdom of God more than 50 times, more than any other books in the Bible. From Jesus' declaring on Matt 4:17, the gospel of kingdom of God comes in the following 7 phases: (1) the kingdom of God began from Jesus' incarnation of God's word(Matt Ch 1-4), (2) the kingdom of God's people are to live holy with their rewards(Ch 5-7), (3) the kingdom of God's preaching is by God's authority and power(Ch 8-12), (4) the Kingdom of God starts from people's hearts to churches(Ch13-16), (5) the kingdom of God is to grow in church like in heaven(Ch 17-23), (6) the kingdom of God 's coming proceeds with signs to alert His people and its foretold judgments to call others to repent(Ch 24-25), (7) the kingdom of God's foundation is Jesus' salvation accomplished on the cross for His people to declare to the world(Ch 26-28). At the end of the Bible, in Revelation Jesus revealed to John more specifics of His kingdom's coming signs and the glorious hope His people will realize in His final victory to reign with Him, and the judgments for calling the world to turn back to Him at His last call in love. www.missionharmony.com

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