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What Hinders the Kingdom? - by Michael Phillips
Study in Mark - Part 10
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Mark 6:1-6
May 10, 2009 am - For the last two or three months we have been working our way through the Gospel of Mark. I emphasize the word, 'Gospel' of Mark-instead of 'Book', for example-because this is what it is-it is 'good news'; it's an announcement of what God has done, is doing, and will do in Jesus Christ. What is that? We don't have to wonder: Through His Son, God is bringing His Kingdom into the world. This means Mark 1:15 is the Gospel's key verse and mission statement- The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the Gospel. For many years, God had promised to bring His Rule to earth, and, for a very long time, it seemed only a promise, nothing but empty words. Now at long last, the supposedly 'empty' words will be filled to the brim and more! The Kingdom doesn't come all at once, but its early advances thrilled everyone who put their hope in it. After having his way for so long, the devil is humiliated in the wilderness; ordinary men are called to high office in the Kingdom, a demon is cast out in the synagogue, sick people are healed, lepers are cleansed, the Sabbath is made into the blessing it was always meant to be, an unclean woman is restored and a little ... More >>>

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