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By Bruce B. Barton / Tyndale / 1996
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Matthew’s Gospel could be called “the Gospel of the kingdom.” This Gospel tells us that Jesus came to earth as God in the flesh, the Messiah, to begin his kingdom. This is a kingdom of the heart, and God’s subjects include all who submit to him and acknowledge Christ as their sovereign Lord. Eventually, God’s full kingdom will be realized at Christ’s return, when he comes to annihilate the force of evil and gather his loyal subjects to himself. Once we belong to Christ, we must do the work of his kingdom, living for him and spreading the good news about Christ to others. And we must always be prepared for his return. Read Matthew and be prepared.
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