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WHAT IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD? Matthew 4.23-25

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and illness among the people. News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralysed; and he healed them. Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.

Ever noticed how the Bible has this amazing ability to say some amazing things in such simple and effective ways? Read through Matthew 4.23-25, answer the simple questions (below) and you’ll see what I mean!

1. Where did Jesus go?

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2. What did he preach about?

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3. What did he do?

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4. Where did the news spread?

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5. What did people do?

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6. What kinds of diseases did Jesus heal?

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7. How many of these people did Jesus heal?

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8. Then people followed Jesus from where?

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Read Matthew 3.1-2, Mark 1.14-15 and Acts 2.32-40. These verses give us some clues about what the Kingdom of God is about. Write in your own words what these verses say…

Matthew 3.1-2

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Mark 1.14-15

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Acts 2.32-40

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– QUESTIONS –

1. In Matthew 4, we see Jesus healing many people and getting rid of demons from people. Why don’t we see this happen in the UK so much?

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2. Is the fact that Jesus healed people and cast out demons evidence of the Kingdom of God? Is there any other evidence you can think of?

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3. How can God use you to tell people about the Kingdom of God?

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4. What spiritual/Biblical gifts have you got? What about praying and asking God for these things to help build God’s Kingdom? Remember, ask use them wisely.

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