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The Gospel in the Old Testament

 When the Lord Jesus sent out his disciples to preach, he gave them a singular mission: they were to preach the kingdom of God and to heal (Luke 9:2). Later in the chapter, the record informs us that they did exactly that — they went through the villages preaching the gospel and healing everywhere (v. 6). In other words, the good news that the Lord wanted the world to know was the news of the kingdom of God.

....The record clearly situates the story of Jesus in the line of Abraham and David’s history. In other words, the New Testament begins with words that can’t possibly be understood without first turning to the Old Testament. We aren’t supposed to start with the stories of Jesus. The gospel message taught by Jesus is based on what happened in Old Testament times....

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