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1 THE KERYGMA OF JESUS

2 1. CONTENT The Central message is the Kingdom, the Good News as announced by Jesus 2. OBJECTIVE: SALVATION FOR ALL The preacher from Galilee began his ministry with a well defined Proclamation. (KERYGMA)

3 THE KERYGMA OF JESUS 3. METHOD Jesus was both the message and messenger > He lived what he preached and preached what he lived (There was no contradiction in Him) Jesus = Gospel=Evangelizer, the Good news. Eg. David Hume and Pastor Brown)

4 THE KERYGMA OF JESUS JESUS= HIS GOSPEL= THE PERSON. HE IS THE EVANGELISER.

5 CONTENT OF THE KERYGMA OF JESUS. In the Synoptic gospel Mt. –emphasizes How He brings the KG, the Good News. 1. Mt.4/23. Jesus went through Galilee teaching in their synagogues preaching the Good News. 2. MK.1/ Announces the Kingdom, “The time has come, the KG of God is near, Repent and be converted.”

6 CONTENT OF THE KERYGMA OF JESUS. 1.LK4/43, Underlines the necessity of Kerygma. I must preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent

7 The Style of preaching is through PARABLES. Many literary forms, Symbolic Actions. Allegory and hyperbole. The Kingdom is not reduced to the Land of Israel. Not territorial. But lies in the SALVIFIC ACTION OF GOD, IE. REIGN OF GOD. There is a Response of Faith. CONVERSION AND OBEDIENCE TO THE LOVING GOD.

8 The Style of preaching is through PARABLES. Kingdom is mentioned 162 times in the Synoptics. In John alone the word is mentioned 92 times. Kingdom is not a concept bound by space and time. But bound by the SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD OVER THE PEOPLE who establishes the ideal rule of the Reign of God. Different aspects of the Kingdom are explained through PARABLES.

9 DIFFERENT PARABLES. FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT 1. KINGDOM IS A MYSTERY; Eucharist is a Mystery. It is revealed to the little ones. And the simple hearted Mt 13/3-17 :Seeds fell on read side, rocks, on the thistles, good soil. Mt 13/33 Parable of the Yeast

10 DIFFERENT PARABLES. FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT 11. SALVATION IS A FREE GIFT: Thief on the Right side of Jesus 111. GOD IS A LOVING FATHER ABBA (170) Eg.Prodigal son 1V.KG is among us and in us. Like hidden treasure in the field ie. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit. The Woman with an Issue of Blood.

11 DIFFERENT PARABLES. FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT V. Value of a Person: Jesus loves the Sinner hates Sins.—Woman caught in adultery Mk.5/1-15 Legion. Devils into the Pigs. Person is important than 2000 pigs. VI.Purity of intention.Lk18/9-14 Prayer of a Pharisee and the publican. Little Mite of the widow.

12 DIFFERENT PARABLES. FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT VII. Life Style: His message of the Kingdom is not theoretical but a way of life. Forgive 7o times 7. Son of God has nowhere to lay his head. Washing the feet of his disciples Lived and died for what he preached VIII. You must be born again Jn 3/3 IX. New Covenent: Love above all.

13 OBSTACLES TO BELONG TO THE KG. A. Self righteousness.Holier than though attitude B.Trust in riches Mt10/23-27:Camel to pass an eye of a needle C. Sinfulness.

14 METHODE OF JESUS PROCLAMATION; A. INCARNATIONAL. JN.1/1-3 B. IDENTIFICATION WITH MAN PHIL.2/6 C. HIS WORDS WERE INCOMPARABLE WITH ANY ONE ELSE’ I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE, VINE AND BRANCHES I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE,LIGHT,RESURRECTION ETC.

15 METHODE OF JESUS PROCLAMATION; UNIQUENESS OF JESUS’;WHO CAN ACCUSE ME OF SIN/ D. WITH AUTHORITY HE TAUGHT USING PARABLES. E. HE WAS AN ITINERANT PREACHER F. EXAGGERATION TO DRAW ATTENTION OF PEOPLE.

16 METHODE OF JESUS PROCLAMATION; EG.1.BEAM IN THE EYES 2.TIE A MILESTONE 3.CAMEL AND EYE OF A NEEDLE Lesson( write and play a modern parable)

17 THE BEATITUDES Poor in Spirit - Consciously poor Mourn - Eager readiness Meek - Self suppressing Hunger & thirst - Passionately righteous Merciful - Actively compassionate Pure - Comprehensively pure Peace makers - Fighting peace makers Persecuted - Innocent sufferers

18 Three Summaries of the Kingdom BeatitudesThe Lord’s Prayer The Last Seven Versus Poor in spiritOur Father in heaven Behold your mother.., your son Those who mournForgive us our sins Why have you forsaken me MeekYour will be doneFather, forgive them Hunger & ThirstGive us today our daily bread I thirst

19 Three Summaries cont.. BeatitudesThe Lord’s Prayer The Last Seven Versus MercifulWe forgiveYou shall be with me today Pure in heartHoly be Your name Into your hands Peace makersYour kingdom come It is accomplished PersecutedTemptation, evilWhile on cross

20 THE MODE OF THE KERYGMA OF JESUS Incarnation/ Identification With Words and Actions With Authority Itinerant Preacher With Signs, Miracles & Deliverance With Parables& reference to the Scriptures Work as a Community& as a School


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