The Kerygma is the foundation of Christian teaching. It is the basic proclamation of what God has done in the person of Jesus, which requires an understanding of all that came before Jesus and what is meant to come after Jesus. Jesus is the center and everything is meant to revolve around him. Here’s a video that proclaims the Gospel. Further videos will explain how to respond to God’s action. Still more will explain what exactly Jesus came to teach and establish.
I simply want to share the joy which is in my heart right now. I am teaching in a few small groups within my church. I am sharing with the people in these groups the story of Jesus. I am sharing with them how messed up things got with Adam’s fall, and how all the good things which happened after that weren’t enough for us, and that we needed something more than the gift of Moses.
This week I was leading the group through many passages which underline the mess we were in and we very clearly saw that we were not able to fix this, nor was the law of Moses enough for us. And I was able to share with them that it is only through the loving kindness of God in the work of Jesus Christ that we are lifted from the way of the wicked to the way of the just.
Having people read the Scriptures together and highlighting these very poignant passages, then teaching about salvation in Christ, all of this brings deep deep joy to me. It’s what I was made to do.
There is one student in particular who stands out. There’s not a lot of church background, but a sort of familiarity with the story of Jesus. At the end of our time together she said “I am really enjoying our time together, because I am finally understanding the Bible.” What joy in me! And she is really grasping the Gospel of Jesus!
Here is a song which grasps the teaching I’ve been giving in these days. I am rejoicing while listening and praying with this song, that Jesus is bringing this reality into peoples’ lives in these days. What precious joy!