John the Baptist’s message had been, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Matthew 3:2
Upon John’s arrest, Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17
When Jesus sent his apostles out, he told them to proclaim the gospel and say, “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Matthew 10:7
The message has always been the same. ♥️
👉 The first disciples:
- Simon Peter
Peter and Andrew left their nets. James and John left their boat and their father.
All four men left family and finances and familiarity behind and “immediately” followed.
- taught in the synagogues
- proclaimed the gospel
- healed every disease and affliction
- healed the demon possessed
Jesus addressed the physical and spiritual needs of the people.