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AN ANALYSIS OF JESUS’ FIRST SERMON UNDERSCORES THE UNBIBLICALNESS OF HYPER-GRACE PREACHING – Duke Jeyaraj

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Jesus’ first message had these three key words: repent, believe, the Gospel (Mark 1:15). We can put that in a memorable way: (1) grieve/leave your SIN/(2)believe on the Savior/(3)perceive the story of the Gospel. The parallel verse in Matthew’s Gospel says, “Jesus BEGAN to preach, ‘Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near!’ (Matt. 4:17). It is sad to note that there are preachers who claim to preach the Gospel/do ministry where from BEGINNING TO END there is no mention of repentance. Matt. 4:17 also gives a ignored-motivation for repentance: the soon return of Jesus to the earth to establish his kingdom (in other words, his second coming, post which there will be judgment, post which punishment in hell, etc), Today, we want to only talk about the LOVE OF GOD as a motivation for repentance. In his very first sermon, Jesus invoked the WRATH OF GOD as a motivation for repentance. Choose today, who will be your preaching model. Jesus or the cultic, taking-people-to-hell hyper-grace false teachers! I would rather go with Jesus!

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Rev. Dr. Duke Jeyaraj is a trained Agricultural Engineer [B. Tech from SHIATS, Allahabad, India], who did not pursue a career in the line of his education but nevertheless enjoys growing cacti in the balcony of his flat, during his spare time! He could have been a cricket commentator but prefers to wrap Bible Truth around cricket magic moments and other interesting-to-Google Genners contemporary events. God’s call upon him made him utterly restless and he obeyed that call to by founding the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission) to finally find serenity after having served as a International Bank Customer Service Executive/Youth Pastor/Bible College Teacher/Missionary/Youth Mag Editor. G4 Mission is not a church but an inter-denominational ministry to present-day people, a ministry which Duke works full time for, as an itinerant presenter/preacher since 2008 putting to use the formal theological training he received from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore [M. Div & Doctor of Ministry]. Duke is called ‘dad’ by Dale (16) and Datasha (12) and ‘hubby’ by Evangelin and calls Hyderabad, India, his adopted home. Duke has preached by invitation beyond his national borders (we are talking about nations such as Bangladesh, Singapore, Germany, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates). In case your curiosity is triggered by hearing all this, you may checkout www.dukewords.com [if you are the reading plain text type], www.soundcloud.com/shoutaloud [if you are part of the audio-listening tribe] and www.youtube.com/visitduke [if you group yourself with the video-steaming generation]).

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