Gospel of the Kingdom or Gospel of Grace … is there a difference?
Matthew 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. Matthew 10:5-6 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Gospel (Good News) of the Kingdom is the good news that the Kingdom (of Israel) was to be established with the Messiah ruling from David’s throne in Jerusalem. It would happen when the Jew (Nation of Israel) accepted the Lord Jesus as their Messiah.
This began when Peter made his declaration of who Jesus was.
Matthew 16:15-17 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
It slowed down with the crucifixion of Jesus, but rebounded when he rose from the dead. The Gospel of the Kingdom was presented to Israel during the first 8 chapter of Acts with the Apostles urging Israel to REPENT, be BAPTISED, believe on the NAME of JESUS.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
But the Nation rejected their messiah (Many individuals were saved and added to the assembly of believers).
Saul got saved, became Paul and tried to reach the Jew but was rejected and so he turned to the Gentiles and the Church was established opening up the Gospel of Grace for both JEW and GENTILE to be saved as they Believed in the death, Burial and resurrection (1 Cor 15:1-4).
So, this is the Gospel we are to present today, the Gospel of Grace. Eph 2:8-9, Romans 10:13.
But what about the Gospel of the Kingdom (on earth)?
It will begin again for Israel after the Rapture, during the Tribulation Matthew 24:14. But for this age, it’s the GOSPEL OF CHRIST. Not what He taught BUT what He did!
(1 Cor 15:1-4 Death, Burial, Resurrection and Coming Again).
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
Romans 15:29 And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2 Corinthians 9:13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
2 Corinthians 10:14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:
Galatians 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow labourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith: