But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;
When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick.
Which of the two did the will of his father?” They *said, “The first.” Jesus *said to them, “Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the kingdom of God before you.
Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it.
The people saw them going, and many recognized them and ran there together on foot from all the cities, and got there ahead of them.
“ He has filled the hungry with good things; And sent away the rich empty-handed.
And Jesus answered and said to them, “ It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick.
Soon afterwards, He began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him,
And He said, “ To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing.
Jesus *said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.
preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “ The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.”
preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.