And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then shall the end come.
I. The SUBJECT of the text. The gospel. The gospel of the kingdom.
II. The MODE of its communication. The gospel of the kingdom is to be "preached." It must be preached freely, plainly, affectionately, faithfully.
III. The EXTENT of its diffusion. The whole world stands in need of it. The gospel is the only remedy for it. It is expressly designed for all.
IV. The great END OF ITS PUBLICATION, As a witness. It shall witness to man's mind, state, etc.
1. The responsibility of having the gospel preached to us.
2. Our duty to labour for its diffusion among those who possess it not.
(J. Burns, D. D.)
I. The King is our Lord Jesus Christ,
II. The seat of this kingdom is the soul.
III. The spirit of this kingdom is wise and beneficent and holy. Every kingdom has its peculiar character.
IV. The progress of His kingdom is unostentatious; irresistible, yet noiseless, like many of the mightier forces in nature.
IV. The boundaries of His kingdom are the boundaries of the dwellings of human kind.
1. Submit to Christ as a King.
2. Seek the extension of His kingdom by personal exertions, by pecuniary contributions, by payer.
Parallel VersesKJV: And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.