The Kerygma Of The Early Church

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The kerygma (preaching) is a summary of the preaching themes of the early church, based on the study of the sermons in the book of Acts. These themes, most visible in Peter's sermon on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:14-41), lie at the heart of the gospel:

The prophecies are fulfilled, and the new age is inaugurated by the coming of Christ.

He was born of the seed of David.

He died according to the Scriptures, to deliver us out of the present evil age.

He was buried.

He rose on the third day...


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