Good News

{GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM}
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  1. Hope for All Nations - (The Gospel of the Kingdom of God is a message of hope for all nations and races) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Message, Sign, and Hope of the Gospel - (The Mission of the Church is to proclaim the Good News of God's Kingdom in every inhabited corner of the earth) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Righteousness and Wrath Revealed in the Gospel - {PDF Copy} - (Just as sinners await the future judgment of God, so believers are waiting to receive their full salvation at the resurrection – Romans 1:16-23)
  4. The Present Demonstration of God's Righteousness - (The “righteousness of God” refers not to an absolute moral standard but to the faithfulness of God to His promises) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Righteousness and Wrath in the Book of Romans - (Paul introduces his gospel message to the house churches of Rome and begins to deal with conflicts between Jewish and Gentile believers) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Kingdom of God or Christendom? - {PDF Copy} - (The deception of ‘Christendom’ is the attempt to invoke God and Jesus to validate national institutions, political ideologies, and cultural values)
{PROMISES TO ABRAHAM}
  1. Abraham, the Heir of the World - (Romans 4:11-17 - Humanity's hope is in the future bodily resurrection and new creation) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Blessings to the Nations in Jesus - (The Abrahamic promise of blessing to the nations finds fulfillment in Jesus and his covenant community) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Inheritance of Abraham - (The promise of "land" finds its fulfillment in the New Creation, not in the ancient land of Canaan) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The True Seed of Abraham - Faith not DNA - (Jesus is the true "seed" of Abraham and those with faith in him are Abraham's children) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Blessing of Abraham and the New Covenant - (The New Testament connects the promise of blessing to Abraham to the gift of the Spirit) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Neither Jew nor Gentile - (Galatians 3:26-29 - To return to the custodianship of the Law is to rebuild the wall between Jewish and Gentile children of God) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The City of Abraham - (New Jerusalem is populated in fulfillment of the promise to Abraham to “bless all nations” in the Promised Land – Revelation 21:24-22:5) - {PDF Copy}
{NEW COVENANT IN JESUS}
  1. New Covenant Means New Creation - (The inauguration of the New Covenant means the commencement of the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The New Covenant Surpasses the Old One - (Hebrews 8:13 - The inauguration of the New Covenant by Jesus means the old one from Sinai is made obsolete) - {PDF Copy}
  3. A Priest Forever - (The priesthood of Jesus is superior because it rests on his endless resurrection life, the priest after the order of Melchizedek) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Shadow or Substance - {PDF Copy} - (The substance foreshadowed in the Mosaic legislation is found in Jesus; his priesthood, covenant, and sacrifice)
  5. Circumcision - A Cutting Issue - (Christians who insist the Mosaic Law is still in effect must keep the rite of circumcision) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Duration of the Law - (Galatians 3:14-24 - The Law was in force UNTIL the promised "seed" arrived) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Word of the Son - {PDF Copy} - (Hebrews 1:1-3 - God’s final complete “word” has been “spoken” in His Son. All previous “words” were partial, preparatory, and incomplete)
  8. The Spirit and the New Covenant - (The Church and the gift of the Spirit have been integral to the redemptive plan of God from the very beginning) - {PDF Copy}
{RESURRECTION HOPE}
  1. Future Hope- Resurrection and New Creation - (Humanity's hope is in the future bodily resurrection and new creation) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Sorrow Not - Resurrection Hope in Thessalonica  - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - The hope of the church is not its physical transportation off the Planet Earth but the bodily resurrection of believes when Jesus arrives from heaven)
  3. Meeting Jesus in the Air  - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)
  4. Everlasting Glory - Resurrection Hope to Timothy - (2 Timothy 1:7-12 - Jesus brought life and everlasting life in his death and resurrection) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Firstborn of the Dead - Resurrection Hope in Colossae - (Colossians 1:16-18 - Jesus is the firstfruits of the future resurrection) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Perfection - Resurrection Hope in Philippi - (Philippians 1:10 - Paul prays to go on to "perfection" by attaining to the future resurrection) - {PDF Copy}
  7. From Plight-to-Solution - Resurrection Hope in Rome - (Paul argues from original plight to the solution of resurrection and new creation) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Order of Final Events - (1 Corinthians 15:20-28 - Paul discusses the future resurrection and coordinates it with the Coming of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Resurrection or Abandonment? - (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - Is the hope of the church in the future bodily resurrection or its removal from the spacetime continuum?) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Last Enemy - Death - (1 Corinthians 15:24-28 - The bodily resurrection and the cessation of death occur at the return of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
{NEW CREATION}
  1. Abraham, the Heir of the World - (Romans 4:11-17 - Humanity's hope is in the future bodily resurrection and new creation) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Inheritance of Abraham - (The promise of "land" finds its fulfillment in the New Creation, not in the ancient land of Canaan) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Blessings to the Nations in Jesus - (The Abrahamic promise of blessing to the nations finds fulfillment in Jesus and his covenant community) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Future Hope- Resurrection and New Creation - (Humanity's hope is in the future bodily resurrection and new creation) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Paul and the Last Days - (The Apostle locates the start of the last days and the commencement of the New Creation in the resurrection of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  6. New Creation and the Coming of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (2 Peter 3:10-13 - Peter links the New Creation and the "Day of the Lord" to the Parousia of Jesus)
  7. New Covenant and New Creation - (The New Testament links the New Covenant with New Creation both of which commenced with the death and resurrection of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Life-giving Spirit - (Promises of New Covenant and New Creation begin their fulfillment in the outpouring of God's life-giving Spirit) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Beginning of the Creation of God - (Revelation 3:14 - In Jesus, his death and resurrection, the New Creation commenced) - {PDF Copy}
Olympic Stream - Photo by Jachan DeVol on Unsplash
Olympic Stream - Photo by Jachan DeVol on Unsplash

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