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 men) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Message of the Gospel - (The church is called to proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God in every inhabited corner of the earth) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Righteousness, Wrath and Salvation - {PDF Copy} - (In Romans, Paul argues from plight to solution as he presents his gospel to the churches in Rome, a message for both Jews and Greeks)
  4. Demonstration of His Righteousness - (The righteousness of God” refers not to an absolute moral standard but to the faithfulness of God to His promises) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Rescued from Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 - Jesus is already in the process of "rescuing" us from the coming wrath)
{PROMISES TO ABRAHAM}
  1. Inheritance of Abraham - (The promise of "land" finds its fulfillment in the New Creation, not in the ancient land of Canaan) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Abraham and the New Covenant - (With the ascension of Jesus, the gift of the Spirit arrived with blessings for all believers - The promise of Abraham) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Neither Jew nor Greek - (To return to the custodianship of the Law is to rebuild the wall between Jewish and Gentile children of God) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The City of Abraham - (New Jerusalem is populated in fulfillment of the promise to Abraham to “bless all nations” in the Promised Land) - {PDF Copy}
{NEW COVENANT IN JESUS}
  1. New Covenant and New Creation - (The inauguration of the New Covenant means the commencement of the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Incomparable New Covenant - (In his death, Jesus inaugurated the promised and vastly superior new covenant, rendering the old one obsolete) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Circumcision - A Cutting Issue - (Christians who insist the Mosaic Law is still in effect must keep the rite of circumcision) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Duration of the Law - (Galatians 3:14-24 - The Law was in force UNTIL the promised "seed" arrived) - {PDF Copy}
  5. 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)
{RESURRECTION HOPE}
  1. Resurrection and New Creation - (Humanity's hope is in the future bodily resurrection and new creation) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Sorrow Not - Resurrection Hope  - {PDF Copy} - (Foundational to the hope of the church is the bodily resurrection of believers that will take place when Jesus arrives from heaven)
  3. Meeting Jesus  - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)
  4. Firstborn of the Dead - (To the Colossians, Paul emphasized the exalted position of Jesus that resulted from his death and resurrection) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Perfection in Resurrection - (Paul expressed his goal of going on to perfection, a process that will culminate in our physical resurrection when Jesus returns) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Resurrection Hope in Rome - (Paul presents his gospel from humanity's plight due to sin to the resurrection of the dead and the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Order of Final Events - (Paul discusses the future resurrection and coordinates it with the Coming of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Redemption, not Abandonment - (At the heart of Christian hope is the future resurrection of the saints at Christ’s return and the arrival of the new heavens and the new earth) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Last Enemy, Death - (The arrival of Jesus at the end of the age will mean resurrection and the termination of the last enemy, death) - {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 His Advent - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus in glory will usher in the Day of the Lord, the final judgment, and the New Creation)
  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}
  10. The Redemption of the Nations - (The nations and the kings of the earth are found in New Jerusalem because of the redemptive work of the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
Olympic Stream - Photo by Jachan DeVol on Unsplash
Olympic Stream - Photo by Jachan DeVol on Unsplash