Law and Spirit

{THE PROMISED SPIRIT}
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  1. 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}
  2. 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}
  3. 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}
  4. Joel's Prophecy of the Spirit in the New Testament -  (The New Testament links the prophecy of Joel about the outpouring of the Spirit in the "last days" to the gift of the Spirit first given at Pentecost) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Anointed King and Son of God - (Jesus is the promised Messiah, the King who reigns on David’s throne, and the anointed Son of God Psalm 2:1-9) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Having begun in the Spirit - (Galatians 3:1-4 - The receipt of the Spirit by the Galatians when they were yet uncircumcised demonstrates that God has accepted Gentile believers apart from the requirements of the Torah) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The fulfillment of the Feast of Pentecost - (Acts 2:1-4 - The outpouring of the Spirit marked the fulfillment of the Feast) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Jesus, the Place of True Worship - {PDF Copy} - (John 4:20-24 - Jesus is the Greater, True and Final Temple foreshadowed by the Tabernacle and the Temple constructed by ancient Israel)
  9. Tarry in Jerusalem - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 1:1-11 - Jesus commanded his disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they received the Spirit, empowering them to become his witnesses)
  10. Between Law and Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 1:12-26 - Between the ascension and the gift of the Spirit, the apostles tarried in prayer and appointed Matthias to complete their number)
  11. When Pentecost Arrived - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:1-4 - On the day of Pentecost, the long-anticipated time of fulfillment arrived when Jesus unleashed the Spirit of God )
{THE LAW - TORAH}
  1. Law and the Prophets - Fulfillment - (Matthew 5:17 - The Old Testament revelation finds its fulfillment in Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Controversy at Galatia - (An Overview of the problem and the argument of the letter to the Galatians) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Rescued from this Evil Age - (Galatians 1:1-5 - The Apostle Paul's curt salutation to the churches of Galatia) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Paul's Propositional Statement in Galatia - (Galatians 2:15-17 - Paul lays out the main issues) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Having begun in the Spirit - (Galatians 3:1-4 - The receipt of the Spirit by the Galatians when they were yet uncircumcised demonstrates that God has accepted Gentile believers apart from the requirements of the Torah) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Doing the Whole Law - (Anyone who is under the Law of Moses is obligated to keep all its required deeds and rituals – Galatians 3:10.) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Circumcision - A Cutting Issue - (With the new era inaugurated by Jesus, circumcision is no longer the sign of membership in the covenant community) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Law's Jurisdiction - How Long? - (According to Galatians, the jurisdiction of the Torah reached its termination point with the arrival of Jesus, the “seed” of Abraham) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Why, Then, the Law? - (Galatians 3:19-25 - Paul explains why God gave the Law and its provisional status) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Social Implications of the Law - (Galatians 3:26-4:7 - Living under the Torah means inevitable social divisions) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Torah Keeping means a Divided Church - (Galatians 3:26-4:7 - The regulations of the Mosaic Law mean divisions between Jewish and Gentile believers) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Calendar Rituals - The Rudiments of the World - (Galatians 4:9-10 - The Law, Calendrical Observations, and the Fulness of Time) - {PDF Copy}
  13. Food and Calendar Codes - (Romans 14:1-5 - The Apostle appeals for tolerance over matters of food and calendrical observances) - {PDF Copy}
Columbia River Gorge - Photo by Elena Kuchko on Unsplash
Columbia River Gorge - By Elena Kuchko on Unsplash


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