Spirit

{AGE OF THE SPIRIT}

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{PEOPLE OF THE SPIRIT}
  1. Covenant Heirs - (Jesus is the seed of Abraham through whom his disciples inherit the covenant promises, including 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. Pentecost and the Last Days - (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days, the era of fulfillment) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Covenant, Creation, Resurrection - (The gift of the Spirit is part of the New Covenant and the first fruits of the New Creation, the gathering of the nations, and the resurrection) - {PDF Copy}
  5. In the Last Days -  (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days as prophesied by the prophet Joel) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Having Started in the Spirit - (The receipt of the Spirit while in an uncircumcised state is irrefutable proof that Gentiles are accepted by God AS GENTILES) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Tarry in Jerusalem - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus commands his disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they receive the Spirit, empowering them for witness on the earth)
  8. Between Law and Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Between the ascension and the outpouring of the Spirit, the apostles pray and appoint Matthias to complete their number)
  9. When Pentecost Arrived - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:1-4 - On the day of Pentecost, the time of fulfillment arrived when Jesus bestowed the gift of the Spirit on his church)
  10. People of the Last Days - (The church is the battlefield where the final war is being waged between the Lamb and the Ancient Serpent, Satan) - {PDF Copy}

{THE LAW}
  1. Controversy in Galatia - (The issue in Galatia is whether Gentiles must be circumcised and keep some, at least, of the deeds of the Torah) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Rescued from this Evil Age - (Paul anchored all that God has done in the past Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which inaugurated the messianic age) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Paul's Statement - (Paul presents the points of agreement and disagreement with his opponents at Galatia) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Doing the Whole Law - (Anyone who is under the Law is obligated to keep all its required deeds and rituals, and therefore, risks coming under its curse) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Circumcision - Cutting Issue - (With the new era inaugurated by Jesus, circumcision is no longer the sign of membership in the covenant community) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Dividing the Church - (For the church to insist on a Torah-observant lifestyle means the restoration of the old social barriers between Jew and Gentile) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Redemption and Adoption - (The Law was an interim stage with a termination point. Disciples are no longer under its jurisdiction, but now, are in Christ) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Beggarly Rudiments - (The Messianic Age dawned in Jesus, and calendrical rituals and other Levitical regulations belong to the obsolete old order) - {PDF Copy}


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