The Church

{IDENTITY AND MISSION}
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  1. The Apocalyptic People of God - (The church in Revelation is composed of men and women from every nation redeemed by the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Redeemed of the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the redeemed people of God is composed of men and women from every nation purchased by the death of Jesus)
  3. Neither Jew nor Gentile - (Galatians 3:26-29To return to the custodianship of the Law is to rebuild the wall between Jewish and Gentile children of God) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Greatness in the Kingdom of God - {PDF Copy} - (To be a citizen of the kingdom requires a life of self-sacrificial service for others, and not power over them – Mark 10:35-45)
  5. 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)
  6. Governing Authorities - {PDF Copy} - (The Cross of Christ is incompatible with any program or ideology that calls for revolution, violence, or regime change – Romans 13:1-8)
  7. The Last Days in the Book of Acts - (Acts 2:15-21The promised gift of the Spirit identifies the People of God in the "Last Days") - {PDF Copy}
  8. Replacement or Fulfillment Theology? - (The promises to Israel find their fulfillment in Jesus and his covenant community) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Jesus Refused Political Power - (He rejected Satan's offer of political power and chose, instead, the way of the Suffering Servant) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Torah and Social Barriers - (Galatians 3:26-4:7 - Living under the Torah means inevitable social divisions) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Let This Mind Be in You - (Philippians 2:5-11 - This passage is about emulating the self-giving obedience of Jesus manifested in his death on the cross) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Hope for All Nations - (The Gospel of the Kingdom of God is a message of hope for all nations and races) - {PDF Copy}
  13. The Mission of the Church - (Matthew 24:14 - The mission of the church between now and the return of Jesus is to announce the Good News of his Kingdom to all nations) - {PDF Copy}
  14. The Sign of the End - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared that the end will not come until  this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations - Matthew 24:14)
  15. The Message 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}
  16. 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}
{PERSECUTION AND TRIBULATION}
  1. The Church is Appointed for Tribulation - (Disciples of Jesus escape “wrath” but endure “tribulation” - for which they have been “appointed”) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Persecution, Suffering and Discipleship - (The disciple of Jesus is granted the great privilege and honor of enduring insults, hatred, and even violence on his behalf) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Christ-Like Response to Persecutors - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society or individuals, Satan triumphs) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Tribulation of the Church - {PDF Copy} - (Tribulation is what followers of the Lamb experience and through which they must persevere)
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