The Church

{THE NEW PEOPLE OF GOD}
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  1. The Mission of the Church - {PDF Copy} - (The Church is commissioned by Jesus to proclaim his gospel to ALL nations until the end of the age)
  2. The Reign and Priesthood of the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (The saints reign with Jesus in the present age as a “Kingdom of Priests”)
  3. The Apostle Paul and governing authorities - {PDF Copy} - (To rebel against even pagan or tyrannical governments is to rebel against God's "arrangement")
  4. The Apocalyptic People of God - (The People of God in the Book of Revelation is comprised of men and women of every nation redeemed by the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Key Sign of the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:14 - The "End" will not come until the Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed to all nations)
  6. Kingdom of God or Christendom? - {PDF Copy} - (The Church and the Gospel of Jesus belong to no nation or culture of this present age)
  7. Jesus Refused Political Power - (He rejected Satan's offer of political power and chose, instead, the way of the Suffering Servant) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Church is Appointed to Tribulation - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 3:3 - The church is appointed for tribulation. Paul never equated "tribulation" with "wrath")
  9. Social Implications of the Torah - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 3:26In Christ, no longer can there be Jew or Gentile; To live under the law means social divisions in the church)
  10. Neither Jew nor Greek - {PDF Copy} - (With the arrival of the "seed" of Abraham, Jesus Christ, the old divisions between Jew and Gentile are wholly inappropriate)
  11. The True Seed of Abraham - Faith, not D.N.A. - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the true "seed" of Abraham and heir of the covenant promises)
{TO FOLLOW THE LAMB}
  1. A Sobering Conclusion to the Sermon on the Mount - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples who refuse to follow the teachings of Jesus may be excluded at the time of his judgment)
  2. The Church and Tribulation - {PDF Copy} - (In the book of Revelation, faithful saints experience “tribulation,” whereas, the unrepentant undergo “wrath”)
  3. Greatness in the Kingdom of God - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:35-45 - A disciple becomes "great" in the Kingdom by becoming the servant and slave of all)
  4. Jesus Refused Political Power - (He rejected Satan's offer of political power and chose, instead, the way of the Suffering Servant) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Signs and Wonders or Christ Crucified? - {PDF Copy} - (Claims that the Church will reap a great harvest of souls through displays of mighty "signs and wonders" do not square with Scripture)
  6. Faithful and Unfaithful Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:41-50 Whatever anyone does to a disciple of Jesus, whether for good or evil, is the same as doing it to Jesus)
  7. Persecution, Christian "Rights," and the Cross - {PDF Copy} - (The proper Christian understanding of and reaction to persecution and criticism)
  8. The Christian Response to Persecution - {PDF Copy} - (How are disciples of Jesus to respond to hostility, accusations, and persecution?)
  9. Persecution, Suffering, and Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (New Testament teachings about Christian reactions to persecution are contrary to the "wisdom" of this age)
  10. The Apostle Paul and governing authorities - {PDF Copy} - (To rebel against even pagan or tyrannical governments is to rebel against God's "arrangement")
  11. Let this mind be in you - {PDF Copy} - (Paul summons believers to emulate the self-sacrificial obedience of Jesus in their service to one another)
  12. Perfect as the Heavenly Father - {PDF Copy} - (Mercy and love are the defining characteristics of the disciple of Jesus and the nature of God)
  13. Discipleship is service to the insignificant - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:33-37 - Despite the words of Jesus about suffering on behalf of others, the disciples continued to measure “greatness” by grandness, grandeur, and power over others)
  14. The Cost and Meaning of Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:30-32 - God’s ultimate victory over Sin, Death, and Satan took place in the death of His Messiah, a paradoxical truth that can only be understood when revealed by God’s Spirit)
  15. The Cost of being a disciple of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 6:7-30 - To emulate Jesus and proclaim his message is to give offense)
Dark Path Photo by Peter Hall on Unsplash
Dark Path Photo by Peter Hall on Unsplash


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