The Church

"And put on the new man, that after God has been created in righteousness and holiness."

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{IDENTITY AND MISSION}
  1. Ekklesia - Assembly - {PDF Copy} - (The use of the term “church” or ekkl├ęsia is derived from the “assembly of Yahweh” gathered before the Tabernacle)
  2. Priestly Reign of the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples of Jesus serve as “priests and kings” who mediate His light to the world)
  3. Slave of HIS Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (To be a citizen of the kingdom of God requires a life of self-sacrificial service for others, not power over them)
  4. Reigning with Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples reign with Jesus as “priests” who render service in his Tabernacle by mediating his light in the world)
  5. To Whom Homage? - {PDF Copy} - (Satan offered Jesus unlimited political power to achieve his messianic mission if only he accepted him as his overlord)
  6. Spiritual Warfare - {PDF Copy} - (Christians wage spiritual “warfare” through right conduct and by emulating the example of Jesus)
  7. The Church - Sanctuary of God - {PDF Copy} - (The Apostle Paul consistently applies Temple language to the church of Jesus Christ)
  8. 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)
  9. Hope for ALL Nations - {PDF Copy} - (The announcement of the good news of the kingdom of God is a message for ALL nations)
  10. Both Jew and Greek - {PDF Copy} - (The equality of Jew and Gentile before God is a key theme throughout the book of Romans – both stand or fall on the same basis)
  11. The Heir of the World - {PDF Copy} - (According to Romans, the land promised to Abraham encompassed the entire world, not just the land of Canaan)
  12. The True Seed of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the true “seed” of Abraham, and receipt of the inheritance is based on faith in Him)
  13. Coheirs with Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links the bodily Resurrection of the saints with the New Creation)
  14. End-Time People of Jesus - (The church is the battlefield where the final war is being waged between the Lamb and the Ancient Serpent) - {PDF Copy}
  15. Redeemed of the Earth - (In Revelation, the redeemed people of God is composed of men and women from every nation purchased by the death of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  16. His Kingdom or Christendom? - {PDF Copy} - (The deception of Christendom is the attempt to invoke God and Christ to validate national institutions and ideologies)
  17. Controversy at Galatia - {PDF Copy} - (The key dispute at Galatia was whether Gentile converts must be circumcised and keep the required deeds by the Torah)
  18. All are Heirs in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (With the arrival of the seed of Abraham, the old divisions between Jew and Gentile are wholly inappropriate)
  19. Definitive 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)
  20. The Message of the Gospel - {PDF Copy} - (The church is called to proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God in every inhabited corner of the earth)

{PERSECUTION AND SUFFERING}
  1. Afflicted Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (In this life, the disciple of Jesus will endure “tribulation” and persecution for his sake)
  2. The Church in Tribulation - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, faithful saints experience tribulation, whereas, the unrepentant undergo wrath)
  3. Destined for Suffering - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples of Jesus will escape God’s “wrath” but are appointed for “tribulation” in this life for the kingdom)
  4. Christian Response to Persecutors - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)
  5. Persecution, Suffering, Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus means self-denial and a willingness to suffer, and for disciples, persecution is the highest honor)
  6. War Against the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:6-10 - The Beast from the sea makes war on the saints on behalf of the Dragon)
  7. Governing Authorities - {PDF Copy} - (Romans 13:1-8 To rebel against even tyrannical governments is to resist God's arrangement)
  8. Disciples and Persecution - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)

{SCRIPTURE}
  1. The Language of the New Testament - {PDF Copy} - (Was the New Testament composed in Greek or Hebrew?)
  2. Prudent or Foolish? - {PDF Copy} - (At the conclusion of his sermon delivered on the mount, Jesus vested his words with ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY)
  3. Standing Fast - {PDF Copy} - (Believers prepare for the apostasy and the man of lawlessness by standing firm in the Apostolic traditions)
  4. Hidden Mysteries Unveiled - {PDF Copy} - (All God's mysteries are revealed in Jesus Christ, especially in his death and resurrection)

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Dark Path Photo by Peter Hall on Unsplash


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