Creation-Covenant-Law

{NEW CREATION IN HIM}
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  1. The Beginning of the Creation of God - (Revelation 3:14 - In Jesus, his death and resurrection, the New Creation commenced) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Future Hope:  Resurrection and New Creation - {PDF Copy} - (In his letter to the Romans, Paul presented the future resurrection and the New Creation as inextricably linked)
  3. New Creation and the Parousia of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The Parousia of Jesus ushers in the Day of the Lord, final judgment and the New Creation)
  4. The Apostle Paul and the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (In Christ, one era arrived at its intended endpoint and another commenced
{NEW COVENANT IN JESUS}
  1. New Covenant and New Creation - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus became the “surety of a better covenant” and established the promised new one)
  2. The New Covenant Surpasses the Old - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus inaugurated the promised New Covenant that rendered the former one obsolete - Hebrews 8:13)
  3. The Spirit and the New Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (The Church and the gift of the Spirit have been integral to the redemptive plan of God from the very beginning)
  4. The Blessing of Abraham and the New Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (With the ascension of Jesus, the gift of the Spirit arrived with blessings for all believers - The “promise of Abraham” - Galatians 3:27-29)
  5. The Heir of the World - {PDF Copy} - (According to Romans, the land promise to Abraham encompassed the entire world, not just the land of Canaan – Romans 4:13)
{CHURCH AND LAW}
  1. Jesus Crosses Ritual Purity Boundaries - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 1:40-45 - Jesus touched a leper and cleansed him despite the rules on ritual purity)
  2. Food and Calendars - {PDF Copy} - (Romans 14:1-5 - In Christ, issues of dietary restrictions and the observance of holy days are matters of individual conscience)
  3. Jesus and Food Purity Laws - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 7:1-23 - Christ's statement about eating food with unwashed hands anticipated the end of religious-based dietary restrictions)
  4. Paul on Dietary and Calendrical Regulations - {PDF Copy} - (Romans 14:1-5 - In Christ, issues of dietary restrictions and the observance of holy days are matters of individual conscience)
  5. Circumcision, A Cutting Issue - {PDF Copy} - (If circumcision is no longer required, the jurisdiction of the old legislation has ceased)
  6. Fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus came to fulfill the “Law and Prophets,” the entire Old Testament revelation that prepared the way for Israel’s Messiah - Matthew 5:17-21)
  7. Works of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (In Romans, discussions about justification by “works” has a specific category of works in view – the “works of the law")
{IN GALATIA}
  1. The Controversy at Galatia - An Overview - {PDF Copy} - (The key dispute at Galatia was whether Gentile converts must be circumcised and keep some, at least, of the required deeds of the Torah)
  2. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 1:1-5 - Paul begins his letter on an apocalyptic note)
  3. Proclaiming Another Gospel - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 1:6-12 - Paul’s opponents in Galatia preached a different message and a different Christ)
  4. Paul's Propositional Statement in Galatians - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 2:15-21 - Paul’s opponents in Galatia preached a different message and a different Christ)
  5. Having begun in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 3:1-5 - The receipt of the Spirit while in an uncircumcised state was irrefutable proof that the Galatian Christians were accepted before God without circumcision)
  6. The Requirement to do the Whole Law - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 3:10 - The Law obligates everyone under its jurisdiction to keep the entire thing)
  7. Why, Then, the Law? - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 3:18-19 - The custodianship of the Law was to remain until the "seed" arrived)
  8. Mosaic Legislation - Duration - {PDF Copy} - (According to Galatians, the jurisdiction of the Torah reached its termination point with the arrival of Jesus)
  9. 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)
  10. Social Implications of the Torah - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 3:26 - In Christ, no longer can there be Jew or Gentile; To live under the law means social divisions in the church)
  11. Redeemed from the Law - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 4:1-7 - Having been redeemed from the law by God's Son, to return to Torah regulations is to regress to an inferior state)
  12. Calendar Rituals, Rudiments of the World - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 4:9-11 - Paul assigns religious-based calendar rituals to the old era)
  13. Circumcision, A Cutting Issue - {PDF Copy} - (If circumcision is no longer required, the jurisdiction of the old legislation has ceased)
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