Gospel and Spirit

{GOOD NEWS OF THE KINGDOM}
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  1. Hope for ALL Nations - {PDF Copy} - (The announcement of the good news of the kingdom of God is a message for ALL nations)
  2. The Mission of the Church - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:14 - The Church is commissioned by Jesus to proclaim his gospel to ALL nations until the end of the age)
  3. The Righteousness of God - {PDF Copy} - (The “righteousness of God” refers to His faithfulness to His promises and demonstrated in the salvation He provides in Jesus)
  4. The Word of the Son - {PDF Copy} - (Hebrews 1:1-2 - Jesus is God's final and complete revelation and "word")
  5. Blessing to the Nations in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised "seed" of Abraham in whom God blesses all the Nations)
  6. The Inheritance of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (In Jesus, the original limited land promise to Abraham encompasses the entire creation – 2 Peter 3:10-14)
  7. Hope for SOME Nations? - {PDF Copy} - (Is the Good News of the kingdom of God is a message of hope for only SOME nations?)
  8. 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)
  9. The Message and and Hope of the Gospel - {PDF Copy} - (The Good News about what God has accomplished in Jesus Christ is for every man and woman wherever he or she may live)
  10. Righteousness and Wrath - Present and Future Tense - {PDF Copy} - (Just as sinners await the future judgment of God, so believers are waiting to receive their full salvation at the resurrection – Romans 1:16-23)
  11. Resurrection or Abandonment? - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - Is the hope of the church in the future bodily resurrection or its removal from the spacetime continuum?)
  12. 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)
  13. 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")
  14. Righteousness, Wrath and Salvation - {PDF Copy} - (In the first half of Romans, Paul argues from plight to solution to present his gospel to the churches in Rome, both to Jew and to Greek)
  15. Future Glory - {PDF Copy} - (Paul summarizes what God did for us in Jesus and prepares for his explanation of the present status of the Jewish people Romans 8:18-39)
  16. Coheirs and Brethren - {PDF Copy} - (The Apostle Paul links the bodily Resurrection of the saints with the New Creation. The promised redemption includes both)
  17. 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)
{THE PROMISED SPIRIT}
  1. The Life-giving Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The Spirit of God is the creative force that originates, sustains, and restores life, be it individual or corporate, biological or spiritual)
  2. The Blessing of Abraham - The Gift of the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The promise of the Father, the gift of the Spirit was sent by Jesus to bless all the nations – Acts 3:25)
  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. 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)
{BOOK OF ACTS}
  1. Tarry in Jerusalem - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 1:1-11Jesus commanded his disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they received the Spirit, empowering them to become his witnesses)
  2. Between Law and Spirit -  {PDF Copy} - (Acts 1:12-26 - Between the ascension and the gift of the Spirit, the apostles tarried in prayer and appointed Matthias to complete their number)
  3. When Pentecost Arrived - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:1-4 - On the day of Pentecost, the long-anticipated time of fulfillment arrived when Jesus unleashed the Spirit of God)
  4. "What Does This Mean?" - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:4-13 - The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost caused a great commotion and much consternation in Jerusalem)
  5. The Fulfillment of the Feast of Pentecost - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:1-4The Spirit was poured out when the day of Pentecost was "fully come")
  6. The Last Days in the Book of Acts - {PDF Copy} - (Joel 2:28-32 - The promised gift of the Spirit marked the commencement of the "last days")
  7. Boldness in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 4:5-31 In response to threats from the high priest, the Spirit filled the fledgling church with “boldness of speech”)
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Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite, by Hari Nandakumar on Unsplash

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