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. Hope for only SOME Nations? - {PDF Copy} - (Is the Good News of the kingdom of God is a message of hope for only SOME nations?)
  3. Redemption of the Nations - {PDF Copy} - (The nations and the kings of the earth are found in New Jerusalem because of the redemptive work of the Lamb)
  4. Kingdom Parables - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 4:21-34 - The kingdom of God is progressing in the world in unexpected and unseen ways)
  5. Parable of the Sower - {PDF Copy} - (The "sower" is the Son of Man who "sows" the “seed” of the gospel that then grows unseen until the harvest at the end of the age)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. Blessings to the Nations - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised "seed" of Abraham in whom God blesses all the Nations)
  9. The Inheritance of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (In Jesus, the original limited land promise to Abraham now encompasses the entire creation)
  10. 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)
  11. Rescuing Us From Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (Even now, Jesus is “rescuing” his people from the coming “wrath” that the unrighteous will receive when he arrives in glory)
  12. Righteousness and Wrath - Present and Future - {PDF Copy} - (Just as sinners await the future judgment of God, so believers are waiting to receive their full salvation at the resurrection)
  13. Meeting Jesus in the Air - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)
  14. Redemption, not Abandonment - {PDF Copy} - (At the heart of Christian hope is the future resurrection of the saints at Christ’s return and the arrival of the new heavens and the new earth)
  15. 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)
  16. 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")
  17. Righteousness, Wrath and Salvation - {PDF Copy} - (Paul argues from plight to solution as he presents his gospel to the churches in Rome)
  18. 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)
  19. Coheirs with Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links the bodily Resurrection of the saints with the New Creation)
  20. 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)
  21. Resurrection Hope in Rome - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links bodily resurrection with the New Creation. The “redemption of our bodies” refers to our future resurrection)
{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 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. Spirit and 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. 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)
  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. Peter's First Sermon - {PDF Copy} - (Peter explained what God had accomplished in Jesus to a confused crowd on the Day of Pentecost, stressing fulfillment in Jesus – Acts 2:16-36)
  6. The Fulfillment of the Feast - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:1-4- The Spirit was poured out when the day of Pentecost was "fully come")
  7. Pentecost and the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days – Acts 2:14-21)
  8. "Signs and Wonders" - {PDF Copy} - (The prophecy from Joel sets the tone for the book of Acts, including the “signs and wonders” that accompanied the gospel)
  9. 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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