Church

"Know you not that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?"

[Click on the title to open an article]

{IDENTITY}
  1. One New Man - {PDF Copy} - (By his death, Jesus has formed one covenant community, “one new Man,” based on faith in him by one and all)
  2. Ekklesia - The Assembly - {PDF Copy} - (The use of the term “church” or ekkl├ęsia is derived from the “assembly of Yahweh” gathered for worship before the Tabernacle)
  3. Priestly Reign of the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples reign with Jesus by fulfilling their role as “priests” who mediate His light to the world)
  4. Reigning with Him - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples reign with Jesus as “priests” who render service in his Tabernacle by mediating his light in the world)
  5. The Church, the Sanctuary of God - {PDF Copy} - (Paul consistently applies Temple language to the church of Jesus Christ)
  6. End-Time People of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The church is the battlefield where the final war is being waged between the Lamb and the Ancient Serpent)
  7. Redeemed of the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the redeemed people of God is composed of men and women from every nation purchased by the death of Jesus)
  8. His Kingdom or Christendom? - {PDF Copy} - (The deception of Christendom is the attempt to invoke God and Christ to validate national institutions and ideologies)
  9. All are Heirs in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (With the arrival of the "seed" of Abraham, Jesus Christ, the old divisions between Jew and Gentile are wholly inappropriate)
  10. The True Seed of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the true “seed” of Abraham, the heir of the covenant promises, and receipt of the inheritance is based on faith in Him)
  11. Both Jew and Gentile - {PDF Copy} - (The equality of Jew and Gentile before God is a key theme in Romans – both stand or fall on the same basis  Romans 1:15-16)
{MISSION}
  1. Sign of the End - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:14 - The End will not come until the Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed to all nations)
  2. 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)
  3. Hope for ALL Nations - {PDF Copy} - (The announcement of the good news of the kingdom of God is a message for ALL nations)
  4. Call to Actions - Seven Beatitudes of Revelation  - {PDF Copy} - (Through a series of seven “beatitudes,” Revelation summons believers to faithfulness despite hostility and persecution)
  5. Heir of the World - {PDF Copy} - (According to Romans, the land promised to Abraham encompassed the entire world, not just the land of Canaan – Romans 4:13)
  6. Tribulation of the Church - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, faithful saints experience “tribulation,” but the unrepentant undergo “wrath)
  7. To Whom Homage? - {PDF Copy} - (When offered by Satan, Jesus refused even the awesome political power of Rome. Shouse we seek what he rejected?)
  8. Appointed to Tribulation - {PDF Copy} - (His disciples escape God’s wrath but endure tribulation to which they have been appointed)
  9. Spiritual Warfare - {PDF Copy} - (Christians wage spiritual warfare through right conduct and by emulating the example of Jesus)
  10. Hope for only SOME Nations?? - {PDF Copy} - (Is the Good News of the Kingdom of God a message of hope for only SOME nations, or for all?)
{SCRIPTURE}
  1. The Language of the New Testament - {PDF Copy} - (Was the New Testament composed in Greek or Hebrew?)
  2. Literal and Nonliteral Language - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation informs the reader from the very first verse of the book that it communicates symbolically)
  3. Standing Fast - {PDF Copy} - (Believers prepare for the apostasy and the man of lawlessness by standing firm in what Paul had taught them)

Library Photo by Rafael M. on Unsplash
Library Photo by Rafael M. on Unsplash

POPULAR POSTS

Commencement of the Gospel

Little Horn - Identity