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 a message of hope for only SOME nations, or for all?)
  3. 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)
  4. Redemption of the Nations - {PDF Copy} - (The “nations” and the “kings of the earth” are found in “New Jerusalem” because of the work of the Lamb)
  5. 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)
  6. The Righteousness of God - {PDF Copy} - (The “righteousness of God” refers to His faithfulness to His promises)
  7. Resurrection Hope in Rome - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links bodily resurrection with the New Creation. The “redemption of our bodies” refers to our future resurrection)
  8. Resurrection and New Creation - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links the future resurrection with the New Creation, the promised redemption includes both events)
  9. Righteousness and Wrath in Rome - {PDF Copy} - (Paul introduces his gospel to the house churches of Rome and prepares to deal with conflicts between Jewish and Gentile believers)
  10. Righteousness, Wrath, and Salvation - {PDF Copy} - (Paul argues from plight to solution as he presents his gospel to the churches in Rome)
  11. Righteousness and Wrath - Present and Future - {PDF Copy} - (Just as sinners await the future judgment of God, so believers wait to receive their full salvation at the resurrection)
  12. Blessings to the Nations - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised "seed" of Abraham in whom God will bless the Gentiles)
  13. The True Seed of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the true “seed” of Abraham, the heir of the covenant promises, and receipt the inheritance is based on faith in Him)
{KINGDOM OF GOD}
  1. His Kingdom or Christendom? - {PDF Copy} - (The deception of Christendom is the attempt to invoke God and Christ to validate national institutions and ideologies)
{PROMISED SPIRIT}
  1. Voice in the Wilderness - {PDF Copy} - (John arrived in Judea to prepare the way of the Messiah and herald the Good News of the Kingdom, as predicted in Isaiah)
  2. 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)
  3. The Spirit of Life - {PDF Copy} - (It is the Spirit of God that imparts life, especially the everlasting life found in Jesus)
  4. New Covenant and New Creation - {PDF Copy} - (The promises to Abraham find their fulfillment in the New Covenant in Jesus and the New Creation)
  5. 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)
  6. He Who Baptizes in Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (At his baptism, the Spirit of God descended on Jesus to prepare him for his messianic calling, for he will “baptize in the Spirit” – Matthew 3:7-17)
  7. 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 the Father)
  8. Anointed King and Son of God - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised Messiah, the King who reigns on David’s throne, and the anointed Son of God Psalm 2:1-9)
  9. Tarry in Jerusalem - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 1:1-11 - Jesus commanded his disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they received the Spirit, empowering them to become his witnesses)
  10. The Fulfillment of the Feast - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:1-4- The Spirit was poured out when the day of Pentecost was "fully come")
  11. 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)
  12. What Does This Mean? - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost caused a great commotion and much consternation in Jerusalem)
  13. 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)
  14. "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 – Acts 2:17-21)
  15. To You is the Promise - {PDF Copy} - (The gift of the Spirit is for all men and women who repent, “even to those afar off,” all in fulfillment of the promises of the Father - Acts 2:37-41)
  16. First Martyr - {PDF Copy} - (Under the guidance of the Spirit, and in fulfillment of Scripture, Stephen gave eloquent and effective testimony to the leaders of Israel)
  17. To Samaria - {PDF Copy} - (Because of persecution, the disciple began to preach the gospel outside Judea, beginning in Samaria - Acts 8:1-25)

Waiwaloli Beach, Photo by Forest Simon on Unsplash
Waiwaloli Beach, Photo by Forest Simon on Unsplash


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