Hope and Life

{RESURRECTION HOPE}
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  1. Christianity' Forgotten Hope - {PDF Copy} - (Central to the hope of the early church was the bodily resurrection of the dead at the return of Jesus)
  2. Resurrection and New Creation - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links the future resurrection with the New Creation, the promised redemption includes both events)
  3. Redemption, not Abandonment - {PDF Copy} - (At the heart of Christian hope is the resurrection of the saints at Christ’s return and the arrival of the new heavens and the new earth)
  4. 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)
  5. Coheirs with Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The covenant with Abraham is fulfilled in Jesus, the heir, including the promised inheritance of land in the New Creation)
  6. Future Glory - Resurrection - {PDF Copy} - (The Apostle Paul links the bodily Resurrection of the saints with the New Creation. The promised redemption includes both – Romans 8:1-23)
  7. Sorrow Not - Resurrection Hope - {PDF Copy} - (Foundational to the hope of the church is the bodily resurrection of believers that will take place when Jesus arrives from heaven)
  8. Everlasting Glory - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reminded Timothy of Christ’s resurrection since false teachers were denying the future resurrection)
  9. Firstborn of the Dead - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus was the firstborn and the first-fruits of the general resurrection at the end of the age)
  10. Perfection in Resurrection - {PDF Copy} - (Paul expressed his goal of going on to perfection, a process that will culminate in our physical resurrection when Jesus returns)
  11. Resurrection Hope in Rome - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links bodily resurrection with the New Creation. The “redemption of our bodies” refers to our future resurrection)
  12. Death - The Last Enemy - {PDF Copy} - (Paul defends the bodily resurrection and links it and the cessation of death to the coming of Jesus)
{NEW CREATION}
  1. New Covenant and New Creation - {PDF Copy} - (The promises to Abraham find their fulfillment in the New Covenant in Jesus and the New Creation)
  2. Beginning of the Creation - (Revelation looks forward to the reign of Jesus in the New Creation, a reality inaugurated by his Death and Resurrection) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Paul anchored all that God has done in the past Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which inaugurated the messianic age)
  4. New Creation and His Return - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus in glory will usher in the Day of the Lord, the final judgment, and the New Creation)
  5. The City of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (New Jerusalem is populated in fulfillment of the promise to Abraham to “bless all nations” in the Promised Land  Revelation 21:24-22:5)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. The City Built by God - {PDF Copy} - (The city “whose builder and founder” is God is none other than the New Jerusalem John saw “descending from heaven”)

Library Photo by Sylvia Yang on Unsplash
Library Photo by Sylvia Yang on Unsplash

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