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  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  Ephesians 2:11-22)
  2. When Pentecost Arrived - {PDF Copy- (On the day of Pentecost, the time of fulfillment arrived when Jesus bestowed the gift of the Spirit on his church)
  3. The Promise of the Father - {PDF Copy} - (With the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost, the blessings for all nations promised to Abraham have commenced)
  4. For All Nations - {PDF Copy- (The Gospel of the Kingdom of God is a message of hope for men and women of every nation)
  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)
  6. The True Seed of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus in the true “seed” of Abraham, the heir of the covenant promises, and our inheritance is based on faith in him)
  7. Blessings for the Nations - {PDF Copy} - (The promise to bless all nations in Abraham finds its fulfillment in Jesus, the true seed of Abraham)
  8. All are Heirs in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Returning to the custodianship of the Law means rebuilding walls between Jew and Gentile, but you are all one in Christ - heirs of Abraham)
  9. Inheritance of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (In Jesus, the original land promised to Abraham is transformed to encompass the entire creation2 Peter 3:10-14)
  10. Both Jew and Greek - {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)
  11. Priestly Kingdom - {PDF Copy- (Disciples reign with Jesus by fulfilling their role as “priests” who mediate His light to the world)
  12. Disciple and State - {PDF Copy} - (Paul instructed believers in the very heart of the Empire not to resist the government – Romans 13:1-8)
  13. His Kingdom of God or Christendom? - {PDF Copy- (The deception of ‘Christendom’ is the attempt to invoke God and Jesus to validate national institutions, political ideologies, and cultural values)
  14. Witness to All Nations - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared that the “end” will not come until this gospel of the kingdom is proclaimed to all nations)
  15. Hastening THAT Day - {PDF Copy} - (In the interim between Christ’s ascension and return, God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent)
  16. True Spirituality - {PDF Copy} - (The spiritually-minded man understands that Christ Crucified is God’s true power and wisdom)

{MISSION AND MINISTRY}
  1. The Mission of the Church - {PDF Copy- (The mission of the church between now and the return of Jesus is to announce the Good News of his Kingdom to all nations)
  2. His Kingdom or Christendom? - {PDF Copy- (The deception of ‘Christendom’ is the attempt to invoke God and Jesus to validate national institutions, political ideologies, and cultural values)
  3. The Key Sign of the End of the Age - {PDF Copy- (Matthew 24:14 - Jesus declared, definitively, that the “end” will not come until “this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations”)
  4. Upon These Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The age of fulfillment began with the death, resurrection, and exaltation of the Son of God - Hebrews 1:1-3)
  5. Witness to All Nations - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared that the “end” will not come until this gospel of the kingdom is proclaimed to all nations)
  6. The Kingdom of God - {PDF Copy} - (The message of Jesus focused on the “Kingdom of God,” the reign of God that bears little resemblance to the political systems of this age)
  7. "The Promise is unto you!" - {PDF Copy} - (The gift of the Spirit is for all men who repent and are baptized in fulfillment of the promise of the Father)

{EMULATING JESUS}
  1. Following Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The Messiah of Israel submitted to the way of the Cross and summoned his disciples to follow him on the very same path)
  2. Mercy is NOT Optional - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 5:43-48 - Acts of mercy and love are the defining characteristics of the true disciple and of the nature of God)
  3. To Follow Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus means a life of self-denial and sacrificial service for others - Matthew 20:20-28)
  4. He Humbled Himself - {PDF Copy} - (Christ’s submission to a shameful death on the Cross is the paradigm for Christian service and conduct)
  5. Servant of the King - {PDF Copy} - (His disciples are called to lives of self-sacrificial service for others, just as Jesus gave his life a ransom for many)
  6. The Cost of Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 6:7-30 - To be a disciple means to take up one’s own cross and follow in his steps no matter where they lead)
  7. His Suffering and Death - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 8:31 - To be the Messiah of Israel means suffering and death, and he summons disciples to walk the same path)
  8. Power and Wisdom - {PDF Copy} - (God's power and wisdom are revealed in the preaching of Christ Crucified)

{SUFFERING}
  1. Disciples and Suffering - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus warned us that we will suffer in this life, and his true church will endure persecution for his sake)
  2. Responding to Persecutors - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 5:12 - When Christians react to hostility from State or Society with anger and rebellion, Satan triumphs)
  3. Afflicted Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (In this life, the disciple of Jesus will endure “tribulation” and persecution for his sake  1 Thessalonians 3:1-4)
  4. Disciple and State - {PDF Copy} - (Paul instructed believers in the very heart of the Empire not to resist the government – Romans 13:1-8)
  5. Tribulation and Endurance - {PDF Copy} - (Exiled on Patmos, John declared himself a “fellow-participant” in the tribulation and endurance “in Jesus)
  6. Appointed to Tribulation - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples escape God’s wrath but endure tribulation to which they have been appointed)

{SCRIPTURE}
  1. Language of the New Testament - {PDF Copy} - (Was the New Testament originally composed in Greek or Hebrew? Overwhelmingly, the evidence points to the former)
  2. Stand Fast - {PDF Copy} - (Believers prepare for the “apostasy” and the coming “man of lawlessness” by “standing firm” in the apostolic tradition)
  3. If Even An Angel - {PDF Copy} - (Paul warned the Galatians not to heed any gospel that deviated from the one preached by Paul even if it came from an angel)
  4. Hidden Mysteries Revealed - {PDF Copy} - (All God’s mysteries are revealed in Jesus Christ, especially, in his Death and Resurrection  - Romans 16:25)

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