Gospel Hope

{GOOD NEWS OF THE KINGDOM}
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  1. Hope for All Nations - (The Gospel of the Kingdom of God is a message of hope for all nations and men) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Word of the Son - (Hebrews 1:1-3 - God’s final complete “word” has been “spoken” in His Son. All previous “words” were partial, preparatory, and incomplete) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Commencement of the Good News of the Kingdom - (The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus constitute nothing less than the beginning of the promised New Creation of God) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Message of the Gospel - (The church is called to proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God in every inhabited corner of the earth) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Inheritance of Abraham - (The original land promised to Abraham encompasses the entire earth in his true “seed,” Jesus Christ) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Abraham and the New Covenant - (With the ascension of Jesus, the gift of the Spirit arrived with blessings for all believers – The promise of Abraham) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Demonstration of His Righteousness - (The righteousness of God” refers not to an absolute moral standard but to the faithfulness of God to His promises) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Neither Jew nor Greek - (To return to the custodianship of the Law would mean to erect again the divisions between Jewish and Gentile believers) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Rescuing Us from Wrath - (1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 - Even now, Jesus is “rescuing” his people from the future “wrath” of God) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Incomparable New Covenant - (In his death, Jesus inaugurated the promised and vastly superior new covenant, rendering the old one obsolete) - {PDF}
  11. 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)
{THE RESURRECTION}
  1. Redemption, not Abandonments - (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) - {PDF Copy}
  2. New Covenant and New Creation - (The Gift of the Spirit is a sign of the New Covenant and a foretaste of the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Final Events - (In presenting his arguments for the resurrection, Paul lays out several events that occur prior to  the arrival of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Last Enemy, Death - (The resurrection, cessation of death, and New Creation all occur at the "coming" of Jesus at the end of the age) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Resurrection and New Creation - (Paul links the resurrection of the saints to the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Sorrow Not - Resurrection Hope - (Foundational to the hope of the church is the bodily resurrection of believers that will take place when Jesus arrives from heaven) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Resurrection Hope in Rome - (Paul presents his gospel from humanity's plight due to sin to the resurrection of the dead and the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Perfection in Resurrection - (Paul expresses his goal of going on to perfection, a process that culminates in the physical resurrection at the coming of Jesus Christ) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Firstborn of the Dead - (Paul emphasizes the exalted position of Jesus that resulted from his death and resurrection – Colossians 1:18-19) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Meeting Jesus in the Air - (Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven) - {PDF Copy}
{NEW CREATION}
  1. The Beginning of the New Creation of God - Jesus - (Revelation 3:14 - Revelation looks forward to the reign of Jesus in the New Creation, a reality inaugurated by his Death and Resurrection) - {PDF Copy}
  2. New Creation and His Advent - (The arrival of Jesus in glory will usher in the Day of the Lord, the final judgment, and the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The City of Abraham - (New Jerusalem is populated in fulfillment of the promise to Abraham to “bless all nations” in the Promised Land) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Redemption of the Nations - (The nations and the kings of the earth are found in the New Jerusalem) - {PDF Copy}
Photo by Sean O. on Unsplash
North Shore, Waialua, Hawaii, by Sean O. on Unsplash