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 races) - {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 and Hope of the Gospel - (The task of the Church is to proclaim the Good News of the kingdom in every inhabited corner of the earth) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Blessing to the Nations in Jesus - (Jesus is the promised “seed” of Abraham in whom all the nations of the earth are blessed, according to the covenant made by Yahweh with Abraham) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Inheritance of Abraham - (The original land promise to Abraham encompasses the entire earth in his true “seed,” Jesus Christ) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Present Demonstration of God's 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 Gentile - (Galatians 3:26-29 - To return to the custodianship of the Law would mean to erect again the divisions between Jewish and Gentile believers) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Righteousness and Wrath - Present and Future Tense - (Just as sinners await the future judgment of God, so believers are waiting to receive their full salvation at the resurrection – Romans 1:16-23) - {PDF Copy}
{THE RESURRECTION}
  1. Resurrection or Removal? - (Is the hope of the church in the future bodily resurrection or its removal from the spacetime continuum?) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Spirit, 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. The Order of Final Events - (1 Corinthians 15:24-28 - 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 - 1 Corinthians 15:20-28) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Future Hope - Resurrection and New Creation - (Paul links the resurrection of the saints to the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Sorrow Not - Resurrection Hope in Thessalonica - (The hope of the church is bodily resurrection when Jesus returns from heaven) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Plight to Solution - Resurrection Hope in Rome - (Romans 8:18-28Paul links bodily resurrection with the New Creation - the “redemption of our bodies”) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Perfection - Resurrection Hope in Philippi - (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 - Resurrection Hope in Colossae - (Paul emphasizes the exalted position of Jesus that resulted from his death and resurrection – Colossians 1:18-19) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Everlasting Glory - Resurrection Hope for Timothy - (Paul reminds Timothy of Christ’s resurrection. False teachers were denying the resurrection - 2 Timothy 2:8-18) - {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 the Return of Jesus - (2 Peter 3:3-12 - The Parousia of Jesus will usher in the Day of the Lord, the final judgment, and the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Heir of the World - (Romans 4:11-17 - In Christ, the Land Promise to Abraham encompasses the entire world, not just Palestine) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Inheritance of Abraham - (The original land promise to Abraham encompasses the entire earth in his true “seed,” Jesus Christ) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The City of Abraham - (New Jerusalem is populated in fulfillment of the promise to Abraham to “bless all nations” in the Promised Land – Revelation 21:24-22:5) - {PDF Copy}
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North Shore, Waialua, Hawaii, by Sean O. on Unsplash


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