People of God

{CHURCH - PEOPLE OF GOD}
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{MISSION AND IDENTITY}
  1. The Message, Sign 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}
  2. 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}
  3. The Mission of the Church - (Matthew 24:14The vital mission of the church between now and the return of Jesus is to preach the Gospel to all nations) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Reign and Priesthood of the Saints - (The saints reign with Jesus in the present age as a “Kingdom of Priests” ) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Jesus Refused Political Power - (Satan offered Jesus unlimited political power to achieve his messianic calling. This Jesus refused and, instead, submitted to the way of the cross) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The True Seed of Abraham - Faith, Not Descent - (Galatians 3:6-9 - Jesus in the true “seed” of Abraham, and all who are "in Christ" are the "children of Abraham" regardless of ethnicity) - {PDF Copy}
{TO FOLLOW JESUS}
  1. Greatness in the Kingdom of God - (Mark 10:35-45To be a member of the kingdom of God requires a life of self-sacrificial service for others) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Let This Mind be in You - (Philippians 2:5-11 - The obedient death of Jesus is the paradigm for Christian service to others, the pattern disciples are summoned to emulate) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Church is Appointed to Tribulation - (1 Thessalonians 3:1-4Disciples of Jesus escape “wrath” but endure “tribulation” - To which they have been “appointed) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Christ-Like Response to Persecution - (Matthew 5:12 - When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society or individuals, Satan triumphs) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Church and Tribulation in Revelation - (In Revelation, faithful saints experience “tribulation,” whereas, the unrepentant undergo “wrath”) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Persecution, Civil Rights, and the Cross - (To follow Jesus means self-denial and a willingness to suffer for his sake. Persecution is the highest honor for his disciple – Matthew 5:10-12) - {PDF Copy}
{DECEIVERS AND DECEPTION}
  1. The Ravenous Beasts Inside the Church - (Throughout the present age, the Church has been plagued with deceivers bent on misleading the saints and causing apostasy) - {PDF Copy}
Photo by Andy Hutchinson on Unsplash
Shoalhaven Heads, Australia, by Andy Hutchinson on Unsplash

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