People of God

{THE SAINTS}
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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}
  7. The Church in Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Final victory over the “Dragon” means the redemption of men and women from every nation who follow the “Lamb wherever he goes”)
  8. The Redeemed People of the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the redeemed people of God is composed of men and women from every nation purchased by the death of Jesus)
  9. Key Sign of the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared the “end” will not come until “this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations” – Matthew 24:14)
{GIFT OF THE SPIRIT}
  1. The Fulfillment of the Feast - (Acts 2:1-4 -The long-anticipated time of fulfillment arrived in Jesus. The time of shadows and types ceased with his resurrection and enthronement) - {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 Spirit and the New Covenant - (The Church and the gift of the Spirit have been integral to the redemptive plan of God from the very beginning) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Blessing of Abraham - New Covenant - (With the ascension of Jesus, the promised Spirit arrived, the “promise of Abraham”) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Life-Giving Spirit - (There is no genuine life apart from the Spirit of God. His promises of everlasting life find fulfillment in the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, and in the gift of the Spirit) - {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. Persecution, Suffering, Discipleship - (The disciple of Jesus is granted the great privilege and honor of enduring insults, hatred, and even violence on his behalf) - {PDF Copy}
  3. 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}
  4. The Church is Appointed for Tribulation - (Disciples of Jesus escape “wrath” but endure “tribulation” - To which they have been “appointed) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Christian Response to Persecutors - (Matthew 5:12 - When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society or individuals, Satan triumphs) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Tribulation of the Church - (In Revelation, faithful saints experience “tribulation,” whereas, the unrepentant undergo “wrath”) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Heavenly Perfection - (Mercy and love are the defining characteristics of the disciple of Jesus and reflect the nature of God – Matthew 5:43-48) - {PDF Copy}
{NEW COVENANT}
  1. 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}
  2. The Promise of the Spirit and the New Covenant - (The Church and the gift of the Spirit have been integral to the redemptive plan of God from the very beginning) - {PDF Copy}
  3. 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}
  4. The New Covenant Surpasses the Old - (Jesus inaugurated the promised New Covenant that rendered the former one obsolete - Hebrews 8:13) - {PDF Copy}
{LAW OF MOSES}
  1. The Law's Jurisdiction - How Long? - (According to Galatians, the jurisdiction of the Torah reached its termination point with the arrival of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Having Begun in the Spirit -- (The receipt of the Spirit while in an uncircumcised state is irrefutable proof that Gentile Christians are accepted by God – Galatians 3:1-4) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Why, Then, the Law? - (Galatians 3:19 - If a man is not justified by the works of the Law, what was the purpose of the Torah given at Sinai?) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Law and Prophets - Fulfillment - (Matthew 5:17 - It is in Jesus that “All the promises of God are Yea and Amen,” not in the Torah) - {PDF Copy}
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Shoalhaven Heads, Australia, by Andy Hutchinson on Unsplash

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