GOOD NEWS

{GOOD NEWS OF THE KINGDOM}

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  1. For All Nations - {PDF Copy} - (The Gospel of the Kingdom of God announced by Jesus is a message of hope and gladness for men and women of all nations)
  2. Blessings to the Nations - In Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised “seed” of Abraham in whom all the nations of the earth are blessed, according to the covenant made by Yahweh)
  3. Inheritance of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (The original promise of territory to Abraham encompasses the entire Cosmos in his true “seed,” Jesus Christ)
  4. The Gospel Message - {PDF Copy} - (The church is called to proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God in every inhabited corner of the earth)
  5. Heir of the World - {PDF Copy} - (According to Romans, the land promised to Abraham encompassed the entire world, not just Canaan – Romans 4:13)
  6. 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)
  7. The True Seed of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised "seed of Abraham" destined to inherit all things, and all those who are "in him")
  8. Righteousness, Wrath, Salvation - {PDF Copy} - (Paul argues from plight to solution as he presents his gospel to the churches in Rome)
  9. Coheirs with Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links the bodily Resurrection of the saints with the New Creation. The promised redemption includes both)
  10. The Mission - {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)

{THE PROMISED SPIRIT}
  1. Voice in the Wilderness - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 1:4-8 - John the Baptist arrived to prepare the way of the Messiah and herald the Good News of the Kingdom of God)
  2. Tarry in Jerusalem - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus commanded his disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they received the Spirit, empowering them as witnesses - Acts 1:1-11)
  3. When Pentecost Arrived - {PDF Copy} - (On the day of Pentecost, the long-anticipated time of fulfillment arrived when Jesus bestowed the Spirit on his church – Acts 2:1-4)
  4. Spirit of Life - {PDF Copy} - (It is the Spirit of God that imparts all life, especially the everlasting life in Jesus of which the gift of the Spirit is a foretaste and guarantee)
  5. Spirit and Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (A people filled with the Spirit has been foundational to the redemptive plan of God from the very beginning)
  6. Pentecost and the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost signaled the arrival of the “last days – Acts 2:14-21)
  7. Pentecost Fulfilled - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:1-4 - The outpouring of the Spirit was the fulfillment of the Feast of Pentecost and the commencement of the Last Days)
  8. What Does This Mean? - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost caused a great commotion and much consternation in Jerusalem)
  9. Signs and Wonders - {PDF Copy} - (The prophecy from Joel sets the tone of fulfillment in Acts, including the “signs and wonders” that accompanied the Spirit – Acts 2:17-21)
  10. To You is the Promise - {PDF Copy} - (The gift of the Spirit is for all men who repent, “even to those afar off,” and all this is in fulfillment of the promise of the Father - Acts 2:37-41)
  11. Life-Giving Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (There is no true life without the Spirit of God. His promise of everlasting life finds its fulfillment in Jesus and the gift of the Spirit)
  12. Promise of the Father - {PDF Copy} - (With the ascension of Jesus, the gift of the Spirit arrived with blessings for all believers, the “promise of the Father)
  13. Blessing of Abraham - The Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 3:25 - The promise of the Father, the gift of the Spirit, was sent by Jesus to bless all the nations)
  14. Spirit and Resurrection - {PDF Copy} - (The gift of the Spirit is the “first fruits” of the future resurrection and the coming New Creation)

{NEW CREATION}

  1. City of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (New Jerusalem is populated in fulfillment of the promise to Abraham to “bless all nations” in the Promised Land)
  2. Resurrection and New Creation - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links the bodily resurrection of believers to the New Creation since both are integral to the promised redemption)
  3. The New Creation Begins - (Revelation looks forward to the reign of Jesus in the New Creation, a reality inaugurated by his Death and Resurrection) - {PDF Copy}

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Slangkop Lighthouse, Cape Town - by Quaid Lagan on Unsplash

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