Good News

{GOOD NEWS OF THE KINGDOM}

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{THE MESSAGE}
  1. For All Nations - {PDF Copy} - (The gospel of the kingdom announced by Jesus is a message of life for men and women of every nation)
  2. In the Beginning - {PDF Copy} - (In the ministry of Jesus, the kingdom of God arrived, beginning with his baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist)
  3. The Light of the World - (Jesus is the only true light in the world, a light that shines all the brighter in the darkness, and this light means life for men and women) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Salvation of Yahweh - {PDF Copy} - (The name ‘Jesus’ means “salvation of Yahweh,” for, in him, the salvation promised to Ancient Israel has arrived in all its glory)
  5. 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)
  6. Bless the Nations - {PDF Copy} - (The promise to bless all nations in Abraham finds its fulfillment in Jesus, the true seed of Abraham)
  7. Inheritance of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (In Jesus, the original limited promise of territory to Abraham is transformed to encompass the entire creation)
  8. The Son of Abraham - (Jesus in the true “son of Abraham,” the heir of the covenant promises, and the one who implements the inheritance) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Message - {PDF Copy} - (The church is called to proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God in every inhabited corner of the earth)
  10. Heir of the World - {PDF Copy} - (According to Paul, the covenant promise of land for Abraham and his seed always envisioned the inclusion of the entire world)
  11. Seed of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the true “seed” of Abraham, the heir of the covenant promises, and receipt of the inheritance is based on faith in Him)
  12. Righteousness, Wrath, Salvation - {PDF Copy} - (Paul argues from plight to solution as he presents his gospel to the churches in Rome)
  13. Coheirs with Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The covenant with Abraham is fulfilled in Jesus, his seed and heir, including the promise of land)
  14. 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} - (John arrived in Judea to prepare the way for the Messiah and herald the Good News of the Kingdom)
  2. Tarry in Jerusalem - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus commands his disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they receive the Spirit, empowering them for witness on the earth)
  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. The 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 Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days, the era of fulfillment)
  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 on the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (The prophecy from Joel sets the tone of fulfillment in Acts, including the “signs and wonders” that accompanied the Spirit)
  10. To You is the Promise - {PDF Copy} - (The gift of the Spirit is for all men who repent, even to those afar off, in fulfillment of the promise of the Father)
  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. Covenant Heirs - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the seed of Abraham through whom his disciples inherit the covenant promises, including the Spirit)
  13. Promise and Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The gift of the Spirit is given by Jesus as part of God’s promise to bless all nations in Abraham’s seed)
  14. Bold Proclamation - {PDF Copy} - (In response to threats from the high priests, the young church was filled with great boldness of speech by the Spirit)
  15. Spirit and Resurrection - {PDF Copy} - (The gift of the Spirit is the first fruit of the bodily resurrection and the foretaste of the promised 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 Creation - {PDF Copy} - (The Spirit is the first fruit of the future resurrection of believers and the redemption of the Creation)
  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