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  1. One Covenant People - {PDF Copy} - (By his death, Jesus has formed one covenant community - “one new Man” - based on faith in him, not ethnicity)
  2. 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)
  3. Last Days People - {PDF Copy} - (The church is the battlefield where the final war is waged between the Lamb and the “Ancient Serpent,” Satan)
  4. Kingdom of Priests - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples reign with Jesus as “priests” who render service in his Tabernacle and mediate his light in the world)
  5. The Sanctuary of God - {PDF Copy} - (The Apostle Paul consistently applies Temple language metaphorically to the church of Jesus Christ)
  6. Priestly Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples reign with Jesus by fulfilling their role as “priests” who mediate His light to the world)
  7. 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)
  8. Spirit and Mission - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus dispenses the gift of the Spirit to his people, and it empowers them to carry out gospel proclamation to all nations)
  9. 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)
  10. Inheritance of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (In Jesus, the original limited promise of territory to Abraham is transformed to encompass the entire creation)
  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. Covenant Heirs - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the seed of Abraham through whom his disciples inherit the covenant promises, including the Spirit)
  13. Neither Jew Nor Greek - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 3:20.29 - To return to the custodianship of the Law would mean to erect again the divisions between Jewish and Gentile believers)
  14. Coheirs with Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The covenant with Abraham is fulfilled in Jesus, his seed and heir, including the promise of land)
  15. Dividing the Church - {PDF Copy} - (For the church to insist on a Torah-observant lifestyle means the restoration of the old social barriers between Jew and Gentile)
  16. 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)

{TO FOLLOW JESUS}
  1. On the Way - (On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus explains to his disciples just what it means to be the Messiah of Israel) -  {PDF Copy}
  2. Emulating Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Philippians 2:6-11 - Christians must emulate Christ's self-denying obedience unto death)
  3. The Centurion - {PDF Copy} - (In Mark, Israel’s Messiah, the Son of Man, is revealed in his death on a Roman Cross, a reality recognized only by a Roman centurion)
  4. Cost of Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 6:7-29 - To be a disciple means to take up one’s own cross daily and follow in his steps, including death as a martyr)
  5. Responding to Persecutors - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)
  6. Afflicted Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (The godly disciple who faithfully bears witness to the gospel of Jesus will endure “tribulation” and persecution for his sake)
  7. Servant of the Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (His disciples are summoned to lives of self-sacrificial service to others, just as Jesus gave his life as the ransom price for many)

{APOSTOLIC TRADITION}
  1. New Testament Language - {PDF Copy} - (Was the New Testament originally composed in Greek, Aramaic, or Hebrew? Overwhelmingly, the evidence points to the first option)
  2. Absolute Authority - {PDF Copy} - (At the conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus claims absolute authority for his words. Ignore them at your peril)
  3. Literal and Nonliteral Interpretation - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation informs the reader from the very first verse of the book that it communicates symbolically)
  4. Provided Interpretations - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation communicates symbolically, and it provides the reader with many of the most important interpretations of its images)
  5. Once Hidden, Now Revealed - {PDF Copy} - (God’s previously hidden mysteries are now revealed in Jesus, especially in his death and resurrection)
  6. Unsealing the Scroll - {PDF Copy} - (Daniel was commanded to “seal the scroll,” but John is commanded NOT to do so, “for the season is at hand”)