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  1. One New Man - {PDF Copy} - (By his death, Jesus has formed one covenant community, “one new Man,” based on faith in him by one and all  Ephesians 2:11-22)
  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 Church, 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. 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)
  9. 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")
  10. 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)
  11. Coheirs with Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links the bodily Resurrection of the saints with the New Creation. The promised redemption includes both)
  12. Social Implications of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 3:26-4:6 - With the coming of the promised "seed," the old social divisions of the Torah no longer apply)
  13. 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)

{TO FOLLOW JESUS}
  1. Whosoever will Follow Me - (For a fleeting moment, Peter's eyes and those of the disciples were opened to see who he was - Mark 8:27-38) - {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)
  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. Persecution and Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (The disciple is granted the great privilege and honor of enduring insults, hatred, and even violence on behalf of Jesus)
  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)

{APOSTOLIC TRADITION}
  1. Language of the New Testament - {PDF Copy} - (Was the New Testament composed in Greek or Hebrew?)
  2. His Absolute Authority - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 7:21-27 - Ignore Christ's teachings from the Sermon on the Mount 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. Hidden Mysteries Revealed - {PDF Copy} - (All God’s mysteries are revealed in Jesus Christ, 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”)

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