Paul II


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  1. Day of Christ - {PDF Copy} - (The return of Jesus occurs on the “Day of the Lord” when the dead are raised and death ceases)
  2. The Revelation of our Lord - (At the revelation of Jesus, the saints will experience glory, but the wicked receive everlasting destruction) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Power and Wisdom of God - {PDF Copy} - (The "Power and Wisdom of God" are revealed in Christ Crucified, not in miraculous displays)
  4. True Spirituality - {PDF Copy} - (The spiritually-minded man understands that Christ Crucified is God’s true power and wisdom)
  5. The Death of Death - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus at the end of the age will mean the termination of the Last Enemy - Death)
  6. Final Events -  {PDF Copy} - (In explaining the future resurrection, Paul lists the key events that will precede or coincide with the arrival of Jesus)
  7. The Ends of the Ages - {PDF Copy} - (In several ways, Paul coordinates the commencement of the last days with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus)
  8. Ekkl├ęsia - The Assembly - {PDF Copy} - (The Christian use of the term church or ekkl├ęsia is derived from the assembly of Yahweh gathered for worship as described in the Hebrew Bible)
  9. The Sanctuary of God - {PDF Copy} - (In his letters, the Apostle Paul applies Temple language to the church of Jesus Christ, the Sanctuary of God)
  10. Redemption, Not Abandonment - {PDF Copy} - (At the heart of salvation is the future resurrection at Christ’s return and the arrival of the new heavens and new earth)

  1. Both Jew and Greek - {PDF Copy} - (The equality of Jew and Gentile before God is a key theme throughout Romans – both stand or fall on the same basis  Romans 1:15-16)
  2. From Faith for Faith - {PDF Copy} - (Men are not set right before God from the works of the law but from the faith of Jesus Christ)
  3. The Righteousness of God - {PDF Copy} - (The “righteousness of God” refers to His faithfulness to His promises, which is demonstrated in the salvation He has provided in Jesus)
  4. Wrath Revealed - {PDF Copy} - (In Romans, Paul presents his gospel to the churches in Rome, a message about God’s righteousness and wrath for both Jews and Greeks)
  5. Righteousness, Wrath, and Salvation - {PDF Copy} - (In Romans, Paul argues from plight to solution as he presents his gospel to the churches in Rome, a message for both Jews and Greeks)
  6. The Works of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (In Romans, discussions about justification by “works” has a specific category of works in view – “from the works of the law - Romans 2:7-10)
  7. Good News for Everyone - {PDF Copy} - (The gospel of the kingdom announced by Jesus is a message of life for men and women of every nation)
  8. The Faith of Jesus Christ - {PDF Copy} - (According to Paul, men are not set right before God “from the works of the law,” but instead, from the faith of Jesus Christ)
  9. 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)
  10. The Inheritance of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (In Jesus, the original limited promise of territory to Abraham is transformed to encompass the entire creation)
  11. Coheirs and Brethren - {PDF Copy} - (The covenant with Abraham is fulfilled in Jesus, his seed and heir, including the promise of land)
  12. Message of the Gospel - {PDF Copy} - (The church is called to proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God in every inhabited corner of the earth)
  13. Sin, Death, Gospel, Resurrection - {PDF Copy} - (Paul presents his gospel from humanity's plight due to sin to the resurrection of the dead and the New Creation)
  14. The Redemption of our Body - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links the bodily resurrection of believers to the New Creation since both are integral to the promised redemption)
  15. Future Glory - {PDF Copy} - (Paul summarizes what God did for us in Jesus and prepares for his explanation of the present status of the Jewish people)
  16. Food and Calendars - {PDF Copy} - (Paul argued for tolerance within the church on food regulations and observing holy days because the “shadows” have found their fulfillment in Jesus)
  17. Governing Authorities - {PDF Copy} - (Paul instructs believers in the center of the Empire not to resist the government - its existence has been arranged by God)

  1. Who is the Beginning - {PDF Copy} - (To the Colossians, Paul emphasized the exalted position of Jesus that he has held since his death and resurrection  Colossians 1:18-19)
  2. Until the Day of Christ - {PDF Copy} - (Paul exhorted the church to pursue perfection, a process that will culminate in the resurrection on the Day of Christ)
  3. The Suffering Servant - {PDF Copy} - (I will give him a portion among the great because he poured out his soul unto death, and with transgressors let himself be numbered)
  4. One People in Christ - {PDF Copy} - (By his death, Jesus formed one covenant community - “one new Man” - based on faith in him, not ethnicity – Ephesians 2:11-22)
  5. Warfare in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples wage spiritual warfare through right conduct, acts of love, and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ)

    1. Who is the Beginning - {PDF Copy} - (To the Colossians, Paul emphasized the exalted position of Jesus that he has held since his death and resurrection  Colossians 1:18-19)

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