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Rom - Gal

{ROME, CORINTH, GALATIA }


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{ROMANS}
  1. The Gospel according to Paul - {PDF Copy} - (In Romans, Paul presents his gospel from humanity's plight due to sin to the resurrection of the dead and the New Creation)
  2. Both Jew and Greek - {PDF Copy} - (The equality of Jews and Gentiles is a pivotal theme in Romans – members of either group stand or fall before God on the same basis)
  3. 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)
  4. The Faithfulness 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)
  5. Wrath Revealed - {PDF Copy} - (Paul presents his gospel to the churches of Rome, a message about God’s righteousness and wrath for both Jews and Greeks)
  6. From Plight to Solution - {PDF Copy} - (In Romans, Paul argues from plight to solution as he presents his gospel to the churches of Rome, a message for both Jews and Greeks)
  7. The Works of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (In Paul’s letters, references to justification by “works” have a specific category of works in view – the works of the law)
  8. 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)
  9. The Seed of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised seed of Abraham, the heir of the covenant promises, and receipt of the inheritance is based on faith in Him)
  10. Heir of the World - {PDF Copy} - (The covenant promise of land for Abraham and his seed always envisioned the inclusion of the entire world)
  11. The Inheritance of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (In Jesus, the original limited promise of territory to Abraham is transformed to encompass the entire creation)
  12. Coheirs with Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The covenant with Abraham is fulfilled in Jesus, his seed and heir, including the promise of land)
  13. Message of the Gospel - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus summons his disciples to proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God in every inhabited corner of the earth)
  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 argues for tolerance in the church on food regulations and observing holy days since the shadows find their fulfillment in Jesus)
  17. Governing Authorities - {PDF Copy} - (Paul instructs believers living in the Roman Empire not to resist the government since its existence and authority are arranged by God)
  18. An Incomplete Hope - {PDF Copy} - (Central to the hope of the apostolic church was the bodily resurrection of the dead at the end of the age when Jesus returns)
  19. Resurrection and Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The gift of the Spirit is the first fruit of the bodily resurrection and the foretaste of the promised New Creation)
  20. The Neronian Dilemma - {PDF Copy} - (God allows evil rulers to govern nations and uses them to accomplish His purposes, and He summons believers to show them due respect)
  21. A Female Apostle - {PDF Copy} - (It is unclear whether Paul’s reference to a Junias who was of note among the apostles was a man or a woman)

{CORINTHIANS}
  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 the proclamation of a Messiah who was crucified on Calvary)
  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 or 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)
  11. Do All Speak in Tongues? - {PDF Copy} - (Paul indicates not all believers speak in tongues, but elsewhere, he teaches that believers have God’s Spirit)
  12. A Singular Event - {PDF Copy} - (The coming of Jesus will mark the end of the present order and the commencement of the age to come)
  13. Proclaiming Another Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Is Jesus still the slain Lamb, or has he become the roaring Lion of Judah out to exact payback from his enemies?)

{GALATIANS}
  1. Controversy in Galatia - {PDF Copy} - (The key issue in Galatia is whether Gentiles must be circumcised and keep some, at least, of the deeds required by the Torah)
  2. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Paul anchors all that God has done in the past Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which inaugurated the messianic age)
  3. Even an Angel - {PDF Copy} - (Paul warned the Galatians not to heed any gospel that deviated from the one preached by him - even if it came from an angel)
  4. Circumcision - Cutting Issue - {PDF Copy} - (With the new era inaugurated by Jesus, circumcision is no longer the sign of membership in the covenant community)
  5. Paul's Statement - {PDF Copy} - (Paul presents the points of agreement and disagreement with his opponents in Galatis)
  6. Having Started in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The receipt of the Spirit while in an uncircumcised state is irrefutable proof that Gentiles are accepted by God AS GENTILES)
  7. Doing the Whole Law - {PDF Copy} - (Anyone who is under the Law is obligated to keep all its required deeds and rituals, and therefore, risks coming under its curse)
  8. The Promise of the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The promise of the Spirit is part of the blessing of Abraham for the nations and the children of Abraham)
  9. The Spirit Gives Life - {PDF Copy} - (The Spirit of God imparts life, especially the everlasting life in Jesus of which the gift of the Spirit is the foretaste and guarantee)
  10. Covenant Heirs - {PDF Copy} - (With the ascension of Jesus, the gift of the Spirit has arrived with blessings for all believers as promised to Abraham)
  11. The Seed of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised seed of Abraham, the heir of the covenant promises, and receipt of the inheritance is based on faith in Him)
  12. Why, Then, the Law? - {PDF Copy} - (If a man is not justified from the works of the Law, what was the purpose of the Torah given through Moses at Mount Sinai?  Galatians 3:19)
  13. The Limits of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (The jurisdiction of the Mosaic regulations over the covenant community reached its limit with the arrival of Jesus, the true seed of Abraham)
  14. All are Heirs in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Returning to the custodianship of the Law means rebuilding the wall between Jew and Gentile, but “you are all one in Christ)
  15. Rebuilding Social Barriers - {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. Beyond Elemental Things - {PDF Copy} - (The Law was an interim stage with a termination point. Disciples are no longer under its jurisdiction, but now, are in Christ)
  17. Rudiments of the Old Era - {PDF Copy} - (The Messianic Age dawned in Jesus, and calendrical rituals and other Levitical regulations belong to the obsolete old order)
  18. This Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (The death of Jesus signaled the commencement of the messianic age with consequent changes in the status of the Law and God’s people)
  19. Spirit and Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (From the start, the promise of the Spirit has been integral to redemption and the Covenant of God with His people)