The Epistles

{STUDIES IN THE EPISTLES}

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  1. The Fullness of Time - (The Law was an interim stage with a termination point, the Fullness of Time when Jesus arrived to redeem those under the Law) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Cruciform Path - (The power and wisdom of God are revealed in the proclamation of the Messiah who was crucified on a Roman cross) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Definitive Evidence - (The Gift of the Spirit demonstrates beyond question who belongs to the covenant community of Jesus, and who does not) - {PDF Copy}
  4. His All-Sufficient Sacrifice - (Paul responds to his opponents by emphasizing the all-sufficiency of the faithful act of Jesus in his obedience unto deathGalatians 2:15-21) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Rescued from this Evil Age - (Paul anchored what God did for us in the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, the event that marked the Fullness of Time – Galatians 1:1-5) - {PDF Copy}
  6. God has Spoken! - (God has spoken His definitive word in His Son. All previous words given by the prophets were preparatory, promissory, and partial) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Purifying Sins - (Having achieved the purification of sins, Jesus sat down at the right hand of God to intercede for his people as their faithful High Priest) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Guarantor of the Covenant - (Jesus mediates the better covenant inaugurated by his sacrificial death, thereby rendering the old one obsolete – Hebrews 8:6-13) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Messianic Age Dawns - (The era of the Levitical priesthood terminated with the arrival of the word in God’s Son, Jesus Christ, our High Priest forever) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Covenant Heirs - (With the outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, the blessings for all nations promised to Abraham commenced) - {PDF Copy}
  11. The Blessing of Abraham - (The Gift of the Spirit is imparted by Jesus as part of God’s promise to bless all the nations in Abraham’s Seed – Acts 3:25) - {PDF Copy}
  12. He Abolished Death - (Paul reminded Timothy of Christ’s resurrection and victory over death since false teachers were denying the future resurrection of believers) - {PDF Copy}
  13. The Last Enemy - (The arrival of Jesus at the end of the age will mean the end of the Last Enemy, namely, Death - 1 Corinthians 15:24-28) - {PDF Copy}
  14. The Coming Resurrection - (Central to the future hope of the apostolic faith is the bodily resurrection of the dead when Jesus arrives to gather his saints) - {PDF Copy}
  15. Rescuing His People - (The Thessalonians received the Gospel in tribulation but remained faithful while anticipating the future return of Jesus – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10) - {PDF Copy}
  16. One Covenant People - (Jesus is the promised Seed of Abraham, the heir of the covenant promises, and receipt of the inheritance is based on faith in Him) - {PDF Copy}
  17. One Spirit, One People - (By his death and resurrection, Jesus formed one covenant community - One New Man - based on faith in him – Ephesians 2:11-22) - {PDF Copy}
  18. The Foundation - (Paul reminded Timothy of the resurrection of Jesus and his victory over death since false teachers were denying the resurrection of believers) - {PDF Copy}
  19. Day of Christ - (Jesus will arrive on the Day of the Lord at which time the dead will be raised, the wicked judged, and death will cease forevermore) - {PDF Copy}
{ROMANS}
  1. Designated Son of God - (Paul introduces his ministry to the church in Rome and begins his exposition of the Gospel by identifying Christ’s qualifications to be the Messiah) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Gospel of God - (Paul presents his Gospel from humanity's plight due to sin to the resurrection of the dead and the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Life from the Dead - (Paul describes his gospel in Romans from humanity's plight due to sin to the resurrection of the dead through Jesus of Nazareth) -{PDF Copy}
  4. The Message - (Jesus summoned his disciples to proclaim the Good News of his Kingdom to every inhabited corner of the Earth) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Jews and Greeks Alike - (The equality of Jew and Gentile before God is a pivotal theme in Romans. Members of either group stand or fall before Him on the same basis) - {PDF Copy}
  6. From Faith - For Faith - (Men are not set right before God from the works of the law, but from the faith of Jesus Christ) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Faithfulness of God - (The righteousness of God refers to His faithfulness to fulfill His promises, and this is demonstrated by the salvation He has provided in Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Salvation of God - (Paul presents his gospel to the assemblies of Rome, a message about God’s righteousness and wrath for all men) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Impasse and Rescue - (In Romans, Paul argues from plight to solution as he presents his Gospel to the church in Rome, a message for both Jews and Gentiles) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Deeds of the Law - (In Romans, references to justification by works have a specific category of works in view – the Works of the Law - Romans 2:7-10) - {PDF Copy}
  11. The Heir of the World - (The faith of uncircumcised Abraham provides a pattern for Jewish and Gentile believers to live from the faith of Jesus – Romans 4:11-17) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Quickening our Bodies - (Paul links the bodily resurrection of believers to the New Creation. Both events are part of the promised redemption through Jesus – Romans 8:1-23) - {PDF Copy}
  13. Mysteries Revealed - (The previously hidden mysteries of God are revealed in Jesus of Nazareth, and especially in his Death and Resurrection) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Quickening the Dead - (The covenant with Abraham is fulfilled in Jesus, his seed and true heir, including the promise of land – Romans 8:1-23) - {PDF Copy}

{PRISON LETTERS}
  1. Completing our Salvation - (Paul expressed his goal of going on to completion, a process that would culminate in bodily resurrection when Jesus arrived in glory) - {PDF Copy}


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