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Connecting the Old Testament to the Gospels, Part One – Lesson Twelve

Connecting the Old Testament to the Gospels Part One Introduction The aim of this lesson is to make connections between what has been presented in the summary of the previous lessons with what Jesus taught to Israel in the Gospels.  Jesus served Israel as God’s prophet like Moses (Acts 3:22, 23).  Because Jesus of Nazareth […]

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The Sequential Path of Thought in This Book – Lesson Eighteen

The Sequential Path of Thought in This Book Introduction The scriptures in each lesson in this book have been presented to help Christians establish for themselves a pivotal point in their Bible study, level of faith and spiritual growth.  Christians need to know where we stand in all three categories.  After we know where we […]

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Ethics of the Kingdom – Lesson Sixteen

Ethics of the Kingdom Introduction The aim of this book is to encourage each member of the church to become a disciple of Jesus Christ.  The English word “disciple” has been translated from the Greek word mathetes, a learner.  Math, the root, indicates “thought accompanied by endeavor.”  Basically it means “one who follows one’s teacher,” […]

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Shadow of What Has Come – Lesson Seventeen

Shadow of What Has Come Introduction The aim of this lesson is to encourage Christians to read, understand, believe and place our faith in scriptures in the New Testament that reveal our new environment and relationship with God “in Christ.”  The title of this lesson is found in Hebrews 8:5.  What was presented in Lesson […]

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Repent, For the Kingdom of Heaven is Near – Lesson Fifteen

Repent, For the Kingdom of Heaven is Near Introduction The kingdom of God is not just talk; it is not just another powerful sermon, it is God’s power in Christians.  Our faith in the reality of His kingdom endows us with the substance of the kingdom.  The substance of God’s spiritual kingdom impacts our “world […]

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Connecting the Gospels to Jesus’ Reign – Lesson Fourteen

Connecting the Gospels to Jesus’ Reign Introduction The aim of this lesson is to read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from the point of view of Christians who first received these Gospels in written form.  Luke addressed his Gospel and Acts to Theophilus.  By the use of Luke’s documents and our human endowment of imagination […]

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Lesson Eight – Spirit of Truth

Spirit of Truth Introduction This is a study of John’s second and third letter.  He wrote his second letter because the antichrists were active in their wicked work of deceiving God’s children (I John 2:26; 4:2-4; II John 11).  One aim of this lesson is to know how Christians respond to religious philosophers.  Religious philosophy […]

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Lesson Seven – How Christians Can Know

How Christians Can Know Introduction  The following list of scriptures is an excerpt from item three in the Introduction of Part III.  It has been added for a “quick reference.” Excerpt:    The English word “know” has been translated from the Greek word ginosko in the following scriptures.  It is used in the sense of “realizing.”  […]

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Lesson Six – Truth Christians know

Truth Christians Know Introduction Before we enter into this study we will need to carefully review item three in the Introduction of Part III.  Please give careful attention to the two Greek words translated “know” in this item.  There is a subtle but vast difference in their meaning.  The implications of the words translated “know” […]

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Lesson Five – Flaws in the Doctrine of the Antichrist

Flaws in the Doctrine of the Antichrist Introduction The aim of this lesson is to explore John’s technique for accomplishing the purpose of his first letter.  His main purpose was to convince the church they had the full truth and the antichrists were liars (I John 1:10; 2:4).  After exposing the flaws in the antichrist […]

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