IDENTITY

THE NEW PEOPLE OF GOD
  1. Neither Jew nor Greek – (In Galatians, Paul concludes that with the coming of Jesus the old social barriers are wholly inappropriate)
  2. The Social Implications of the Law – (To return to the jurisdiction of the Mosaic Law is to re-erect the old social barriers, especially, the division between Jew and Gentile)
  3. The True Seed of Abraham – Faith not DNA – (Jesus in the true “seed” of Abraham;  participation in the inheritance is based on faith, not descent)
  4. The Kingdom of God or Christendom – (The people and message of Jesus belong to no nation or society of this present age)
THE NEW COVENANT
  1. “Fulfillment Theology” – In Jesus – (The promises of God to Abraham and Israel find their fulfillment in Jesus)
  2. The New Covenant Replaces the Old One – (The book of Hebrews contrasts the old covenant with the new one in Jesus)
  3. New Covenant and New Creation – (The covenant promises find their ultimate fulfillment in the New Creation)
  4. The Old Covenant Rendered Obsolete in the Son – (Hebrews 8:13With the arrival of the New Covenant, the Old Covenant is rendered obsolete)
THE MISSION
  1. The Mission of the Church – (Jesus tasked his disciples with proclaiming the gospel of his kingdom to all nations)
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