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Romans 11:28-32: God’s Gifts: Part Three

Outline NT interpreting the OT Eschatology interpreting protology Fulfilment interpreting prophecy Introduction Is Israel the Holy Land today? Is there an unconditional promise to Abraham that must see its fulfilment in blood descendants of Abraham, living in the literal land of Israel and enjoying political, agricultural and social blessings under a revived worship system? Can we justify any atrocities committed by the Israeli armed forces as part and parcel of holy war and justified as Joshua and Caleb were in the OT? The land of Israel has a special place in the heart of every Christian because it is...


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Romans 11:17-24: One Olive Tree

Outline Visible vs. invisible O.T. vs. N.T. Introduction ‘We believe in one holy; catholic and apostolic church.’ This is a confession from the first council of Constantinople, one of the universal creeds of the Christian church. This statement says four things about the church that it is one, that it is holy, that it is universal/catholic and that it is apostolic. Today as we continue to reflect on Romans eleven we want to think with Paul about the oneness of the church. As Paul has been talking about the place of Jews and Gentiles in God’s plan of salvation...


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Romans 11:1-36: Overview of Romans 11

Outline Overview of Romans Overview of chapter 11 Overview of views and goals Introduction As I have come to preach on Romans 11 I have come with two competing emotions. The first is fear. If you want to get Christians to be at each other’s throats get them to say disagreeing things about the nation of Israel. If you want to kick a hornet’s nest say, ‘I don’t think that Israel has a right to demand that the Palestinians leave the land.’ The second emotion I am feeling is excitement because this chapter has new wonders for us with...


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Revelation 17:7-18: Satan’s Divided House Cannot Stand: Part Two

Outline The mount of the prostitute The downfall of the prostitute Introduction It was Jesus who said that a house divided against itself cannot stand, Matt. 12:25, and then, ‘And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?’ Revelation chapter 17 which records the future fall of Babylon, the city of humanity who revolts against God and follows after Satan’s seductions. This city which is an instrument of Satan will itself be destroyed by Satan, v16, ‘And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute....


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Revelation 17:7-18: Satan’s Divided House Cannot Stand: Part One

Outline The mount of the prostitute The downfall of the prostitute Introduction It was Jesus who said that a house divided against itself cannot stand, Matt. 12:25, and then, ‘And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?’ Revelation chapter 17 which records the future fall of Babylon, the city of humanity who revolts against God and follows after Satan’s seductions. This city which is an instrument of Satan will itself be destroyed by Satan, v16, ‘And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute....


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An Overview of Dispensational Theology

Dispensational theology refers to the unified teachings of Dispensationalism that address what other views teach as divergent theologies in the Old Testament and New Testament. Its name reflects a view that biblical history is best understood as a series of dispensations, or separated time-periods, in the Bible. (Source: Wikipedia)


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Revelation 13:11-18: The Second Beast

Outline The beast’s prophet The beast’s number Introduction The devil employs three enemies against the church, the two beasts and Babylon; persecution, deception and seduction. We have looked at the governmental powers given authority by the devil to rule and wage war against the saints bodies. Now we want to look at the beast of false religion who wages war against the saints minds. The identity of the second beast has been as much debated as the identity of the first. Some interesting theories have been put forward. The Historicist perspective tends to see the Papacy as the second...


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Revelation 11:1-2: Measuring the Temple

Outline The temple The trials Introduction The temple of Jerusalem is a hot bed of speculation and division. This is due to the OT presenting the New Creation in a Jerusalemocentric and temple worship style idealism. The perfect future of God’s people was always a projected perfect present which was very Jewish with a distinct separation from Gentiles, it was geographically located in Israel and not encompassing the whole world, it was represented in terms of a perfect temple worship and priesthood and not in light of the finished work of Christ, and it had other cultic aspects such...


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Romans 9:24-26: Who are the elect people of God?

Introduction: Controversy seems to dog every step we take when we try and interpret the bible.  It seems that every text and truth is shrouded in debate and division.  That reality is no less for us as we look at the next section of Romans 9, v24-26, and answer the question, who are the elect people of God?  But before we get into it let me give a word of encouragement to those of you who are not accustomed to finding the truth through arguments or who may just be battle weary.  Listen to these wise words from John...


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Revelation: Introduction to Revelation: Overview of views and terms

Introduction: Last week was our official start of a new series in the book of Revelation. It is one of the most contested books in the bible but that should not stop us from studying it. The fact that Christians differ strongly upon it is not grounds for us to avoid it. If we avoided every doctrine that Christians fought over there would be nothing left to believe. No the book of Revelation is a vital book for all the church and one of tremendous encouragements and warnings. We will slowly go through this book and seek to speak...


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