The Significance of “To the Jew First” — [2 of 2]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   This is a continuation from Part 1 of 2. This is a highly significant passage, one of the most important passages in the New Testament as it relates to Israel and the Church and the Kingdom of Christ of the Read More …

The Significance of “To the Jew First” — [1 of 2]

  To the Jew first: (Acts 13:46) – 46 Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, “It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we are turning to the Gentiles. NET (Romans 1:16) – 16 For I am not Read More …

Israel in Hebrews — [Priesthood of Christ]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction As we’ve seen, the book of Hebrews reveals that the Kingship of Christ is both now and continues into the everlasting kingdom of the new heaven and new earth (Rev 21:1-2). We’ve also seen that this book doesn’t teach Read More …

Israel in Hebrews — [Kingship of Christ]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Hebrews 1:3,8,13 3 who being the effulgence of his glory, and the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand Read More …

Israel in Hebrews — [The Church is New Israel]

  Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction As with Paul and Peter, the writer of Hebrews reveals that the nation of Israel has its fulfillment in Christ and His Church. The nation of Israel has its fulfillment as a spiritual nation, a spiritual Israel. In other words, Read More …

Israel in Hebrews — [Overview]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version.   Introduction We continue our study of Israel and the Church from the perspective of the writer of the book of Hebrews. He’s a Jewish Christian addressing a Jewish Christian audience about Old and New Covenant issues. Before I began my study of Hebrews, Read More …

Kingdom of Christ Now — [Mark 8:34-9:1]

  Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2016 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.   (Mark 9:1) – 1 And he said to them, “I tell you the truth, there are some standing here who will not experience death before they see Read More …

Israel and the Church — [Exodus 19:1-6]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Having already dealt with numerous New Testament passages regarding Israel and the Church, I think it’s good that we consider an Old Testament passage. All along I’ve been saying that we can’t understand the OT apart from the NT, Read More …

Israel and the Church — [Romans 9:1-8]

  All Scriptures are quoted from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Romans 9:1-8 1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience bearing witness with me in the Holy Spirit, 2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart. 3 For I could wish that Read More …

Kingdom of Christ Now — [Luke 1:30-33]

  All Scripture quotes are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction The first chapter of Luke’s gospel is one of the major keys in identifying Israel and the Kingdom of Christ in the New Covenant. When we compare what Luke says with other New Testament scriptures, the true nature of Read More …

Kingdom of Christ Now — [Matthew 25:31-46]

  All Scriptures are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Matthew 25:31-46   In identifying the Kingdom of Christ, this is an extremely important passage. If accepted as it’s plainly stated, the nature of this judgment (as presented in this passage) is easy to identify. Premillennialism only complicates it. The reason Read More …

Kingdom of Christ Now — [Romans 8:18-23

  Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version.   By this time, if you’ve been following along in this series, you should have little doubt that the New Testament does not teach that there will be an earthly millennial kingdom prior to the Eternal Kingdom of Revelation 21 & Read More …

Kingdom of Christ Now — [2 Peter 3:1-13]

  Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version.   2 Peter 3:1-13 1 This is now, beloved, the second epistle that I write unto you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by putting you in remembrance; 2 that ye should remember the words which Read More …

Kingdom of Christ Now — [Acts 15:1-18]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Our central focus of this passage are verses 14-18:   (Acts 15:12-18) – 14 Symeon hath rehearsed how first God visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. 15 And to this agree the words Read More …