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The New Testament Church 0006 - Lesson 3

Its Future (Continued)

  1. ITS FAILURE TO BRING THE KINGDOM (continued)
    1. The Postponement of the Kingdom
      1. The kingdom delayed
        1. The kingdom was at hand (Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Matthew 10:7).
        2. Christ departed when He knew they would make Him king (John 6:15).
        3. The blinding of the Jews (Romans 11:1-25)
        4. Christ’s kingdom was not of this world, “now” (John 18:35-37).
      2. The kingdom yet future
        1. Israel shall be saved (Romans 11:26-27).
        2. God hath not cast away His people (Romans 11:1-3).
        3. The treatment of the Jews will become the focal point of entrance into the kingdom (Matthew 25:31-46).
        4. The Lord is not slack concerning His promises (2 Peter 3:9).
        5. The Lord will establish the new covenant (Hebrews 8:10-13; Hebrews 10:15-17).
    2. The Focus of the Church
      1. Our purpose
        1. To call out a people (Acts 15:14)
        2. The glory of God (Romans 11:36)
      2. Our message
        1. All have sinned (Romans 3:23).
        2. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
        3. Faith in the gospel yields eternal life (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 10:9-13).
    3. The End of the Church Age
      1. The end of other dispensations
        1. Innocence
          1. The test: God allows the serpent (Satan) to tempt Eve concerning the tree (Genesis 3:1).
          2. The plan
            1. The serpent questions God’s word (Genesis 3:1).
            2. The serpent contradicts God’s word (Genesis 3:4).
            3. The serpent changes God’s word (Genesis 3:5).
          3. The fall
            1. Eve adds to the word (Genesis 3:3).
            2. Eve takes of the forbidden fruit (Genesis 3:6).
              1. Good for food
              2. Pleasant to the eyes
              3. Desired to make one wise
            3. Eve gave of the fruit to Adam (Genesis 3:6).
          4. The consequences
            1. They lost their innocence (Genesis 3:7).
            2. They lost their fellowship (Genesis 3:8).
            3. Their spirit died at that moment (see Romans 7:9).
        2. Conscience
          1. Wicked imaginations (Genesis 6:5; see Genesis 8:21)
          2. Earth filled with violence (Genesis 6:11-13)
          3. Defiled generations (Genesis 6:1-4, 9; see 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6-7)
        3. Human government
          1. One people (Genesis 11:6; Acts 17:24-28)
          2. One language (Genesis 11:1, 6)
          3. One-world government (Genesis 11: 2-4a; see Daniel 2:40-43; Daniel 7:23-25); “let us build us a city”
          4. One-world religion (Genesis 11:4b; see Revelation 17:3-18); “a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven”
          5. One-world goal (Genesis 11:4); “let us make us a name” – The only name that should be exalted is the name of God (Psalm 8:1; Psalm 102:15; Psalm 103:1).
          6. Unlimited imagination (Genesis 11:6; see Genesis 6:5; Genesis 8:21)
          7. They were restrained by God (Genesis 11:7-9).
        4. Promise
          1. Sojourn in Egypt (Genesis 45:16-20; Genesis 50:26)
          2. Destruction by Egypt (Exodus 1:7-22)
          3. Absorption by Egypt (Exodus 14:10-12; Exodus 16:3; Leviticus 18:3; cp. Exodus 32:1)
        5. Law
          1. Rejection of the Law (Jeremiah 6:19; Hosea 4:6)
          2. Keeping the form without the heart (Isaiah 1:11-15; Isaiah 58:1-7; Amos 5:21-27; Micah 6:7-8)
          3. Rejecting their Messiah (John 1:11; Acts 2:22-23; Acts 3:13-15; Acts 7:52)
      2. The end of this dispensation
        1. Perilous times (2 Timothy 3:1-9)
        2. Apostasy (1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 4:1-5)
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 19:13

A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.