Dispensationalism IV - Lesson 1

             The Gospel of the Kingdom (Continued)

  1. THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM (Continued)
    1. The Message of the Kingdom (Continued)
      1. With sign gifts confirming (Matthew 9:35; Matthew 10:8; Luke 9:11; Mark 16:15-20)
        1. To confirm the spoken word (Mark 16:17-20; Hebrews 2:3-4)
        2. To the Jews (1 Corinthians 1:22; cp. Exodus 4:1-9; Numbers 14:11; Deuteronomy 26:8; Acts 7:36)
          1. Christ (Acts 2:22)
          2. Apostles (Acts 2:43; Acts 4:30; Acts 5:12; Acts 14:3)
          3. Paul (Romans 15:18-19; 2 Corinthians 12:12)
          4. Satan (2 Thessalonians 2:8-9)
          5. This does not mean that God never dealt with Gentiles through signs (Acts 28:1-10), but only that this was His stated purpose and general practice.  Certainly, some Gentiles had the spoken word confirmed by way of signs.
        3. To the lost (1 Corinthians 14:22); this shows another purpose of the signs – to convince the lost that the spoken word of salvation was from God.  This is the category in which certain Gentiles were reached.
    2. The Coming of the Kingdom
      1. Not yet come (John 18:36; Acts 1:6-7)
      2. To be preached before the end (Matthew 24:14)
      3. The result of God’s final victory (Revelation 11:15; Daniel 2:44)
    3. The Acceptance of the Son
      1. By those who have God’s word abiding in them (John 5:38)
      2. By all who know the Father (John 6:37, 45; John 8:42)
      3. By those who are His sheep (John 10:24-30)
      4. Given by the Father to the Son (John 17:6)
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 5:5

Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.