Book of Acts
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Rejection of the Gospel a result of prejudice; man's complacency in his traditions; and his failure to understand their spiritual implications; nominal Christianity; institutionalised religion.
God appeared to Abraham while he was still a pagan; the condition of the world today; two answers to the world's condition : man's answer and the Biblical answer; nature fallen also; the cosmic aspect to redemption.
The importance of the Old Testament; the fact of the Jew; God working His purpose out; the God who reveals Himself.
The perfect timing of God; covenants explained; the covenant with Noah; the covenants with Abraham; the covenant fulfilled.
Man's great need of redemption; the wisdom of the world and the God who hates sin; examples of judgement in history; the meaning of the blood sacrifice; Abraham and Isaac; pointing to the perfect sacrifice.
This world is God's world; the many ways God calls people to think again; the message is personal; the world does not understand its plight; the call to come out.
The importance of the right response; justified by faith alone; the great fact of the Reformation; belief followed by action; the proof of faith.
Forgiveness; only the beginning of the Christian life; the need to be God-centred; not self-centred; Abraham an example of the God-centred life; The call of God : follow Me.
Joseph as a type of Jesus; why the Gospel is rejected; the cause; not the grounds; of rejection important; moral blindness that leads to prejudice; where does evil come from; God's answer to the need of the world.
God is working His purpose out; the Christian message is one of God breaking into human history; Darwinism and modern man; all by grace; God's way of salvation.