Sunday, April 02, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Posted by Earl Flask at 3/26/2017 08:01:00 AM
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
These are notes for the fifth class on The Consummation. Last week we took a break to hear from some missionaries. The previous class covered Historic Premillennialism, which was the first half of the presentation notes. These notes are a revised second half of those notes. Some of the slids are animations, which might not show quite correctly in the slides here.
Posted by Earl Flask at 2/19/2017 08:06:00 AM
Sunday, February 05, 2017
The material in this class overlaps "class 2". The pace and direction is set by the discussion and questions in the class. Think of these slides as a resource that goes along with the class.
Posted by Earl Flask at 2/05/2017 07:21:00 AM
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
This is a draft of the second class on the Consummation.
Posted by Earl Flask at 1/19/2017 12:15:00 AM
Monday, January 09, 2017
Due to snow and ice this past weekend, church and Sunday school were cancelled for this past Sunday (January 8). The first class will be held this next Sunday, January 15.
Understanding who make up the community of God's chosen people is central to understanding eschatology. The assembly of Israel in the Old Testament, with the coming of Christ, had an in-grafting of Gentiles to the Jews who believed in Jesus as their Messiah. Those who did not believe in Jesus were pruned or cut off from the assembly of Israel.
The word translated as "church" in the New Testament comes from the Greek word "ecclesia" -- congregation. In the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint, the Hebrew word for the assembly of the people of Israel was translated as "ecclesia".
This continuity of the assembly of Israel, the assembly of the people of God, has a continuity from the Old Testament into the New Testament. It should be noted that the Church does not replace Israel. Rather, God has graciously grafted in believing Gentiles with believing Jews. This is one people where there is no distinction between Jew and Gentile.
Posted by Earl Flask at 1/09/2017 09:43:00 PM