Dr. Danny Campbell
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.
- Series: The Dispensational Ages
- Scripture: Various Passages
The Age of Grace
The first 3 ages (innocence, conscience, and human government) included the two covenants with the __________________ world through Adam and Noah. The Adamic covenant was that we are to be stewards of the earth’s resources; the Noahic covenant promises that there won’t be another global flood.
The next 2 ages (promise and law) included the 3 covenants that God made with ______________________ through Abraham, Moses, and David. Whereas some of these covenant promises were just for Israel, others involve the blessing of the world through Israel’s Messiah, Jesus Christ. Some of these promises were fulfilled at Christ’s first coming, which inaugurated the age of grace; others will be fulfilled in “ages to come.”
The name of the age: The Age of Grace
Scriptures covered: Acts 2 to Revelation 19
The Age of Grace (Acts 2-Revelation 19) began on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit began placing believers in Jesus together in churches regardless of ethnic background. During this age, the gospel of Jesus is guaranteed to eventually win people from _______________ people group on earth to Jesus! Believers have the privilege of the Spirit indwelling them and prompting them to be Jesus’ witnesses everywhere, even as they anticipate Jesus’ coming kingdom!
NOTE: Just as the age of Law included the Davidic Covenant as a later stage within the age of law, the age of Grace will include the seven-year time of Tribulation as its ____________________ stage before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Since so much happens during those 7 years, we will take a closer look at the Tribulation next time.
Time Period covered: 33 AD to ???
The Day of Pentecost to The Second Coming of Jesus Christ, with the church being _______________________ at least seven years before Christ’s Second Coming.
Christ’s presence on earth has shown everyone what God is truly like (John 1).
Christ _____________ the demands of the law for all who believe (Romans 10:4).
Believers now have the Holy Spirit abiding ______________ (Ephesians 1:13-14)
Believers have a __________________ place in Heaven, and their spirit rises to Heaven at the moment of their death (2 Corinthians 5; Philippians 1)
Believers will not go through the coming time of Tribulation (Revelation 3:10)
For individuals to repent and believe in Jesus Christ (John 3:16)
For those who have believed to be ____________________ (Matthew 28:18-20)
For believers to gather in local churches and to grow together in Christ (Acts 2:42-47)
For believers primary allegiance to be to Jesus Christ and His church, __________ their ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic status, etc… (Galatians 3:28)
With the Spirit’s aid, to obey what Christ and His apostles have commanded, which basically lines up with God’s moral law
To take the good news about Jesus to every people group on earth
To do that which God can __________________ at the judgment seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10-11).
Like Israel, the church has often gone through times of flagrant ______________ of what Jesus made clear He expected of us.
The church has often gone through times of inward ________________ and failed to be as evangelistic and missions focused as the Great Commission calls for.
Of individuals within the world: to embrace the offer of salvation in Jesus Christ.
Of Israel’s first century leadership: rejection of Christ at His first coming, postponing His second coming until after this age of grace.
Worldwide Tribulation for all non-Christians living at the time of the Rapture
2nd Coming of Jesus Christ/ ___________________ of Armageddon
What will end when that age ends:
Satanic and demonic ____________________ during Christ’s thousand-year reign.
Carry-over to the next age(s):
Jesus will one day ___________________ and reign on the throne promised to David in the land promised to Abraham, keeping all of God’s promises to Israel.
Look at specific verses: