Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 1 Study # 6
February 24, 2004
Lincolnton, N.C.
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<009> Thesis: The stewardships of grace are given to generate surrogates for Christ as the Mediator of Life. Introduction: Last week we saw that Jesus, Who taught the necessity of two births, actually, Himself, had two "births" (when 'birth' is seen, not as a beginning of existence, but as a beginning of identity). The first was at His entrance into the realm of humanity as the fulfillment of the promise of a human seed, through David, Who would be the Qualifier of Men for participation in God's Restored Kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy. The second was at His resurrection into the realm of the Spirit of Holiness as the fulfillment of the promise of the Victorious Seed of God Who would destroy Death so that the Kingdom could actually be Restored. This is the essential core of the Gospel: there is a Redeemer and a Victorious King in one Person, Jesus Christ our Lord. Now, we shall move on into Paul's place in God's plans to bring men into the redemption that is in Christ and, thus, into the Kingdom over which Christ will reign.