Announcing the Kingdom The Story of God's Mission in the Bible

ISBN-10: 0801026261
ISBN-13: 9780801026263
Edition: 2003
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Description: Announcing the Kingdom provides a comprehensive survey of the biblical foundation of mission. It investigates the development of the kingdom of God theme in the Old Testament, describing what the concept tells us about God's mission in creation, the  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Announcing the Kingdom provides a comprehensive survey of the biblical foundation of mission. It investigates the development of the kingdom of God theme in the Old Testament, describing what the concept tells us about God's mission in creation, the flood, and the covenant with Abraham. It then describes God's mission through the nation of Israel during the exodus, at Mt. Sinai, and through the kings of Israel. The book then examines God's mission as Israel is sent into exile and the stage is set for the Messiah's coming. Finally, the book considers the fulfillment of the kingdom of God through Jesus Christ and the church. It examines Jesus' parables and ministry, his proclamation of God's kingdom among the nations, and the work of the Holy Spirit through the church. Announcing the Kingdom is the product of Arthur Glasser's more than thirty years of teaching and has been used by thousands of students at Fuller Theological Seminary. Now revised by Glasser's colleagues, this study provides mission workers and students with a new understanding of their calling and its biblical foundation.

Foreword
Preface
God's Mission in the Beginning
The Whole Bible Is a Missionary Book
God Creates the World, and Humanity Rebels
God Judges Humanity: The Flood and Babel
God Calls the Patriarchs to Be a Blessing for the Nations
God's Mission through Israel
God Rules over Egypt and Covenants with God's People
God Forms a Nation of People Belonging to God
God's Rule Is Challenged by the Kings of Israel
God's Mission among the Nations
God Sends Israel into Exile among the Nations
God Sets the Stage for the Messiah's Coming
God Works through the Jewish Diaspora
God's Mission through Jesus the Christ
Jesus Inaugurates the Kingdom
Jesus' Ministry Demonstrates the Kingdom
Jesus Announces the Kingdom among the Nations
Jesus Proclaims God's Kingdom Mission
Jesus Anticipates the Coming of God's Kingdom
God's Mission through the Holy Spirit by the Church
The Holy Spirit Inaugurates the Missionary Church
The Jerusalem Church Proclaims the Kingdom of God
Paul Preaches the Gospel of the Kingdom in Jesus Christ
The Apostolic Church Embodies Christ's Mission
God Rules Now: Already and Not Yet
God's Mission Extends to the End of Time
God's Kingdom Extends over the Powers
There Is Salvation in Only One Name: Jesus Christ the Lord
The Whole Bible Announces God's Rule
Works Cited
Scripture Index
Subject Index

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