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The Hope of the Church of the One Body – Part 4. This lesson on August 26, 2007 continues with Part 4 in the series on the hope of the one body. The church’s hope is based on the “appearing” (Epiphany) of our Lord, Jesus Christ which places our hope far above the heavens where Christ is seated. However, if you ask a Christian today where he would go if he died, most of the time you hear the response of “heaven” and they are thinking of the other appearing (Parousia), which is tied to Israel. It seems by and large, that is the confusion in the hope of Christianity today. In Acts 23:6 “But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question .” Here Paul brings up the hope and the resurrection of the dead. In fact, this is what most people would say is part of the end times. Specifically, Christians would list three events in this order: 1) the rapture (resurrection), 2) the tribulation (70th week of Daniel), and 3) the Millennium (the 1,000 year reign). This lesson looks at this resurrection and also covers the “trumpets” that are in Revelation since they are intimately associated with the resurrection.



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