Here is the first draft of the Outline of the questions we will be discussing in this forum. Many thanks to WStruse for compiling it.
Israel and the Church
I. Old Testament Israel
a. Israel – Jacob an introduction
b. The promises to Israel
c. Promises fulfilled and unfulfilled (before the Messiah)
d. Prophecies about Israel
e. Prophecies fulfilled and unfulfilled (before the Messiah)
f. A divided Israel and its implications
g. Judah and Benjamin
h. The 10 tribes
i. Evidence for the reuniting of Israel (Old Testament)II. New Testament Israel and the early Church
a. Israel and the early Church - New Testament dynamics
b. Israel, Jews and Gentiles – what’s the difference?
c. Jesus’ (Yashua’s) ministry to both Jews and Gentiles?
d. The early apostolic ministries to the Jews and Gentiles – the dynamics
III. The Church age
a. What is the New Testament definition of the Church?
b. The church age and its implications for Israel
c. The destruction of Jerusalem and its affect on Israel
d. The destruction of Jerusalem and its affect on the Church
e. Did physical Israel become the Church or did the Church become Israel
f. Who or what is the body of believers grafted into?
g. What is the Kingdom of Heaven?
h. What is the Kingdom of God?
i. How do the last 2000 years fit into the purpose of YHWH?
j. What is the New Jerusalem?
k. What is the New Heaven and Earth?
l. What role does Israel and/or the Church have in this 'New' paradigm?
IV. The Prophetic word and its relevance to Israel and the Church
a. Prophecies of the Old Testament fulfilled or yet to be fulfilled by Israel
b. Prophecies of the Old Testament fulfilled or yet to be fulfilled by the Church
c. The 2nd coming of Jesus (Yashua) past or future?
d. The gathering of the saints past or future?
e. The 1000 years
f. The final judgment