Our Core Story is the Bible's Kingdom and Covenant, Gospel Story

Pillar One: A 15 Part Narrative View of the the Gospel is the Gospel of the Kingdom

Part 1: The Gospel reveals that GOD’s beloved Son pre-existed from all eternity. From everlasting to everlasting He shares fully with His Father and the Holy Spirit in the identity of the one true GOD, the LORD.

Part 2: The Gospel is anchored in GOD’s eternal love and purpose. For before the foundation of the world, in love, GOD’s Son was predestined to come into the world to accomplish redemption.

Part 3: The Gospel reveals that GOD’s Son was present in the beginning as GOD’s agent in creation. Everything that was made was made by the Father through His Son by the Holy Spirit.

Part 4: The Gospel, in terms of its aims toward reconciling humans with GOD, reconciling humans with humans, and reconciling things in heaven with things on earth was pre-figured in the Garden of Eden where there was shalom prior to ‘the fall.’

Part 5: The Gospel victory over the serpent was prophesied after ‘the fall.’ When humanity disobeyed their LORD and experienced division with GOD, with one another, and then were exiled from the Garden, the LORD didn’t give up on humanity. He prophesied that a descendant of the woman would come and defeat the serpent through His own suffering. By implication, through this mystery of this Son’s victory through suffering, the LORD would rescue His people and restore what was lost in the Garden.

Part 6: The Gospel concerning GOD’s Son was promised in advance in the ancient Scriptures. This hope was progressively unfolded through the covenants GOD made with Noah, with the patriarchs — Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, with the Nation of Israel, and with King David. The promised descendant of the woman would also be a descendant of Abraham and King David. He would be GOD’s chosen Messiah-King. Through a promised New Covenant that GOD would make with Israel and extend to the Nations, the LORD would come through His Messiah and defeat the evil one, rescue, dwell with, and empower His people, establishing His kingdom on earth as in heaven. What was a mystery was this plan would be completely fulfilled through two comings of this one King.

Part 7: The Gospel celebrates how the Father sent His Son into the world, who took to Himself a human nature like us, yet without sin. He was born into the world as the promised descendant of King David, the Messiah-King. As Immanuel, GOD-with-us, He was given the name Yeshua (Jesus), because He came to save His from their sins!

Part 8: The Gospel was powerfully expressed in the Son’s baptism, His wilderness victory over the devil on our behalf, and then purposefully shown in His ministry of proclaiming and demonstrating the Kingdom of GOD with signs, wonders, miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit, with a resolute heart to seek and save the lost.

Part 9: The Gospel vividly portrays the Son’s personal and complete obedience to the Father’s will and to accomplish His work. Yeshua came as the Servant of all and in love, laid down His life for our salvation.

Part 10: The Gospel displays GOD’s perfect love, covenant faithfulness, and power to decisively defeat the evil one and redeem and rescue humanity in and through His Son’s death, burial, and resurrection.

Part 11: The Gospel proclaims the victory and authority of the Son through His ascension from earth to heaven! As High Priest, He brought His own blood into the holy of holies in heaven as our Atoning Sacrifice for sin. Then He sat down at the right hand of GOD as King with all authority in heaven and earth!

Part 12: The Gospel was passionately realized in a significant way with the coming of the Holy Spirit, sent by the Son from heaven. For a central aim of redemption and salvation is GOD coming to dwell with and empower His redeemed people!

Part 13: The Gospel was propagated by the early Community of King Yeshua and it will continue to spread and advance through His disciples as a testimony to all Nations before the end of the Age, and lead to the coming salvation of all Israel.

Part 14: The Gospel will be consummated at the parousia (arrival) of the King at His second coming when He comes to bring the fullness of His people’s salvation, crush the evil reign of Satan on earth, bring judgment upon the unrepentant wicked, and sit on HIs glorious throne ruling as King over all the earth.

Part 15: The Gospel promises the hope of inheriting the Kingdom of GOD in a new Heaven and Earth. There, GOD will dwell with all His redeemed people forever! He will be their GOD. They will be His people. All the saved of Israel and all the saved of every nation, people, tribe, and language will fully enjoy embodied eternal life with the LORD — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and with one another.

In terms of a person's response to the Gospel, they should be able to affirm this:

- I have decisively turned away from darkness (known idolatry and lawlessness) to light (Yeshua and His way of righteousness) and from the power of Satan to the Creator GOD who loves me and sent His Son to die and rise for my salvation.

- I trust with confidence that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah-King, Savior, and LORD. In addition, as a disciple loved by Him and who loves Him, I am devoted to learn from Him, to be trained by His grace to walk closely with Him and learn to follow His example, voice, teaching, and commands with the personal assistance of the indwelling, leading, and empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.

- I have been baptized into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit into the body of Messiah. In addition, I affirm as true that when Jewish people choose to become followers of Yeshua the Messiah, they remain Jewish, and, when people of the Nations choose to become followers of Yeshua the Messiah, they remain the Nations. I also affirm as true that in Yeshua the Son, Jews and Gentiles are made one together as children of the living GOD!

Salvation through the Gospel is God's Gift in Union with God's Son

Salvation is a gracious gift from the Father in the Son by the work of the Holy Spirit. Salvation is from the LORD our God. Moreover, apart from — the Father’s love, kindness, grace, drawing us to the Son, giving revelation of His Son, the atoning work of His Son, and the conviction and enabling of the Holy Spirit— we would not have chosen to repent and believe the gospel. We wouldn’t have responded to the call into the fellowship with His Son. So we boast not in ourselves for our salvation but in the LORD! Yeshua is the LORD, the eternal Word made flesh, the promised son of David! Salvation is found only in Him. He is worthy of our trust and allegiance, for He is the promised Messianic-King of Israel and all Nations — the glorious and awesome Son of Man! Yeshua is the kingdom-bringer in His first and second coming. We are to believe that it is GOD’s kingdom-reign that saves us in His Son by grace, not by earning or works. This salvation is through union with Yeshua the King.

This Covenant Union We Have Entered Into With the King is a
Spiritual, Relational, Legal, and Organic Union

In Yeshua, we are redeemed and forgiven! (Jn. 19:6; Matt. 27:3-4, 19, 23-24; Lk. 23:39-41, 47; 2 Cor. 5:20-21; 1 Pet.2:22; Jn. 1:29; 3:16-18; 1 Jn. 2:2; Gal. 3:13; 2:20; Heb. 12:3-12; 1 Pet. 1:18; 1 Cor. 6:19-20).

In Yeshua, we are justified and not condemned! (Isa. 53:5; Jn. 3:16-18; Rom. 8:1; 6:14; Gal. 3:13, Jn. 3:16-18; Rom. 8:1; Gen. 15:6; Rom. 3:21-26; 4:1-12, 5:1, 12-21; 1 Cor. 1:30-31; 2 Cor. 5:21; Isa. 45:23-25; 53:11; Acts 13:39; Tit. 3:4-7; Phil. 3:7-11, 21; Col. 2:14-15).

In Yeshua, we are reconciled allies in the war! (Rom. 5:10; Jn. 15:13-15; Eph. 2:11-22; Jn. 15:9-10; 13:34-35).

In Yeshua, we are delivered from GOD’s wrath — present and future! (Jn. 3:16-18, 36; Rom. 1:18; 3:21-26; 5:9; 1 Thess. 1:9-10; 5:9).

In Yeshua, we are cleansed and being purified! (Heb. 9:34; 1 Thess. 1:9-10; 1 Jn. 1:7-9; 3:1-4).

In Yeshua, we are wanted and welcomed adopted children of the Father! (Eph. 1:6; Gal. 4:6; Rom. 8:14-17; Eph. 2:18; Heb. 4:16).

In Yeshua, we are made new creations! (2 Cor. 5:17; Jn. 3:3-8; 1 Jn. 2:29; 3:9; 5:1-4; 1 Pet. 1:3, 23; Tit. 3:5; Ja. 1:18; Ez. 26:25-27; Tit. 3:3-8).

In Yeshua, we are lovers of God with new hearts, desires, capacities and the indwelling Holy Spirit (Jer. 24:7; 9:23-24; Jn. 9:23-24; Jn. 17:3; Col. 2:11-15; Deut. 6:4-5; 5:6-21; 30:6; Col. 2:11; Matt. 22:37-40; Jer. 32:38-40; Ps. 1:1-3; 37:4; 40:7-8 (8-9); Heb. 8:8-12; Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30; 2 Cor. 1:20-22; 5:5; 1 Cor. 15:20-23, 50-55; Rom. 8:23-24; Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).

In Yeshua, we indwell GOD and GOD indwells us! (Eph. 4:6; Jn. 14:23; Jn 17:3; Phil. 2:12-13; Rom. 8:9-11; Gal. 2:20; Col. 3:11; 1 Cor. 6:19; Ezek. 36:25-27).

In Yeshua, we are students of His gentle and lowly heart! (Matt.11:25-30; 1 Jn. 2:6).

In Yeshua, we are free — rescued from the controlling & domineering power of sin! (Rom. 6:6-14; Tit. 2:11-14; Pet. 2:24-25; Jn. 1:14-18; Matt. 6:1-3, 33; Ps. 16:11.; 2 Thess. 2:12; Heb. 11:25).

In Yeshua, we are victors over the evil one! ( Col. 2:15; Eph. 1:20-23; 2:1-10; Matt. 4:1-11; 1 Cor. 15:20-23, 55-55).

In Yeshua, we belong to a people! (Eph. 3:6; Rom. 11:1-2, 5; Rev. 7:4-10; Matt. 13:38; Phil. 3:20; Eph. 2:12; Eph. 2:19; Matt. 23:8; 12:50; 1 Cor. 6:17-20; 1 Peter 2:5; Eph. 2:20-22; 1 Cor. 3:16, 6:19; Eph. 5:25-32; Rev. 19:7; 2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 6:10-20; Rom. 11; Jn. 15).

In Yeshua, His ministry and mission continues in us by the Holy Spirit (Matt. 4:17-19; 28:17-20; Acts 1:1-2, 8, Jn. 14:12-14; Eph. 1:20-23; 4:11-16).

In Yeshua, we are promised provision as we seek first His kingdom! (Matt. 6:9-15; Rom. 8:32; Lk. 12:32).

In Yeshua, we are priests with access to the Father in prayer! (Matt. 27:51-53; Eph. 2:18; Heb. 4:16; 7:25; Heb. 10:19-22).

In Yeshua, we are being interceded for by the Son and Spirit! (Heb. 7:25; Rom. 8:34-39; 8:27).

In Yeshua, we are being conformed to His image! (Rom. 8:18, 29; 2 Cor. 3:18; 4:18).

In Yeshua, we are a work that will be completed! (Phil. 1:6; 2:12-13; Eph. 3:20-21).

In Yeshua, we are being protected and preserved for that Day! (Jude 24).

In Yeshua, we are a people who will be glorified! (Col. 3:4; Dan. 12:2; Isa. 26:19; 1 Cor. 15:20-23, 50-55; Rom. 8:23-24; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).

In Yeshua, we are a people who will meet Him when He comes! (1 Thess. 4:17; 2 Thess. 2:1).

In Yeshua, we are a people who will return with Him! (Matt. 24:30; 13:49; 1 Thess. 3:13; 4:14; Rev. 19:8, 14).

In Yeshua, we are a people who will reign with Him! (Rev. 1:5-6; 2-3; 5:10; 20:4; 22:5; Rom. 8:18; Acts 3:19-21).

In Yeshua, we are a people that GOD will inherit & who will inherit GOD’s Kingdom — forever! (Rev. 21:1-8; 22:1-5).

Pillar One: The Gospel is the Gospel of the Kingdom (see the 15 Part Narrative Presentation Above)

Pillar Two: The Kingdom is Expressed in Worship
Growing and gathering together as worshippers of the King and people of GOD’s Presence, as we celebrate our salvation under the Word and at the LORD’s Table, spilling over into a life of glorifying His Name as we live before His joyful face in everyday life.

Pillar Three: The Kingdom is Expressed in Community
Growing in the King’s love for one another in healthy, godly, ethical, life-giving community relationships in the Presence of the LORD. This includes our devotion to cultivate and nurture the habit of faithful presence and participation in a small group where we can learn to know and be known, and minister to one another by the Spirit.

Pillar Four:The Kingdom is Expressed in a Life of Power
Growing in the King’s ministry of kingdom words and kingdom works by the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit as we walk in intimacy with and obedience to GOD, seeking to love, serve, and edify His people, as well as, win the lost.

Pillar Five:The Kingdom is Expressed in Character
Growing in the King’s character expressed in the fruit of the Spirit, maturing in love for GOD and neighbor in grace-empowered obedience to His teachings and commands.

Pillar Six:The Kingdom is Expressed in Apostolic Order
Growing in following the King’s example and teaching of humility and servant-ship as it pertains to healthy leadership, equipping, and wise governance that follows the Presence, voice, and teaching of GOD. We pursue this in devotion to the Apostles teaching as revealed in the New Covenant Scriptures, which builds on the whole of the Bibles Teaching.

Pillar Seven: The Kingdom is Expressed in the Quest for Unity
Growing in our unity with the Father and Son by the Holy Spirit as disciples in the New Covenant, Spirit-Empowered, Male and Female, Jewish and Gentile, Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Cultural Body of Messiah that is united together in the King and His Gospel-Story.

Pillar Eight: The Kingdom is Expressed in Jewish Calling
Growing in understanding of and commitment to why Israel matters — past, present, and future in GOD’s promised-plan for the whole world.

Pillar Nine: The Kingdom is Expressed in Discipling the Nations
Growing as faithful participants in the King’s continued mission and ministry in the proclamation and demonstration of the Kingdom by the Holy Spirit with power, with the aim of making, maturing, and multiplying disciples of Yeshua, locally and globally — and remembering the poor.

Pillar Ten: The Kingdom is Expressed in the Hope of the Coming Fullness
Growing in a faith that endures hardship well with a joyfully resilient hope for kingdom fullness personally, corporately, and cosmically!

Pillar Eleven: The Kingdom is Expressed in Every Life Sphere
Growing in the King’s wisdom to steward faithfully whatever GOD has entrusted to us — singleness, marriage, children, work, rest, our bodies, finances and possessions. One of many aspects of this stewardship is being generous in building up the health of our congregation with our spiritual gifts, time, and finances.

Pillar Twelve: The Kingdom is Extended Through Prayer
Growing in the King’s spirit and practice of prayer in intimacy with Abba Father and effective Kingdom service in the power of the Holy Spirit. Prayer advances the Gospel forward from generation to generation until the second coming of the King! Come, LORD Yeshua!

(Our Twelve Pillars/Dimensions of DNA are linked and indebted to the Twelve Pillars of Tikkun America as well as countless people who have helped us follow Yeshua the King more beautifully, truly, and faithfully. However, our presentation of these teachings are an expression of our biblical interpretation, exposition, and fresh application in our context).