Many make a radical distinction between the church and Israel, but such a distinction simply does not exist as can be seen by the Apostle Paul's words in Ephesians 2.
I don't have the strength, or the wisdom, or the perspective in myself to make it through this waste howling wilderness of sin without the brethren strengthening me in God.
The Bible teaches us that every single promise in the Old Testament that applied to a Jew also applies to us who are in Jesus Christ.
When we study eschatology we must not first launch out into the complex "calculus" of Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation.
Why preach a series on eschatology? First, because Dispensational Premillennialism commandeers many of the promises that belong to the church.
The Bible never tells you that you must feel but that you must repent and believe. Your complaint that you 'can't feel,' is just an excuse...
The pastor shepherds God's sheep not with rigor and severity, but with love and humility; not as temporal lords but as spiritual guides, especially by example.
The separation from God that you and I should experience throughout all of eternity was suffered for us by Jesus Christ on the Cross.