Lessons by Wayne Stewart

By Wayne Stewart
November 17th, 2013

The lesson on November 17, 2013 continued the "Ephesians" study with part 7.  This lesson reviewed what we had learned in the previous lesson and added new material from the remainder of chapter 1.  We reviewed the three prayers Paul cites in Ephesians where two are where he prays and the other he asks for prayer.  The structure of the book is reviewed again and we look at the hope of His calling, the riches of the glory, and the exceeding greatness of His power.  This power that is demonstrated is the power over death in the resurrection.  Even further, we learn of a special reward that...

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November 10th, 2013

The lesson on November 10, 2013 was part 6 of the "Ephesians" study and continued in chapter one with verses 15-19. This lesson looks at the three prayers of Paul.  The review of the previous lesson recalled the mystery (or musterion) of his will which had been revealed for the first time in Ephesians after the close of Acts.  This was a secret that was hidden in God before the foundation of the world.  The exhaulted position and hope has been revealed through PAul the prisoner of the Lord and is relevant truth for today.  Two of Paul's prayers are in the doctrinal part of Ephesians and...

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By Wayne Stewart
November 3rd, 2013

The lesson on November 3, 2013 was part 5 of the "Ephesians" study and covered chapter 1 through verse 14.  In this section we learn of the witness of the spirit and the security of our salvation when it speaks to the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession.  We looked at the word "mystery" or "musterion" when Paul says the mystery of His will. Some charts were presented showing how many times "mystery" was used and we learn from that analysis that you have to distinguish between Pauls two ministries (Paul - prior to Acts 28, and PAul, post Acts 28, when...

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By Wayne Stewart
October 27th, 2013

The lesson on October 27, 2013 was part 4 of the "Ephesians" study and covered verses 7-11 but first reviewed the previous lessons. The three W's were covered again showing the Will of the Father, the Work of the Son, and the Witness of the Spirit showed there was a work going on in the Trinity which was before the foundation of the world.  There are also three blessings that go along with the three W's.  Where the gospel is preached, the next step is to grow on right division, which will allow you to see the meat of scripture.  We reviewed the carnal blessings in scripture that were given...

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By Wayne Stewart
October 20th, 2013

The lesson on October 20, 2013 was part 3 of the "Ephesians" study and reviewed the high points from the previous lesson before moving into the main emphasis. In Ephesians 4:1, which is the start of the second major section in Ephesians, the word "beseech" means along side.  Paul is calling you alongside your calling whereby you are callled!  You have to understand the calling that Paul is disclosing to you now in this age.  Paul in Ephesians is revealing the Mystery, which was hidden before the foundation of the world (as opposed to from or since) and is a special truth given to Paul the...

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By Wayne Stewart
October 13th, 2013

The lesson on October 13, 2013 continued the "Ephesians" study with part 2 and answered the question why Ephesians is so important to us in this age.  A contrast was presented in Acts 13 which was a ministry that was presented in picture form of the future Ephesians message.  We learned in Acts 13 that Saul, which was his Hebrew name, also had a Gentile name which was Paul.  In Acts, Paul was teaching to the Jew first in Synagogues all the way until the end of Acts.  Judaizers are those who try and pull us back in Acts period truths that were part of the previous administration.  Paul is...

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By Wayne Stewart
October 6th, 2013

The lesson on October 6, 2013 started a new series on Ephesians and provided an overview of the book. Ephesians is such a huge blessing in the life of a Christian.  When you truly understand the message in Ephesians, it is like being born again, again.  When you look at Ephesians, there is an apparent structure to it.  When you look at Paul's declaration in Ephesians 4:1 and 3:1 of being a prisoner of the Lord, this identifies this as a prison epistle but it is much more than that.  We are encouraged to walk worthy of the basis on the doctrine we were just given.  The structure of the six...

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By Wayne Stewart
September 22nd, 2013

The lesson on September 22, 2013 was part 23 and it is the final lesson in the book of Galatians.  This series studied the six chapters of Galatians on a verse by verse basis and enlightened us to the truth that Paul was defending to those in Galatia because some had gone back to relying on circumcision for salvation instead of what was correct, which was now salvation by grace through faith.  The beginning of the lesson reviewed the first part of chapter six and then ended by covering the rest of the chapter.  A final review was presented covering most of the key truths that were learned...

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By Wayne Stewart
September 15th, 2013

The lesson on September 15, 2013 was part 22 of the "Galatians" study and opened up with chapter six.  There are three things that we need to learn as we proceed through this chapter.  First, there is a resumption of previous ideas and a conclusion in the context.  Next, there is a burden pointed out but we find actually there are two burdens identified in Galatians that need to be rightly divided so it won't show contradiction. We learned the difference between the two burdens.  One burden shouldn't be shared with anyone else.  The other type of burden was one that could be shared among...

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September 8th, 2013

The lesson on September 8, 2013 was part 21 of the "Galatians" study.  The lesson continued in chapter 5 looking at verses 10 through 26.  This covered the "Troubler" and the "Restorer".  We all should do our part in the role as a restorer.  The law of love "fulfilled" which looked at 17 works of the flesh listed along with the 9 works of the Spirit.  We learn why Paul was showing confidence in the law because he made it clear it had nothing to do with justification.  This did not mean that the law was bad.  Paul says in Romans 7:12 that the law was holy, just and good but not for...

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