Media Room

Acts - When and Why? - Part 7

Acts Study - When and Why? Part 7

The lesson on March 7, 2021 was part 7 of the "Acts - When and Why?" study.  Wayne took the time to answer the question "why does this matter?" in showing us several examples from Paul's epistles that were written during the Acts period where we would be in trouble because of the context of Acts puts Israel first. In 1 John 2:20 KJV it says "But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.".  I don't know about you, but Wayne pointed out that we don't know all things from an unction but rather we have to study to show ourselves approved unto God in order that we won't be ashamed.  Further, his examples shows the impact of not rightly dividing Paul's ministries on what we should be following today with appropriate doctrine. This primarily includes tongues, miracles and water baptisms.  These were all very appropriate for Israel during the Acts period but not after Acts 28.  Wayne then prepares us for the crux of the matter which is the dating of Paul's epistle to the Galatians.  The scripture reading was from Galatians 1:15-21 KJV

"15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, 16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. 19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother. 20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. 21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;"