The lesson on December 6, 2020 was part 6 of the "Hermeneutics" study. The focus for this lesson was "Dispensational Truth". Wayne proceeded to give a light review of what we learned in the previous lesson then proceeded to teach us the definition of the word "dispensation". The Greek word for dispensation is "οἰκονομία". We see it in scripture in these passages: Luke. 16:2-4; 1 Corinthians 9:17; Ephesians 1:10; 3:2; and Colossians1:25 KJV. The Friberg Lexicon provides us: 19463 οἰκονομία, ας, ἡ (1) literally, relating to the task of an οἰκονόμος (steward) in household administration stewardship, management (LU 16.2); (2) figuratively; (a) of the apostolic office in God's redemptive work task, responsibility, trusteeship (CO 1.25); (b) of God's arrangements for mankind's redemption plan, arrangement, purpose (EP 3.9); 1T 1.4 may mean (divine) training, but (divine) plan is also possible. Wayne emphasized the Greek word is constructed to mean "house law" which is to say what are the rules of the house. The Apostle PAul was given a body of truth called "The Mystery" while he was in prison and wrote to us in Ephesians to reveal it to us so we may teach others also. Paul's imperative to Timothy is shown in 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." We then went on present the subject of "Kingdom" which Paul mentions to Timothy in chapter 4 verses 1 and 18. We need to be able to understand the various kingdoms in scripture. The Kingdom must first be spiritual and then physical. It will take place on the Earth and in heaven. Today the kingdom is spiritual and will be Heavenly. Wayne closed on this saying it will continue over into the next lesson. The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 2:1-7 KJV
"1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:"