The lesson on June 2, 2019 was part 15 of the Genesis study. Wayne recapped this week how Genesis brought us to the Temple sub-study he has been focusing on these last several weeks because in Eden God placed the Tree of Life and it had the power to overcome death by sin that was incurred by Adam when he sinned. That is why God placed the Cherubim in Eden to guard the Tree of Life in case sinners would eat of it and live forever. There is the primal need for all of us to get access to the tree of life and that is what we have with access to the true Temple in the body where Christ is head. In this review, Wayne shows the full context of how the Temple is a part of today's calling in a post Acts 28 context. He then takes time to look at the Ark of the Covenant which was put in the Temple and we learned where God opened the portal between where He dwells in the heavenlies and between the Cherubim on the top of the Ark above were the blood was offered to forgive Israel of their sins when the priest made a blood offering. Lastly he pointed out the there is no written evidence that the Ark was put back in the second Temple because their was commentary about the first Temple was filled with the glory of God but the second, not so much. The scripture reading was from 1 Samuel 4:19-22 KJV
This study is a follow up to the ABC's of Right Division. The lessons in this study will take a deeper look into the basis or right division and why it is important to understand how it helps you understand scripture. It will compare other beliefs like Preterism, and those based in covenant theology and look at some critiques of what opponents of right division object to this fundamental methodology of handling scripture accurately.
This study looks at the book of Revelation from the perspective of Man, His Nature and Destiny which means the lessons will look at the judgments revealed in revelation as it pertains to man. Whether or not the perspective of eternal torment for the lost is accurate as opposed to just perishing with the appropriate amount of punishment. This study is best followed by the Man, His Nature and Destiny to provide the context of how by looking at Revelation we may expand our understanding of Man's destiny.
This study looks at Man, His Nature and Destiny. It comes after the First Corinthians study which looked at the resurrection and the attributes of the resurrected body. This study will look at why God created man, what was his purpose in the plan of God. We will learn abut the tri-part attributes of a human with the body, soul and spirit. Death and resurrection will be analyzed and how one might find immortality. This study will be surely important to grow in your understanding of God's plan for you if you choose to pay attention and respond to the truth of it.
This is a study on Right Division using First Corinthians as an example. These lessons were taught from Auckland, New Zealand at Grace Bible Church by Dr. Wayne Stewart. The theme of this study was "Occupy till I come" which was found in a parable in Luke 19:13 KJV and emphasis was put on identifying the biblical economy found after Acts 28. The Christian needs to identify the attributes of the economy and how it changes during Acts period with the Apostle Paul. This study compliments the First Corinthians study and is one you should listen to that focuses on our calling today.
Why study the book of First Corinthians? This book gives a good look into the Acts economy and to the personality of Paul. When we study this epistle we will appreciate many issues of the first ministry of Paul during a time when Israel was first and God was respecting and honouring his covenanted people, the nation of Israel. Many issues of today relate directly to the topics addressed in this epistle such as speaking in tongues 1Cor 12-14; factions within the church 1:11,12; abuses of the Lord's supper; taking of believers to law before the unbeliever 6:1-8; food and idols 8:1-3; marriage and how it should work in the "time is short" age of the Acts 7:1-40 and the issue of people denying the resurrection 15:12. The context of these issues and how Acts 28 clarifies these problems will be of import to all of us. There are many histories written concerning the ancient town of Corinth and it's immoral temple. We will skip over this for now and discuss only those issues from ancient history as they impringe on the context of the passages we discuss.