The lesson on August 18, 2019 was part 20 of the "Genesis" study. This weeks lesson opened with reference to a useful website for a scientific argument for intelligent design. The Discovery Institute (discovery.org) has good material to use in your witness of Creation by using scientific facts to argue without bringing in the Bible to those who may be unbelievers. in this way, you can stand and represent creation without the audience immediately shutting down. Wayne then reviewed of the missionary trip that the Apostle PAul probably took after the close of Acts which included the time expressed by the Acts 29 Study. We then looked at how Adamic Man was created in the image of God. How is God, who is a Spirit compared to the clay that was formed to make Adamic man? We learned from John 1:1-4 KJV that in the beginning was the word and the word was God and all things were made by Him. In studying single cell organisims, we find machines in the cell called Flagellum that move information to construct our DNA. These machines represent the information that is contained in the word of God. In this way, having organized information at the cellular level, we are in the image of God. We then closed on the Fall of Adam which set up next weeks lesson. The scripture reading was from John 1:1-4 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.