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April 15th, 2018
Acts 29 - Part 3

The lesson on April 15, 2018 was part 3 of the"Acts 29" study.  This week Wayne did a short review of last weeks lesson but eventually focused our attention on the codex, especially Papyrus 46.  He is reading the notes around the writing and it is the oldest manuscript that confirms Paul's writings.  Parts of the texts show Nomina sacra, which are special abbreviations which appear in New Testament texts. Unlike most abbreviations, which are meant to save time, nomina sacra are used to set certain, holy words apart from the rest of the text. This is clear from the fact that these words are abbreviated in their sacral usages but not in profane usages (e.g. ὑΐοϲ, 'son' is contracted to υϲ when it refers to Jesus, the Son of God, but the same word is not contracted in other usages).  It is amazing in todays educational circles, we have access to these critical documents electronically.  The evolution of how they have been preserved gives us quite the perspective.  By using these notes, Wayne is trying to piece together the movement of Paul from Acts 28:29-31 and the Ephesians letter.  We took time to look at events in Acts that give really good clues as to what may have happened at the end of those two years mentioned in Acts 28:31.  By looking at these things closely, Paul was not given the revelation of The Mystery until after those two years.  He was preaching the Kingdom of God and was a prisoner for Israel.  The scripture reading was from Acts 28:29-31 KJV

Studies

January 6th, 1980

Here is an audio series that Dr. McLain presented at Northside Bible Church from January 13 through September 28, 1980 on The Acts of the Apostles. This chapter by chapter study covers 36 lessons on Acts which is crucial to your understanding of right division.  This study was given prior to Dr.

October 3rd, 1976

This seminar covers the very last prophecy given to Israel in the Old Testament--a significant fact in itself. Christians today are looking for the so-called "rapture" and the return of the Lord, and for us to "meet Him in the air."   In this step-by-step study, we discover that not only is this not possible today, it doesn't even affect Christians.

November 30th, 1971

This study was given by Dr. McLain in his Friday Night Bible Study sometime in 1971--the exact date is unknown. This study involves some Bible aerobics so it's advisable to keep your Bible open and ready. He gives scriptural proof that Christ Jesus is both the written and incarnate Word with proof texts from both the old and new testaments.

January 1st, 1970

This study is from articles written for the Truth for Today Archives, Aug. 1964-July 1975, by Oscar M. Baker. There were seven articles entitled, “Covenant and The Mystery”.

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