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February 28th, 2021
Acts Study - When and Why? Part 6

The lesson on February 28, 2021 was part 6 of the "Acts - When and Why?" study. We reviewed a portion of the last lesson and then proceeded to look at three clues looking at another date in Acts 18:1-23 Gallio (12 deputy of Achaia) – which is a significant date in the life of Paul. When and where did Paul write the “ACTS” epistles? Then, specifically, when did Paul write “Galatians”? Wayne took us through the three recorded missionary journeys of Paul. When Paul journeyed from Jerusalem to Rome (Acts 22:1-28:22) we get recorded events in history with Claudias Lysias Acts 23:29, Festus: Acts 25:25, King Agrippa (governor and Bernice with him): Acts 26:31 synchronizing with Paul’s own statement: Acts 28:17,18. A key piece of these travels was the the Romans saw in him "nothing worthy of death". In Acts 18, we read specific events in history that were recorded: Acts 18:1-3 KJV "1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; 2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers." In Acts 18:11 it's recorded that Paul taught them for three and a half years. Tacitus says the Jews were banished from Rome in AD 52. The Reign of Claudius was from AD 41 - 54. So, pulling it all together, when dating Galatians, there are two major issues: 1 What is Galatia? (at least two visits Gal. 4:13) , Northern view: Late date necessary (after acts 18:23) or Southern view: No need for late date – Acts 16:6 is a revisiting. 2 Was Galatians written before or after Acts 15 and the Jerusalem council? Wayne answers these issues and explains why. The scripture reading was from Acts 18:12-17 KJV

Studies

November 30th, 2015
The Apocalypse Study

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.

October 18th, 2015
Man, His Nature and 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.

July 12th, 2015
Occupy till I come

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.

September 14th, 2014
First Corinthians Study

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.

August 31st, 2014
Your Calling

This study consists of two "compound" lessons that were extended into multiple lessons due to the vast amount of material that pertained to understand your calling.  They were started on August 3, 2014 and the emphasis on these two lessons "The Others" and "Ye See Your Calling" was to help the christian see that they have been called into a special calling that was hidden before the foundation of the world and revealed after Acts 28 when judgement came upon Israel and God revealed this sacred secret.  It has been said the christian must first believe upon Christ as your personal savior, then you must believe upon your calling.  The Apostle PAul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus was praying that christians might be given a spirit of wisdom and knowledge so they may see what is the hope of their calling.  These lessons help you understand what that calling is... the unsearchable riches of Christ. 

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