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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

June 26th, 2011

This study followed the "From the Beginning" study and began to look at the word "foundation".  This study explains that the context of this word is different from the foundation spoken of in 1 Corinthians 3:11 KJV "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."  This foundation in this verse is the Greek word "themelios"  The foundation identified in this study is found in Ephesians 1:4 KJV "4 According as he h

May 10th, 2010

This series starts with Psalms 104, 105, and 106 which covers the creation that God has made.  This series will look at the magnificence of God that is demonstrated in His creation.  In looking at creation, this study will take us through the Old Testement and cover the history of Israel.  Israel was God's chosen people and it started with Abraham and every piece of history centers around the Jews.  It wasn't until the Apostle Paul

January 24th, 2010

The study series was started on January 17, 2010 by Derek McCammon on 2 Timothy 1:1-7 KJV "1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

December 6th, 2009

This study takes a different approach to tell the Christmas story by studying biblical characters involved with the birth of Christ.  This will be a three week study leading up to Christmas.  The first lesson will cover Elizabeth and Zacharias with a little look at Mary and the birth of John.  The second lesson will study Joseph and Mary while the third lesson will cover the birth of Christ.

October 21st, 2009

Mike Penny of the Open Bible Trust toured through America and visited Northside Bible Church on October 21-23, 2009 to give a seminar on Numbers in the New Testament. There were 6 sessions given over a three day period. Session 1 introduces the topic and studies the three divisions in the New Testament. These are the Gospel Period, The Acts Period, and the Post Acts Period.

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