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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

October 6th, 2013

Ephesians is a great study for us today because it is the first book of Paul's second ministry to the Gentiles.  We know that Paul was called to be the minister to the Gentiles in Acts chapter 9 and Paul declares so in Hebrews 11:13 KJV.  Paul had two ministries, the first was to the Jew, and the second was to the Gentile.  With his Apostleship to the Gentiles, it took on a entirely new calling in Ephesians, which is considered his Prison ministry.

April 21st, 2013

The Galatians Study, started on April 21, 2013, is a follow up to the ABC's of Right Division taught by Wayne Stewart and takes a verse by verse look at the book of Galatians.  Using the foundations taught from his previous study, Wayne looks at teaching Galatians rightly divided.  This book was written by the Apostle Paul in his first ministry and is defending his Apostleship and the message of salvation by grace during the book of Acts with the churches in Galatia.  This study will teach us Galatians from the context of Paul's teaching through the book of Acts. 

February 3rd, 2013

This study is presented by Dr. Wayne Stewart and it is intended to help the Christian understand the basics of the principles of rightly dividing the word of truth which is mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."  This is a fundamental skill if you as a Christian are going to handle the word of God accurately.  All scripture is written for our learning providing us doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness.  It is very important to understand what is written to you as opposed to someone else so you may understand why some things promised in the Bible do not seem to work today. This study will help you determine how to understand what is promised to you so you may have peace in your Christian walk.

September 2nd, 2012

This study looks at the four days in scripture that involves prophecy and judgment.  The current day that we are in is called Man's Day and it is a period governed by grace.  The next three days to come are the Day of Christ, Day of the Lord, and the Day of God.  It's important to understand these days and who they involve and why there is judgement involved.  This study will help you learn about these days using the principles of Right Division.  There is a chart on these days in the Chart Room that should help you learn about each day.

January 8th, 2012

This study on Remembrance is inspired by Paul's last letter 2 Timothy, which was written shortly before going to the guillotine.  This makes the message important to us even today. Paul puts Timothy in remembrance of those he is serving and reminds him that Paul also keeps him and the other believers in remembrance always. Life has many choices, but eternity has only two. 

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