The lesson on December 8, was part 35 of the "Genesis" study. Wayne takes little time to review what we have learned before but gets into the detail of our fullness being of the church which is his body where Christ is the head. In this lesson we learn to identify the callings of various churches that have been identified in the Old and New Testament and the responsibilities and characteristics that these churches were given and what purposes they had. You have to rightly divide the churches found in scripture so you will not expect results coming from the doctrines given to that church in that age. It all led up the an introduction to the three spheres of blessing. One was those given to Israel which consists of a land grant and Jerusalem where Israel is above the Nations. The second being New Jerusalem coming down from heaven down to this Earth for Israel to reside in and Israel is above the Angels. The third sphere of blessing is in the heavenly places where members of that church (being neither Jew or Gentile) where Christ is the head and his body (the church) which is fullness and designated as being above principalities and powers as described in Ephesians 1:20-23 KJV "20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all." The scripture reading was from 2 Timothy 1:8-14 KJV
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.
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.
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.
The lesson on September 13, 2009 began a Study Series entitled "The Mysteries in the Prison Epistles". The series starts with studying the word "mystery" before going into the various mysteries identified in the prison epistles.
Many books have been written about Romans because of its importance. In the canon, Romans follows the Gospels and the Acts because it is so important that has so many great themes in it. Romans talks about the wrath of God, the Gospel of God, it talks bout Sin and Sins, and takes us back to the covenant with Abraham at Sinai, then to back to Adam. When it takes us back to Adam, it brings us forth to the one man who destroyed sin.