The lesson on March 22, 2020 was part 48 of the "Genesis" study. The focus this week was again to clarify the separate calling with Israel and those of us in this age of "the Mystery". In looking at the divisions of the Old Testament and New Testament is already an improper division. In fact the Old Testament continues through the Gospels until the death of Jesus Christ. Remember the Old and New Covenant was given to Israel. Jeremiah 31:31 and Hebrews 8:8 confirm that. The longsuffering of God was seen in the Days of Noe as well as the Acts period because God was waiting for Israel to repent. They did not so He revealed a sacred secret to the Apostle PAul the prisoner called "The Mystery". We learned that there were several mysteries in the Acts period that we revealed by inspired Apostles which Paul certainly was. Peter refers to the hidden wisdom that Paul was given and teaches. This was not The Mystery but other mysteries. We must identify the two ministries that Paul had! One to the Jew first and Gentile second but all this was part of prophecy and hidden in scripture. The second of PAul the prisoner where God revealed it to him to be presented to us after Acts 28 and this was hidden in God. You can't find it anywhere in scripture like the other mysteries that Paul revealed during the Acts period. The scripture reading was from Hebrews 8:5-11 KJV
This audio series studies this question and looks at the scriptures to determine how God sets up Nations and what has to happen when God abandons Nations. One Nation established by God is the Nation of Israel and we learn much about this question from them. In Deuteronomy 8:11-20, we read of a warning given to the nation of Israel regarding their mindset towards the Lord when things are good.
This series studies the responsibilities of a Christian walk and ends with the rewards that are promised for the proper walk. The series started with five interrogatories of the Christian which asked these questions: What are you doing, How are you doing, Why you are doing what you are doing, Where do I go, and When should I do what I am doing? These questions led up the the last five lessons on your Walk in the Lord.
This series studies the Spiritual Warfare that we battle as Christians that is discussed in Ephesians 6:10:17. Paul was warning the church at Ephesus to be cognizant of the warfare that is taking place with the devil... as he said in Eph. 6:10-12 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
This is a new series that covers the book of Colossians. This is an important book because it is a prison epistle that is written to us. All scripture is for our learning but all scripture is not written to you. We don’t obey the scribes and Pharisees that sit in Moses’ seat… these instructions were to Jesus’ disciples at that time in scripture. Paul is an apostle to the Gentiles.
After the Timothy Study, it became apparent that some effort needed to be put forth to clarify for the Christian today would understand the hope we have in Christ Jesus. This hope is different than the hope that was promised to Abraham. Our calling is different than that of Abraham and Israel and the calling determines your hope. The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy in 1 Tim.