The lesson on January 24, 2021 was part 2 of the "Acts - When and Where?" study. Wayne provided a brief recap from the previous lesson before he taught us of the first date we can pin down from Herod's death in A.D. 44 which ties into Acts 12:1-23. We learned that Acts was written in order. It was written according to eye-witnesses and it was inspired from above (God inspired - Greek word ἄνωθεν (Lk. 1:3 TBT)). Acts is a historically accurate inspired account of what the Lord continued to do after his ascension. In regards to Herod's death, it was somewhat difficult to navigate all the Herod's in the New Testament so Wayne presented a visualization of the Herodian family tree and key events in the New Testament related to members of the Herodian family found from the Biblical Archeology Society. We also learned from Acts that the Pharasees of Israel were collaborating with the Herodians to kill Jesus: 1). (Matt. 22:16 KJV) "And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men." 2). (Mk. 3:6 KJV) "And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him." 3). (Mk. 12:13 KJV) "And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words.". This is strikingly similar to a book he is rereading called "None Dare Call It Conspiracy" It is what we are seeing played out with the politcal unrest with American politicians. The scripture reading was from Acts 12:20-25 KJV
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.
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.