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 study was taught by Dr. McLain in June, 1986 and is about knowing the "Will of God" in your life. As Paul is our example, we should be filled with joy, in whatever state we find ourselves and to glorify God. Each day, time should be set aside for an appointment with God to talk over plans for the day and to ask Him to energize His purpose through us. God hasn't asked us to "do" anything.
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 study was presented on May 6, 1984 regarding the complexity of God. The Apostle Paul expressed this best when he wrote in 1 Timothy 3:16 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." Further Paul says in Colossians 2:2b-3 "2 ...
This study series looks at the Family responsibilities discussed in Ephesians 6:1-9. It is taught after the Ephesians 5 Study by Derek McCammon. Ephesians 6:1-9 KJV "1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Paul’s prison epistles is a crucial study in the message for today because the Apostle Paul was designated to the Gentiles and he claimed he was given a special message revealed after Acts 28:28. The body of truth he reveals is called the Mystery. Here is an important series studying the prison epistles.