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April 22nd, 2018
Acts 29 - Part 4

The lesson on April 22, 2018 was part 4 of the "Acts 29" study.  We quickly reviewed what we learned last time and then Wayne focused on the evidence of Paul's journey's between his first imprisonment and his last where he was beheaded.  This study is taking a magnifying glass to the activities of Paul from Acts 28 to the end of 2 Timothy.  Why was there an abrupt end to Acts 28 and where was the end?  When Luke recorded in Acts 28:31 that Paul was "Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him." What message had changed?  We looked at the word "suffered" in Acts 28:16 which gave us some insight into the freedom Paul had.  When you study the pattern of what happened by looking at Felix, you can summarize by 1) Ministry to the Jews, unacceptable - rejection by Jews. 2) Roman involvement. 3) Judgement (no offense to Rome). 4) 2 years jail after Felix's pronouncement (Acts 24:27) Seeking to show a favor to the Jews. 5) Preach Kingdom.  In summary, Paul kept preaching the hope of Israel after Acts 28 - he was preaching it to the end of Acts 28:31.  Israel as to be given judgement of Isaiah 6:9-10 UNTL a complete forsaking was experienced in the land. How could we interpret historical records?  The judgment of Israel under Titus was evidence that a highways "marriage of the lamb" ministry to the gentiles had begun.  Paul was given at least two imprisonments in Rome and the Mystery was revealed after the first.   The scripture reading was from Philemon 1:21-25 KJV

Studies

January 1st, 1987

Mystery Babylon has long been a subject fascinating to students of prophecy.  There are many suppositions as to what city this actually refers to, whether it will be a Babylon rebuilt or another city already in existence.   Dr. McLain concludes that no matter the conclusion, it will not involve Mystery believers and only concerns Israel in the last days.   Since it is an interesting subject, Dr.

January 5th, 1986

Here is an audio series covering the Covenants in scripture. It was given by Dr. Clifford McLain in 1986 near his retirement as pastor of Northside Bible Church. This audio series is one that covers the promises made by God throughout the ages as revealed in scripture. A good compliment to these audio lessons are the articles on Covenants as well as the large dispenational chart found in the Charts section.

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. 

November 30th, 2003

The Trinity Study Series. The Christian doctrine of the Trinity teaches the unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one Godhead. The doctrine states that God is the Triune God, existing as three persons, or in the Greek hypostases, but one being. Each of the persons is understood as having the one identical essence or nature, not merely similar natures.

June 26th, 2011

This study followed the "From the Beginning" study and began to look at the word "foundation".  This study explains that the context of this word is different from the foundation spoken of in 1 Corinthians 3:11 KJV "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."  This foundation in this verse is the Greek word "themelios"  The foundation identified in this study is found in Ephesians 1:4 KJV "4 According as he h

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