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Mid-Acts or Acts 28? - Part 1

The lesson on November 26, 2017 was part 1 of "Mid-Acts or Acts 28?".  This is the first lesson on the study of this question, when did the church of which we are a part of today begin?  Mid-Acts or Acts 28?  Wayne takes the time to provide a backdrop for this issue and explains the Acts period and provides the highlights of actions during this 40 year period after the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  A person of significant interest is Saul who was persecuting Christians on behalf of the Chief Priests of Israel.  Saul received permission from them to pursue those in...

Mid-Acts or Acts 28? - Part 2

The lesson on December 3, 2017 was part 2 of the "Mid-Acts or Acts 28?" study.  In this lesson Wayne continues to describe the timeline related to the Acts period, from Acts 2, then 9, then 13 or 17.  It is usually agreed upon within the Mid-Acts groups that Acts 2 is not where the Church began because that was when the Holy Spirit was given at Pentecost.  Mid-Acts believers range from Acts 9 thru 17 but there is a problem because Israel is still going because it is Jew first, even when you read of the gospel Paul was preaching in Romans (which was written late Acts period).  The Church...

Mid-Acts or Acts 28? - Part 3

The lesson on December 10, 2017 was part 3 of "Mid-Acts or Acts 28?".  This lesson focused in on looking at the bodies of believers in the Acts period and comparing it to the one body that is in Ephesians which was written after Acts 28.  We learned that there were many bodies during the Acts that had attributes which enabled a member to be part of the head, whereas the one body in Ephesians is when Christ is the head.  The bodies identified in 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12 are not the same body described in Ephesians 3.  This is a new body created with Christ as the head and did not...

Mid-Acts or Acts 28? - Part 4

The lesson on December 17, 2017 was part 4 of the "Mid-Acts or Acts 28?" study.  Before Wayne got into the study, he made a commentary on Christmas and the pagan components of this holiday and how some Christians don't celebrate Christmas in that it is tainted with pagan traditions like the Christmas tree and Santa Claus.  Wayne makes a point that in today's world where it is trying to eliminate God and Jesus that if we don't use this time of year to witness about Christ and how He became flesh and dwelt among us, we are losing an opportunity.  This week Wayne recaped the lesson last week...

Mid-Acts or Acts 28? - Part 5

The lesson on January 7, 2018 was part 5 of the "Mid-Acts or Acts 28" study.  This lesson studied the Greek word "musterion" which is "mystery" and looked at the first occurrence Matthew 13:11 where we learn there are many mysteries in scripture.  You must always study which mystery from its context and never assume when you read the word mystery as they are all referring to the same thing.  in fact, the mystery in 1 Corinthians 2:7 is an Acts usage of the term compared to the mystery of Ephesians 3:9 which is a post-Acts occurrence.  In the Ephesians Mystery, we learn that it was hid in...

Mid-Acts or Acts 28? - Part 6

The lesson on January 14, 2018 was part 6 of the "Mid-Acts or Acts 28" study.  In this lesson, Wayne proceeds to explain how we will have errors multiplied when we try to place the church of the one body where Christ is head in Acts due to the fact that several mysteries were revealed in Acts but not the one that is in Ephesians because that was hid in God before the foundation of the world.  If we try to put the church beginnng in Acts, you have the gifts of the spirit present with believers.  You have promises that pertain to the land.  You have Gentiles be a part of Abraham.  After Acts...

Mid-Acts or Acts 28? - Part 7

The lesson on January 21, 2018 was part 7 of "Mid-Acts or Acts 28?" study.  This lesson provided a review of what we previously learned regarding the term "same body" and that it is not referring to the body found in Acts mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12 or Romans 12 but that of a newly created body where Jews and Gentiles are the same.   In this lesson we learn more of the manifestation of the mystery of Ephesians 3, which was not witnessed from the prophets and old testament scripture but hidden in God.  The body you find in Acts is one that was manifested by the prophets and old testament...

Mid-Acts or Acts 28? - Part 8

The lesson on January 28, 2018 was part 8 of the "Mid-Acts or Acts 28?" study.  This week the lesson looked at the gifts given during the Acts period compared to the gifts given after Acts 28.  We learned how the gifts during Acts were given to everyone and that they collectively made parts of the body that was part of the church.  These gifts were designed to provoke Israelt to jealousy and Christians had to be careful how they behaved during this period because if they offended God, they would be killed as referenced in Acts 5.  The gifts given after Acts were people He gave some,...

Mid-Acts or Acts 28? - Part 9

The lesson on February 4, 2018 was part 9 of the "Mid-Acts or Acts 28?" study.  Last week Wayne reviewed the gifts given during the Acts and compared them to the gifts given after Acts 28 and clarified the distinctions.  This week we looked at the body and compared it to the one body where Christ is head.  By comparing how the body was constructed by every believer with gifts during Acts, where members could be part of the head in particular, it doesn't compare to the new body created from the two (Jew and Gentile) where Christ is the head.  Our body today was created new after Acts 28 and...

Mid-Acts or Acts 28? - Part 10

The lesson on February 11, 2018 was part 10 of the "Mid-Acts or Acts 28?" study.  This lesson looks again at the metaphor of the body of Christ, comparing how in Acts, how members could be parts of the head like eyes or ears but after Acts 28, Christ is the head and we are holding the head as members of the body.  Further, Wayne looked again at the gifts given after Acts 28 and studied the reason why these gifts of Apostles, Prophets, Pastors and Teachers were needed because they existed in Acts.  It was offered that the reason they were needed was answered in Ephesians 4:12-13 KJV "12 For...

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