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The Twofold Purpose of The Mystery

Derek McCammonThis is a series that covers aspects of the body of truth called The Mystery. We learn of it for the first time in Ephesians 3:9 and Colossians 1:25-26 in Paul’s prison epistles. This series is important to Christians because it is our calling for today.

Lessons

The Twofold Purpose of The Mystery - Part 1. The lesson on August 27, 2006 begins a series on the twofold purpose of The Mystery. This study will show you that there is a great need for you to understand scripture. The ignorance of scripture has to be removed in order to have a proper relationship with God. The problem with churches now a days is they focus on the ignorance within you by providing varying groups that focuses on the problem instead of replacing the focus on Christ. Those are called Seeker classes or churches.

The Twofold Purpose of The Mystery - Part 2. The lesson addresses the question “what am I supposed to do?”. The calling of The Mystery is addressed to the gentiles for the sake of Christ and the focus for Christians should be on what they need to do in this calling. When we begin to look at what God has called us to do, we need to focus on obedience to the dispensational differences in The Mystery. Ephesians 4:1 says to walk worthy in your spiritual calling.

The Twofold Purpose of The Mystery - Part 3. The lesson last time discussed our need to be obedient to our calling. That’s why in Ephesians 4:1 (KJV) says “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord , beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,” . This reference has impact on your behavior in the world today. Noah was an example of someone who had that obedience in his walk and he demonstrated it by completing his task given to him by God. Therefore, the first thing you need to do is figure out if this body of truth called The Mystery is your calling.

The Twofold Purpose of The Mystery - Part 4. The body of truth called “The Mystery” is really our great commission for the believers of this age. Much like the commission given to the disciples in Matthew 28:19-20, our commission is given in Ephesians 3:9. This is what God has given us with this particular fellowship which is part of a particular administration. Christ Jesus is the fullness of God and we a made a part of His calling in Christ. The Jew has nothing today that makes him distinctive in God’s eyes. There are two things that make this truth distinctively to you (2U).

The Twofold Purpose of The Mystery - Part 5. There are two aspects of this study of the twofold purpose of The Mystery, that which you do and that which God does. We are to compare the things that differ which is a primary function of right division. Ephesians 3:10 talks of God’s intent, which will always be accomplished and we see it will be accomplished in your life, as the song says “God will take care of you”. The Christian’s greatest need is to know that from God’s perspective.

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