Study Hall

Resurrection (Easter)

Ephesians 1:20

"Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,"
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Easter holiday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  In the resurrection of Christ, we learn in Colossians 2:9-15 KJV "9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 

13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it."  Enjoy all of the content here to learn of our risen Saviour!

Articles

February 23rd, 2020
The Out-Resurection

Thought Provoking Topics From a Right Division Perspective.  This snippet: the Out-Resurrection.

February 27th, 2010

Eastra, the goddess of springGk. pascha, from Heb. pesah). The Passover (which see), and so translated in every passage except in the KJV: "intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people" . In the earlier English versions Easter had been frequently used as the translation of pascha. At the last revision Passover was substituted in all passages but this. The word Easter is of Saxon origin, Eastra, the goddess of spring, in whose honor sacrifices were offered about Passover time each year. By the eighth century Anglo-Saxons had adopted the name to designate the celebration of Christ's resurrection. bibliography: N. M. Denis-Boulet, Christian Calendar (1960). (from New Unger's Bible Dictionary)

EasterThe name "Easter" originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God. The Venerable Bede, (672-735 AD.) a Christian scholar, first asserted in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre (a .k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. Similar "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [were] known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre."

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May 31st, 2020
Genesis - Part 57

This lesson was taught on May 31, 2020 and was part 57 of the "Genesis" study and was the final lesson in the study.  Wayne opens explaining that we will end the study in Genesis because he has been moved by the spirit to take on the Gospel of John because it is particular and will help him solve some of the issues he has been wotking on.  Wayne then piccks up from the previous lesson explaing how we have looked at the hope of Abraham in relation to the second coming. Wayne reminds us that there are three clear adoptions as sons.  One to receive with the Earth as an inheritance, one to deal with inheriting the Heavens and the third to inherit the heavenly places. We then look at the passages that Paul wrote to describe his appearing and the consequences.  Paul used the same Greek word 2 Thessalonians, 2 Timothy and Titus.  Wayne expressed that it being the same author creates a linkage and he then explains his "oil and water" doctrine in that this age and any other age can't comingle.  However, with the second coming of Christ, that is not unique to one age in that we are all looking for his appearing.  That is why it will occur in phases as mentioned in the previous lesson.  Wayne wrote a blog to further assist us in understanding the phases of the second coming.  The hope is realized through resurrection. And the resurrection that people get in the Acts was based on Abraham's hope. We then look at a map of Abraham's journey and the ramifications of his delay in Haran to get to the promise land in the land of Caanan.  Abraham did make it to the promised land but it was now filled with the Caananites.  We learned of the Prison Epistles being four of the seven books PAul wrote after Acts (those being Ephesians, Philippians, Philemon, Colossians, and 2 Timothy) and Wayne walks us through the epistles that were written when he was free. we then ended with Matthew 22 where Wayne explained his idea of having two dispensations running at the same time.  The scripture reading was from Genesis 13:14-18 KJV

Genesis - Part 57 (final)
May 24th, 2020
Genesis - Part 56

This lesson was taught on May 24, 2020 and was part 56 of the "Genesis" study.  Wayne introduces the linkage of the resurrections to the three phases of Jesus Christ second coming.  He takes us back to Genesis 15:5-6 KJV where God explained to Abraham how He will give him an heir "5  And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6  And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness." The apostle Paul then elaborates and fills in more detail that we hadn't thought about. Wayne expresses his idea that the key to understand the timing of the resurrections sits with Abraham.  He then draws out a timeline on the whiteboard to show his idea and the issues that it brings up.  Wayne suggests by implication when PAul writes in Colossians 3:4 KJV "4  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory." there is a resurrection for us and he spends time looking at the out-ressurection, when PAul said f If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. (Philippians 3:11KJV)  Wayne also spends time pointing out when the other resurrections occur in relation to the second coming of Christ. The biggest issue was identified as to the timing of our special resurrection as it relates to the appearing of Christ.   Finally at the end of this lesson, he takes questions from the assembly. The scripture reading was from Hebrews 11:8-16 KJV

Genesis - Part 56
April 12th, 2020
Easter 2020

The message on April 12, 2020 was for Easter 2020 and Wayne used the Passover feast to explain how it was one of nine feasts established with Israel to worship God properly if you are a Jew.  We learned in the Genesis study that God created and the Earth was part of that creation that was overthrown and had judgement brought upon it.  This foundation of the world had a before and a from or since with it.  In The Mystery, we learned that it was hidden in God before the foundation and that was the same timeframe Peter described of the Lamb of Christ in 1 Peter 1:18-21 when he wrote "18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,"  God's love was established amongst the Godhead before the foundation of the world and when God refashioned the Earth He established the firmament which positioned the stars the testify of the plan for salvation in Christ.  This Easter message encouraged us to celebrate the love of Christ as the Lamb presented to God without blemish so that through the resurrection of Christ, we will defeat death as we are saved through the operation of God.  The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 KJV

Easter 2020 Message
February 23rd, 2020
Genesis - Part 44

The lesson on February 23, 2020 was part 44 of the "Genesis" study.  This week Wayne briefly reviewed the lesson from last week when he looked at the days of Noe being important to understand the coming of Jesus Christ, being his personal presence as opposed to his appearing, which is what is associated with our hope in the Mystery.  Wayne then followed with the second Right Division snippet and majored on the Out-Resurrection.  The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 10:1-12 KJV

Genesis - Part 44
December 16th, 2019
Fathers House

The message on December 16, 2018 was entitled "In My Father's House" and it was a one off message by Wayne Stewart before he and his family take a Christmas break in New Zeland for the next two weeks.  In this message, we look at the passage in John at the end of chapter 13 when Simon Peter promises to lay his life down for Jesus... and the Lord warning him in verse 38 "...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice."  This gives the context for chapter 14 and the famous verse that most Christians memorize in John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."  This is pretty narrow for those who like to claim "there are many ways to get to heaven".  Wayne gives us a better understanding in how Jesus prepared many mansions in His Father's house.  In the Gospel of John, Jesus explains his resurrection takes Him to His Father to prepare a place (New Jerusalem) so when He returns, they will be with Him in that city meanwhile they were given the comforter so they wouldn't be alone.  In parallel, we find from PAul the similar situation exists but it is not with New Jerusalem.  PAul references this in Ephesians 2:20 and 3:17 KJV "22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,"  The scripture reading was from John 14:1-7 KJV

In My Father's House

Blogs

April 10th, 2014

It's resurrection time again!

"Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." Matthew 12:38-40

April 15th, 2019

Easter is here! Christ has risen! Everything worthwhile is tied to Christ’s resurrection. Paul said,

“And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain…If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” 1 Corinthians 15:14, 19

There are two events in scripture that point to drastic mistakes we can make about Jesus Christ. Both of these mistakes were made by people who were close to Him, who loved Him and were dedicated to Him.

1. FAILING TO RECOGNIZE HIS PRESENCE

April 10th, 2020

The Error of Easter, The Lunacy of Lent and the Fable of Good Friday.

The greatest days for church attendance each year are Christmas and Easter. Now, personally, I like these days because it reminds every person on earth that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh and died, was buried and resurrected for our sin. Everyone is reminded of these two truths twice a year. Also like the truths, there are some lies that are perpetrated at the same time.

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The Resurrection of Christ. The Easter holiday is the most celebrated event in all of Christianity.  1 Corinthians 15:12 is where Paul was instructing the church in Corinth that the resurrection was real and Christ lives. Further Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

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