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Mid-Acts Church Gospel

Mid-Act-Church-Gospel

The lesson on June 22, 2014 was on the Mid-Acts Church Gospel.  A review was given from the previous lesson regarding the Father's will, where the father was left mending the nets while disciples were called to fish for men.  A great light was given which was a fulfillment of the prophecy in Isaiah.  This lesson looks at the gospel that was apparent in Acts 13 (considered a mid-Acts position) and it studies the detail to determine if the church, which is the new man where Christ is the Head, was formed at this point in time.  We are shown how Paul was sent to the Jews first in the local synagogues and upon rejection of the message, he would go to the Gentiles locally in that city.  In Paul's first journey, he is appealing the his kinsmen first, trying to get them to accept Jesus Christ and when they would not receive him, Paul was instructed to go to the Gentiles in order that it would provoke the Jews to jealousy.  This is how the unnatural graft was placed in the olive tree of Israel to produce fruit.  When Paul message was not received, a branch would be snapped off the olive tree.  In conclusion, the gospel during the mid-Acts period in no way, is the message PAul was given to reveal after Acts 28:28 when God divorced Israel. We are not the bride but the new man where Christ is the head.  The scripture reading was from Acts 13:1-3 KJV

"1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. 3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away."