The lesson on May 2, 2021 was part 13 of the "Acts - When and Why?" study. Wayne opened up with a review of the previous lessons and what we have learned in studying the Acts and determining what epistles that were written by the Apostle Paul in performing his Acts ministry of going to the Jew first and then to the Gentiles. This lesson eventually gets into looking at when Corinthians was written. Prior to that, Wayne took time to show how he mentioned his trip to Ephesus in Acts 19 (second missionary journey) and there were many examples of powers that were manifested to confirm the message that Paul was carrying to Israel as Jesus Christ was the Messiah. He then showed how when you cross the great divide of Acts 28, PAul reveals the Mystery in Ephesians and Colossians. This was a fresh revelation not in the scriptures but hidden in God! PAul had the challenge to speak to the group of believers that were in Acts and then explain that they now have a new hope, but it was not found in the Old Testament scriptures. To help with this, God gave gifts after Acts 28 in the form of Apostles and Prophets to help "adjust" the believers into this new hope. Even PAul said in his prayer in Ephesians 1:18 that "the eyes of their understanding being enlightened..." realizing that it would require a spiritual unveiling of this new truth so they would be able see the final body of truth that was revealed by Paul. This Mystery completed the word of God (Colossians 1:25-26 KJV). This lesson was a good review of the transition of hope found in Acts to the new hope revealed in Ephesians and Colossians. The scripture reading was Acts 18:1-11 KJV
This study on Remembrance is inspired by Paul's last letter 2 Timothy, which was written shortly before going to the guillotine. This makes the message important to us even today. Paul puts Timothy in remembrance of those he is serving and reminds him that Paul also keeps him and the other believers in remembrance always. Life has many choices, but eternity has only two.
This study given in December 2011 looks at the Christmas Story from a Philippian perspective. This story has been looked at from many perspectives, but this study looks at the birth of Christ from a perspective of those Christians in Philippians who were instructed by the Apostle Paul. This study also reviews the Real Christmas Story, by Clifford McLain.
This seminar was presented at Northside Bible Church on October 3-4, 2011 when Mike and Sylvia Penny visited the United States from England. The topic of the seminar was on the Problem in Prayer. This study takes a systematic look at prayer and the expectations of Christians to receive the desired outcome. The seminar has four lessons, two were given on October 3, 2011 and the other two were presented on Tuesday October 4, 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
This series starts with Psalms 104, 105, and 106 which covers the creation that God has made. This series will look at the magnificence of God that is demonstrated in His creation. In looking at creation, this study will take us through the Old Testement and cover the history of Israel. Israel was God's chosen people and it started with Abraham and every piece of history centers around the Jews. It wasn't until the Apostle Paul