The lesson on April 15, 2018 was part 3 of the"Acts 29" study. This week Wayne did a short review of last weeks lesson but eventually focused our attention on the codex, especially Papyrus 46. He is reading the notes around the writing and it is the oldest manuscript that confirms Paul's writings. Parts of the texts show Nomina sacra, which are special abbreviations which appear in New Testament texts. Unlike most abbreviations, which are meant to save time, nomina sacra are used to set certain, holy words apart from the rest of the text. This is clear from the fact that these words are abbreviated in their sacral usages but not in profane usages (e.g. ὑΐοϲ, 'son' is contracted to υϲ when it refers to Jesus, the Son of God, but the same word is not contracted in other usages). It is amazing in todays educational circles, we have access to these critical documents electronically. The evolution of how they have been preserved gives us quite the perspective. By using these notes, Wayne is trying to piece together the movement of Paul from Acts 28:29-31 and the Ephesians letter. We took time to look at events in Acts that give really good clues as to what may have happened at the end of those two years mentioned in Acts 28:31. By looking at these things closely, Paul was not given the revelation of The Mystery until after those two years. He was preaching the Kingdom of God and was a prisoner for Israel. The scripture reading was from Acts 28:29-31 KJV
This is a new series that covers the book of Colossians. This is an important book because it is a prison epistle that is written to us. All scripture is for our learning but all scripture is not written to you. We don’t obey the scribes and Pharisees that sit in Moses’ seat… these instructions were to Jesus’ disciples at that time in scripture. Paul is an apostle to the Gentiles.
After the Timothy Study, it became apparent that some effort needed to be put forth to clarify for the Christian today would understand the hope we have in Christ Jesus. This hope is different than the hope that was promised to Abraham. Our calling is different than that of Abraham and Israel and the calling determines your hope. The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy in 1 Tim.
This audio series studies the letters the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy in his final ministry to the gentiles. These lessons look at the proper doctrine that Christians should follow. We find that having the right doctrine makes our walk with the Lord more gratifying than being out of step with what He wants you to do. Clearly sound doctrine is very important to our proper Christian walk.
This 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.