The lesson on April 18, 2021 was part 12 of the "Acts - When and Why?" study. Wayne focused on clarifying on the phrase "Kingdom of God" and why you cannot take what was said in the eighth time this phrase in Colossians 4:11 to what was used by Paul into the previous seven times that were referenced in the Acts period epistles. We then look at the context of the seven times Paul used it in Acts to get the context of what it was encompassing in the Old Testament scriptures. Wayne also majored on the transition of a body of Christ prior to Acts 28 and then after the Mystery was revealed to PAul the prisoner. PAul was reminding Timothy to stir up the gifts that he was given when adjusting the believers who needed to be perfected in adjusting to a new hope that was revealed in the Mystery. When PAul wrote Ephesians 4:11-13 KJV he was explaining why the gifts that were given after Acts 28 included "...some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:" There are no apostles and prophets around today. What we have left in this calling is evangelists, pastors and teachers. The Apostles and Prophets had gifts from the Acts period that could be stirred up. That is not the case now because it passed away with that generation. The scripture reading was from Romans 3:29-31
This study takes a different approach to tell the Christmas story by studying biblical characters involved with the birth of Christ. This will be a three week study leading up to Christmas. The first lesson will cover Elizabeth and Zacharias with a little look at Mary and the birth of John. The second lesson will study Joseph and Mary while the third lesson will cover the birth of Christ.
Mike Penny of the Open Bible Trust toured through America and visited Northside Bible Church on October 21-23, 2009 to give a seminar on Numbers in the New Testament. There were 6 sessions given over a three day period. Session 1 introduces the topic and studies the three divisions in the New Testament. These are the Gospel Period, The Acts Period, and the Post Acts Period.
The lesson on September 13, 2009 began a Study Series entitled "The Mysteries in the Prison Epistles". The series starts with studying the word "mystery" before going into the various mysteries identified in the prison epistles.
Many books have been written about Romans because of its importance. In the canon, Romans follows the Gospels and the Acts because it is so important that has so many great themes in it. Romans talks about the wrath of God, the Gospel of God, it talks bout Sin and Sins, and takes us back to the covenant with Abraham at Sinai, then to back to Adam. When it takes us back to Adam, it brings us forth to the one man who destroyed sin.
This audio series studies this question and looks at the scriptures to determine how God sets up Nations and what has to happen when God abandons Nations. One Nation established by God is the Nation of Israel and we learn much about this question from them. In Deuteronomy 8:11-20, we read of a warning given to the nation of Israel regarding their mindset towards the Lord when things are good.