The lesson on August 18, 2019 was part 20 of the "Genesis" study. This weeks lesson opened with reference to a useful website for a scientific argument for intelligent design. The Discovery Institute (discovery.org) has good material to use in your witness of Creation by using scientific facts to argue without bringing in the Bible to those who may be unbelievers. in this way, you can stand and represent creation without the audience immediately shutting down. Wayne then reviewed of the missionary trip that the Apostle PAul probably took after the close of Acts which included the time expressed by the Acts 29 Study. We then looked at how Adamic Man was created in the image of God. How is God, who is a Spirit compared to the clay that was formed to make Adamic man? We learned from John 1:1-4 KJV that in the beginning was the word and the word was God and all things were made by Him. In studying single cell organisims, we find machines in the cell called Flagellum that move information to construct our DNA. These machines represent the information that is contained in the word of God. In this way, having organized information at the cellular level, we are in the image of God. We then closed on the Fall of Adam which set up next weeks lesson. The scripture reading was from John 1:1-4 KJV
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.
This series studies the responsibilities of a Christian walk and ends with the rewards that are promised for the proper walk. The series started with five interrogatories of the Christian which asked these questions: What are you doing, How are you doing, Why you are doing what you are doing, Where do I go, and When should I do what I am doing? These questions led up the the last five lessons on your Walk in the Lord.
This series studies the Spiritual Warfare that we battle as Christians that is discussed in Ephesians 6:10:17. Paul was warning the church at Ephesus to be cognizant of the warfare that is taking place with the devil... as he said in Eph. 6:10-12 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
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.