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
Here is a series of lessons based on the book “All Truth” written by J. Eustice Mills. It studies how scripture and truth in scripture is revealed progressively It’s very important to understand how scripture is divided and truth is revealed. Christians often think of this as the King James divisions between the Old Testament and the New Testament. However, God has different divisions in scripture based on time (chronologically) and calling (a targeted message or body of truth e.g. direct mail). This series takes you on a journey to learn what scripture has identified as All Truth.
The Trinity Study Series. The Christian doctrine of the Trinity teaches the unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one Godhead. The doctrine states that God is the Triune God, existing as three persons, or in the Greek hypostases, but one being. Each of the persons is understood as having the one identical essence or nature, not merely similar natures.
When approaching scripture, you can do it dispensationally which looks at the different periods of administration of God.
This series studies the importance of a resurrection to the believer. The Sadducees didn’t believe in a resurrection yet Paul said it best, if we have hope only in this world , we are all most miserable (1 Cor 15:19). This series explains why you should believe in a resurrection. It also studies “when” it happens and “who” is involved.
According to 2 Timothy 2:15, we need to study the Bible to be approved unto God, handling His scripture accurately and applying it in our lives so we can be about His business and grow as Christians. The study of “Dispensations” is just recognizing that the administrations of God change over time.