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
The attack on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC on 9-11-2001 has caused many people to ask the question “Is this the End Times?” There is much uncertainty and unrest in the world but one thing is certain... Christ Jesus and His Word. Here is a collection of studies that cover prophecy and the events surrounding the “End Times”
This series of lessons covers the chronology of the New Testament books written during the Acts Period. The chronology of Acts and those books that were written during that period cover most of the New Testament books. It is really important to understand the Acts Period Epistles to follow the principles of Right Division.
This series looks at the discipline to handle the word of God accurately. The motivation to do so comes from 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV. “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.”
Whether it’s the National Day of Prayer or just any other day, one of the fundamental privileges that a Christian has is their ability to talk to God through prayer. In the Bible there have been many examples of prayer offered to God in all different situations. What kind of prayers should a Christian offer up to God that are approved in His sight? What is God obligated to do with our prayers?