Studies

ABC's of Right Division

Wayne StewartThis study is presented by Dr. Wayne Stewart and it is intended to help the Christian understand the basics of the principles of rightly dividing the word of truth which is mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."  This is a fundamental skill if you as a Christian are going to handle the word of God accurately.  All scripture is written for our learning providing us doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness.  It is very important to understand what is written to you as opposed to someone else so you may understand why some things promised in the Bible do not seem to work today. This study will help you determine how to understand what is promised to you so you may have peace in your Christian walk.

Lessons

On February 3, 2013 Wayne Stewart started a study called "The ABC's of Right Division" and this was part 1 of the series.  This lesson answers the question: What is the biggest division in scripture? The scripture reading was in 2 Timothy 2:14-19 KJV "14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."

ABC's of Right Division - Part 1

The lesson on February 10, 2013 was part 2 of the study "ABC's of Right Division" and looked at the subject of hope.  What is your hope? In the previous lesson, the biggest division was studied in the Bible.  This lesson looks at your hope and we learn that hope relys on promises.  Further, we see that our promises are different than that which was promised to Israel. The scripture reading was from Matthew 13:34-35 KJV "34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: 35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world."

ABC's of Right Division - Part 2

The lesson on February 17, 2013 was part 3 of the study "ABC's of Right Division".  The third lesson answers the question "Where is the boundary?" This boundary is when the change occurs between the calling of Israel and the calling to the Gentiles.  The scripture reading was from Isaiah 6:9-13 KJV "9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. 11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, 12 And the Lord have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land. 13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof."

ABC's of Right Division - Part 3
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The lesson on February 24, 2013 was part 4 of the study "ABC's of Right Division" and continued the approach of answering an important question. The question that is answered in this lesson is: What is Paul's two-fold ministry?  The scripture reading was from Acts 26:13-18 KJV "13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. 14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. {C}{C}

ABC's of Right Division - Part 4

The lesson on March 3, 2013 was part 5 of the study "ABC's of Right Division" and continued the teaching into the basics of an Acts 28 dispensational viewpoint which comes from the right division of scripture. The real purpose of this study is to view the body of truth that was revealed to the apostle Paul (called The Mystery Eph. 1:8-9, Col. 1:25-27) from different perspectives so it becomes more clear to the student of God. The question this lesson answers this week is: "Are there signs and wonders that take place today?" The scripture reading was from 2 Peter 3:11-18 KJV

ABC's of Right Division - Part 5
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