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Mid-Acts or Acts 28?

Mid-Acts or Acts 28

In this study, Wayne Stewart will look at the beginning of the church which we are a part of today.  The Acts provides the history of Israel and Gentiles in how they had a relationship with Jesus Christ after his death, burial and resurrection.  At what point in time did God give specific instructions to the Gentiles apart from Israel?  This study will look at this question and help you understand the significance of finding out the answer.

Lessons

Mid-Acts or Acts 28 - Part 11

The lesson on February 18, 2018 was part 11 of "Mid-Acts or Acts 28?" study.  Wayne continued the thought of comparing the body of Christ metaphor to the church which is his body digging deeper in scripture to find evidence that the gifts that were given during Acts were fading away and those gifts given with the revelation of the Mystery were individuals who were mending the previous body of Christ into the new calling and the gospel of the unsearchable riches of Christ.  We also looked at the laying on of hands were part of the old economy which we read in Numbers and Ezekiel.  The gifts that were part of the Acts period slowly faded away and all that we have left now is the gospel of the unsearchable riches of Christ which is key to the blessed hope we have in the Mystery.  The scripture reading was from 2 Timothy 1:1-6 KJV

Mid-Acts or Acts 28 - Part 11
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Mid-Acts or Acts 28 - Part 12

The lesson on February 25, 2018 was part 12 of the "Mid-Acts or Acts 28?" study.  This week Wayne takes an even deeper look at the message of transition from the Jew and Gentile to compare what was taught to the Gentiles after a Jewish group rejected what was taught.  It looks at the message including the kingdom of God which was preached by Paul in Acts 28:23 and in Acts 28:31.  Did it change after Acts 28:28?  No.  At some point in time after Acts, PAul received the Mystery by revelation and wrote Ephesians where he writes about the gifts of categories in chapter 4 that we certain individuals gifted (Eph 4:12-13 KJV) 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.  Wayne presents a model that is unique in how it explains the transition of the body of Christ into the post Acts period where the one body exists which is described as the church which is His body where Christ is the head.  Be sure an look at the charts provided in the handout to see the model that is being presented.  The scripture reading was from John 10:11-16 KJV

Mid-Acts or Acts 28 - Part 12
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Mid-Acts or Acts 28 - Part 13

The lesson on March 4, 2018 was part 13 of the "Mid-Acts or Acts 28?" study.  This was the final lesson in this series and Wayne provides a recap of why the scripture seems clear that the church which is His body where Christ is the head was created new after Acts 28.  When we studied the body of Christ that was formed in the Acts period, the attributes of this body have a different hope than that is defined in Ephesians.  We did learn that when PAul wrote Ephesians, God gave gifts to individuals to minister to the body of Christ who came through the Acts 28 boundary because they needed mending to understand what has been now created new.  There is no evolution involved because when PAul describes the same body, it wasn't saying the same body of Christ that was in the Acts but rather the Jews and Gentiles were now in this newly created body where Christ is the head.  The scripture reading was from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 KJV

Mid-Acts or Acts 28 - Part 13
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