Studies

The Mysteries in the Prison Epistles

Derek McCammonThe lesson on September 13, 2009 began a Study Series entitled "The Mysteries in the Prison Epistles".  The series starts with studying the word "mystery" before going into the various mysteries identified in the prison epistles.

Lessons

The lesson on September 13, 2009 started a new study on the "Mysteries in the Prison Epistles" and the scripture reading was in Hebrews 1:1-4 KJV. "1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they."

The lesson on September 20, 2009 was the second lesson in the "Mysteries of the Prison Epistles" and the scripture reading was in 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 KJV. "4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful."

The lesson on September 27, 2009 was the third lesson in the "Mysteries in the Prison Epistles" and the scripture reading was in Ephesians 1:3-14 KJV. "3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory."

The lesson on October 11, 2009 was the fourth lesson on the "Mysteries in the Prison Epistles" and the scripture reading was in Ephesians 3:6-12 (KJV). "6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: 7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

The lessson on October 18, 2009 was the fifth lesson on the "Mysteries of the Prison Epistles" and the scripture reading was in Ephesians 5:30-33 KJV. "30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

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