This study follows the Hebrews study of "Running the Race" where it will explore the question whether or not the Law is active in today's calling of The Mystery. We learned of how grace was a part of Israel's plan from the beginning but now this study hopes to clarify how the Law lives within our calling where Grace is the emphasis. This study will answer these statements:
We are NOT “under” the law, so we do not need to obey the LAW.
We are to rightly divide the word of truth and therefore we conclude that the law was given to the Jews and we gentiles are not concerned with it.
We are believers in the revelation of the mystery given to Paul the prisoner and this means a complete rejection of any teaching given to Israel. Therefore “the law” is out!
The law was given to Moses NOT Paul the prisoner, so we do not preach law observance
The law was full of types and patterns about Israel’s promises so we do not preach it or observe it.
The High Road, Low Road conference was held at Northside Bible Church during Memorial Day weekend on Sunday May 29, 2022. It's focus was learning the value of Right Division in studying the bible and preparing the Christian warrior to battle denominationalism whereby you are defending the freedom you have in Christ vs. the many traditions and legalisms that are put on you by various church denominations. This study was presented in two parts to the completion of the study.
This series started on March 27, 2022 and looks at the book of Hebrews compared to Philippians. It looks at the author of Hebrews being the Apostle Paul and then dives into what is being taught to the Hebrew Christians during the Acts period, challenging them to strive for perfection on their walk to receive rewards. PAul then writes Philippians after Acts 28 and similarly writes to the Gentiles who are called in The Mystery to run the race to receive their rewards.
Wayne started a new series called "The Ends" on December 19, 2021. The phrase appears in scripture at 1 Corinthians 10:11 KJV "11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." This study will look at the ages and how several ages were ended during the Acts period and how this is important in understanding scripture rightly divided.
This study is on the Bible, its Inspiration and more importantly its Preservation and was started on June 6, 2021. This is so important to Christianity today because the Bible is under attack. Each Christian who attends a Bible Study and experiences the issue when you have those in attendance read scripture and they don't have the same Bible. In newer Bibles some verse have been omitted or reworded because they have been created from "a better manuscript", which is the explanation that is given for the omission or change. Wayne will look at what has happened to the text of the Bible. This study will review the history of the Bible and the major players involved in producing two lines of manuscript thereby fundamentally creating only two bibles. The result of this study will be that you will know which version has been preserved to reflect the inspiration of the original text.
This study started on January 10, 2021 and looks at the book of Acts from a perspective of the Apostle Paul's epistles. It will establish when the Pauline book was written during the Acts timeline and answer why it was written in relation to the context of the Acts. This study will provide a roadmap to properly understanding the doctrine of the Acts period and how the transition to the Gentiles is observed but always in the relation to Israel and the Kingdom of God.
Dr. Wayne Stewart was raised in Auckland New Zealand and studied at the University of Auckland. For a number of years Wayne taught Math and Physics in high schools in New Zealand and the USA. After marrying Sepideh in 1994, he returned with her to the University of Auckland where he studied ancient Greek and statistics. In 2007 he was awarded a PhD in Statistics and then took a job within the department of Statistics (UoA) and remained there till 2012. During the course of his studies he was busy preaching and teaching at the Grace Bible Church located in New Lynn Auckland, NZ. Grace is one of the very few churches in the Southern hemisphere which teaches the scriptures rightly divided. Wayne and family now live in Norman Oklahoma, where they look to the Lord for his leading in their lives.