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November 26, 2017

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.

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January 8, 2017

The U, V and W of Right Division

This study is a follow up to the ABC's of Right Division.  The lessons in this study will take a deeper look into the basis or right division and why it is important to understand how it helps you understand scripture.  It will compare other beliefs like Preterism, and those based in covenant theology and look at some critiques of what opponents of right division object to this fundamental methodology of handling scripture accurately.

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November 29, 2015

The Apocalypse

This study looks at the book of Revelation from the perspective of Man, His Nature and Destiny which means the lessons will look at the judgments revealed in revelation as it pertains to man.  Whether or not the perspective of eternal torment for the lost is accurate as opposed to just perishing with the appropriate amount of punishment.  This study is best followed by the Man, His Nature and Destiny to provide the context of how by looking at Revelation we may expand our understanding of Man's destiny.

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October 18, 2015

Man, His Nature and Destiny

This study looks at Man, His Nature and Destiny.  It comes after the First Corinthians study which looked at the resurrection and the attributes of the resurrected body.  This study will look at why God created man, what was his purpose in the plan of God.  We will learn abut the tri-part attributes of a human with the body, soul and spirit.  Death and resurrection will be analyzed and how one might find immortality.  This study will be surely important to grow in your understanding of God's plan for you if you choose to pay attention and respond to the truth of it.

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July 12, 2015

Occupy till I come

This is a study on Right Division using First Corinthians as an example.  These lessons were taught from Auckland, New Zealand at Grace Bible Church by Dr. Wayne Stewart.  The theme of this study was "Occupy till I come" which was found in a parable in Luke 19:13 KJV and emphasis was put on identifying the biblical economy found after Acts 28. The Christian needs to identify the attributes of the economy and how it changes during Acts period with the Apostle Paul.  This study compliments the First Corinthians study and is one you should listen to that focuses on our calling today.

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September 14, 2014

First Corinthians

Why study the book of First Corinthians? This book gives a good look into the Acts economy and to the personality of Paul. When we study this epistle we will appreciate many issues of the first ministry of Paul during a time when Israel was first and God was respecting and honouring his covenanted people, the nation of Israel. Many issues of today relate directly to the topics addressed in this epistle such as speaking in tongues 1Cor 12-14; factions within the church 1:11,12; abuses of the Lord's supper; taking of believers to law before the unbeliever  6:1-8;  food and idols 8:1-3;  marriage and how it should work in the "time is short" age of the Acts 7:1-40 and the issue of people denying the resurrection 15:12. The context of these issues and how Acts 28 clarifies these problems will be of import to all of us. There are many histories written concerning the ancient town of Corinth and it's immoral temple. We will skip over this for now and discuss only those issues from ancient history as they impringe on the context of the passages we discuss.

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About Wayne Stewart

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.

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