The lesson taught on May 17, 2020 was part 55 of the “Genesis” study. Wayne reminds us we see alot of what started in Genesis play out during the Acts period. Paul takes the writings of Genesis and shows doctrine concerning the election of the Nation of Israel and the fact that salvation is by grace through faith. After Acts 29, when PAul received the Mystery, the mention of Abraham is gone because now salvation by grace is with faith in Christ. PAul now presents salvation in a new context apart from Abraham because there is a new hope revealed to PAul the prisoner for us Gentiles. Wayne takes us through Acts with verses from Romans that show Paul is pointing out the advantage the Jews had with Abraham’s promises. During the Acts, Gentiles were grated into the olive tree to partake of the same hope. During the Acts period, faith is very much linked to the promises given through Abraham. We learned that during the book of Acts that Abraham was the Father of us all (Jews and Gentiles) and New Jerusalem was the Mother of us all. So what we see in Acts is an amplification of the promises made to Abraham. Wayne then introduces the three phases of Jesus Christ second coming. Wayne leaves us with the hope of our calling is in phase one of Christ’s second coming. The scripture reading was from Matthew 24:29-35 KJV
“29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.