The lesson on November 26, 2017 was part 1 of “Mid-Acts or Acts 28?”. This is the first lesson on the study of this question, when did the church of which we are a part of today begin? Mid-Acts or Acts 28? Wayne takes the time to provide a backdrop for this issue and explains the Acts period and provides the highlights of actions during this 40 year period after the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. A person of significant interest is Saul who was persecuting Christians on behalf of the Chief Priests of Israel. Saul received permission from them to pursue those in Damascus who believed the same way when Christ Jesus interceded his trip on the road and made him the Apostle to the Gentiles in Acts 9. If you have never heard of the position of Acts 28 before, this lesson is a great foundation that lays out the argument in a simple way and gives us a foundation for the lessons to follow. The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 2:1-8 KJV
1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.