This series looks at the wisdom of Solomon from a chapter by chapter study of the book of Proverbs. When you look at the Hebrew and Greek words for Wisdom, you will find "Sophia" in the New Testament (Greek word σοφία, ας, ἡ) and "Chokmah" in the Old Testament (Hebrew word חָכְמָ֥ה). In the Old Testament, these verses in Exod. 28:3; 31:3, 6; 35:26, 31, 35; 36:1-2 convey the meaning as having the skill to perform certain duties. In the New Testament, we will find these verses in Eph. 1:8, 17; 3:10; Col. 1:9, 28; 2:3, 23; 3:16; 4:5 show us in our calling today, we are educating the principalities and powers in heavenly places the manifold wisdom of God which He purposes in Christ Jesus our Lord. This study will attempt to answer these four questions: What are the “many sides” of this manifold wisdom? What is wisdom? How does wisdom differ from understanding? and How can Proverbs help?
This study will look at the remnant that is found in scripture and its role in God's plan. Who is the remnant? When you search the scriptures for the word "remnant" you find the majority of references in the Old Testament, where a majority are found in Isaiah and Jeremiah but very few are found in the New Testament. Only in Matthew, Romans and Revelation do we find "the remnant" and that suggests it is only related to Israel's calling. There are two Hebrew word that are related in this research: Sarid and Shear. Sarid means escape destruction and Shear insures ultimate fulfillment and establishment. Isaiah 6:13 speaks the remnants return. It speaks of them being called, chosen and faithful in Revelation 17:14 KJV. There are two significant types of "election" - Personal and Corporate. When we look at "to choose" it crosses over into the scriptures of The Mystery in Ephesians 1:4 where PAul tells us "according as he hath chosen us in him". Are we then in The Mystery part of the Remnant? Follow this study and you will be sure of who the remnant is.
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.
A new study was started on November 1, 2020 on the topic of "Hermeneutics". The goal for this study is to teach how we should come to the proper interpretation of scripture so we may rightly divide the word of God. The Greek word for Hermeneutics has the Greek god "Hermes" in it and reflects what they believed about him in myth, which was that Hermes functioned as the emissary and messenger of the gods and was often presented as the son of Zeus and Maia, the Pleiad. He is able to move quickly and freely between the worlds of the mortal and the divine, aided by his winged sandals and winged helmet. This study doesn't care about the myth but does strive to understand the Greek "Διερμηνεύω: “to Interpret”. Follow along as we present the technique on how to intepret the scriptures so you will be approved unto God.
This study was started on June 14, 2020 and the intent is to recognize the different perspective this gospel book has verses Matthew, Mark and Luke. John is clearly written to the Gentiles and it represents the highway ministry that is going on along side the Mystery. In this study, you will find the calling of John 3:16 KJV is always active and will provide salvation to the one who may never understand The Mystery.