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.
This study consists of two "compound" lessons that were extended into multiple lessons due to the vast amount of material that pertained to understand your calling. They were started on August 3, 2014 and the emphasis on these two lessons "The Others" and "Ye See Your Calling" was to help the christian see that they have been called into a special calling that was hidden before the foundation of the world and revealed after Acts 28 when judgement came upon Israel and God revealed this sacred secret. It has been said the christian must first believe upon Christ as your personal savior, then you must believe upon your calling. The Apostle PAul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus was praying that christians might be given a spirit of wisdom and knowledge so they may see what is the hope of their calling. These lessons help you understand what that calling is... the unsearchable riches of Christ.
Ephesians 1:17-18 KJV "17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,"
Ephesians is a great study for us today because it is the first book of Paul's second ministry to the Gentiles. We know that Paul was called to be the minister to the Gentiles in Acts chapter 9 and Paul declares so in Hebrews 11:13 KJV. Paul had two ministries, the first was to the Jew, and the second was to the Gentile. With his Apostleship to the Gentiles, it took on a entirely new calling in Ephesians, which is considered his Prison ministry.
Paul's first seven books were part of his first ministry, and the second seven books are when the calling shifted to the Gentile only because he revealed a secret that was hidden in God before the foundation of the world. This study series looks at the secret now revealed to us called The Mystery.
The Galatians Study, started on April 21, 2013, is a follow up to the ABC's of Right Division taught by Wayne Stewart and takes a verse by verse look at the book of Galatians. Using the foundations taught from his previous study, Wayne looks at teaching Galatians rightly divided. This book was written by the Apostle Paul in his first ministry and is defending his Apostleship and the message of salvation by grace during the book of Acts with the churches in Galatia. This study will teach us Galatians from the context of Paul's teaching through the book of Acts.
This study is presented by Dr. Wayne Stewart and it is intended to help the Christian understand the basics of the principles of rightly dividing the word of truth which is mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." This is a fundamental skill if you as a Christian are going to handle the word of God accurately. All scripture is written for our learning providing us doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness. It is very important to understand what is written to you as opposed to someone else so you may understand why some things promised in the Bible do not seem to work today. This study will help you determine how to understand what is promised to you so you may have peace in your Christian walk.
This study looks at the four days in scripture that involves prophecy and judgment. The current day that we are in is called Man's Day and it is a period governed by grace. The next three days to come are the Day of Christ, Day of the Lord, and the Day of God. It's important to understand these days and who they involve and why there is judgement involved. This study will help you learn about these days using the principles of Right Division. There is a chart on these days in the Chart Room that should help you learn about each day.
This study on Remembrance is inspired by Paul's last letter 2 Timothy, which was written shortly before going to the guillotine. This makes the message important to us even today. Paul puts Timothy in remembrance of those he is serving and reminds him that Paul also keeps him and the other believers in remembrance always. Life has many choices, but eternity has only two.
This study given in December 2011 looks at the Christmas Story from a Philippian perspective. This story has been looked at from many perspectives, but this study looks at the birth of Christ from a perspective of those Christians in Philippians who were instructed by the Apostle Paul. This study also reviews the Real Christmas Story, by Clifford McLain.
This seminar was presented at Northside Bible Church on October 3-4, 2011 when Mike and Sylvia Penny visited the United States from England. The topic of the seminar was on the Problem in Prayer. This study takes a systematic look at prayer and the expectations of Christians to receive the desired outcome. The seminar has four lessons, two were given on October 3, 2011 and the other two were presented on Tuesday October 4, 2011
This study followed the "From the Beginning" study and began to look at the word "foundation". This study explains that the context of this word is different from the foundation spoken of in 1 Corinthians 3:11 KJV "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." This foundation in this verse is the Greek word "themelios" The foundation identified in this study is found in Ephesians 1:4 KJV "4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:". The word "foundation" in this verse is "katabole" and is the context for this study. It looks at the beginning of time in Genesis 1:1 and teaches what went on "Before the Beginning" of time. You will want to take note what this study reveals for the Christian today.