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.
This series starts with Psalms 104, 105, and 106 which covers the creation that God has made. This series will look at the magnificence of God that is demonstrated in His creation. In looking at creation, this study will take us through the Old Testement and cover the history of Israel. Israel was God's chosen people and it started with Abraham and every piece of history centers around the Jews. It wasn't until the Apostle Paul who in Ephesians was given a specific ministry to the Gentiles that salvation was authorized through the Gentile. Prior to that, the history in the Old Testament from the beginning covers the path of Israel. Be sure and listen to all of the lessons.
The study series was started on January 17, 2010 by Derek McCammon on 2 Timothy 1:1-7 KJV "1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; 5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."