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."
This study takes a different approach to tell the Christmas story by studying biblical characters involved with the birth of Christ. This will be a three week study leading up to Christmas. The first lesson will cover Elizabeth and Zacharias with a little look at Mary and the birth of John. The second lesson will study Joseph and Mary while the third lesson will cover the birth of Christ.
Mike Penny of the Open Bible Trust toured through America and visited Northside Bible Church on October 21-23, 2009 to give a seminar on Numbers in the New Testament. There were 6 sessions given over a three day period. Session 1 introduces the topic and studies the three divisions in the New Testament. These are the Gospel Period, The Acts Period, and the Post Acts Period. The lesson then looks at events statistically through these periods to see what had changed. Sessions 1 & 2 were presented during the evening on Wednesday October 21, 2009. Sessions 3 & 4 were presented in the evening on Thursday October 22, 2009. Sessions 5 & 6 were presented the evening of Friday October 23, 2009. There are handouts available on session 1 & 2.
The lesson on September 13, 2009 began a Study Series entitled "The Mysteries in the Prison Epistles". The series starts with studying the word "mystery" before going into the various mysteries identified in the prison epistles.
Many books have been written about Romans because of its importance. In the canon, Romans follows the Gospels and the Acts because it is so important that has so many great themes in it. Romans talks about the wrath of God, the Gospel of God, it talks bout Sin and Sins, and takes us back to the covenant with Abraham at Sinai, then to back to Adam. When it takes us back to Adam, it brings us forth to the one man who destroyed sin. It talks about great dispensational distinctions between Jews and Gentiles. We learn that the Jew had the advantage because they were given to oracles of God while the gentile had nothing. Then we find that Romans talks about grace in a grand way.