Michael Penny presented this material during a seminar that was held in Oklahoma City on October 12-13th, 2005. Mike was invited to present a study based on a book he wrote entitled “Approaching The Bible”. This series was presented over two evenings that included a Powerpoint presentation for each lesson. The audio was combined with the slides for presenting on RightDivision.com. You may want to order the book from the Open Bible Trust as well.
Paul’s prison epistles is a crucial study in the message for today because the Apostle Paul was designated to the Gentiles and he claimed he was given a special message revealed after Acts 28:28. The body of truth he reveals is called the Mystery. Here is an important series studying the prison epistles.
Here is a new audio series on The Inspiration of Scriptures. It begins with an overview of the Reformation and then transitions into the inspired Word of God. As it says in 2 Timothy 3:14-17 KJV "14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
Here is a new audio series on the Coming of Elijah. Malachi 4:1-6 KJV says "1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts. 4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."
The Apostle Paul said it well in Romans 7:18-25 (KJV) “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” This series of lessons covers the two natures present in the life of a Christian.
Here is a series of lessons based on the book “All Truth” written by J. Eustice Mills. It studies how scripture and truth in scripture is revealed progressively It’s very important to understand how scripture is divided and truth is revealed. Christians often think of this as the King James divisions between the Old Testament and the New Testament. However, God has different divisions in scripture based on time (chronologically) and calling (a targeted message or body of truth e.g. direct mail). This series takes you on a journey to learn what scripture has identified as All Truth.
The Trinity Study Series. The Christian doctrine of the Trinity teaches the unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one Godhead. The doctrine states that God is the Triune God, existing as three persons, or in the Greek hypostases, but one being. Each of the persons is understood as having the one identical essence or nature, not merely similar natures. The doctrine of the Trinity has been stated as "the one God exists in three Persons and one substance, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit."
When approaching scripture, you can do it dispensationally which looks at the different periods of administration of God. Yet, there is another way to look at an overview of God’s plan and that is identified in Ephesians 1:8-10 (KJV) which states “Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him”. This audio series studies the fullness of God as He accomplished His purpose in Christ.
Whether it’s the National Day of Prayer or just any other day, one of the fundamental privileges that a Christian has is their ability to talk to God through prayer. In the Bible there have been many examples of prayer offered to God in all different situations. What kind of prayers should a Christian offer up to God that are approved in His sight? What is God obligated to do with our prayers? Is prayer a “secret power” to tap into to provide the “prayee” the ability to claim whatever you want? The Bible has a lot to say about prayer and as a workman, “prayer” needs to be handled with the same care for right division as any other doctrine in scripture.