THE IMPORTANCE OF
2 Timothy 2:15 - ...rightly dividing the word of truth.
Lesson 1: The Importance of Right Division
In this message, we introduce a series of instruction on the importance of "rightly dividing the word of truth." We deal with the fundamental matter of what right division is all about and ask the question of whether or not it is important to God. We survey 4 concepts that will be examined in this series of messages and whet the spiritual appetite for what is to come.
Lesson 2: The Importance of Right Division: To the Word of God
The Biblical Timeline - Part 1
In this message, we begin to consider The Importance of Right Division as it relates to God and His word. The Biblical timeline is a focus in this study as we conduct a high level survey of God's prophetic dealings with the nation Israel according to identified timelines in scripture. We touch on matters related to God's time table as revealed to and through Abraham, Moses, the Prophets and the Lord Jesus Christ. The design of this study is to provide a general overview of God's working in the world up to the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, so that the distinctive nature of his apostleship can be seen, along with the mystery character of the dispensation of the grace of God. When this is seen, the importance and need for the right division of God's word can be truly appreciated.
Lesson 3: The Importance of Right Division: To the Word of God
The Biblical Timeline - Part 2
In this message, we continue to consider The Importance of Right Division as it relates to God and His word. The opening chapters of the book of Acts are considered as repentance is extended to the nation by the ministry of the Spirit through the 12 apostles. The significance of the position of the Son of man in Acts 2 vs. Acts 7 is highlighted, and that carries us into a brief exposition of Romans 9. The thrust of the message is geared toward the righteousness of God and His word in relation to the dispensational change that occurred with the commissioning of Saul of Tarsus. In his epistles, the Apostle Paul gives us the answers to the common objections to the dispensational change and he commends us to the full assurance of understanding related to God's purpose in mercy.
Lesson 4: The Importance of Right Division: To the Son of God
The Gospel of God Concerning His Son
In this message, we continue to consider The Importance of Right Division as it relates to God and His Son. The opening chapter of the epistle to the Romans is used as the primary text, and the redemptive work of Christ as revealed in the gospel of God is the primary consideration. We look at the matter of the Apostle Paul's separation in connection with that gospel, and God's purpose in fully manifesting it through his writing ministry. The importance of Christ's cross-work related to Israel and the body of Christ is the primary thrust, and the need to rightly divide those issue is highlighted in view of God's revelation concerning His Son.
Lesson 5: The Importance of Right Division: To the Glory of God
To the Praise of His Glory
In this message, we consider The Importance of Right Division as it relates to the glory of God. Ephesians 1 is our spring board text as we begin to acknowledge the glory of the wisdom God has purposed in Christ. Issues of the method and purpose of God's creative work in Christ are explored, as well as a brief overview of the sinister plan of evil that originated in the heart of Lucifer in connection with the title the most High. Ultimately, we begin to see the glory God has purposed for His Son as the preeminent one in the midst of God's creation as He reigns over all power in heaven and earth. Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Lesson 6: The Importance of Right Division: To the Saint of God
His Inheritance in the Saints
In this message, we conclude the series on The Importance of Right Division by taking a look at the relevance of the subject to the saint of God. The prayer of the Apostle Paul for the Ephesians is the primary text for this message. We learn how that the eternal inheritance of Christ is intimately tied to the His saints and what this means to our day to day walk according to godliness. Right Division's importance in view of our edification and vocational calling is where we land in this message and all is put into perspective in view of God's eternal purpose in Christ Jesus.