Philemon (Program # 2) – A Brother Recommended for the Acceptance of the New Man
A picture is worth a thousand words. Today we have a wonderful picture from the book of Philemon illustrating the believers equal status in the New Man.
The apostle Paul gave the teaching of this in Colossians 3:11 where he said, in the New Man “… cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all and in all.“ But in the real life story of Philemon with his slave Onesimus we see this illustrated in a beautiful way.
Philemon (Program #1) – A Slave Reborn to be a Brother
The short, one chapter epistle of Philemon serves a special purpose in the Divine revelation of the holy scriptures. It shows the equality in eternal life and divine love of all the members in the Body of Christ.
Titus (Program #6) – Charging the Saints to Keep a Good Relationship
Titus 3:4-5 says, “But when the kindness and the love to man of our Savior God appeared, not out of works in righteousness which we did but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit.“ A very pleasant life study program on God’s salvation.
Titus (Program #5) – Charging the Saints to Keep a Good Relationship with the Government
To have an orderly life, we need to take care of four units : the church, the family, the social system and the government. If we care for these units properly, we shall have an orderly life in every way.
When Paul was writing the book of Titus he had within him a concern for these four units. Stay with us as we talk about these four basic units, especially keeping a good relationship with the government and God supply for us to do it.
Titus (Program #4) -Charging Slaves to Behave Well in the Social System
Titus chapter 2 : 11-14 contain a remarkable summary of the economy of God’s salvation
11-14 “For the grace of God, bringing salvation to all men, has appeared, Training us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in the present age, Awaiting the blessed hope, even the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all lawlessness and purify to Himself a particular people as His unique possession, zealous of good works. “
Titus (Program #2) -Dealing with the Influence of Judaism and Gnosticism
The apostle Paul tried to focus the family of God on the New Testament economy of God. Yet many Christians are usurped today by focusing on other things. When we focus on God’s New Testament economy then everything in the family of faith will be brought into a proper order.
Titus (Program #1) – Establishing the Authority in the Church
Some Christians leaders today refer to themselves as apostles. But what is the basis of taking such an authoritative title? The apostle Paul gave his qualifications in his epistle to Titus and Timothy. How God establishes authority in the church?