Acts (Program #50) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (16)
As Christians we admire and appreciate very much those who are gifted and eloquent, and use their gift for the Lord. We love to hear an exciting preacher holding an audience spellbound with a mighty convincing Gospel message. But, do you realize that such a gifted one in the first century Church as seen in Acts lead many people to the Lord Jesus. He was zealous and bold, and used his gifts for the Lord. But, he was the cause of a serious problem, nearly dividing the Body of Christ: all because of his lack of the full revelation of God’s up-to-date move at that time. Are we in God’s up-to-date move today? We all must ask ourselves and the Lord Jesus this vital question.
Psalms (Program #4) – Christ in God’s Economy versus the Law in Man’s Appreciation (3)
In our natural common mentality, the law of God easily assumes a preeminent position. We can relate to the notion of keeping a high moral standard of conduct. And surely this seems in line with what must be God’s plan and desire for mankind. After all God Himself gave the commandments to Moses to pass on to His people, the children of Israel. But there is a fundamental problem; when we afford the law the central position in our relationship to God and that is although it is good and righteous and holy, the law is powerless and must rely on man’s fallen flesh to carry it out. Try as we may and regardless of how much desperate prayer expressing our earnest desire to carry it out we add to it, the result is inevitable, an utter failure, leaving us defeated and condemned and spiritually dead. Oh that our eyes would be open to see that this righteous law that so vividly portraits God’s holy nature has never occupied the central place in His plan. For that place throughout eternity is reserved unchangingly for the Christ of God alone.