Archive for ◊ June, 2014 ◊

30 Jun 2014 Matthew (Program #33)

Matthew (Program #33) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (1)

Matthew chapter 11 concludes with the Lord Jesus calling all the ones that are burdened and toil to come to Him for rest; “My yoke is easy and My burden is light”.  This is His promise.  This wonderful promise is then followed by sequence of events that brings in the complete rejection of the King by the religious leaders of Judaism.  We will look how all these events are actually very closely related on this program today.

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29 Jun 2014 Matthew (Program #32)

Matthew (Program #32) – Life-Study of Hebrews Message 54 – the Unshakable Kingdom

As we continue on in the life study of Matthew, the gospel of the kingdom, we’d like to go back into our archives.  Today we are highlighting a program from the life study of Hebrews concerning the matter of the unshakable kingdom…

The earth thou seemingly very solid, can and will be shaken.  Even the heavens we gazed at are vulnerable.  But the hope of all God’s redeemed is to receive a kingdom that cannot be shaken.  What is this kingdom?  What does it mean to us?  These are the things we will see on today’s life study of the Bible with Witness Lee.

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28 Jun 2014 Matthew (Program #31)

Matthew (Program #31) – The Result of the King’s Ministry

By the time we come to chapter 11 of the gospel of Matthew, there are three ministries present; the ministry of the Lord Jesus, the ministry of John the Baptist, and the extension of the Lord’s ministry through His disciples.  Yet all three of these ministries are suffering rejection and persecution.  We are going to look at the rejection of the ministrie of the New Testament in today’s life study of the Bible.

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27 Jun 2014 Matthew (Program #30)

Matthew (Program #30) – The Enlargement of the King’s Ministry (2)

In Matthew chapter 10, the Lord Jesus appointed His 12 apostles.  Later in that chapter, He sent them out to preach the gospel of the kingdom of God, enlarging His earthly ministry.  But before He sent them out to the cities of Israel to proclaim this gospel, He first prepared them to be persecuted and rejected by both the religious and political institutions of that time.  This persecution always accompanies the enlargement of the King’s ministry.  As we once again look at the Lord’s sheep in the midst all the wolves of religions and politics.

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26 Jun 2014 Matthew (Program #29)

Matthew (Program #29) – The Enlargement of the King’s Ministry (1)

The gospel of Matthew is a book that is focused on the kingdom of God, more than just the account of ethical teachings and miraculous events.  This book unveils an environment where the wonderful King of kings can be revealed in so many aspects.

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25 Jun 2014 Matthew (Program #28)

Matthew (Program #28) – The Continuation of the King’s Ministry (4)

There is a very fascinating account in the New Testament where the diciples of John the Baptist approached Jesus comparing their own religious practices with those of His followers.  The Lord’s response to them was marvelous beyond human wisdom.  What was this mysterious yet divine response?  We will look at it today.

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24 Jun 2014 Matthew (Program #27)

Matthew (Program #27) – The Continuation of the King’s Ministry (3)

The apostle Matthew had a sinful past and came from an unseemly profession.  Yet the heavenly King with the highest stature not only called him without condemning him, but He also dined in his home in the company of many other lowly, sick sinners.  All the while, the self-righteous and religious look on in disgust.  Don’t miss this view of the intimate calling and salvation of Matthew, the tax collector on today’s life study of the Bible.

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23 Jun 2014 Matthew (Program #26)

Matthew (Program #26) – The Continuation of the King’s Ministry (2)

In Matthew 8, the Lord Jesus spoke to one of His disciples, indicating that He had nothing, not even a home or a place to rest or lay His head.  But then in the following verses He unveils that what He did possess was absolute authority; authority over the winds and the sea, authority over the demons and even authority to forgive sins.    This our focus on today’s life study of the Bible from the gospel of Matthew.

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22 Jun 2014 Matthew (Program #25)

Matthew (Program #25) – The Continuation of the King’s Ministry (1)

In Matthew 5, 6 and 7, the Lord Jesus gave a long and detailed speaking regarding the constitution of the kingdom of the heavens.  These well-known passage concludes with these words; “And when Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astounded at His teaching, For He taught them as One having authority and not like their scribes.  And when He came down from the mountain, great crowds followed Him. ”  This is our message today, as we have a turning point in the gospel of Matthew; the ministry of the King continues.

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21 Jun 2014 Matthew (Program #24)

Matthew (Program #24) – The Decree of the Kingdom’s Constitution (12)

Matthew chapter 5, 6 and 7 are chapters of the Bible that are often quoted, even by unbelievers because their thought of, is chapters containing marvelous ethical, even philosophical thought.  But a careful examination reveals this portion of Scripture to be far beyond mere human philosophy or ethics.  Those things as well as the very best man can master are scraped away by the narrow and constricted path leading to the kingdom of the heavens.

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