Archive for ◊ May, 2017 ◊

31 May 2017 Mark (Program #5)

Mark (Program #5) – The Contents of the Slave-Savior’s Gospel Service (1) & (2)

The book of Mark opens with these words, “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,” It then reveals that this gospel is really the fulfillment of the types, the promises and the prophesies of the Old Testament. Along with the removal of the custody of the law. But Mark chapter 1 goes further because it shows us not what just the gospel is but the content of the gospel. This gospel is not something vague but rich in its’ details.  And in this chapter, chapter 1 which is divided into 5 sections. We see the rich content of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

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31 May 2017 Genesis (Program #131)

Genesis (Program #131) – The Reigning Aspect of the Matured Israel (5)

Our life study of Genesis today brings us once again to the end of the book, chapter 50 and our continuing examination of Joseph.

We have the interesting story today of how Joseph revealed himself to his 11 brothers. And he had not seen them for many many years…

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30 May 2017 Mark (Program #4)

Mark (Program #4) – The Beginning of the Gospel and the Initiation of the Slave-Savior (2)

Each of the four gospels is unique in how it begins.  The gospel of John begins with Jesus Christ in eternity past.  Matthew began with the generations of Jesus Christ the Son of David, the king.  Luke also presents us with the genealogy but not in the line of the kingship.  Luke’s introduction shows us Jesus as the genuine and proper man.

Mark on the other hand does not begin with any reference to the origin of the man, Jesus. Rather it begins this way. “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,” Notice is not the gospel of Jesus or the gospel of the Son of God. But the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This is a marvelous beginning to Mark’s gospel because it highlights both His divinity as well as His humanity.

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30 May 2017 Genesis (Program #130)

Genesis (Program #130) – Joseph’s Dealing with His Brothers

Once again our life study is dealing with Joseph at the end of Genesis, a message from chapter 42 awaits us.

We have a message today that really is a continuation of our last program.  The story of Joseph and how we have been so marvelously seeing him as a perfect and full type of Christ.

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29 May 2017 Mark (Program #3)

Mark (Program #3) – The Beginning of the Gospel and the Initiation of the Slave-Savior (1)

Matthew, Luke and John all begin one way or another with the origin of Jesus Christ.  Matthew shows us His kingly genealogy.  Luke, His human genealogy.  And John, His divine, eternal origin as the Son of God.  But Mark begins not with the genealogy rather with the gospel. “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”  What is the gospel?  Well, Roman tells us that the gospel is the glad tidings, the good news. The reality of that good news is Jesus Christ our savior. And as Mark shows us the slave of God serving His people.

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29 May 2017 Genesis (Program #129)

Genesis (Program #129) – The Reigning Aspect of the Matured Israel (4)

Once again today our life study covers the matter of Joseph and his reigning in the final stage of his life.  This is the first part of a two part message today, where Joseph in the final stage of his experience fully typifies Christ and it’s a wonderful picture.  To summarize briefly, the story of Joseph and his brothers, emphasizing how the whole world came to be under famine and all have to come to Joseph for the supply…

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28 May 2017 Mark (Program #2)

Mark (Program #2) – A Word of Introduction (2)

Many people wonder why the Bible gives us four historical accounts of the life and ministry in Jesus. One of reasons is the each of the four gospels portrays Christ in a unique aspect.  For example, Matthew a book on the kingdom of God reveals Christ in His kingship. Luke shows us Christ’s perfect and upright humanity as a genuine man.  John on the other hand stresses the eternal, uncreated life of God as it is revealed in Christ. John is the gospel of Christ’s divinity.

Then what about Mark?  Well, chapter 10:45 gives us a clue,  “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark is wonderful in that it uniquely reveals that Christ lay aside His kingship, His status as God and even His position as a high and honored man to become God’s servant and eventually to become a slave to all mankind giving His life as a ransom for many.

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28 May 2017 Genesis (Program #128)

Genesis (Program #128) – The Secret of Joseph’s Release and Exaltation

We have today a marvelous and even special life study before us.  This is a wonderful story with a lot of spiritual significance for us.  For the benefit of those that are not that familiar with the story, a quick overview…

Concerning Joseph, we should realize that he is a full and complete type of Christ.  Joseph’s life is characterized by two matters; dreams and suffering.   He saw dreams and he spoke about them this led to suffering.  Eventually his suffering brought him to prison, where he remained for quite a period of time.  However, he remained faithful to his dreams.  He was used by God to interpret the dreams of others and eventually by speaking forth the interpretation of the dreams, he was released from the prison…

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27 May 2017 Mark (Program #1)

Mark (Program #1) – A Word of Introduction (1)

It’s very interesting to pay attention to how each of the four gospels begin.  Matthew, a gospel that focuses on the kingdom, begins with the long genealogy of Christ, demonstrating that He is the bonafide heir of David the king.  Luke, on the other hand also shows us the genealogy but not that of a king, rather it’s a genealogy of a proper and upright man.  The gospel of John begins in a much different way – “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.”  John is the gospel that reveals Christ’s divinity.

But what about the gospel of Mark?   Mark has no genealogy what so ever. Because Mark is the gospel revealing not just the humanity of Jesus, but that in His humanity Jesus Christ took the position of a slave. And He came to us a Slave-Savior.

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27 May 2017 Genesis (Program #127)

Genesis (Program #127) – The Reigning Aspect of the Matured Israel (3)

Our life study of Genesis today will give us a full and complete picture of Christ.  As we once again examine the life of Joseph.   How is it that we’ve seen Christ in so many of the Old Testament saints in this life study of Genesis?  We are going to have another type of Christ today…

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