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08 May 2017 Matthew (Program #57)

Matthew (Program #57) – The Cleansing of the Temple and the Cursing of the Fig Tree

After beginning His ministry in the religious capital of Jerusalem, the Lord Jesus went far away when He needed to reveal His kingdom to His disciples.  But now He returns for one final triumphant entry into the city of the king prior His being crucified there.  All of these details are full of rich meanings and much significances as we will see in today’s life study.

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08 May 2017 Genesis (Program #108)

Genesis (Program #108) – The Manifestation of Maturity (1)

Our life study again today brings us to the matter of maturity and transformation from Genesis chapter 45 through 48.

We have a life study today in which transformation as signified by the life experience of Jacob.  It’s really looked at in its final stage, the stage of maturity.  What does the Bible refers to when it speaks of transformation?

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07 May 2017 Matthew (Program #56)

Matthew (Program #56) – The Throne of the Kingdom and the Cup of the Cross

It is easy to read the gospels in the Bible such as Matthew’s gospel and be fascinated by the wonderful stories and the accounts of the many great miracles done by the Lord Jesus.  But throughout this gospel, the Lord Jesus repeatedly spoke to His disciples of how He would go to Jerusalem and suffer the humiliating death on the cross to be raised on the third day.  But despite His repeating of this most critical aspect of the gospel, His disciples were fully occupied with other things; like who among them will have the highest position in the coming kingdom.

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07 May 2017 Genesis (Program #107)

Genesis (Program #107) – The Process of Maturity (2)

Today we are going to examine Jacob again and really see two matters concerning him; transformation and maturity.  Of course, we are looking at Old Testament pictures to illustrate these items.  Where are these things found in the New Testament?

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06 May 2017 Matthew (Program #55)

Matthew (Program #55) – The Kingdom Reward and the Parable of the Kingdom Reward

A rich young man who desired to do something in order to receive eternal life approached the Lord Jesus about this matter.   But the Lord’s word to him caused him to leave in utter discouragement at the impossibility that he could ever meet such requirement.  Jesus then use this occasion to review the matter not of salvation but of the reward awaiting those who follow Him into the kingdom.

The reward of the kingdom is NOT our salvation and the hope of our salvation.  This is something altogether different many believers have missed…

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06 May 2017 Genesis (Program #106)

Genesis (Program #106) – The Process of Maturity (1)

Today we come to Genesis 37 and this is a very rich portion of God’s Word.  I think many will be surprised.  Because many people I presume begin to read the Bible in Genesis 1 and may be give up before they get to this rich portion of the book.  It has so much practical application to our own life situations.

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05 May 2017 Matthew (Program #54)

Matthew (Program #54) – The Kingdom Requirements

Lust, pride and the love of riches, these are 3 scorpions that plague virtually every human being.  Many people come to Christ motivated by the desire to be free from the sting of these scorpions.  As God’s people, we must ultimately experience this kind of freedom.  But deliverance from these can never be attained by mere will power or determination.   As we consider this account in Matthew 19 and how much these things will affect our ultimate standing in God’s kingdom.

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05 May 2017 Genesis (Program #105)

Genesis (Program #105) – The Three Pillars and the One Tower in Jacob’s Life

Our life study today brings us once again to the matter of pillars.  We had several in Jacob’s experience.  And today yet another pillar experience before us.  We are going to see also a tower, in addition to the pillars – pillars and a tower.

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04 May 2017 Matthew (Program #53)

Matthew (Program #53) – Relationships in the Kingdom (2)

Who can possibly describe the depth of God’s forgiveness of our debt to Him.  Yet we frequently find it very difficult even impossible to forgive others who would even slightly offended us.   Matthew 18 reveals that if we fail to forgive others after we have received God’s forgiveness of us, we are in serious jeopardy and we will face a very harsh reality when we meet Christ.  You may say as many do, “I don’t have to worry, I have been forgiven of everything and on my way to heaven”.  Well,  if this is your thought we hope, we even pray that you stay tune today because this chapter like much of Matthew is not dealing with our eternal destiny but rather our practical participation in the kingdom of the heavens.

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04 May 2017 Genesis (Program #104)

Genesis (Program #104) – Being Transformed (10)

We’ve been with Jacob at Bethel for quite some time.  But today Jacob leaves Bethel and has two very profound experiences, the death of his beloved Rachel and the birth of his beloved son Benjamin.   This message today deals with Jacob’s natural choice.  What do we mean by this term “natural choice”?

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