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12 Jun 2017 Mark (Program #17)

Mark (Program #17) – The Move of the Slave-Savior’s Gospel Service (5)

During His earthly ministry the Lord Jesus was continuing harassed by professional opposers. These religious zealots who did not know God in reality but had only the outward trappings of religion and tradition had no way to counter the great and mighty deeds that the Lord accomplished or the rich and nourishing words that He spoke to so many seeking ones. So they were left to try and find any weakness or failure in Him that they may latched onto to discredit Him in His ministry.

Mark chapter 7 gave us such an account and a very interesting one. The opposers were convinced that they had finally discovered something that they might use against Him. Well, what was this grievest deed you might ask?   The Lord Jesus allowed His disciples to break the tradition of the elders and eat their food with unwashed hands.

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12 Jun 2017 Exodus (Program #9)

Exodus (Program #9) – The Male Help and the Female Help to the Called One

God’s people were in a desperate condition and their cries reached the ears of God, who fully desired to save them.  But He first needed to complete the preparation of His called one Moses before moving for the accomplishment of His purpose.  What was the preparation that such great and mighty man of God needed before God could use him?  Stay with us as we look at God’s preparation of Moses on today’s life study of the Bible.

We are going to look at Moses again today in a couple aspects.  He had a definite and complete calling by God.  But also in the account of these early chapters in Exodus, we can see that God had to fully prepare him before He could call and use him.  A lot of the stories and events that are in Exodus that have become famous Bible stories are really part of that preparation…

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11 Jun 2017 Mark (Program #16)

Mark (Program #16) – The Move of the Slave-Savior’s Gospel Service (4)

Mark chapter 7 verses 5 through 7 tells us “And the Pharisees and the scribes questioned Him, Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with common hands?  And He said to them, Well has Isaiah prophesied concerning you hypocrites, as it is written, “This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart stays far away from Me; But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commandments of men.”

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11 Jun 2017 Exodus (Program #8)

Exodus (Program #8) – The Three Signs

By the time God had fully prepared Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, God came to him and equipped him with 3 miraculous signs that he could use before the people to clearly identify him as the one that God has selected.  The story of these 3 signs has become popular Sunday school lesson over the years.  But the real spiritual light and significance of these 3 signs goes far beyond any Sunday school lesson.  There is a powerful speaking and shining from the Lord for all of His people in this word.  Please don’t miss this classic presentation from Exodus on today’s life study of the Bible.

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10 Jun 2017 Mark (Program #15)

Mark (Program #15) – The Move of the Slave-Savior’s Gospel Service (2) & (3)

Mark chapter 6 presents us with 4 seemingly unrelated cases. To our shallow understanding these 4 cases seems to be merely 4 separate stories of events that took place during the Lord’s earthly ministry. However if we receive even a little enlightenment we can see that once again the sequence in the divine record of how these events are unfolded is really marvelous.  And that when taken together these 4 cases really are layers of meaning and significance.

So here are 4 cases, 2 negative and 2 positive. That individually show us the rejection, hatred and justice even martyrdom that typifies the world’s response to the gospel. But collectively they fill us with encouragement, conviction and even a renewed determination to go forth to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom to the whole inhabited earth.

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10 Jun 2017 Exodus (Program #7)

Exodus (Program #7) – The Corporate Thornbush

One of the classical Bible stories of all time is the stories of Moses and the burning bush.  But within the details of this great story if were given the proper key; marvelous light and genuine divine revelation is available for any child of God with an open heart and seeking spirit.  Wonderful riches await to unfold on today’s life study of the Bible.

In chapter 3 of Exodus, particularly a story that is well-known to a lot of people.  Verse 2 of Exodus  “And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him (Moses) in a flame of fire out of the midst of a thorn-bush. And when he looked, there was the thorn-bush, burning with fire; but the thorn-bush was not consumed.”  A well-known passage but as we mentioned in the introduction, the riches are really in the details.  Without getting the details we are going to miss a great deal in this message.

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09 Jun 2017 Mark (Program #14)

Mark (Program #14) – The Move of the Slave-Savior’s Gospel Service (1)

Mark chapter 4 verses 35 through 41 say, “And He said to them on that day when evening had fallen, Let us go over to the other side.  And leaving the crowd, they took Him along, just as He was, in the boat; and other boats were with Him.  And there arose a great windstorm, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already beginning to fill up.  And He was in the stern, sleeping on the cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, Teacher, does it not matter to You that we are perishing?  And having awoken, He rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Be silent! Be still! And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.  And He said to them, Why are you cowardly in this way? How is it that you do not have faith?  And they became greatly frightened and said to one another, Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”  Today we see the move of the Slave-Savior gospel service in the book of Mark.

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09 Jun 2017 Exodus (Program #6)

Exodus (Program #6) – God’s Calling of the Prepared One (2)

At the age of 40 when he was just in his prime, God called Moses.  But God did not employ him in that calling for another 40 years.  By now Moses is an old man, drained of both his strength of body as well as strength of soul.  Yet this was the time God could use him for His purpose.  God’s preparation of Moses, the one sent by God to deliver His people is one of the most revealing and illuminating stories in the Bible because it fully applies to us.

Firstly we are going to see the purpose of God’s calling.  In another words,  God has called each of us as believers in Christ, but what is the purpose of that calling?   Then number 2, we want to see how God prepares us to be His called ones, and to be His sent ones to accomplish His purpose.  This is seen in the way God called Moses and the way God prepared Moses to be His sent one.  Again this would be very applicable to us in our Christian life.

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08 Jun 2017 Mark (Program #13)

Mark (Program #13) – The Parables of the Kingdom (3)

The Bible is a book of life. In Mark chapter 4 the crucial item related to the parables of the kingdom of God is that there is a gene or a seed of life sown into man that is growing and developing into the kingdom of God.

We are bringing you a special meaning today to the word “life“.

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08 Jun 2017 Exodus (Program #5)

Exodus (Program #5) – God’s Calling of the Prepared One (1)

Israel, out of the pain of their suffering and under the oppressive hand of Pharaoh in Egypt cried out to God to save them.  These cries were heard and God was moved in His compassion to rescue His people.  Yet He tarry for 80 years before coming in to save them.  Have you ever been forced to wait for God to answer your crying out to Him?  Why does God often make us wait?  The surprising answer may be that God is really waiting for us.

We are going to see today that God was deeply motivated by the cries of His people, Israel and He wanted to deliver them from the tyranny that they were under in Egypt.  But He delayed taking action for a long period of time.  We can all relate to having to wait for the Lord. Sometime it seems like an eternity to us.  But our God is a very patient, isn’t He?

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