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18 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #37)

Matthew (Program #37) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (5)

One day Jesus opened up to His disciples and began to speak to them about the kingdom by way of parables.   These parables seems to be simple stories that convey basic aspects of the kingdom of God.  But in truth, they are profound to the uttermost and the truth that they convey are anything but simple.  The rich and deep features of the kingdom of the heavens await any blessed ones with eyes to see and ears to  hear.  As we look at the first of these great parables in Matthew chapter 13.

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18 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #88)

Genesis (Program #88) – Being Dealt With (9)

We are very much absorbed these days in these life studies and experiences of Jacob.

As a background of Jacob’s life up to this point, you can look from two point of views.  One is what God was doing with Jacob and the other view is what Jacob was doing with God’s promises.   In the first place God chose Jacob and God gave him some promises even work out a lot of ways to deal with him and took him through a lot of experiences.  From God’s point of view, He was really working on Jacob to bring him to full transformed man.  These experiences we’ve had so far are part of the dealings that God had with Jacob.  But from Jacob’s side, when you look at it from his point of view, Jacob is always working things out according to his own view, according to his own standing…

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17 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #36)

Matthew (Program #36) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (4)

Matthew chapter 5, 6 and 7 are three very crucial chapters in the New Testament that show us not just proper Christian behavior but the reality of the kingdom of the heavens.  To understand this is crucial when we come to see the kingdom of the heavens in its appearance in Matthew 13.

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17 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #87)

Genesis (Program #87) – Being Dealt With (8)

Our story of Jacob, the picture of transformation continues today in Genesis 31.  With Jacob, this process seems to be life-long.  But I heard Christians say that transformation will take place in the twinkling of an eye at the Lord’s return.  Isn’t there a verse in the Bible that confirm this understanding?

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16 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #35)

Matthew (Program #35) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (3)

Matthew chapter 12 is the account among other things of an ongoing confrontation between the Lord Jesus and His reglious opposers.  Their subtle arguments however, simply afford the Son of Man opportunity after opportunity, not only to defeat them but also to reveal more and more about His kingdom.

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16 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #86)

Genesis (Program #86) – Being Dealt With (7)

We will be again on Jacob’s dream on Genesis 28 to see the intrinsic significance of the dream that the Lord give him in this chapter.  We have already touched this, but because of its significance of the first appearing in the Bible of the House of God.  It’s probably worth another look.

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15 Apr 2017 Matthew (Program #34)

Matthew (Program #34) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (2)

The gospel of Matthew reveals the kingdom of God.  This kingdom is the sphere or realm of God’s ruling and it has fully existed in the heavens from eternity.   But the real burden of this book is to show us that God’s desire is not just to have His kingdom in the heavens but for the reality of this kingdom to come to earth.  Getting God’s kingdom to earth is no simple matter.  Today we will see that it cannot come without the fighting and warring of His people against His enemy.

As we look at spiritual warfare from Matthew 12…

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15 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #85)

Genesis (Program #85) – Being Dealt With (6)

These chapters, chapter 30 and 31 of Genesis, we are going to see a very interesting story.   But our focus is not just the story, we are discovering the principles of life in all these passages in Genesis.  What is the background of our life study today regarding Jacob and his experience with Laban?

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14 Apr 2017 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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14 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #84)

Genesis (Program #84) – Being Dealt With (5)

Today’s study brings us to chapter 29, a very interesting chapter in Jacob’s life.

We have come now quite a way with Jacob and by this time he has left home and he is on a journey to go to his uncle Laban.  His mother has worked out a lot of details for him to get away from his brother, who is kind of a threat to him, even to his life.  But the mother has, I would say manipulated the situation to get her favorite son free from Esau’s threats and arrange him to go back to the land of her family, particularly to her brother’s place to find a wife from their own kindred.  So he left, he is on his way now in chapter 29 and he gets right to the place where there is a well….

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