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10 Apr 2017 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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10 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #80)

Genesis (Program #80) – Being Dealt With (1)

We are going on today on Jacob’s full and very interesting life.   And I’d like draw attention again to the fact that the Bible affords nearly one half of the entire book of Genesis detailing Jacob’s dealings with God.

We pointed out in another occasion that Jacob’s experience signifies the believer’s experience of transformation.  I believe we will see more of this in this broadcast.   For the book of Genesis to devote so many chapters to Jacob, indicates at least two things…

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09 Apr 2017 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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09 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #79)

Genesis (Program #79) – Being Chosen (2)

Today we are going to hear about the corporate aspect of God’s calling.

It is quite interesting to see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob all put together are showing us one corporate man.  With Abraham you see a person who lives a life of faith.  With Isaac you see a person who lives a life of enjoyment and with Jacob you can see a person who has experienced transformation for the sake of the fulfillment God’s eternal purpose.  Eventually, Jacob’s name was Is-ra-el.  El on the end means God.  It means God has been added to this man.  So the wonder thing here you put these 3 together and you see what’s on God’s heart.  God’s eternal purpose is the main topic of the whole Bible.  And that is He wants to dispense Himself, and work Himself into a corporate humanity for what purpose?  So that He could be expressed.  God is working Himself into a corporate humanity so that He could be expressed through this humanity, because this is what is on His heart according to His eternal purpose which He made in eternity past.  So we see these 3 representing one corporate person in God’s purpose.

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08 Apr 2017 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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08 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #78)

Genesis (Program #78) – Being Chosen (1)

We have been looking at Abraham and Isaac and now we are going to spend quite some time as the Bible does dealing with Jacob.

One way to describe Jacob’s history recorded in Genesis is a long journey with much experience under the Lord’s hand.  A journey in which he is gradually transformed from a self-seeking supplanter into a prince of God, mature in life, reigning in life, able to bless others in the name of the Triune God…

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07 Apr 2017 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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07 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #77)

Genesis (Program #77) – Having Natural Weakness as Abraham and Living in the Natural Life as Jacob

Today’s life study is going to deal very much with natural life and the weaknesses of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

When we reconsider these Old Testament “heroes”, we don’t think of their weaknesses.  However, through these life studies we have come to see the real situation.  We have often heard of Abraham as the father of faith.  We have seen how he believed that God was able to call things not being as being, as in the case of the birth of Isaac.  And also believing in God being able to raise Isaac from the dead, after he offered him on Mount Moriah.  And we usually consider everything about Abraham happening to him because he was a good, God-fearing man, strong in the faith.  But if you have being following these life studies of Genesis, you found out that Abraham learned many lessons by his weaknesses and even his naturalness in the way he did things, the way he tried to help God and tried to enter into a clever solution to certain problems that came up as in the case of the birth of Ishmael and in his trying to have Eliezer to be in the place of his son.  These kind of things show that Abraham wasn’t that perfect.  He had some weakness that he acted in a natural way and he did things according to his natural cleverness…

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06 Apr 2017 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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06 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #76)

Genesis (Program #76) – Resting and Enjoying

We have more marvelous pictures from the experience of Isaac.   Pictures is appropriate because anyone who has followed these life studies, I am sure has being able to see one picture after another.  And it’s amazing that the Old Testament book of Genesis that we have been in has been so much help to us with our New Testament experience of life.  What is the relationship between the Old and New Testament in the divine revelation?

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