We’ve all heard the term “Kosher” and probably realize that kosher has to do with the approved or acceptable diet of Orthodox Jews. But you may not know that the origin of kosher dietary regulations is in Leviticus chapter 11. Though we are not here to discuss the nutritional benefits of such a diet we do want to see the spiritual significance that these dietary regulations have for all of us in the New Testament regardless of what we chose to eat.
From his prison cell in Rome, the Apostle Paul wrote stirring words to the saints in Philippi. “Even now, Christ will be magnified in my body whether through life or through death”, and then again, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain”. Was Paul speaking matters of doctrine and theology for our future study and contemplation, or was this the living reality of a genuine witness of Christ? Welcome to our final program of the life study of Acts, a program you will surely not want to miss.
Acts (Program #71) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (37)
After an arduous and perilous voyage with threatening so extreme that they must have been attacks directed by Satan himself against God’s chosen witness. The Apostle Paul arrives at Rome amidst the warm and genuine greetings of the saints of God. Despite his continued imprisonment, Paul rejoiced in God’s sovereignty, the divine arrangement and entered into the most productive stage of his ministry. Stay tuned for a delightful and masterful unveiling of the riches of God’s word on today’s life study of the Bible.
Acts (Program #70) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (36)
From the Epistles of the Apostle Paul in the New Testament come profound and inspiring passages such as “For me to live is Christ”, “Whether in life or in death, Christ shall be magnified in my mortal body,” and also “that I may be found in Him”. Where did these incredible utterances come from? Was Paul simply a mouthpiece of the Holy Spirit as the word of God came forth? Or where these phrases the expressions that flowed out of his own experience of the living Christ? We will view the living of the Apostle Paul under the most extreme circumstances as recorded in the pages of Acts on today’s life study of the Bible.
Acts (Program #69) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (35)
Once again the apostle Paul is given an opportunity to speak during his two year imprisonment at the hands of the corrupt Roman government. With his wisdom and knowledge of Roman laws and custom, he likely could have talked his way out of this difficult situation. But he chooses instead not to say all the right things in order to gain his freedom, but rather boldly testifies of the vision of the resurrected Christ that he had seen and who charged him with the marvelous commission of the New Testament ministry. Stay with us today for a rich and enlightening life study of the Bible.
Acts (Program #68) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (34)
For the third time during his two year imprisonment in Caesarea, the Apostle Paul is in a courtroom-like setting, making his defense before a magistrate of the Roman government. And on this occasion, he reveals that God has selected him to be both minister and witness of the very Christ in resurrection. These are not general words. The words given to Paul by inspiration that conveyed much rich spiritual meaning and content. We look closely at this marvelous expression on today’s life study of the Bible.
Acts (Program #67) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (33)
The book of Acts reveal the outward trials and life-threatening events that confronted the Apostle Paul. Yet, hidden within these interesting stories are periods of absolute seclusion and reflection by the Apostle. What role did these periods play in the eventual unfolding of God’s plan for His people in the pages of the New Testament. We will look today at some of the great writings of the Bible and how God used every circumstance in the life of His chosen servant to bring to life his New Testament economy.
Acts (Program #66) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (32)
God’s faithful servant, the Apostle Paul, remained in the custody of the Roman governor in Caesarea for two long years. Though this may have seemed like a waste to have the mighty Apostle detained. In God’s economy, it proved to be a most profitable use of his time. We invite you to journey with us back to the first century as it’s unfolded in the pages in the book of Acts on today’s life study of the Bible.
Acts (Program #65) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (31)
Stories of corruption in politics, religion, and even among God’s people are frequent in the news today. We hear such tales on tv and radio, and in the newspapers daily. It’s easy to be disgusted, even ashamed, at what we hear, and we wonder how our society could have fallen to such a low condition. But, corruption has long plagued man’s society. The account of the corruption of politics, religion, and even to some degree the Church of God is a major focus of the Bible in especially the book of Acts. How did God’s Called Ones deal with such a discouraging situation? We will see on today’s life study of the Bible.
Acts (Program #64) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (30)
On two occasions in his life, the Apostle Paul was sovereignly set aside for a lengthy period of time. The Bible reveals precious little about the details of the three year period in Arabia and his two year imprisonment in Caesarea. Yet, after each of these periods, great Epistles later to be included in Scripture issued forth from God’s servant. What went on during these hidden years? And, how did God use them to further both His move on the earth and the unveiling of His eternal purpose? Please stay with us as we look at these meaningful questions on our life study of the Bible today.