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…
Philippians (Program #28) – Excellent Characteristics of the Christian Life (2)
As believers in Christ we are all motivated at least to some degree to try to live the Christian life. Well this is noble and worthy desire but the Bible presents to us even a higher aspiration and that’s is not just to live a Christian life but to live a life that is the expression of Christ Himself. If you think that these two things are the same, you’ve better think again and you better stay with us for this life study program from the book of Philippians.
We need to live a life that is the expression of Christ Himself. It seems like a tall order. It’s impossible by a human effort. So we want to get into this. Paul unfolded a numbers of things for us that are going to bring to light how it can be possible, because it is impossible on one hand, so we have a divine paradox. more…
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.
Philippians (Program #27) – Excellent Characteristics of the Christian Life (1)
Enjoying Christ or been an enjoyer of Christ these are not terms we commonly used. But we will see today in the life study of Philippians that enjoying Christ issues in a life full of forbearance and without anxiety. Philippians 4:5-6 ” Let your forbearance be known to all men. The Lord is near. In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
There is an outward issue from this enjoyment of Christ. In these verse in chapter 4 we see the description of a glorious outward expression of the inward reality of a person who’s living and experiencing Christ. We can’t experience these excellent characteristics refer to apart from really enjoying and experiencing Christ, can we?
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.
Philippians (Program #26) – Thinking the Same Thing and Rejoicing in the Lord
“Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say rejoice.” This wonderful short refrain is loved nearly by all believers. We might use it to comfort suffering friends or we may declare it or even sing it aloud to help ourselves and others be more joyful in the Lord. But have you ever examine this verse in its Biblical context. We will do just that today, I hope in so doing we all will be made more joyful in the process.
In a lot of his Epistles the apostle Paul mentioned various saints by name that were important to him and had really joined themselves to his ministry. In this letter to the Philippians he mentioned two sisters (Euodias and Syntyche) in chapter 4, and these two even had co-labored with him in the gospel but we are going to find out that he wasn’t singling these two out in particularly in a very positive way.
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.
Philippians (Program #25) – Awaiting Christ for the Transfiguration of His Sufferings
What is the body of our humiliation referred to by the apostle Paul in Philippians 3:21? Many people are trying to excessively glorified their physical body today and make it more honorable by indulging in the enjoyment of the material things. But the Bible says it’s not until the Lord comes that we would be conformed to the Body of His glory.
The believers in Philippi have been saved of course and regenerated in their spirits but there is still the need for them to care for the two others parts of their being; the soul and the body. We will see in some greater details today. The background of this book is that the Philippians believers were been hampered or frustrated by two different groups of people. One was the Judaizers, which Paul had called dogs in the concision in the some other very derogatory name. The other group is the group called Epicureans. Why were these two groups so damaging?
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 cry? Why does God 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 to deliver them from the tyranny they were suffering under in Egypt. But He delay taking action for a long period of time. We can all relate to having to wait on the Lord for what seems like a mini eternity. Our God is a very patient One.
Philippians (Program #24) – Having the Same Mind and Walking by the Same Rule
What is your goal in life? Time management seminars are constantly telling people to prioritized their time according to their goals. But what is God’s goal for us? Does our goal in life match God’s goal? Today’s life study of the Bible covers pursuing Christ in Philippians chapter 3, a marvelous and wonderful topic.
A tremendous verses Philippians 3:13-14 “Brothers, I do 1not account of myself to have laid hold; but one thing I do: Forgetting the things which are behind and stretching forward to the things which are before, I pursue toward the goal for the prize to which God in Christ Jesus has called me upward.”