Philippians (Program #15) – The Apostle’s Concern for the Believers
“Ministering to the House or to God” Watchman Nee gave a message with this title once. Hope our listeners can stay to grasp the depth that are contained in this thought. Are we too busy taking care of the Church, God’s house, that we’re not taking care of God? Or are we too busy taking care of God that we forget about caring for the Church, His Body?
We are going to see in our program today from the book of Philippians chapter 2, that these two aspects of our experience and our service cannot be separated.
Galatians (Program #41) – Walking by the Spirit to Live Christ
Before we were saved, most of us were quite aware that we and God were separate, far removed from each other. But after we’re saved, God is not separate and distant. Quite to the contrary, He was literally conceived in us and born into us. By regeneration, we and God have become one Spirit. How marvelous is this divine reality, but does it match our understanding? Even more, does it match our experience? Don’t miss today’s life study of the Bible.
Galatians (Program #36) – Sow unto the Spirit for the New Creation
The book of Galatians ends with this marvelous word in Galatians 6:18 “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.” If grace is God Himself in Christ through the Spirit to be our daily supply, it’s most helpful to find out how to experience such grace be with your spirit. These are the words that we’ll focus on in today’s life study of the Bible.
Galatians (Program #28) – Crucifying the Flesh to Walk by the Spirit
To walk in Spirit is to live, move, even have our being according to the Spirit. In essence, it means we live as genuine sons of God, matching our Father in His life and nature. For this, we’ve been saved. And for this, we’ve been positioned in Christ. So what is it that keeps this wonderful sonship from being our day by day practical, real experience? Don’t miss today’s very helpful and enlightening life study of the Bible.
Galatians (Program #9) – Dead to Law but Living to God
Did you know the Bible tells us that in Christ, not only have we died to sin, but we’ve also died to the law? In Christ we are free from sin. Wonderful! But equally in Christ, we’re free from law. Do these two spiritual truths describe your condition and your experience? Please stay with us today as we see our organic union with Christ and how this union can become our living reality.
Zechariah (Program #12) – The Prophecies of Encouragement (4)
The universe that God so marvelously created is full of wonderful things for us, His creatures to experience. For all the beautiful scenes He created for us to enjoy, He gave us eyes to see. To hear the birds sing, He gave us ears to hear. And even for us to ponder the mysteries all around us, we have minds that can learn and understand. But what about contacting the most marvelous thing of all, God Himself? If we attempt to touch God using any of these faculties, no doubt we will be sorely disappointed. Because to touch the spiritual and divine person of God, we must use the faculty created in man uniquely for that purpose. And the Old Testament prophet, Zechariah give us a clear verse telling us what that part of man is.
2 Corinthians (Program #33) – The Putting to Death of Jesus and the Renewing of the Inward Man (3)
2 Corinthians 4:10 says, “Always bearing about in the body the putting to death of Jesus that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.“ Then in verse 16, the apostle Paul goes on to say “Therefore we do not lose heart; but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.”
The experience of the putting to death of Jesus results in the renewing of the inner man. We are going to look at the putting to death of Jesus and what it means on today’s life study on 2 Corinthians.
2 Corinthians (Program #24) – The Essence of the New Covenant Ministry (1)
The apostle Paul’s writings in the New Testament are rich with the use of metaphors. He frequently used metaphors to help convey the deep and profound meaning of the highest spiritual truths contain in scriptures.
Two such metaphors are found in 2 Corinthians chapter 3. In this chapter we, the believers are first liken to letters, letters of Christ been written or inscribed by the apostles with the Holy Spirit as the ink. How about that?
Later in chapter 3 we become mirrors that both behold and reflect the glory of the Lord. Metaphors like these inspired by the Spirit Himself do help unlock the unsearchable riches of Christ both in our experience and in the working out of God’s great plan, a full salvation.
2 Corinthians (Program #14) – The Ministers of the New Covenant (7a)
The apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians chapter 5 that he and the other apostles had received a ministry or reconciliation. To reconcile one person to another is to restore the offending party to the offended party.
Of course in our case we all had offended God and the moment that we believed into Christ, receiving His work on the cross for us, we were brought nigh to Him and experience the first step or first level of reconciliation.
But actually 2 Corinthians reveals that there is a further step, a second level or degree of reconciliation. And that only someone fully in God can have such a ministry to reconcile others fully into God. This is the ministry of reconciliation that Paul was commissioned with.
Ezekiel (Program #8) – A Sky as Clear as the Terrible Crystal
The final few verses of Ezekiel chapter 1 are very deep and very profound. They speak of the sky or the expanse above the heads of the four living creatures being so clear and limitless that the Bible itself uses the term “awesome crystal” to describe it. Now the Biblical usage of the term or word “awesome” is nothing like today’s common vernacular especially among the young people. The spiritual application of this clear crystalline expanse above us truly is awesome. And it portrays a spiritual condition that God would have us all experience day by day.