We’ve been with Jacob at Bethel for quite some time. But today Jacob leaves Bethel and has two very profound experiences, the death of his beloved Rachel and the birth of his beloved son Benjamin. This message today deals with Jacob’s natural choice. What do we mean by this term “natural choice”?
Romans (Program #8) – The Subjective Experience of Justification (1)
Faith is not separated from Christ. It is actually Christ Himself transfusing Himself into us and producing a reaction within us. And this is our believing, our saving faith.
What is faith? We know we are saved by it. Oh how elusive it becomes when we look for it in the wrong place. Today’s life study is from Roman chapter 4. We come to a study that has the potential to be a life-changing revelation for many of the Lord’s children regarding faith. We will see today faith is probably not what most of us supposed.
Romans (Program #7) – The Example of Justification
In this broadcast we see the wonderful God in whom Abraham believed. He’s the God who gives life to the dead and calls things not being as being. Abraham is the example of justification.
Paul was fully in the view of Genesis as he wrote the epistles to the Romans. In Genesis, the Holy Spirit gives us a crystal clear picture of justification. Apparently, we’re touching doctrinal matters, such as justification, but actually Paul is writing this book based on experience. The proof of this is that he gives us not just merely a doctrinal dissertation related to justification, but he gives us a living model, pattern and example in the person of Abraham. more…
Genesis (Program #102) – The Way to be Perfected as a Pillar
Today’s program is going to focus on some very practical and experience-oriented fellowship. We’re going to get a personal testimony from Witness Lee regarding how the Lord called him to serve and some critical revelations and realizations that he received very early in his Christian life. And we are going to hear several references to Witness Lee and his time with Watchman Nee in China. For the benefit of those listeners that are not familiar with the Lord’s move in China in the first half of the century, we are going to say a short word.
It’s on Christ as our propitiation place that God can dispense Himself as grace into us for His glory, for His expression, and for the manifestation of His righteousness.
Our life-study today brings us to one of the pillars of the Christian faith – justification. Most Christians are aware of the famous doctrine of justification by faith, and Martin Luther was very much used by the Lord to recover this marvelous truth of our faith. more…
Romans (Program #5) – The Vanity of Religion and the Totality of Hopelessness
Paul is saying here, “My gospel is for God’s economy, but to do that, you don’t need religion. It’s not a matter of outward practices, it’s not a matter of just not doing or doing certain things – it’s a matter of getting into God’s salvation.”
We are going to look today at God’s condemnation as is presented in Romans chapter 1. Why is it important for mankind to have a realization of God’s condemnation? more…
Genesis (Program #100) – The Builder of the Pillars—The Skillful Hiram (2)
As we look at the second of a two-part message dealing with Hiram, the builder of the pillars in 1 King. This is really a life study of Genesis but we are taking a short detour through 1 King to really explore this matter of the one person in the Old Testament record named by name as being involved in the actual construction of God’s House, God’s Temple.
Romans (Program #4) – The Source of Wickedness and the Way of Restriction
We can be protected so that for the sake of God’s interest, God’s purpose – yes, for the sake of the divine romance, we may be preserved vessels that the Lord can train, fill, and use, to fulfill His heart’s desire of a bride, a wife, for eternity.
We have a message today that includes a strong section on God’s condemnation. We know that as believers in Christ, we have been saved from God’s condemnation, so why we are going back today to see the source of wickedness and the way of restriction?… more…