Tag-Archive for ◊ God’s salvation ◊

08 Aug 2017 Exodus (Program #66)

Exodus (Program #66) – The Ordinances of the Law Concerning the Worship of God

The first half of Exodus is full of wonderful stories of many miracles that God accomplished for His people as He led them out of Egypt and brought them through the wilderness.  Accordingly, many Christians have little interest in Exodus after chapter 14.  But the second half of this book unveils the details of God’s intention and His ultimate desire for all of His people and the riches of His full salvation are covered in these chapters.  To miss them is to be robbed of the riches of His full revelation.

Many Christians may not even realized that the entire book of Exodus is a book that unveils God’s salvation in full.  All the great stories in the early chapters are popular in Sunday school and occasionally in Bible studies.  We really don’t want to ignore the last half of the book.  What are the major items revealed in the lesser known side of Exodus?

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07 Jul 2017 Exodus (Program #34)

Exodus (Program #34) – The Change of Diet

Exodus presents a clear picture of God’s salvation, a picture that is not found in any other book of the Bible, including the great epistles of the New Testament.  For the fulfillment of His purpose, God does not want His redeemed people to be anything or do anything.  He wants to be everything to us and to do everything for us, which makes us nobodies.  Are you willing to be a nobody in God’s purpose?

This book has been described as a picture book and it real is a picture book displaying graphically so many items in God’s economy to us even as New Testament believers.  We have the children of Israel who had been brought out from their captivity and have seen so many miracles done.  But now we are at a point in time when their diet is threatened.  Here is how they responded in chapter 16:3 “And the children of Israel said to them, If only we had died by the hand of Jehovah in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole congregation with hunger.”…

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13 Oct 2016 1 Peter (Program #4)

1 Peter (Program #4) – The Full Salvation of the Triune God and Its Issues (2)

In his epistles the apostle Peter frequently mentions the matter of salvation.   but he does so in a context that somewhat different than how most Christians normally think of salvation.  For example  in chapter 1:5 he say “a salvation ready to be revealed at the last time.”  Of course, our common thought is that salvation was revealed to us when we believed and received Christ as our Savior.  Then in chapter 2:2, Peters says that salvation is something that we grow into.  Once again, the typical thought is that salvation is what we received once for all at the moment we believed.  Well in fact there is a real measure of truth to the salvation that we received when we first expressed our faith in the Lord Jesus.  But, and this is a crucial but,  the salvation that Peter refer to repeatedly in his writings involves much more than just our initial salvation.

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18 Jul 2016 Titus (Program #6)

Titus (Program #6) – Charging the Saints to Keep a Good Relationship

Titus 3:4-5 says, “But when the kindness and the love to man of our Savior God appeared,  not out of works in righteousness which we did but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit.”  A very pleasant life study program on God’s salvation.

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16 Jul 2016 Titus (Program #4)

Titus (Program #4) -Charging Slaves to Behave Well in the Social System

Titus chapter 2 : 11-14 contain a remarkable summary of the economy of God’s salvation

11-14 “For the grace of God, bringing salvation to all men, has appeared,  Training us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in the present age,  Awaiting the blessed hope, even the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,  Who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all lawlessness and purify to Himself a particular people as His unique possession, zealous of good works.

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27 Apr 2016 Colossians (Program #20)

Colossians (Program #20) – The Economy Of God’s Salvation

As the Church in Colossae continued after its promising beginning, several factors became important to the believers there. Among these were the practice of keeping various ordinances and aspects of the Old Testament law as well as the influence of those who promoted the worship of angels to serve as intermediaries between sinful and fallen man and the righteous and holy God. Though these things may not seem harmful or dangerous, Paul the Apostle went to great lengths to completely eradicate these factors from the sphere or the realm of the salvation of the saints.

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19 Feb 2016 Philippians (Program #12)

Philippians (Program #12) – Working Out Our Salvation

“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”  This is the apostle Paul’s word to us in Philippians 2:12. It seems to be nearly a contradiction to the verses in Ephesians chapter 2 which tells us that salvation is the gift of God and not of works. Well, we will try to unravel the seeming paradox of today’s life study of the Bible. We are going to look at both aspects, both sides of God’s salvation today.

Let’s take a look back for a moment before we get into this topic specifically, yesterday we saw the verses 2:5 -11 Christ in our salvation is really our pattern and today we have the working out of this full salvation. What is the connection that we are going to see?

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11 Jul 2015 1 Corinthians (Program #8)

1 Corinthians (Program #8) – Christ, Our Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption

In our human society we typically have a high regard for the wise and the well born among us and conversely we tend to despise even to disregard the poor and the lowly ones. Yet in God salvation there is no room for man to boast in himself. So God in His wisdom renders all our human wisdom mere folly in Christ. Well at the same time He Himself becomes wisdom and strength and status to all those who had been called. Listen to Paul’s writing in 1 Corinthians chapter 1

For consider your calling, brothers, that there are not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many wellborn.  But God has chosen the foolish things of the world that He might shame those who are wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world that He might shame the things that are strong, And the lowborn things of the world and the despised things God has chosen, things which are not, that He might bring to nought the things which are, So that no flesh may boast before God.”

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22 Apr 2015 Romans (Program #5)

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…

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