The Bible reveals to us three big enemies to our Christian life: sin, Satan and death. All of these three take advantage of our fallen flesh to frustrate us, but God’s approach to our flesh may surprise you. That’s the focus on today’s Life-Study of the Bible.
In these chapters in Romans, we’re seeing the three enemies and how they are seen as enemies that reign over us. In Romans 5:21, it mentions that sin reigned in death. In 5:14, it says “death reigned”. We learned from the book of Acts that Satan has some kind of authority like the power of darkness. These are the three big enemies. Now, in 5:17, we are promised that those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through Jesus Christ. more…
Romans (Program #50) – Reigning in Life Over Satan
If you want to hear a striking, encouraging and practical word on reigning in life over Satan, please listen to this message and follow it carefully. We can in our regenerated spirit, by the Christ who is our life and the life of the Body, be victorious over and reign over Satan.
The Bible shows us three big enemies to our Christian life and no doubt we all desire to overcome them. But of these three: sin, death and Satan, surely Satan himself is our most formidable adversary. How to overcome him is our focus on today’s Life-Study of the Bible.
Romans (Program #42) – Saved in Life from Naturalness
Romans can be summarized three words: redemption, life and building. The matter of life is stated clearly in Romans 5:10 “…much more we shall be saved in His life”. If we don’t know life and building, we’re missing two-thirds of God’s salvation.
Romans is arguably the definitive book of the Bible regarding Christian doctrine but we’re finding out that it is much more than that. It is really a book opening the way for all of us, as believers in Christ, to enter into the rich experience of the saving life of Christ everyday.
Romans (Program #17) – The Freedom of the Spirit in Our spirit (3)
What’s so marvelous is Romans 8 shows us that Christ as the Spirit of life comes into us and He dispenses Himself as life into our whole being!
What we see in Romans and what we see from this wonderful life study is that Romans shows us the complete salvation of God. A key verse in the book of Romans is Romans 5:10 which tells us that on the one hand, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son but this verse goes on to say that there’s much more to the Christian life. This much more is that we are saved in His life. This verse shows us the complete salvation of God. On the one hand, we’re redeemed objectively but then the Lord goes on after we’re redeemed to save us in His life. That means He dispenses Himself as life into our entire being to make us men of life for the building up of the Body of Christ. This is the complete salvation of God in Romans and this is what this wonderful life study unveils to us. more…
Romans (Program #16) – The Freedom of the Spirit in Our spirit (2)
There is no reason that Christians should suffer from condemnation of any kind. Rather, they should live a daily life that is victorious according to the Law of the Spirit of life as described in Romans 8. The apostle Paul in Romans 8:1 says, “There is now then no condemnation to those who are in Christ”. If you have ever experienced condemnation or have battled with this monster that attacks Christians everywhere, you will not want to miss today’s Life-Study.
Probably, condemnation is one of the most common negative conditions of believers everywhere. All of us have battled with this at one time or another and it really can be a serious problem for all Christians if they don’t get help. Condemnation is a terrible thing. We should not live a life under condemnation, yet many Christians do. more…
Romans (Program #15) – The Freedom of the Spirit in Our spirit (1)
When we come to Romans chapter eight, we have to say “Hallelujah!” because here, Romans 8 is not a refrigerator, but a dining table and the Lord is saying “Come and dine!”
We have come to one of the landmark chapters in the entire divine revelation today; that is Romans 8. You will not want to miss this life-study.
It’s no accident that Romans 8 follows Romans 7, both in the sequence of the Bible and more significantly in our experience. When you look at Romans 7, you say “Oh what a mess” because it just ends with a wretched man – “Wretched man! Who will deliver me from the body of this death?” We just see a person who is doing his best to respond to God’s law. more…
Romans (Program #13) – The Bondage of the Law in Our Flesh (1)
Today we come to the wonderful truth in Romans chapter 7. Though a little difficult to understand, if any Christian sees the truth in this chapter, his Christian life will be liberated and revolutionized and he will know the real way to experience Christ.
Today we are coming to one of the most critical and striking of all the messages in this life study of Romans. We will be brought into a view today that will surprise and enlighten us very much.
Romans chapter 7 is a continuation of Paul’s explaining to the Romans how they can live in grace… Abraham was justified by faith, but then God expected him to enjoy grace to bring forth Isaac, and this Isaac is the experience of Christ. This is a continuation of explaining how you can practically experience living this kind of life and grace. And in particular, in this chapter, he stresses how we are free from the law…
In this life study of Romans, we see that all that we have in Adam. We also see all that we have in Christ. All we have in Adam is but sin and death; I in Christ inherit life and righteousness – what a debit in Adam, what a credit in Christ!
From time to time, the Bible gives us a heavenly accounting lesson. Today is one of those lessons from the book of Romans.
We have been seeing there is a major shift in Romans chapter 5. A shift from the realm of man’s doings and deeds to the man himself, his person. Romans 5:12 is a very clear verse – “Therefore just as through one man sin entered into the world, and through sin, death; and thus death passed on to all men because all have sinned.” This book marks a great turn in the book of Romans. more…
Our God is a God of newness and we enjoy Him and apply Him for this new start in the Life-Study series.
Historically, Romans has been presented and studied as one of the great books of Christian doctrine and theology. Certainly we will recognize it in this way and touch these bulwarks of the truth in the weeks ahead, but that will not be our primary emphasis in this Life-Study of Romans. Although we in no way intend to minimize the significance of Romans as a basic book of doctrine and theology – more…
The seeking ones among God’s people need to know the Lord as life, and they need to experience Christ as life, and they need to study the Bible in the way of life. It is for those seekers that we commend the life study of the Bible. Listen and enjoy Christ as life.
The Gospel of John is simply profound. It’s simple. The words, the vocabulary, the expressions appear so simple. In the beginning was the Word. The Word was God. The Word became flesh. But, it’s profound also. If you’ve had the opportunity to follow us through the heart of chapters 14 through 17, you perhaps have some sense of appreciation of the profound depths of the Gospel of John.
The Gospel of John is a Gospel of life and building. We need to really dwell on these two crucial words: life and building. Life is God Himself. Life is Christ. He said “I am the life”, “I came that you may have life”, and “life is the Spirit.” Eternal life is not merely an eternal state of existence in another realm. Eternal life is God dispensed into us. It cannot reasonably be denied that the Gospel of John is the Gospel of eternal life.