Luke (Program #64) – The Man-Savior’s Ascension (1 & 2)
The final Chapter of the Gospel of Luke is marvelous. It begins with the Lord Jesus revealing Himself to His dear ones, that He had resurrected from the dead. Then we see Him in resurrection appearing and disappearing repeatedly in order to train them to experience His invisible presence and finally He brings us to this concluding words that He uttered to His disciples:
Chapter 24:46, “And He said to them thus it is written that the Christ would suffered and raised up from the dead on the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaim in His name to all the nations beginning from Jerusalem. And behold I send forth the promise of my Father upon you. But as for you stay in the city until you put on power from on high.”
24:51 “And while He blessed them, He parted from them and was carried up into heavens.” Here was His promise that He would cloth them with power from on high. But not before His visible ascension to the third heavens. What happen in that ascension? And why is it important for us to know about it?
Luke (Program #63) – The Man-Savior’s Resurrection (6)
“He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today, He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart, you ask me how I know He lives, He lives within my heart.”
This well known song hymn answers the question many people have today, “how do you know Christ lives?” Today on life study of Luke we are going to focus on the wonderful Christ in resurrection who lives in us.
Luke (Program #62) -The Man-Savior’s Resurrection (4 & 5)
Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her that’s Ephesians 5:25. Many people are familiar with John 3:16 which says, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.” But how many are familiar with the church that which He gave Himself for? He also gave Himself for the church. The church is not just a building with a steeple on the corner, most people know that. But how many people really know what the Church is, and what process Christ went through to give Himself for the Church? This is a very critical matter and we want to see it today on our life study of Luke.
Luke (Program #61) – The Man-Savior’s Resurrection (3)
The Triune God is a mystery. He is One and yet He is Three. But don’t think this matter is just relegated to the theologians. We as the believers all should enter into the experience of the Triune God. And today we have a very enlightening, encouraging program.
Luke (Program #60) – The Man-Savior’s Resurrection (1 & 2)
Heb 2:14, says, “…that through death Christ destroy him who has the power of death, that is the devil.” Today we have a devil destroying radio program, we hope all of our listeners will stay tune to it.
Freedom is something that everyone is seeking today. But what is real freedom? The apostle Paul said in 1 Cor 6:12 “all things are lawful to me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful to me, but I would not be brought under the power of anything.” To not be brought under the power of anything this is the real freedom. That is what we are going to talk about in the life study of the Bible, we are on the living of the Jubilee.
If you are hungry and a mouth watering apple pie was placed in front of you, wouldn’t you be happy? But if someone took it away from you wouldn’t you be sad? Well, in a sense God is that apple pie. He is the real enjoyable meal, He is the real food for the hungry ones.
And today in life study of the Bible, we want all of the listeners out there who are hungry to be fed by these words – not just to hear a word, not just to know about a word, but to enter into and enjoy the very food that’s in God’s word.
There is a famous bell in Philadelphia of Pennsylvania with the inscription engraved on it from the Old Testament book of Leviticus, 25:10, which says “Proclaim liberty through out all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” In the United States this liberty bell is a traditional symbol of U.S. freedom. But the freedom refer to in the Bible is much bigger. It is referred to as Jubilee. The Lord Jesus proclaims this liberty for all mankind, when He announced in Luke 4:18-19, “the Spirit of the Lord is upon Me because He has anointed Me to announced the Gospel to the poor, He has sent Me to proclaim the release to the captives and the recovery of sight to the blind to send away in release those who are oppressed to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, the year of Jubilee.”
When all is said and done, in the human life they are really only two basics items that we really have to be concerned with #1 our possessions, #2 ourselves. To become poor is to loose all of our possessions, and to become a slave is to loose ourselves. In Israel, in ancient times all the families were given a rich portion of the land but the foolish or the unfortunate ones might be forced to sell off their possessions in order to continue to provide food. But eventually, they may be forced even to sell themselves into slavery, if they would to continue to eat. Yet the Lord made a way for these suffering ones to be released from their captivity and to be released to return back to their portion of the land. This way was called the Jubilee. The Jubilee is an important part of the New Testament as well.