James (Program #9) – Practical Virtues of Christian Perfection (9)
Most Christians today view the Lord’s coming in an altogether objective way. In a way that has nothing to do with our spiritual condition or our spiritual growth. Their expectation is that one day the Lord will suddenly come and that His coming will have nothing to do with their maturity. It may be that the concepts many Christians hold regarding Lord’s coming back are actually causing Him to delay His coming.
The Gospel of John surely is loved by nearly every believer and presents Christ as life and even the mystery of life. Yet for its marvelous revelation of Christ as both God and man and as our life, it still cannot compare with the high peak of the Christ that’s revealed in the book of Colossians. As we consider not just this high revelation of Christ but how seeing it can help us all to be brought into the practical experience of such Christ.
The expressions used in this book of Colossians, even though it is a short book, they are unique in the whole Bible. But Paul wasn’t trying just to be different, he was really endeavoring to present to us a Christ that is higher, deeper, and richer than we’ve ever imagined.
Hebrews (Program #42) – The Two Manifestations of Christ
As Christians, of course we all believe that Christ came but we also believe that He is coming again. A major objective in His first coming is to put away sin. But what will be His objective in His second coming or manifestation? We will explore both of His manifestations on today’s life study of the Bible.
This message today is called the “The Two Manifestations of Christ”. This term “manifestations” may not be as familiar to some as the term or phrase the “second coming of Christ”. Do these mean the same thing and where do we find this in the book of Hebrews?