18 Feb 2019 1 Thessalonians (Program #7)

1 Thessalonians (Program #7) – The Church Becoming the Embodiment of the Triune God (2)

In both of his epistles to the Thessalonians Paul stresses at the beginning that the Church is in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. There is a strong confirmation to this in another passage of the Scripture in the gospel of John. However in order to see the parallel we must first be willing to reconsider the traditional and commonly held understanding of the gospel of John Chapter 14, “In My Father’s house are many abodes; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will receive you to Myself, so that where I am you also may be.

You see, probably before I was even finish reading these verse, many of you were already thinking, “Oh, yes, that is talking about the Lord preparing our heavenly mansion.”  But is that really what these verses present to us or are there a strong confirming word that the Lord Jesus has prepared a place for us today in God Himself, a place for all the believers to stay?

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18 Feb 2019 Genesis (Program #19)

Genesis (Program #19) – The Two Trees (2)

We have our second message today dealing with the two lines that run throughout the Bible, both of which are introduced in Genesis chapter three in the Garden of Eden.

These two lines are related to the two trees in Genesis 3; the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life.  The tree of life signifies God in Christ as life.  The tree of the knowledge of good and evil which issues in death, is a symbol of Satan.  These two trees represent two principles and therefore two ways of living the human life.

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17 Feb 2019 1 Thessalonians (Program #6)

1 Thessalonians (Program #6) – The Church Becoming the Embodiment of the Triune God (1)

The way in which Paul, the apostle opens his letter to the Thessalonians is very interesting, “to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Well, you may wonder what’s so significant about such a greeting. First, notice that Paul didn’t just say that the Thessalonians believers were in God, in a general way or even in God and in Jesus. But he inspired by the Holy Spirit chose these words specifically, in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We considered in recent programs, what it is to be in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus.  Today, we will see more about what it is to be in Christ?

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17 Feb 2019 Genesis (Program #18)

Genesis (Program #18) – The Two Trees (1)

We want to look today the matter of the two trees that we see in Genesis; the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

These two trees are very significant in the Bible…

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16 Feb 2019 1 Thessalonians (Program #5)

1 Thessalonians (Program #5) – The Church in the Triune God

In all of his epistles, the apostle Paul under scores that our God is Triune. That is He is God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit. And as such He becomes available to us not only as our Father and Savior without but also as the very source of our Christian life within.

Paul concludes 2 Corinthians, a marvelous book with an unmistakable reference to the Trinity, 13:14 “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”  But in both 1 & 2 Thessalonians he begins the books by drawing our attention not just to God in a general way but to the Triune God as he says, “to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.

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16 Feb 2019 Genesis (Program #17)

Genesis (Program #17) – Transformation for Building in the Flow of Life (2)

Today’s message is a continuation of the last program, where Witness Lee began the discussion concerning transformation and he relate it to the consummation of the Bible, the New Jerusalem.

Many Christians don’t even know that the Bible covers the matter of transformation.  Their concept of transformation, many times is that is what’s going to happen when the Lord comes when we are resurrected or we are changed at the moment and the twinkling of an eye.  They call that transformation.  But that’s not what Witness Lee has been talking about and we will talk about it again today.

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15 Feb 2019 1 Thessalonians (Program #4)

1 Thessalonians (Program #4) – The Triune God Embodied in the Word to Produce a Holy Life for the Church Life (2)

First Thessalonians, a letter written to a very young Church composed of newly saved believers reveals the Triune God in the first chapter. But this unveiling of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit goes on to reveal not just that God is Triune but that in our dynamic salvation all three of the Godhead are ministered to us becoming the very substance and elements of our faith and the beginning of our Christian life. A life relationship with God Himself.

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15 Feb 2019 Genesis (Program #16)

Genesis (Program #16) – Transformation for Building in the Flow of Life (1)

It’s amazing to me how God’s purpose and ultimate plan are so clearly visible in Genesis once we’ve been given the key.  And that is precisely what Witness Lee is doing it seems, in every one of these classic messages.

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14 Feb 2019 1 Thessalonians (Program #3)

1 Thessalonians (Program #3) – The Triune God Embodied in the Word to Produce a Holy Life for the Church Life (1)

The word of God is so marvelous, the more you discover its’ infinite riches and hidden treasures the more you realize that there is far more to see than we can ever possibly exhaust. Its’ structure, its’ order even the subtle ways in which several passages begin are full of meaning and significance.

For example consider a passage that you may have read hundreds of times and never really stop to consider. Paul begins his letter to the Church in Thessalonica not in a general way, but in way that it is unique from the way he open any of his letters to the other Churches.

“Paul and Silvanus,” he writes, I Thessolonians 1:1, “and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.”  Even in a simple greeting we just read we will see there is a lot of meaning here.

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14 Feb 2019 Genesis (Program #15)

Genesis (Program #15) – God’s Procedures to Fulfill His Purpose (2)

Witness Lee today is going to develop and discuss a profound thought that we see throughout the entire Bible and that is how God has created man as a vessel and with a human spirit in order to receive and contain Him.  It is interesting that God’s first action was not to teach him to worship or to serve Him, but rather to place him in front of the tree of life.

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