19 Sep 2017 Luke (Program #57)

Luke (Program #57) – Jubilee (3)

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.

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19 Sep 2017 Exodus (Program #108)

Exodus (Program #108) – The Altar of Burnt Offering (5)

The record of the Passover given in Exodus gives us a detail account of Christ’s redeeming death.  But another picture in Exodus also touches redemption and that picture is the altar of the burnt offering in the tabernacle.   These Old Testament pictures unveil redemption in its thorough and wonderful details.  To see redemption and to see the redeeming Christ in the picture of the altar will make a deep and lasting imprint upon any lover of Jesus.

We come today to our 5th program dealing with the altar of burnt offering that was in the Outer Court of the tabernacle.  It may seems to a lot of people, like this is too much time to spend on such an Old Testament item as the altar.  But what we’ve really been spending our time on is the redeeming Christ.  How is the altar a clear type of redemption and the redeemer?

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18 Sep 2017 Luke (Program #56)

Luke (Program #56) – Jubilee (2 & 4)

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.”

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18 Sep 2017 Exodus (Program #107)

Exodus (Program #107) – The Altar of Burnt Offering (4)

The first item that a person encountered when entering the outer court of the tabernacle in the Old Testament was the altar of burnt offering.  It was here that he brought an offer, his offering to Jehovah on account of his own sins and trespasses.  Bible teachers have long realized that this picture of the altar points to the very cross of Jesus Christ, where Christ offer Himself up to God for the sins of the people.  But within the altar was a grate, a bronze where the fire was burn, where the offering was actually consumed.  What does this grate represent and how about the four bronze rings on the corners of the grate?  If the altar is a clear type, so are these inner components, a much more mysterious type of Christ’s redemption.

Today we want to come back to this matter dealing with the altar and particularly this bronze grate that was the inner component of the altar.

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17 Sep 2017 Luke (Program #55)

Luke (Program #55) – Jubilee (1)

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.

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17 Sep 2017 Exodus (Program #106)

Exodus (Program #106) – The Altar of Burnt Offering (3)

Just like the law of life produces peaches, what doe the law of the divine life produce?  The law of the divine life produces the sons of God.

Perhaps no richer picture of the reality of the Christian life is present in Scripture than the type of the tabernacle.  This Old Testament structure reveals untold insights into the reality of our experience of Christ.

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16 Sep 2017 Luke (Program #54)

Luke (Program #54) – The Reproduction of the God-Man (1 & 2)

The New Testament tells us that who so ever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. But what kind of salvation is it and what is the goal of that salvation?  We hope you would stay tune because that is what we are going to talk about in today’s life study program.

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16 Sep 2017 Exodus (Program #105)

Exodus (Program #105) – The Altar of Burnt Offering (2)

Of all the items associated with the tabernacle in the Old Testament, the altar is the most easily identified with its New Testament counterpart, where the altar is a clear type of the cross of Jesus Christ.  It was here the offerings for God’s people to satisfy His righteous demands were made.  Nearly all Bible teachers and most Christians understand this parallel.  But this picture is only the beginning of all that the altar represents.  The details shows much much more.  How we thank the Lord for the picture and the ministry that we have today to unveil the picture.

To most people, the altar may seem to be, may be the easiest to understand of all the items that we’ve looked at in the tabernacle.  It is a very clear picture of the cross.  Christians probably feel by enlarge that they have a reasonably good understanding of the cross.  But our listeners are going to be a little bit surprise today by some of the things they hear.

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15 Sep 2017 Luke (Program #53)

Luke (Program #53) – The Man-Savior’s God-man Living (1 & 2)

Here is an interesting point to ponder; in creating the entire universe, God took only six days, resting on the seventh. Yet when it came time to redeem and save man, He spent thirty-three and a half years, living a genuine human life before going to the cross.

Why would all that time needed for redemption and salvation? Could He just  miraculously appeared as a man and died the next day or next month to accomplish our redemption?   Well, the salvation that this Ones came to accomplish was more than just as a sacrifice to save us from our sins. This One had to live the life of the first God-Man in order to save us, not just to the heaven, but as the Bible says, save us to the uttermost.

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15 Sep 2017 Exodus (Program #104)

Exodus (Program #104) – The Altar of Burnt Offering (1)

The tabernacle of the Old Testament is a wonderful and vivid picture of God and His fellowship with man.  It was a structure with two ends; at one end was God Himself dwelling in the inner chamber, the Holy of Holies as it is called in the Bible.  AT the other end is the Outer Court, where even the common people can come and go.  As you enter into this tabernacle, the first thing you encounter is the altar of burnt offering.  It no doubt is meaningful that this first item confronting man as he approaches God is the altar.

This is a life study.  A life study really differs from a traditional or typical bible study.  These messages from Exodus probably demonstrates vividly as any that has been covered in these programs.  Today’s message dealing with the brass altar or the altar of burnt offering is particularly indicative of this principle.   Why is simply studying this matter academically and doctrinally not as relevant as looking at it in the way of life and according to our own experience?

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