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20 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #49)

Philippians (Program #49) -To be Found in Christ in the Righteousness of God Through the Faith of Christ

Philippians 3:9 says “And be found in Him, not having my own righteousness which is out of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is out of God and based on faith.”  According to this verse, Paul’s own righteousness was intimately related to the law but if we are to be found in Christ we must fulfill the condition of not having our own righteousness which is of the law but a righteousness which is not our own that which is through the faith of Christ the righteousness which is of God based on faith.

A mysterious and deep matter in the book of Philippians and glad to have this opportunity to fellowship about it so that our listeners are to be very clear about what it means to be found in Christ.

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20 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #48)

Philippians (Program #48) -The Sacrifice of Your Faith

What is faith?  Is it just to believe?  Why do some have it and some do not? Does the Bible gives us any direction of how to obtain more faith?   Well the question concerning faith are virtually endless. Of course the Bible does have much to say about faith, yet in many ways it remains mysterious. One of the most mysterious references to faith is found in Philippians 2 where Paul talks about the sacrifice and service of your faith. We want to get into the extraordinary expression today concerning the faith of the believers on this life study from the book of Philippians.

In the book of Philippians the apostle Paul used several remarkable or extraordinary expressions really and they are not found any where else in the New Testament not even in his other writing in his Epistles. We spent quite a bit of time on at least two of them in previous programs and those are the bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. The second one would be the holding forth of Word of life.  By now every one who’s been listening to these programs has to be fully impressed with these two expressions.

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19 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #47)

Philippians (Program #47) – The Divine and Rich Provision for Our Constant Salvation

A commonly heard phrase in society today is supply and demand.  Many situations in the world fall into this category. Well, there is also this aspect to our Christian life.  It is very important for us to enjoy constantly the Lord’s supply to meet the daily demand that we face in our lives.  That’s our topic today in the life study entitled “The Divine and Rich Provision for Our Constant Salvation”

We are going to cover 5 specific divine and rich provisions today.  We pray that the Lord would bring us all, including our listeners into a practical experience of this constantly salvation we’ve been hearing about. more…

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19 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #46)

Philippians (Program #46) -The Constant Salvation in Our Practical life

One absolute of been a Christian is to know, of course that you are saved. The gospel of Jesus Christ leads people to salvation, this is certain.  Now as the believer ask yourself this question “do you enjoy been saved or do you enjoy and experience the reality of salvation every day?”   There is a tremendous different between these two. We want to touch this distinction as the Bible touches it.

We want to have a thorough fellowship concerning a matter that we have to admit that is just neglected often by a superficial reading of the Bible and this is the dimension or the aspect of salvation that Paul talks about first in Philippians 1 then in 2.

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18 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #45)

Philippians (Program #45) -The Word of Life Being Identical to Living Christ

What is the secret of strong faith in Christ?  Well, today we will look back at the experience of some fathers in the faith to learn helpful lessons from them that would hopefully save us a lot of time and trouble.

It’s good to look back at some of our predecessors in the faith and to see how they learn to receive God’s word through prayer.

We’ve been talking a lot about the relationship between the Word and the Spirit and how these two should never be separated.  When we come to the Bible we need prayer and we also need to add the words of the Bible itself to our prayer.

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18 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #44)

Philippians (Program #44) -The Word of God Being the Embodiment of the Living God

The Bible reveals God’s doing, His deed and His activities included among these are His creation of the universe and all things in it. But also many spiritual accomplishments such as incarnation, crucifixion and ascension are part of His doing.  But the Bible also reveals God’s speaking, a speaking that equals perhaps even surpasses the great and mighty deeds of our wonderful divine and eternal Father. Another wonderful and marvelous life study awaits us.

We want to explore more aspects of the experience of Christ and the practicality and constancy of God’s salvation reveals in this book.  On the one hand this book is so profound. on the other hand it’s practical and experiential, an immediate in daily way if we can get beyond some natural limiting concepts and explore in the light of the Word, the riches of the divine revelation.

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17 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #43)

Philippians (Program #43) -Christ, Salvation, the Word of God and Life

Does God only want to save us from perdition? Or does He also want to save us moment by moment and day by day?  Salvation from eternal perdition is wonderful. But after we are saved eternally we need a daily practical salvation.  Stay with us for some practical fellowship today to help us in our Christian walk every day.

We are going to focus on the pattern that Christ set up for us and is described in Philippians by the apostle Paul.  more…

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17 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #42)

Philippians (Program #42) -Doing Everything in the Name of the Lord by Being Saturated with His Riches

What did the apostle mean when he said “I am able to do all things in Him Who empowers me” in Philippians 4:13.  Wouldn’t you like to know the secret?

Despite what it says in the Bible, we have a different way that we tend to hear it.  We like to hear it “I am able to do all things through Him”, but this says “I am able to do all things IN Him, who empowers me.”  The apostle Paul uses  similar phrase in Colossians 3:17 “whatever you do in word or in deed, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus.”  What we are going to explore what it means to be in His name, what it means to be in Him and to be in the name of the Lord Jesus.

This matter been in the Lord’s name, praying in His name, doing things in His name is greatly misunderstood. This message, this fellowship would unload us of some concepts that really hinder us in our experience with the Lord just from our misunderstanding of this phrase “in His name” or “in Him”.

We were thinking that in such a verse where God is really promising there to do something outside of us somehow to make us strong enough that we are able to do the things that we are trying to do.  But it is very different as what we are going to see today.  It’s not just tagging His name onto something, but it’s really been one with Him.

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16 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #41)

Philippians (Program #41) -Christ Making His Home in Us By His Word Inhabiting Us

What is God’s will for our life?  That is a big question. But even more down to earth is how can we practically participate in this will?   We have a marvelous life study prepared for us today, that God’s enemy, Satan does not want any of us to hear.  So we ask you to stand with us and with the Lord.

We all need to hear a word like this because it is so practical and so helpful to us in our Christian life. We are going to put several pieces of a puzzle together today that will form a picture that would be remarkable by any listener judgment today. The puzzle pieces are in the form of  a few different portions from the New testament.  The picture that this displays is the unveiling of God’s heart and purpose for us in our relationship with Him.  more…

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16 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #40)

Philippians (Program #40) -To Participate and Enjoy the Riches of Christ by Receiving the Word of God

In a well-known verse in the book of Colossians the apostle Paul says “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.”  How does the word dwell in us?  In 3:16 Paul gives a secret, but not many Christians today enjoy this secret practically in their daily living. So we are devoting today’s program from the life study of the Bible to help all of our listeners and ourselves included into this secret.

We are talking about “how to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly in all wisdom, with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.”   The subject comes from the book of Philippians as we are studying about the Spirit living in us and Christ living in us and then from that to fill out the very experiential view of Christ in Philippians Brother Lee came to Colossians concerning the Word dwelling in us.  Where he makes the link that for the practical way for the Spirit to dwell in us is for the Word to dwell in us. So these two things together are really two aspects of one way or one means for us to experience Christ and to let Christ lives in us.

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