Archive for ◊ August, 2016 ◊

31 Aug 2016 Hebrews (Program #41)

Hebrews (Program #41) – The New Covenant and the New Testament

Today we focus on the new covenant and the New Testament. One of the most remarkable revelations in the book of Hebrews.

Anyone familiar with the Bible knows that it is comprised of an Old and New Testament. But have we ever considered just what is a “testament” and how does it pertain to us?

Our message today is titled “The New Covenant and the New Testament”. Are these two terms synonyms? Testament and covenant even as these words are used in our translation of Hebrews are the same word in Greek. So, why do we translate the word “covenant” here and “testament” there? It’s because “covenant” and “testament” are to a certain extent synonymous but in a very significant way different.

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30 Aug 2016 Hebrews (Program #40)

Hebrews (Program #40) – The Experiences of Christ Portrayed by the Arrangement of the Furniture of the Tabernacle

Just like the law of life produces peaches, what does the law of the divine life produce? The law of the divine life produces the sons of God who by this law are made the same as God in life, nature, and expression but not in the Godhead.

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 of the reality of our experience of Christ. We will focus on it today on the life study of the Bible.

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29 Aug 2016 Hebrews (Program #39)

Hebrews (Program #39) – The Type of the Old Covenant and the Reality of the New Covenant

Today we will see that the Holy of Holies has been made open for every Christian to enter in, to know God’s presence and to hear His speaking.

Hebrews is a book of comparisons between the Old Testament and the New. The comparison of the Old Testament tabernacle with the real tabernacle today, the place of God’s presence and glory is our focus. Throughout Hebrews we are continually presented with items/features from the Old Testament and then shown them in their New Testament reality. Today, we’re going to see the tabernacle in such a light.

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28 Aug 2016 Hebrews (Program #38)

Hebrews (Program #38) – The Working of the Law of Life

We have to realize God has an eternal plan. This plan is all worked-out by setting up a model and this model was Jesus Christ.

Hebrews, a New Testament book, full of Old Testament types and shadows embodies the central theme of God’s New Testament revelation. That is, that He desires to produce many sons and bring them fully into glory according to the pattern of the first born son, Christ. We will explore this great topic of Scripture in today’s life-study of the Bible.

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27 Aug 2016 Hebrews (Program #37)

Hebrews (Program #37) – The Law of Life

God operates in our lives not so much according to what we feel He should be doing but according to the accomplishment of His own purpose.  For this He has given us a new covenant.

Today’s life study will remind many of our listeners of the life study of Romans that we recently completed.  These two books do overlap a lot, it seems, despite the complete different audience and how their truth are presented.

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26 Aug 2016 Hebrews (Program #36)

Hebrews (Program #36) – The New Covenant

Hallelujah for the new covenant! In the new covenant we’re just the happy inheritors. Our need is just to take, receive and enjoy.

Laws are a part of every aspect of life. We often think of laws as requirements that are outwardly placed on us, keeping us under an expectation to carry them out. But the Bible presents another kind of law to us, laws that God installs in us, full of the power of His divine life. These laws, the laws of the new covenant, are our focus today on the life study of the Bible.

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25 Aug 2016 Hebrews (Program #35)

Hebrews (Program #35) – A Heavenly Minister with a More Excellent Ministry

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has asked to have you all to sift you as wheat.  But I have made petition concerning you that your faith would not fail; and you, once you have turned again, establish your brothers.” (Luke 22:31-32)  Why didn’t Peter’s faith fail?  It’s because the Lord was praying for him.

Many portions of Scripture talk about salvation, and most of us as Christians feel that we understand this term well enough.  But do we really know what it is to be “saved to the uttermost,” as spoken of in Hebrews 7?  We will see this higher view of salvation in today’s life-study of the Bible.

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24 Aug 2016 Hebrews (Program #34)

Hebrews (Program #34) – The Indestructible Life

We should really open to the Lord and to the Word, and to this ministry, to learn more, appreciate more, and experience and enjoy more of Christ as our High Priest.  The New Testament book of Hebrews shows us a kingly and majestic view of Christ in His priesthood – offering, ministering, and saving.  These three functions of our heavenly High Priest will open up our heart and uplift our appreciation of God’s full salvation.

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23 Aug 2016 Hebrews (Program #33)

Hebrews (Program #33) – A Divine High Priest, Living and Able to Save

A priest forever after the order of Melchisedec means a lot and we will hear in this message today some of the deeper aspects of this meaning.  To most Christians, the priesthood of Christ is something we seldom, if ever, consider.  It sounds a bit lofty and spiritual to our natural ears to get very excited about.  But the view of Christ in Hebrews as our great High Priest is one that will stir our hearts and lift us up.

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22 Aug 2016 Hebrews (Program #32)

Hebrews (Program #32) – A Kingly High Priest, Perpetual and Great

To most people, the words soul and spirit are interchangeable, even to many Christians.  But Hebrews 4:12 tells us that not only are they not the same, but the word of God can divide them apart.  To miss this distinction is to miss one of the keys to experiencing Christ.  We will look at the human spirit on today’s life-study of the Bible.

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