Archive for ◊ November, 2016 ◊

30 Nov 2016 1 John (Program #13)

1 John (Program #13) – The Divine Light and the Divine Truth (6)

1 John 2:2 says that Christ “.. Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for those of the whole world. ”  However this propitiation is conditional upon our receiving it by believing in the Lord. Otherwise everyone in the world will be saved.

We are going to talk about the conditions of the divine fellowship today.

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29 Nov 2016 1 John (Program #12)

1 John (Program #12) – The Divine Light and the Divine Truth (5)

The aged apostle who wrote one of the last books of the New Testament surely knew the trouble Christians have in their experience of dealing with sins. And that’s why the apostle John wrote in his first epistle in 2:1 “My little children, these things I write to you that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous;

We have an outstanding life study radio program today focusing on Christ’s wonderful care for us.  If you are interested in how to deal with sin and sins after becoming a Christian, you will want to stay with us for the next half hour, as we dig into the experience of apostle John’s word to us, believers.

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28 Nov 2016 1 John (Program #11)

1 John (Program #11) – The Divine Light and the Divine Truth (4)

The apostle John says in 1 John 1:8-9 “If we say that we do not have sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

The apostle’s word shows that Christians still have a sinful nature and that there is a way to deal with the sins in the life of a Christian.

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27 Nov 2016 1 John (Program #10)

1 John (Program #10) – The Divine Light and the Divine Truth (2)

1 John 1:6 says, “If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and are not practicing the truth;

What is truth?  John 4:23-24 says “But an hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truthfulness, for the Father also seeks such to worship Him.  God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness.”  So, truth or truthfulness is very related to our worship of God.

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26 Nov 2016 1 John (Program #9)

1 John (Program #9) – The Divine Light and the Divine Truth (1)

What is truth? The word “truth” is used a lot in educational circle and in our society today. But the meaning in the New Testament is much deeper and more significant than the common usage that we are used to.

Stay with us today for the life study from 1 John, as we look at the deeper meaning of the word “truth” in the New Testament.

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25 Nov 2016 1 John (Program #8)

1 John (Program #8) – Conditions of the Divine Fellowship (3)

1 John 1:7 says, “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from every sin.

The apostle John made the Christian life very practical in his first epistle when he talked about the conditions of the divine fellowship and today we are continuing to discus the first condition which is that of confessing sins.

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24 Nov 2016 1 John (Program #7)

1 John (Program #7) – Conditions of the Divine Fellowship (2)

As believers in Christ, our relationship with God is unbreakable but our fellowship with Him can be broken. Our relationship as children of God is unconditional and has been settle once and for all. However our fellowship with God is conditional and may fluctuate.

We are going to pursue further the first of the two main conditions for our fellowship with God.

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23 Nov 2016 1 John (Program #6)

1 John (Program #6) – Conditions of the Divine Fellowship (1)

All genuinely blood washed, Spirit regenerated believers in Christ have become children of God and we can never break this marvelous relationship in life with our Savior God.

Yet in our experience we all know that our fellowship with God can be broken. Unfortunately this happens to us all too frequently and we miss the fellowship with the Lord that we love. So, the apostle John helped us in a practical way in his first epistle to deal with this.

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22 Nov 2016 1 John (Program #5)

1 John (Program #5) – The Fellowship of the Divine Life

We all should realize by now that John the apostle had a particular emphasis in all of his writings.  That emphasis was that what God desires for men above all else  is that men would receive Him as life.  “I have come that they may have life”, he writes in his gospel and “he that has the Son has the life“, he says in his epistle.  But we should also realize that this divine, eternal, uncreated life has an issue or an outflow, which John calls “the fellowship of life”.  If we want to know Him as life and experience the greatest of all divine gifts, we should pay our full attention to the “fellowship” or “flow of life” from the One who is life.

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21 Nov 2016 1 John (Program #4)

1 John (Program #4) – The Divine Life (2)

In all of the writings of the apostle John we see a continual emphasis on the divine life.  One of the aspects of the divine life that John stresses again and again is that it is eternal, even calling it the eternal life.  Many readers of the Bible and even many translators of the Bible equate the term “eternal life” with everlasting life.  Though this thought is not altogether wrong, it is incomplete at best and it can lead us to a shallow realization of all that we received in Christ at the moment of our salvation.  The eternal life is our subject today as we continue our life study in the book of 1 John.

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