Archive for ◊ March, 2018 ◊

31 Mar 2018 Romans (Program #62)

Romans (Program #62) – The Dispensation of the Triune God According to His Righteousness, through His Holiness, and Unto His Glory

Today we’ve come to a message that’s has to do with the attributes of God, particularly His righteousness, His holiness and His glory.

The message of Romans is how God’s full salvation not only saves us from eternal perdition but bring us all the way into glorious expression. This is the Gospel of God in Romans.

A marvelous message looking at some of the attributes of God, three particularly and these involved us directly and those are His righteousness, His holiness and His glory. more…

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31 Mar 2018 1 & 2 Samuel (Program #2)

1 & 2 Samuel (Program #2) – An Introductory Word

To really understand the Bible you might think that it takes great intellect or years of training and Biblical education.  Well, this surely may be helpful, but according to the Bible itself  what is most needed is what the apostle Paul prayed for in his letter to the Ephesians chapter 1:17 “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him.”

What we need most is our spirit and our spirit becoming a spirit of wisdom and revelation. We need such a spirit to see what’s revealed in the two Old Testament books of 1 & 2 Samuel.  Samuel begins with the story of a godly woman praying desperately to Jehovah that He would give her a son.  and in this story we began to see again how God’s economy is the central focus of the entire Bible.

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30 Mar 2018 Romans (Program #61)

Romans (Program #61) – The Dispensation of the Triune God for the Fulfillment of His Purpose

Today we come to one of the treasures hidden in the depths of God’s word. God work to change or transform man fully into His image can only be accomplished through a process. This process is sometimes call God’s economy or God’s dispensation. What is it all about?

We use the word “dispensing” before on this program but we are really going to focus on it today. What the Biblical background for this word.  Does it ever appear directly in the New Testament?

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29 Mar 2018 Romans (Program #60)

Romans (Program #60) – The Practice of the Body Life

The testimony of Christ and the testimony of oneness is not a matter of eating and drinking, but it’s really a matter of taking Christ, taking care of Christ and enjoying Christ as the life-giving Spirit, who is our righteousness, who is our peace and who is our joy.

We are coming back again to the later chapters in Romans where we really see a marvelous display of the Body life with the Church life. Is a picture we are going to see today of the practical expression of the Church it was at the time of the Apostles really applicable to us today?

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28 Mar 2018 Romans (Program #59)

Romans (Program #59) – The Selection of Grace

Besides all the wonderful items included in God’s salvation such as sonship, destination, resurrection, justification, sanctification, transformation, confirmation and glorification we also need to say something of God’s selection.

We have a very helpful program today, dealing with the topic that’s often debated among believers and we are glad that you join us and hope you just stay with us.

This is one of those topics that often comes up among Christians. And there are historically different school of thoughts even theologies concerning this matter. What is the dispute of the issue at hand for those who may not be familiar with this topic of God’s election or selection?

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27 Mar 2018 Romans (Program #58)

Romans (Program #58) – Righteousness – The Power of the Gospel (2)

Today we come to the matter of righteousness as is related to being sons of God.  Righteousness is both the foundation and the way for us to carry out our sonship.

When we think of power related to the gospel, we usually think about God the Spirit moving in a supernatural way.  But Romans reveals that the power of the gospel is not God’s Spirit but God’s righteousness.  We will see this power on today’s life study.

We saw in the first portion yesterday that righteousness is the foundation of God’s throne and that He had to take care of His righteousness before He can even get to the point of offering us His love and His grace.

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26 Mar 2018 Romans (Program #57)

Romans (Program #57) – Righteousness – The Power of the Gospel (1)

Our God is righteous.  He is right, He is just, He is righteous in all of His acts.  In the redeeming death of Christ, the righteousness of God was not only manifested – it was satisfied.  And now this righteousness becomes the power of the gospel.

We are going to see in the next two days that God’s righteousness is the power of the gospel and the foudation of our salvation.  This is not a common thought to think of God’s righteousness as the power of the gospel …… what we need to see is not so much the power itself in this particular session; rather, we need to see the reason the gospel is so powerful –  powerful enough to be called “the power of God unto salvation”.  The reason for the power is that the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel of God.

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25 Mar 2018 Romans (Program #56)

Romans (Program #56) – Designation by the Mingled Spirit

What we need today is the practical way for us, the Christians, to contact the Lord. As we call upon the name of the Lord Jesus, we touch the Spirit, who is the realization and application of the Triune God.

We may study electricity as a science and learn all of the theoretical truths concerning it, but until we find the switch and turn it on in our own home, it has no application to us. This is a graphic illustration of the Christian life that we have been seeing in the marvelous book of Romans. We’re going to focus on the switch today on our Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee.

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24 Mar 2018 Romans (Program #55)

Romans (Program #55) – Designation by the Spirit of Holiness

Romans 10:12 says, “The same Lord is Lord of all, and rich to all who call upon Him.” Whenever we call upon the dear, sweet name of our Lord Jesus, He is the life-giving Spirit, applies all of His unsearchable riches to us, thus transforming us from sinners in the flesh to sons of God in the spirit for the Body of Christ.

In God’s plan of salvation, we begin as sinners. And upon our believing into Him, we experience His forgiveness. But God’s goal is not just to have forgiven sinners; His goal is to have sons. For sinners to become sons, we need the riches of God’s salvation applied to us, and that’s the focus of our Life-Study of the Bible today.

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23 Mar 2018 Romans (Program #54)

Romans (Program #54) – Designation by Resurrection

In Romans 1:9 Paul said he served God in the gospel of His Son.  We need to know that the gospel of the Son is the gospel that involves the designation of the many sons of God for the corporate expression of the Triune God in Christ.

Christ the eternal Son of God in the Godhead was designated the firstborn Son of God in His resurrection, paving the way for us to follow Him in this designation.  This is a mysterious but marvelous and very practical aspect of the gospel of God.

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