Archive for ◊ December, 2018 ◊

15 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #38)

Philippians (Program #38) -The Riches of Christ Realized in the Bountiful Supply of the Spirit

Philippians 1:21 says “For to me to live is Christ.”  What does the apostle mean when he says “for me to live is Christ”?  And how do we actually live Christ?

The subject today is “to live Christ”.   We have been on this verses for a number of programs now from Philippians 1:21.  It is important for us to see the basis by which Paul made such a comment and the basis is our relationship to God. Of course every one knows and realizes in listening to this program that God is our creator and that also He is our redeemer but Paul was focusing on something even more organic.

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15 Dec 2018 Daniel (Program #12)

Daniel (Program #12) – God’s Economy in the Book of Daniel

Though the book of Daniel in the Old Testament is a short book.  It has many points with  many events and many persons each with their own spiritual lesson and significance. But we should always be mindful that the real focus of this book as it is in every book of the Bible is Christ.  And in Daniel specifically the Christ of God’s economy. To bring us all into this view of Daniel and of Christ is the goal of this ministry. Because it truly is a view that can not only change or deepen our understanding of the Bible, it can affect our whole life as well as a believer.

The very first message in the life-study of Daniel shows us that this book gives us 5 main points concerning Christ.  This is somewhat a review program today of this 5 items in the book of Daniel.

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14 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #37)

Philippians (Program #37) -The Rich Word, the Bountiful Supply, and Unceasing Prayer for Living Christ

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God.”  Colossians 3:16.  We have another life study today revealing the secret of connecting the Word, the bountiful supply of the Spirit and unceasing prayer for the purpose of living Christ.

We come to the critical matter of just how to take this processed Triune God that we’ve been hearing about in recent programs into our being as food.  Many of us have thought that this means to just memorize Bible verses and recite them, may be we have a box full of verses that sits on our dinner table and we practice that. This is a good practice that we don’t put it down. But there is more to this then just memorizing verses.

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14 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #36)

Philippians (Program #36) -The Riches of the Bountiful Supply of the Spirit Embodied in the Word

The religious world always seeks to do a big outward work but God wants to do an inward work, to come into man to be his life and everything. And He does this through the bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ that is embodied in the Word. Today pointing us once again to the indwelling Christ and how we can practically live by Him and overcome so many things in our lives.

It’s good to come back to the inward working of the Triune God. Truly God wants to enter into us and He wants to live in us and He wants to express through us.

This wonderful person of Christ wants to indwelt us and work within us to accomplish His purpose. And we are going to hear the striking word: the basic thought of the whole Bible is that God as the Triune God wants to work Himself into man. If we were to ask a thousand people on the street of what is the basic thought of the whole Bible, how many would have any answer at all?

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14 Dec 2018 Daniel (Program #11)

Daniel (Program #11) – The Visions of the Overcoming Daniel (3)

After a victorious testimony of overcoming in the first six chapters of the book of Daniel. God came in to show Daniel vision after vision concerning the world situation.  Why did God showed Daniel all these visions recorded in chapter 7 through 12?  In our life-study today of chapter 8 of Daniel, we will be addressing this question.

Throughout the ages, Israel has suffered a great deal because of the fighting between the three great empires seen in the vision in Daniel 2.  The Medo-Persians empire, the Grecian empire and the Roman empire.  Of all these, the center of their fighting is Israel.  Israel has been through the ages of battleground and due to this fighting it been difficult at times for Israel God’s elect to be something truly according to His eternal economy.  In our program today, we will see the vision Daniel saw in chapter 8.  A vision concerning a ram and a male goat with its successor.

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13 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #35)

Philippians (Program #35) – Living Christ by Receiving the Word Through the Spirit

Do you ever wonder how the Christian life can be more practical to you or how you can experience the rich Christ that you heard spoken of.

We are touching the things that are most burdened with. To review some of the key verses and in this comparison we have been looking at the two verses, Philippians 1:19-20 “For I know that for me this will turn out to salvation through your petition and the bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I will be put to shame, but with all boldness, as always, even now Christ will be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death.” And the comparison we are going to see 2:12 and16.  Verse 12 “So then, my beloved, even as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only but now much rather in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; and verse 16, “Holding forth the word of life, so that I may have a boast in the day of Christ that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.”

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13 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #34)

Philippians (Program #34) – To Live Christ by the Spirit

If you were asked what’s the goal of the Christian life, how would you respond? How would most people respond?  A likely answer might be the goal of the Christian life is to go to heaven. This might be the most frequent answer to this question. But it is not an answer that the Bible supports. Philippians gives us some help in answering this question. Paul says, “For me to live is Christ.”  We will explore this marvelous quotation from Philippians chapter 1.

Paul’s intense focus on Christ. Paul did not speak of going to heaven, he spoke of living Christ…

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13 Dec 2018 Daniel (Program #10)

Daniel (Program #10) – The Visions of the Overcoming Daniel (2)

“The Ancient of Days sits upon His throne.” This is a word from Daniel.  Today we want to consider further the visions of Daniel in chapter 7 concerning the four beasts out of the Mediterranean sea.  We have previously seen that these four beast are dreadful and terrible doing whatever they desire as if there was no God in the universe.  However these chapter reveals that the Ancient of Days is still on the throne.

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12 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #33)

Philippians (Program #33) – The Bountiful Supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ for Magnifying Christ

In Genesis the first book in the Bible, the Spirit is simply called the Spirit of God.  By the time we come to the gospel this Spirit has become the Holy Spirit.  And in the Epistles the Spirit of Jesus Christ.  Would the Bible used such term lightly or without significance?  One thing we can say about the Bible, it is no way light or insignificant. This Spirit of Jesus Christ as Paul refers to it in Philippians becomes the bountiful supply of our daily even moment by moment salvation. Please do not miss today’s critically important life study of the Bible.

This message is really marvelous, I believe it can be instrumental in helping countless believers in their daily walk with the Lord. If we could really grasp what Paul was saying in these few verses in Philippians chapter 1, and we could apply them to our daily life.  I believe it will revolutionized our Christian experience. more…

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12 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #32)

Philippians (Program #32) – Grace, Salvation, the Spirit and Christ

Is grace just something you call amazing when you sing that famous song? Or do you experience grace to the extent that you called it my grace as apostle Paul did in Philippians 1:7.   Do you know really know what it means to magnify Christ in your daily life as Paul did in Philippians 1:20?   Or is Christ just a doctrine to you that never make it out of your Sunday morning service?   We hope you all are experiencing the marvelous, personal, saving Christ day by day in an intimate way, if you are, you will really enjoy today’s program because it is very much on this experiential side. If you are not we also like you to stay tune to be attracted to the deeper experience of Christ.

Four words that we want to look at today in Philippians 1, and these 4 words that Paul used in a very experiential way. These words particularly: grace, salvation, the Spirit and Christ.  Each of them points to a deeper experience and enjoyment of Christ.

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