Archive for ◊ March, 2021 ◊

31 Mar 2021 2 Corinthians (Program #12)

2 Corinthians (Program #12) – The Ministers of the New Covenant (5)

Let me give you three important spiritual terms from the New Testament.

1. Regeneration
2. Transformation
3. Transfiguration

I selected these because many believers confuse them or perhaps think that they are synonymous or interchangeable. But actually while they all refer to various steps in the process of God’s full salvation, they certainly are not interchangeable, in fact they apply to the three distinct parts of our being. Our spirit, our soul and our body.

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31 Mar 2021 Genesis (Program #25)

Genesis (Program #25) – The Serpent, the Woman, and the Seed of the Woman (1)

Today we come to the first part of a two-part message, continuing with Genesis 3:15.  This is a really profound portion that we are going to be looking at today with the first proclamation of the gospel in the entire Bible.

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30 Mar 2021 2 Corinthians (Program #11)

2 Corinthians (Program #11) – The Ministers of the New Covenant (4)

2 Corinthians makes a marvelous contribution to the New Testament because it describes so vividly the experience of Christ not from a doctrinal prospective but from the details of how the apostle Paul and his co-workers gain Christ experientially.

In fact chapters three and four may be the top chapters in the whole Bible in the experience of Christ. especially as this experience relates to how the genuine ministers of the New Covenant are produced. What we see in these chapters is that what these ministers preach, teach and minister is not based on what they have heard, studied or learned but upon what they themselves had been constituted with.

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30 Mar 2021 Genesis (Program #24)

Genesis (Program #24) – God’s Dealing with Man’s First Fall (1)

Today Witness Lee is going to develop and expound more on Genesis 3:9-15.

What these verses talk about is what happened to Adam and Eve after they fell and partook of the wrong tree and the element of Satan which is sin, entered into their being.  This passage of Scriptures started off by God asking Adam “where are you?”

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29 Mar 2021 2 Corinthians (Program #10)

2 Corinthians (Program #10) – The Ministers of the New Covenant (3)

The apostle Paul speaking about himself prior to his salvation refer to himself as the chiefest of sinners or the foremost of sinners, yet this one who had been the great persecutor of the church eventually becomes the chiefest among the apostles.

How did God accomplish such a reconstitution of Paul?  Was it His miraculous work transforming him in an instant? Or was it the constituting work of the Spirit over many years?

2 Corinthians chapter 4 is the key chapter in providing answers to this profound question.

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29 Mar 2021 Genesis (Program #23)

Genesis (Program #23) – The First Fall of Man

Today we come to the first fall of man in Genesis chapter three.

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28 Mar 2021 Genesis (Program #22)

Genesis (Program #22) – To Work God into Man as Life

Today we are going to come to the final portion of chapter two and the first marriage in the Bible.

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28 Mar 2021 2 Corinthians (Program #9)

2 Corinthians (Program #9) – The Ministers of the New Covenant (2)

What should be the important criteria or qualities to be a genuine and proper minister of the gospel of the New Testament? We all might have our own ideas and thoughts about what are the most important qualities. But the Bible devotes several chapters to the subject in the book of 2 Corinthians and it’s there that we see several items that we likely would never have even considered.

First, the ministers must be those that are constituted with the life giving and transforming Spirit as chapter 3. This means that they are full of Christ and therefore able to minister this very Christ into people.

Second, as we will see today in chapter 4. They are those who conduct themselves in such a way that the glory of the gospel of Christ might shine through them and out from within them. In other words, their goal should not be just to preach the gospel, but to allow the gospel in its glory to be shined out through them for other to see. Oh, how we Christians today need such healthy, heavenly ministers.

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27 Mar 2021 2 Corinthians (Program #8)

2 Corinthians (Program #8) – The Ministers of the New Covenant (1)

All believers have their favorite verses, verses that just seem to minister particularly to us in our situation. But one verse that deserves to be on every list is 2 Corinthians 3:18, listen to the apostle Paul in this marvelous verse,

18 “But we all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit.

Why is this verse so particularly important? Because it brings us face to face with the Lord Jesus in an intimate and personal way. But also in a way where by we are infused, transfused even transformed by Christ Himself as the very life giving Spirit.

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27 Mar 2021 Genesis (Program #21)

Genesis (Program #21) – The Line of Knowledge Throughout the Scriptures

Today’s life study message of Genesis is going to trace the line of the tree of knowledge through the Bible.

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