Archive for ◊ April, 2021 ◊

16 Apr 2021 2 Corinthians (Program #28)

2 Corinthians (Program #28) – The Ministry of the Spirit as the Life Supply, and of Righteousness as God’s Expression (1)

What is the ministry of the Spirit that is described in 2 Corinthians 3:8?   To best to understand this we need to consider some key verses from Romans Chapter 8.

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16 Apr 2021 Genesis (Program #41)

Genesis (Program #41) – Saved Through Water (2)

Today we conclude a message that we began in our last program from Genesis chapter 6 unveiling how Noah’s experience in the flood foreshadowed baptism.

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15 Apr 2021 2 Corinthians (Program #27)

2 Corinthians (Program #27) – The Ministry of the Spirit as the Life Supply, and of Righteousness as God’s Expression (2)

2 Corinthians 3:9 says
9: “the ministry of righteousness abounds with glory.

5: 21 says “Him who did not know sin He made sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Today’s life study of 2 Corinthians is going to give the unique definition of righteousness that many people especially Christians had never heard.

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15 Apr 2021 Genesis (Program #40)

Genesis (Program #40) – Saved Through Water (1)

Today we are coming to a message entitled “Saved Through Water”.   In previous message Witness Lee pointed out that the ark which Noah built was type of salvation.  Not only to be saved from God’s judgement but also to be saved from a crooked, perverse and evil generation.  That was the situation in Noah’s day.  Through this, the Bible shows us that we also need to be saved not only from God’s judgment but also from our present crooked, perverse and evil age.  The message we will hear today is the one that shows us how, not only the ark but there is another matter that enters into the salvation.

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14 Apr 2021 2 Corinthians (Program #26)

2 Corinthians (Program #26) – The Ministry of the Spirit as the Life Supply, and of Righteousness as God’s Expression (1)

The Old Testament had one unique ministry beginning with Moses and his receiving and delivering to the children of Israel the law or commandments. The ministry of the law commands and continues until the coming of Christ. But the coming of Christ usher in another ministry, the ministry of the New Covenant. Actually these two are the only ministries spoken of in the Bible.

Acts chapter 1 makes it very clear that not withstanding the current situation, there is a reality of only one ministry. Listen to verse 17 and 25 of Acts chapter 1,

17 “For he was numbered among us and was allotted his portion of this ministry.
25 “To take the place of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.”

The ministry of the New Covenant is a very great matter that we dare not take lightly, neither should we take it into our own hand to try to put it into practice.

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14 Apr 2021 Genesis (Program #39)

Genesis (Program #39) – The Way of Salvation from Man’s Third Fall (3)

Today’s life study continues Genesis chapter 6 with Noah’s ark and the way of salvation from the third fall of man.

The first, as we know is in chapter 3, where man fell away from God by eating of  the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and thereby taking into him, the life and nature of Satan.  This is what is called the fall of man.  But the fall progresses in chapter 4 with Cain.  God had instituted a way of salvation which was practiced by Abel who obeyed and carried out the teaching of his parents concerning this way.  Cain however, exercising his opinion, invented his own religion, his sacrifice or offering was rejected by God  and man fell further away from God’s way of salvation into a godless civilization.  The third fall of man is described in Genesis  6, by this time man had become flesh.  The thoughts or the imaginations or purposes of his heart were evil and to make matter even worst, the sons of God, a phrase that refers to rebellious angels came into the daughters of man and through illicit, illegal marriage, polluted the human race creating a situation that cry out for God’s righteous judgement.

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13 Apr 2021 2 Corinthians (Program #25)

2 Corinthians (Program #25) – The Essence of the New Covenant Ministry (2)

It’s always interesting and most often enlightening when we compare what’s become the common practice in the realm of Christian work to the Bible itself. It’s natural to take many things for granted, simply because it has become common or ordinary. But one of the things that we try to do on this program is to challenge the common and ordinary thought and to check ourselves and our concepts with the Bible.

For example today it’s quite common to speak of the varies ministries. In fact we all become comfortable with this or that Christian worker speaking about his or her ministry. But if you check carefully in the pages of the New Testament this thought is just not present.

Yes, there is such a thing as ministry but it is called the ministry or this ministry and only once in the entire New Testament do we find the term ministries. So what is this ministry and in what sense does the Bible refer to the plural term ministries?

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13 Apr 2021 Genesis (Program #38)
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Genesis (Program #38) – The Life and Work that Changed the Age (2)

Witness Lee introduces us today to a very deep thought.  And that is although Noah could have been contend with his godly and righteous life, God Himself was not satisfied…

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12 Apr 2021 2 Corinthians (Program #24)

2 Corinthians (Program #24) – The Essence of the New Covenant Ministry (1)

The apostle Paul’s writings in the New Testament are rich with the use of metaphors. He frequently used metaphors to help convey the deep and profound meaning of the highest spiritual truths contain in scriptures.

Two such metaphors are found in 2 Corinthians chapter 3. In this chapter we, the believers are first liken to letters, letters of Christ been written or inscribed by the apostles with the Holy Spirit as the ink. How about that?

Later in chapter 3 we become mirrors that both behold and reflect the glory of the Lord. Metaphors like these inspired by the Spirit Himself do help unlock the unsearchable riches of Christ both in our experience and in the working out of God’s great plan, a full salvation.

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12 Apr 2021 Genesis (Program #37)

Genesis (Program #37) – The Life and Work that Changed the Age (1)

Today we begin the topic “The Life and Work that Changed the Age”.  To begin, Witness Lee notes the disparity between man’s condition in Genesis 1 and Genesis 6 in relationship to God’s eternal economy.   What is the meaning of “God’s eternal economy?”…

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