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13 Mar 2019 1 Timothy (Program #2)

1 Timothy (Program #2) – Faith and a Good Conscience Needed for the Keeping of the Faith

In 1 Timothy Chapter 1:18, The apostle Paul gives young Timothy a charge. A charge that he would war the good warfare.  This charge he writes, “I commit to you, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you might war the good warfare,

Many Bible readers and Bible lovers have no doubt been aspired by such hefty stuff. But do they really understand what it was that Paul would have Timothy so gallantly fight for and defend?

In reading passages like this in scripture. We need to take great care to get in the full context. In this case the key to understanding Paul’s charge to Timothy is the preceding 17 verses in Chapter 1. And those can be well summarized by verse 3, “Even as I exhorted you, …. that you might charge certain ones not to teach different things. Nor to give heed to myths and unending genealogies, which produce questionings rather than God’s economy, which is in faith.

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13 Mar 2019 Genesis (Program #42)

Genesis (Program #42) – Life in Resurrection (1)

Today in our life study we come to life in resurrection.   We saw in our last program Noah and his family were able to pass through the flood by virtue of the ark.

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12 Mar 2019 1 Timothy (Program #1)

1 Timothy (Program #1) – God’s Dispensation versus Differing Teachings

The book of 1 Timothy was written during a period of decline and even degradation in the Church. And interestingly the apostle Paul takes the opportunity to point out a clear distinction between the central focus of the New Testament and general, random Christians teachings.  And remarkably very few Bible readers have ever taken notice of these important verses. Listen to 1 Timothy Chapter 1:3-4 “.. I exhorted you, when I was going into Macedonia,” Paul writes to Timothy, “to remain in Ephesus in order that you might charge certain ones not to teach different things. Nor to give heed to myths and unending genealogies, which produce questionings rather than God’s economy, which is in faith.

What are these different teachings that are versus God’s economy?  We will explore this marvelous, broad and critically important topic in the coming days and weeks in this new life study of 1 & 2 Timothy.

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12 Mar 2019 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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11 Mar 2019 2 Thessalonians (Program #7)

2 Thessalonians (Program #7) -A Concluding Word

In both of his epistles to the new believers in the Church in Thessalonica, Paul the apostle speaks to them regarding the Lord’s second coming and the rapture of the Church. Then near the end of the second book, he warns these new believers to avoid associating with those who walk disorderly. What is this disorderly walk that Paul was talking about? And what does it has to do with his fellowship on the events associated with the Lord’s return?

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11 Mar 2019 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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10 Mar 2019 2 Thessalonians (Program #6)

2 Thessalonians (Program #6) – Chosen by God Unto Salvation in Sanctification of the Spirit (2)

For a Christian salvation has many facets, many aspects. One of the great mistakes we can make in our Christian life is to assume that sum total of our salvation is the forgiveness of sins and the promise of everlasting life.  Surely these are facets, important facets of God’s full salvation but there are far more to our salvation that we dare not neglect. This may had been on the apostle Paul’s heart when he wrote to the young believers in Thessalonica in his second epistle. In Chapter 2:13, he wrote “But we ought to thank God always concerning you, brothers beloved of the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.”  We have been chosen with a view toward salvation, a salvation that includes sanctification of the Spirit. Here, salvation can be liken to a long bridge. A bridge upon which we, the believers cross over bringing us out of this present evil age and into the realm of eternity.

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10 Mar 2019 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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09 Mar 2019 2 Thessalonians (Program #5)

2 Thessalonians (Program #5) – Chosen by God Unto Salvation in Sanctification of the Spirit (1)

After speaking of the Lord’s second coming and our being gathered to Him in some detail. The apostle Paul comes back to a word of further encouragement in 2 Thesssalonians chapter 2.  Surely it was in his heart to point the new believers in Thessalinica to God’s purpose in His selection of them with the goal of sanctifying them. His sweet word in verse 13 sets the tone for this loving word of encouragement. “But we ought to thank God always concerning you, brothers beloved of the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.”

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09 Mar 2019 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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