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14 Aug 2020 Acts (Program #8)

Acts (Program #8) – The Propagation in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria through the Ministry of Peter’s Company (3)

The day of Pentecost, chronicled in Acts chapter 2, has held a fascination for believers since the first century. So many significant items in the history of the church are traced to that period of time. Today, we examine one of the most difficult of those items, the manifestation of the gift of tongues. Stay with us for this insightful unveiling of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on today’s life study of the Bible.

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14 Aug 2020 Proverbs (Program #4)

Proverbs (Program #4) – The Detailed Precepts for Man To Live a Proper Human Life (2)

The book of Proverbs contains gem after gem of detailed precepts concerning how to live a proper human life. Many proverbs touch similar topics – consider these few gems that touch the benefit of learning to restrain one’s speech. First in Proverbs 10:19 “When there are many words transgression does not cease, But he who restrains his lips is prudent.” And this one from Proverbs 13:3 “He who guards his mouth keeps his soul, But he who opens wide his lips will have destruction.” And Proverbs 14:23 “In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.” These nuggets gleaned from Proverbs all concern the same subject. In this case related to our loose talk. Being able to consider the Proverbs topically arranged in this way, gives a strong and lasting impression. And we are devoting three special programs to present this marvelous aid for our own study and appreciation of the book of Proverbs.

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13 Aug 2020 Acts (Program #7)

Acts (Program #7) – The Propagation in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria through the Ministry of Peter’s Company (2)

Acts chapter 2 verses 1 and 2 says,  “And as the day of Pentecost was being fulfilled, they were all together in the same place. And suddenly there was a sound out of heaven, as of a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.”  One of the pivotal events in the history of God’s move on earth occurred on the day of Pentecost. The believers were filled with the Spirit, and the Church, as the body of Christ, was ushered in powerfully.

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13 Aug 2020 Proverbs (Program #3)

Proverbs (Program #3) – The Detailed Precepts for Man To Live a Proper Human Life (1)

Whenever we come to God’s word, whether to a deeply spiritual book such as Ephesians or to a book with easy to understand, ethical and moral precepts such as Proverbs, the kind of person that we are will have much to do with what we take away from our reading of the Bible. In fact, the Bible itself tells us that the words of Scripture can be spirit and life to us as we see in John 6, “The words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life”. But the same New Testament also provides a strong word of caution in 2 Corinthians 3, “Who has made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant, ministers not of the letter but of the Spirit, for the letter kills but the Spirit gives life”. Spirit and life or dead letter, the Bible can be either. And the determining factor as to which we will experience has everything to do with us and how we approach this word of God.

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12 Aug 2020 Acts (Program #6)

Acts (Program #6) – The Propagation in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria through the Ministry of Peter’s Company (1)

The book of Acts is well known for many miraculous things, particularly those associated with the outpouring of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, like speaking in tongues. But, are those really the focus or subject of this marvelous book linking the four Gospels with the great Epistles. Stay with us today as we being a lengthy unfolding of the subject of the book of Acts, the propagation of the resurrected and ascended Christ.

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12 Aug 2020 Proverbs (Program #2)

Proverbs (Program #2) – The Principles for Man to Live a Proper Human Life

Many people love the book of Proverbs because the truth conveyed in these short, easy to understand, poetic utterances matches their ethical approach to the Bible and the Christian life itself.  Fearing God is a good example. There are numerous passages in Proverbs that extol the benefit of fearing God. The question is not then, “Should we fear God?” Of course we should and even we must. But we fear God not simply out of duty or instruction but because our reverence to Him issues in a deeper and more genuine experience and love for Him. The difference may seem subtle but in actuality, the difference is profound and life-changing.

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11 Aug 2020 Acts (Program #5)

Acts (Program #5) – Introduction and the Preparation

The gospel of Luke ends with the marvelous scene of the ascension of Christ. Luke’s other contribute to the New Testament, the book of Acts, begins with the same scene. The book of Acts stands as an encouraging continuation of the ministry of Christ following His resurrection and ascension. Stay with us today for a tremendous life study of the Bible.

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11 Aug 2020 Proverbs (Program #1)

Proverbs (Program #1) – An Introductory Word

It’s probably safe to say that the book of Proverbs would be a favorite of a large percentage of Bible readers in all cultures. Written primarily by the legendary King Solomon, the possessor of great wisdom, it’s a book that’s easy to read and to study and to admire the marvelous examples of human wisdom and godly principles that are the main contents of this book. But while it is a book that may help us to live a better life to improve our character, and even to learn the valuable principles that reflect various aspects and attributes of God, there is also a profound danger with such a book. And that danger is that it can be a book that we can apply by our own strength and our own individual pursuit of human perfection. Why is that a danger, you ask? The answer to that can only be found by studying not only the Old Testament books such as Proverbs and Job but studying the entire Bible itself and being brought into the divine revelation. And that divine revelation shows us in that in God’s ultimate economy, wisdom like everything else, becomes the very Person of Christ Himself.

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10 Aug 2020 Acts (Program #4)

Acts (Program #4) – Introduction and the Preparation

In the gospel of John, we are told that in order to see the kingdom of God, we need to be born again. In other words, we need another life. The natural human life is just not capable of comprehending the kingdom of God. How about you? Do you really see the kingdom of God? Stay with us for an insightful unveiling of God’s kingdom on this life study of the Bible.

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10 Aug 2020 Psalms (Program #42)

Psalms (Program #42) – The Consummate Praise

Over the course of his nearly 70 years of ministry, Witness Lee conducted three in depth studies of the book of Psalms. His first study took place in 1954, he came back to the book again in 1969, and his final study, this life study, that he gave near the end of his life, in 1993. Although all three studies bear similarity for certain each got progressively deeper and higher, unveiling more of God’s central line, His eternal economy. As we come to the final program in the life study of the Psalms, I thought it is appropriate to quote a short portion from his second study of the Psalms called “Christ and the Church revealed and typified in the Psalms” – more…

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