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20 Jun 2019 James (Program #2)

James (Program #2) – Practical Virtues of Christian Perfection (2)

Perhaps the most important contribution that the Epistle of James makes to the New Testament is in the area of practical Christian perfection. Some people may not understand the usage of the word “perfection” in this context. James actually uses it in verse 4 of chapter 1. Let me read beginning at verse 2 to give it its proper context, “Count it all joy, my brothers, whenever you fall into various trials, knowing that the proving of your faith works out endurance. And let endurance have its perfect work that you may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.” What is it to let endurance have its perfect work that we may be perfect?

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20 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #11)

Exodus (Program #11) – The Purpose of God’s Calling

The story of Moses is really the story of God’s calling.  Moses was surely called by God.  The account of this calling is both riveting and captivating.  How we admire a man like Moses so useful to God for His purpose.  But what about us?  Is God also calling us?  And if so, what is the purpose?  Stay with us today, and you might be surprised to find out that God is calling us and calling us for the very same purpose He called Moses.

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19 Jun 2019 James (Program #1)

James (Program #1) – Introduction and Practical Virtues of Christian Perfection (1)

One of last books to be added to the canon of the New Testament was the Epistle of James. Throughout the centuries, believers have had very different attitudes towards this book. Some believers treasure it to the uttermost, granting it a status of being among the very top books in the bible. Others, drawing a comparison between James and Proverbs, may feel that it would better fit in the Old Testament. While some have question whether it belongs in the Bible at all. Why would such a book give rise to these varied opinions? The message of the book is very clear and straightforward. The language is lovely even poetic in places. And the author had great creditability because scholars agreed that this was the James that was the Lord Jesus’ flesh brother and he was also the leading elder in the first church, the Church in Jerusalem.  We believe that the life study we begin today will give us a very solid answer to this intriguing question.

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19 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #10)

Exodus (Program #10) – The Complete View of God’s Call of Moses

God needs man to assist Him in His move.  This is a clear message of the Bible: God needs man.  For this God calls man.  God has called scores of men over the ages including all the great figures of the Bible, such as Abraham and King David and all the New Testament apostles.  But none of these experienced the complete calling that God gave to Moses.  It is this complete calling that God also desires to give to us.  We will focus on the complete view of God’s call to Moses on today’s life study of the Bible.

Witness Lee has said that God’s calling of Moses is the most complete of any calling recorded in Scriptures.  He compares it on a lot of occasions to God’s calling of the apostle Paul in the New Testament.  What makes this picture such a complete one?

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18 Jun 2019 Hebrews (Program #69)

Hebrews (Program #69) – The Function of the Law of Life

The Captain of Salvation, the Author of our Faith, the Great High Priest, the Pioneer, and the Forerunner. This is the Christ that we have seen in Hebrews.

This life study of Hebrews took place in 1975 and 76.  It was unquestionably one of the real gems of the entire life study.  Today brings us to our 69th and final program from the book of Hebrews.   As we like to do in our wrap-up programs as we finish a book of the Bible, we break form a bit and spend more time reviewing and discussing the high points that have marked our journey along the way.  Hebrew is certainly a book that has many of these high points.  A point was made in our first broadcast that Hebrews is a book that is not that well-know among a lot of Christians.

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18 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #9)

Exodus (Program #9) – The Male Help and the Female Help to the Called One

God’s people were in a desperate condition and their cries reached the ears of God, who fully desired to save them.  But He first needed to complete the preparation of His called one Moses before moving for the accomplishment of His purpose.  What was the preparation that such great and mighty man of God needed before God could use him?  Stay with us as we look at God’s preparation of Moses on today’s life study of the Bible.

We are going to look at Moses again today in a couple aspects.  He had a definite and complete calling by God.  But also in the account of these early chapters in Exodus, we can see that God had to fully prepare him before He could call and use him.  A lot of the stories and events that are in Exodus that have become famous Bible stories are really part of that preparation…

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17 Jun 2019 Hebrews (Program #68)

Hebrews (Program #68) – Living According to the Nature of God

Today in Hebrews, we will see once again that it is normal for man to live not by outward regulations, but by the very life of God within him.

As Christians, we often speak of how much God needs us. And it’s true. God does need us for His purpose and His plan. But, what is it that He needs from us? Does He really need us to do things for Him? or is He more concerned not for what we do for Him, but what we are in Him? Living by God’s own nature is once again our focus of today’s life study of the Bible.

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17 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #8)

Exodus (Program #8) – The Three Signs

By the time God had fully prepared Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, God came to him and equipped him with 3 miraculous signs that he could use before the people to clearly identify him as the one that God has selected.  The story of these 3 signs has become popular Sunday school lesson over the years.  But the real spiritual light and significance of these 3 signs goes far beyond any Sunday school lesson.  There is a powerful speaking and shining from the Lord for all of His people in this word.  Please don’t miss this classic presentation from Exodus on today’s life study of the Bible.

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16 Jun 2019 Hebrews (Program #67)

Hebrews (Program #67) – The Completion of Sonship

Salvation is God’s promise to man by believing faith. But, is salvation God’s goal for man? Or, is rather a process for the accomplishment of God’s goal? God’s goal of sonship is our topic today on the life study of the Bible.

On one hand, at the moment we receive the redeeming Christ as our Savior, we become sons of God. But in another sense, the process of sonship has just begun. How do we know from the Scripture that sonship can properly be described as a process?

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16 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #7)

Exodus (Program #7) – The Corporate Thornbush

One of the classical Bible stories of all time is the stories of Moses and the burning bush.  But within the details of this great story if were given the proper key; marvelous light and genuine divine revelation is available for any child of God with an open heart and seeking spirit.  Wonderful riches await to unfold on today’s life study of the Bible.

In chapter 3 of Exodus, particularly a story that is well-known to a lot of people.  Verse 2 of Exodus  “And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him (Moses) in a flame of fire out of the midst of a thorn-bush. And when he looked, there was the thorn-bush, burning with fire; but the thorn-bush was not consumed.”  A well-known passage but as we mentioned in the introduction, the riches are really in the details.  Without getting the details we are going to miss a great deal in this message.

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