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27 Feb 2018 Romans (Program #30)

Romans (Program #30) – Transformation in Receiving the Believers

If we receive the believers, according to the Word, we will be those who are absolutely beside ourselves with the joy of the Holy Spirit. God’s blessing is commanded upon those who receive the believers in such a way.

One of the most intimate and revealing passages of the New Testament is found in the final chapters of Romans. The apostle Paul opened his heart revealing the real practice of the Body life.

26 Feb 2018 Romans (Program #29)

Romans (Program #29) – Transformation in Receiving the Believers (1)

Our eternal salvation is by faith through faith.  Once we have been born of God, we can never be unborn and lose our status as regenerated ones.  But there is a matter of reward and/or discipline.

The book of Romans has been called the fifth gospel or the gospel of God.  At its consummation, it beautifully depicts the tender and intimate church life that satisfy both God and man.

The book of Romans as we have been seeing, is divided into 5 basic sections of justification, sanctification, glorification plus selection and then one other.  If we look just casually, it may not seen to fit that this final section concludes with several non doctrinal chapters dealing with the church life.

23 Feb 2018 Romans (Program #26)

Romans (Program #26) – Transformation in Practicing the Body Life (1)

Our life study of Romans today brings to to chapter 12, a wonderful marvelous chapter in the book of Romans.  The early portions of Romans present us many great spiritual terms; justification, sanctification, glorification to name just a few.  We have seen deeper meanings of these items in the previous programs.  But the presentation that will take place today will begin to show how the process of life that we experience really has a goal related to our practice of life.

The process of life is sanctification and this is actually the process of our being saved in Christ’s life.  He sanctifies us wholly.  This means He adds Himself in His holy nature into our spirit, into our soul, and into our body.  This is the process of life.  more…

05 Feb 2018 Numbers (Program #32)

Numbers (Program #32) – A Vital Sketch of the Divine Revelation (2)

Apparently, the Old Testament has nothing to do with the church.  After all, the church didn’t even come into being until the book of Acts.  Actually however, the history of Israel recorded in the Old Testament is a picture of the church and the church life.  If we have this view, this understanding, we will see that the divine revelation in the Old Testament books such as Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers give us a picture and a full type of the church in the mystical union with the all-inclusive Christ.

29 Jan 2018 Romans (Program #1)

Romans (Program #1) – A Foreword

Our God is a God of newness and we enjoy Him and apply Him for this new start in the Life-Study series.

Historically, Romans has been presented and studied as one of the great books of Christian doctrine and theology. Certainly we will recognize it in this way and touch these bulwarks of the truth in the weeks ahead, but that will not be our primary emphasis in this Life-Study of Romans. Although we in no way intend to minimize the significance of Romans as a basic book of doctrine and theology – more…

11 Dec 2017 Acts (Program #24)

Acts (Program #24) – The Propagation in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria through the Ministry of Peter’s Company (19)

The real Gospel preaching is preaching from the Word of God with Christ, His person and His work as the center, and always paying attention to the leading of the Spirit by remaining in fellowship with Him moment by moment.

The book of Acts relates many marvelous stories of the experiences of the first-century believers. These stories can entertain but more important, they are a pattern, an example to us that we see from the church life as the Lord initiated it on the earth. One such story is that of the Ethiopian eunuch, and how Philip happened upon him and lead him to a full and meaningful salvation. We will pick up that story and all its meanings for us on today’s life study of the Bible.

08 Dec 2017 Leviticus (Program #13)

Leviticus (Program #13) – The Meal Offering Church Life

The meal offering from Leviticus is not something that many believers today is familiar with.  But today we will have a program that reveals an entire New testament book explaining the details of the meal offering.  As the apostle Paul applies it to our Christian life and Church life.

The meal offering is really a marvelous type and it really shows Christ as our enjoyment, as our supply and as our food…

07 Dec 2017 Leviticus (Program #12)

Leviticus (Program #12) – The Elements of the Meal Offering for the Christian Life and the Church Life

Leviticus is a book of details and if we have a guide in all these details are full of meaning.  For example salt is a necessary ingredient in the meal offering but honey is not allowed.  How many readers of the Bible have ever applied these details of the meal offering in Leviticus to their own experience of Christ?  Today in the life-study of Leviticus our topic are the ingredients of the meal offering.  And we will see the Christian life depicted in all these marvelous ingredients.

28 Nov 2017 Acts (Program #11)

Acts (Program #11) – The Propagation in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria through the Ministry of Peter’s Company (7)

It may seem strange to us today, there was a time when the Church was a new thing on the earth. Acts chapter 2 records the initiation of the Church and the lives of the believers at the beginning of the Church age. Stay with us today for an insightful view into the early life of the Church which may shed light on our own current practice of the Church life on today’s life study of the Bible.

26 Oct 2017 John (Program #30)

John (Program #30) – Life’s Issue and Multiplication (2)

We need to praise the Lord for the redeeming aspect of His death.  We need to praise thee Lord for the Satan destroying aspect of His death and we need to praise Him for the life-releasing aspect of His wonderful death on the cross.

We’ve seen thus far from John chapter 3 to John chapter 11 is a long section showing us how Christ as the divine eternal life of God meets the need of every man’s case.  We went through all those cases in a marvelous way.  Then when we come to John chapter 12, we see the issue of life.  What is the issue of Christ as life meeting the need of every man’s case?  The issue of life is a house of feasting.  This house of feasting is a miniature of what our church life should be…