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16 Sep 2020 Acts (Program #41)

Acts (Program #41) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (7)

As Christians are we bound to keep the commandments and ordinances of the Old Testament?  This is a difficult question for believers even today but it was more difficult for the saints in the first century.  It imposed the first serious challenge to the oneness of the Body that Christ died to establish.  We will look at this problem of the early church and how God’s sovereignty is displayed in its resolution on today’s life study of the Bible.

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26 Aug 2020 Acts (Program #20)

Acts (Program #20) – The Propagation in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria through the Ministry of Peter’s Company (15)

In the book of Acts, there is an inspiring account of the martyrdom of a genuine saint in the early Church. Yet, the story of the stoning of Stephen, even more than a rich example for our faith, contains marvelous and meaningful implications even for us today. We’ll go beyond just a simple account of this great Bible story on today’s life study of the Bible.

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26 Apr 2018 1 Corinthians (Program #17)

1 Corinthians (Program #17) – The Church, God’s Farm, God’s Building (2)

The believers in Corinth in the early church were rich in many things. They have received the initial gifts of the divine life and the Holy Spirit. They were enriched in all knowledge and they even have many miraculous gifts in their midst.  Yet Paul referred to them as infants or babes in Christ. How could that be with all that God had given them?   Primarily is because they neglect the mater of life and growing spiritually in the divine life. So, the apostle Paul points out to them in clear types and pictures the importance and necessity of the divine life.

Listen again as his words are so full of references to life and growth:

3:5-9 “What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Ministers through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to beach one of them. I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth.  So then neither is he who plants anything nor he who waters, but God who causes the growth.  Now he who plants and he who waters are one, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.  For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s cultivated land, God’s building.”

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