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14 Jul 2019 1 Peter (Program #15)

1 Peter (Program #15) -Christian Life and Its Sufferings (2)

The word “grace” bears tremendous significance in the New Testament, yet like so many biblical terms, it has become almost a clichéd to many people and it’s been greatly devalued in the understanding of most Christians.  God’s unmerited favor has become the most common definition among believers.   While this does convey a certain  limited sense of the word, it’s obvious by considering Scriptures that this definition is grossly inadequate.

Consider Peter’s use of the word “grace” in 1 Peter 2:19-20 “for this is grace” he writes “if anyone, because of a consciousness of God, bears sorrows by suffering unjustly.  For what glory is it if, while sinning and being buffeted, you endure? But if, while doing good and suffering, you endure, this is grace with God.

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21 Dec 2018 Philippians (Program #50)

Philippians (Program #50) -To Obtain Christ By Experiencing the Power of His Resurrection

The four books which make up the heart of the divine revelation: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians are an inexhaustible mine. The more we dig into this mine, the more we realize that its’ riches are inexhaustable. In one verse Philippians 3:10 we see at least four diamonds. Here Paul says “to know Him”. The pronoune here Him, of course denotes Christ as the all inclusive One. Second this verse speak of “the power of Christ’s resurrection”. Third, of “the fellowship of His suffering”. And fourth, of “being conformed to His death.”  What riches are in this verse?   Verse 11 Paul goes on to say, “that by any means I may obtain to the out-resurrection from among the dead.” Here we found another diamond. The out-resurrection from among the dead, the outstanding resurrection. We hope you stay tune today, because this life study of Philippians is all about diamonds; the precious truth led to us in Philippians 3 by apostle Paul.

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