Tag-Archive for ◊ Holy Spirit ◊

12 Apr 2018 1 Corinthians (Program #3)

1 Corinthians (Program #3) – Introduction (3)

Many new believers shortly after receiving Christ as their Savior and experiencing a wonderful and dynamic salvation, go through a period of doubting and questioning. It seems that the new life they found in Christ to somehow evaporated. At such a time it’s common to question whether or not we are really saved. But to the Corinthian believers, Paul pointed out that we all receive two initial gifts when we received Christ.  First, we received eternal life, that’s the uncreated divine life of God. And we also received the Holy Spirit.  Based upon the word of God and these two indisputable gifts we have an outward assurance and the inward confirmation that he who has the Son has the life.

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26 Jan 2018 Acts (Program #70)

Acts (Program #70) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (36)

From the Epistles of the Apostle Paul in the New Testament come profound and inspiring passages such as “For me to live is Christ”, “Whether in life or in death, Christ shall be magnified in my mortal body,” and also “that I may be found in Him”. Where did these incredible utterances come from? Was Paul simply a mouthpiece of the Holy Spirit as the word of God came forth? Or where these phrases the expressions that flowed out of his own experience of the living Christ? We will view the living of the Apostle Paul under the most extreme circumstances as recorded in the pages of Acts on today’s life study of the Bible.

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31 Dec 2017 Acts (Program #44)

Acts (Program #44) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (10)

If we were embarking on a mission to preach the Gospel, surely we would expect the Holy Spirit to assist us, even empower us. But, did you know that the book of Acts tells of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Jesus even forbidding the Apostle Paul from doing just that? It’s a surprising story that’s full of spiritual insight when we dig into it. Stay with us for a rich and enlightening life study of the Bible.

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07 Nov 2017 John (Program #41)

John (Program #41) – The Work of the Spirit unto the Mingling of Divinity with Humanity (2)

You come into this chapter (John 17); it’s like stepping into a room where a Godly person is praying and you feel uneasy to interrupt Him. And, you certainly don’t want to come in to inject any thought of your own. So, there’s a holy atmosphere here, of the communication in the divine Trinity that only the Holy Spirit can make known to us.

I believe the prayer, in John 17, is very very significant, mainly because it comes at the end of a long message that the Lord Jesus gave to His disciples just before He went to the cross. Chapters 14, 15, and 16 give us the message that the Lord Jesus spoke on His way to be crucified. So, this of course is a very significant portion of the Word of God, particularly in the Gospel of John. And, after that long message, then He closes with this prayer. And, this prayer is so meaningful that unless you really pray it, or I should say, read it prayerfully, you will not know what its subject is.

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03 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #153)

Exodus (Program #153) – The Compound Ointment—The Compound Spirit (2) Titles of the Spirit

The Spirit, of course is the third of the Godhead.  It is also a major topic of the Bible.  But it is known or referred to by many different titles; the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Jehovah, and in the New Testament, the Spirit of Jesus, the Spirit of Reality and of course the Holy Spirit.  So the question arises, why so many titles for the one Spirit?  Surely God was not being careless neither was He trying to confuse us.  But rather these titles convey significant revelation for us to be those who genuinely walk in and experience the Spirit in our daily lives.

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02 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #152)

Exodus (Program #152) – The Compound Ointment—The Compound Spirit (1) Titles of the Spirit

The Bible reveals that God is triune and the third of the Trinity is the Spirit.  The Spirit is referred to variously as the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ and by many other titles in the Bible.  Common to all of these is that the essence of the Spirit is the very essence of God Himself.  Yet in Exodus 30, several wonderful spices are added to this essence.  The resulting compound can have a life changing impact upon all who were brought to experience it.  Stay with us today as we enjoy another marvelous view of the holy anointing oil on this life study of the Bible.

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27 Oct 2017 John (Program #31)

John (Program #31) -Life’s Washing in Love to Maintain Fellowship (1)

So you can say that the Lord washes our feet by the working of the Holy Spirit and also by the enlightening of the Word of God and by the operating of the inner law of life within us.

John chapter 13 is very meaningful.  Not many people really understand this chapter and it had quite a background.  If you go back to all that has been covered in the first 12 chapters of the gospel of John, you will see how the Lord Jesus meets the need of every man.  In every kind of situations, He brings life out of death…

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24 Aug 2017 Luke (Program #31)

Luke (Program #31) – The Ministry of the Man-Savior in His Human Virtues with His Divine Attributes from Galilee to Jerusalem (10)

As Christians, we are instructed by Scripture to do many things.  Of course among them to love our wives as ourselves, to honor our mother and father and to be careful how we treat our own bodies because they are a Holy Temple of the Holy Spirit.  But then we run into a section of the Bible such as found in Luke 14 where the Lord Jesus says “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and moreover, even his own soul-life, he cannot be My disciple.”  Well, does the Bible in fact as alleged by many unbelievers contradicts itself?  Of course we know better.  But what does it mean for us to “hate” such cherished one, even to hate ourselves as the Bible intends?

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01 Aug 2017 Luke (Program #8)

Luke (Program #8) – The Preparation of the Man-Savior with His Divinity (7)

Following the account of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in Luke chapter 3, there are two very interesting items. First of all, the genealogy of Jesus – beginning with Jesus and working its way back to God. The second is the temptation or the testing of Jesus – forty days in the wilderness with Satan directly tempting the Lord, yet Jesus in His perfect humanity, fully withstanding every temptation and thereby defeating God’s enemy. But it’s interesting that the Lord was led there to face that temptation by the Holy Spirit. We will look at both the genealogy of Jesus and His passing this test of tests in today’s life study of Luke.

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28 Jul 2017 Luke (Program #4)

Luke (Program #4) – The Preparation of the Man-Savior with His Divinity (2)

The gospel of Luke tells the story of a wonder meeting between two mothers to be – Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist and Mary, of course who was the mother of our Lord Jesus.  Listen to this marvelous account given in chapter 1 “And Mary rose up in those days and went to the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, And entered into the house of Zachariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she lifted up her voice with a loud cry and said, Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And how has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby leaped with exultation in my womb. And blessed is she who has believed, because there will be a completion of the things spoken to her from the Lord.”

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