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25 Jul 2017 Luke (Program #1)

Luke (Program #1) – Introduction, Subject and Contents of the Gospel (1)

The New Testament begins with four different accounts of the life of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Matthew is profound presenting us with Christ as the king in His kingdom; John is mysterious, showing us Christ as the very God; but Luke though not as profound or as mysterious is altogether sweet and pleasant because Luke unveils Jesus Christ as a man. A man who is both sweet and pleasant because His living displays and expresses the very nature and essence of God lived out in His perfect humanity. This is not just a man but the Man-Saviour.

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26 May 2017 Matthew (Program #75)

Matthew (Program #75) – Wrap-up

Matthew 24:14 says, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole inhabited earth for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

All believers would like to know when the Lord Jesus will come again. Even many who do not profess to believe are intrigued by this question as well. The gospel of Matthew, more than any other book in scripture, gives us clear and definite signs. The chief among all its prophecies is one contained in this verse. The preaching not of the general common gospel, but rather the preaching of the gospel of the kingdom.

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25 May 2017 Matthew (Program #74)

Matthew (Program #74) -The King’s Victory

For a Christian, no other event recorded in scripture can compare with the resurrection of Christ. It uniquely embodies the critical component of our faith. To many, it demonstrates God’s ultimate power. But if our eyes are open, even I would say “blessed”, we see not God’s power manifested in the raising of Christ Jesus from the dead so much as we see His righteousness.

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24 May 2017 Matthew (Program #73)

Matthew (Program #73) – Man’s Unrighteousness and God’s Righteousness

The Crucifixion of Christ – probably no other deed in human history manifested so completely the depths of unrighteousness that mankind is capable of. Yet at the same time, no other event afforded God such an opportunity to manifest His Righteousness so perfectly.

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23 May 2017 Matthew (Program #72)

Matthew (Program #72) – Judged, Crucified and Buried

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 15, tells us that Jesus was crucified at the third hour of the Jewish day, or nine o’clock in the morning. He hung there for six full hours before yielding His final breath – six hours, unlike any other in human history. For in that day, both the wickedness and unrighteousness of man were displayed as never before or since; as well as the absolute righteousness of our Holy and Just God.  The account of these 6 hours in the gospel of Matthew is surely something that no one should miss.

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22 May 2017 Matthew (Program #71)

Matthew (Program #71) – Pressed in Gethsemane, Judged by the Sanhedrin, and Denied by Peter

Most Christians are familiar with Peter’s denial of Christ on the night before His crucifixion.  Many have likely wondered how such an apostle, who had been so close to the Lord Jesus for more than three years, could have so utterly failed Him at this critical moment.  But actually, what this account reveals is not just a defect in our brother Peter, but the absolute inability of all of us to meet the demand of God’s kingdom with our natural life.

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21 May 2017 Matthew (Program #70)

Matthew (Program #70) – A Test to All the People and the Establishing of the Kingdom

Of all the Old Testament practices and rituals, perhaps the most important was the Passover feast. The Lord Jesus, in chapter 26 of Matthew, enjoyed the last Passover feast with His disciples. And He also instituted the first Lord’s Table with His disciples.

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20 May 2017 Matthew (Program #69)

Matthew (Program #69) – Prophecy of the Kingdom (8)

In Matthew 25, the Lord Jesus reveals that when He comes back to earth, He will sit on the throne of His glory in judgement of the unbelievers who are alive at His Coming. How will He judge them?  Well, not as we might think. For as unbelievers, they cannot be judged according to the gospel of grace. Yet the righteous ones in this judgement are able to enter into eternal life.  The mystery of the eternal gospel is our focus today.

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19 May 2017 Matthew (Program #68)

Matthew (Program #68) – Prophecy of the Kingdom (7)

The parables in Matthew chapters 24 and 25 are the Lord’s clear word to us regarding His second coming and many of the things that happened at that time. Interestingly, all three categories of people on the earth are covered in these parables. The Jews in Israel, the believers in the Church, and the unsaved, the gentiles, the nations.  If we know these parables, we have a very good picture of what’s ahead.  And what’s ahead for the believers, the Christians, is something that every saved one should know.

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18 May 2017 Matthew (Program #67)
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Matthew (Program #67) – Prophecy of the Kingdom (6)

There is a parable in Matthew 25 about utilizing the gifts or talents that the Lord has given to us for His interests. The faithful ones in this parable not only used them for the Lord, but even gained more talents for Him. While the unfaithful servant didn’t lose what the Lord had given him, he just failed to use it to make a profit for the Master. But what are these talents and what is it to use them to gain profit for the Lord?

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