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12 Aug 2020 Acts (Program #6)

Acts (Program #6) – The Propagation in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria through the Ministry of Peter’s Company (1)

The book of Acts is well known for many miraculous things, particularly those associated with the outpouring of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, like speaking in tongues. But, are those really the focus or subject of this marvelous book linking the four Gospels with the great Epistles. Stay with us today as we being a lengthy unfolding of the subject of the book of Acts, the propagation of the resurrected and ascended Christ.

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11 Aug 2020 Acts (Program #5)

Acts (Program #5) – Introduction and the Preparation

The gospel of Luke ends with the marvelous scene of the ascension of Christ. Luke’s other contribute to the New Testament, the book of Acts, begins with the same scene. The book of Acts stands as an encouraging continuation of the ministry of Christ following His resurrection and ascension. Stay with us today for a tremendous life study of the Bible.

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10 Aug 2020 Acts (Program #4)

Acts (Program #4) – Introduction and the Preparation

In the gospel of John, we are told that in order to see the kingdom of God, we need to be born again. In other words, we need another life. The natural human life is just not capable of comprehending the kingdom of God. How about you? Do you really see the kingdom of God? Stay with us for an insightful unveiling of God’s kingdom on this life study of the Bible.

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09 Aug 2020 Acts (Program #3)

Acts (Program #3) – Introduction and the Preparation

In the gospel of Matthew, Peter has an exalted moment, where at one time he sees Christ as the son of the living God. Then, a few short verses later, the Lord turns to him and rebukes him, saying “Get behind me Satan”.

What does this show us about our brother Peter? What does this show us about our own need of spiritual growth, maturity, even training?

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08 Aug 2020 Acts (Program #2)

Acts (Program #1) – The Subject of the Book

All Christians have the idea that the Gospel needs to be preached and people need to be saved, but why is this important to God?  The book of Acts deals quite much with the spreading of the Gospel. But, a deeper investigation reveals something too marvelous and too profound; and, that is the increase for propagation of the very Christ.

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07 Aug 2020 Acts (Program #1)

Acts (Program #1) – The Position of the Book

The New Testament is clearly divided into two primary sections. The gospels give us the details of the marvelous life and work of the God-man Jesus Christ in His incarnation. Then, the epistles reveal His continuing ministry in the heavens to build up the Church as the body of Christ. Between these two great sections is the unique and marvelous book of Acts. This book reveals far more than the miracles of the early stage of the Church. Join us today as we begin this most excellent investigation of Acts in the life study of the Bible.

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06 Aug 2020 John (Program #52)

John (Program #52) – Life in Resurrection (3)

The seeking ones among God’s people need to know the Lord as life, and they need to experience Christ as life, and they need to study the Bible in the way of life. It is for those seekers that we commend the life study of the Bible. Listen and enjoy Christ as life.

The Gospel of John is simply profound. It’s simple. The words, the vocabulary, the expressions appear so simple. In the beginning was the Word. The Word was God. The Word became flesh. But, it’s profound also. If you’ve had the opportunity to follow us through the heart of chapters 14 through 17, you perhaps have some sense of appreciation of the profound depths of the Gospel of John.

The Gospel of John is a Gospel of life and building. We need to really dwell on these two crucial words: life and building. Life is God Himself. Life is Christ. He said “I am the life”, “I came that you may have life”, and “life is the Spirit.” Eternal life is not merely an eternal state of existence in another realm. Eternal life is God dispensed into us. It cannot reasonably be denied that the Gospel of John is the Gospel of eternal life.

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05 Aug 2020 John (Program #51)

John (Program #51) – Life in Resurrection (2)

We should treasure the way the Lord has ordained to be present with us now. May the Lord really open our eyes: that what is precious to God, that is the invisible, indwelling, pneumatic Christ, would also become precious to us.

In John 20 as in the Gospel of John as a whole, we see the Trinity both in His essence and in His economy. The Divine Trinity is a trinity of essence eternally that is the Father, Son, and Spirit coexist and co-inhere in the Godhead eternally. This is the Trinity in essence. But in order to have the fulfillment of God’s economy, the essential Trinity must function as the economical Trinity to pass through the process in order to, on the one hand, enter into God’s people, and on the other to bring God’s people, now redeemed and regenerated, into God. By the time we reach chapter 20, we have at least the initial completion of this process in which the very God who became a man and died for our redemption, in resurrection became the Spirit, so that, economically speaking, the Father, Son, and Spirit may indwell us.

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04 Aug 2020 John (Program #50)

John (Program #50) – Life in Resurrection (1)

John 1:14 says, the Word became flesh. That means the Word, who was God, became something that He previous was not. When God came out of eternity into time to accomplish His plan, He became flesh. In this sense, God did change.

When we cover these two aspects (God being unchanging and God having changed), what we’re touching is the mystery of the Divine Trinity. So, what we need to do is look at the entire Bible and just say Amen to whatever the Bible says about the Triune God. On the one hand, you know people uses this verse Malachi 3:6, which says that God changes not. And, this is true. But of course, if you look at the context of Malachi 3:6, it’s talking about that God changes not in his principles, in the way that He deals with His people. But also, we know that the Bible shows that God in His eternal being is unchanging. The Bible reveals that the Triune God, the three of the Godhead. On the one hand, they are distinct. The Father, the Son, and the Spirit are eternally distinct, but they also co-inhere. That means that they mutually indwell one another. The Father is in the Son. The Son is in the Father. The Father is in the Spirit. more…

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03 Aug 2020 John (Program #49)

John (Program #49) – Life Processed for Multiplication (4)

Let us all let the wind blow where it wills. And, instead of trying to systematize or schematize the experience of the Spirit, let’s experience the Spirit for the carrying out of God’s economy, letting God truly be God.

John 20 is in many respects, a chapter of realization or actualization. By using these terms, I’m trying to say, that in this chapter we have the reality in actual experience of what the Lord revealed concerning His process elsewhere in the Gospel. He made it emphatically clear in chapters 14 through 16 that He needed to go, that is, die on the cross, and come again, that is come into the disciples as the pneumatic Christ in order to indwell them. He had, as the first half of the Gospel emphasizes, become flesh and tabernacled among human kind. But, God’s goal is to be in His chosen and redeemed people, not merely among them.

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