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01 Mar 2021 Zechariah (Program #14)

Zechariah (Program #14) – The Prophecies of Encouragement (5)

Any careful consideration of the history of God’s people, Israel, reveals that for much of that history, Israel has suffered. Paul, even spoke in Romans, of Israel’s heart being hardened until the age of the Gentiles will be fulfilled. We know that, that fulfillment is complete at the Lord’s second coming, so what about Israel after that time? Well the prophet Zechariah is full of encouraging prophecies concerning the eventual household salvation of Israel at the Lord’s return especially in chapter 12. Listen to Zechariah in one of the sweetest verses in all of Scripture: “And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and of supplications; and they will look upon Me, whom they pierced; and they will wail over Him with wailing as for an only son and cry bitterly over Him with bitter crying as for a firstborn son.”

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24 Jan 2021 1 Corinthians (Program #1)

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

Every detail of the Bible is under the sovereign arrangement of God. Not only the words themselves have God as their source even the arrangement of the Bible is significant.

Romans for example gives us a full and complete sketch of both the Christians life and the church life. Then immediately following Romans we  1 Corinthians. What we have is the illustration of the same church life in the Christians life. What Romans reveals 1 Corinthians illustrates.

As we begin the life study of 1 Corinthians, a book that on the surface seems to be mainly focus on the problems of this 1st century gentile church in the city of Corinth but actually we will come to appreciate there is a very positive message in this book that is critical in God’s economy.

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22 Jan 2021 Romans (Program #70)

Romans (Program #70) – Being in the Spirit to Experience the Work of the Spirit

We may have the assurance that we are children of God by the witnessing of the Spirit with our spirit. This is not a method, this is an action of the Spirit.

Today brings us to our 70th and final life study of the book of Romans. It has been quite an examination of one of the classic books of the Christian faith.

What has been the central message of this life study of Romans?  One way to summarize it is with five words: sinners, sons, members, Body and churches. The central thought or message of Romans is that God is making sinners into sons to be the members of the Body of Christ expressed in local churches…

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21 Jan 2021 Romans (Program #69)

Romans (Program #69) – God Condemning Sin in the Flesh That We May be in the Spirit

We have a very helpful program today dealing with a topic that’s often debated among believers.

Today we have one of the great goals that we as Christians set for ourselves and that is the matter of walking according to spirit. Is this a proper goal for us as Christ to set for ourselves?   It seems like in one sense like one of those nebulous and kind of spiritual items that may be somewhat difficult to get a handle on in our experience.

Of course It is very critical that we Christians walk according to the spirit.  In Epistles, Paul even commands us to do this.  more…

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20 Jan 2021 Romans (Program #68)

Romans (Program #68) – The Processed God Being the Law of the Spirit of Life

Today we will see a particular term the law of the Spirit of life in Romans chapter 8 which tells us how the Triune God is transforming the tripartite man.

One of the wonderful verses in the New Testament tells us that the law of the Spirit of life has freed us from sin and from death. It may seems strange that a law frees us from sin and from death. We will explore this freeing law of life on today’s life study.

For our final three programs in Romans we come back to chapter 8 and revisit some of the real highlights of this crucial chapter in all of Scripture.

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19 Jan 2021 Romans (Program #67)

Romans (Program #67) – God Condemning Sin in the Flesh

The Spirit of life, the life-giving Spirit in my spirit is the remedy for the subjective condemnation we all experienced.

In Romans chapter 3 we clearly saw that God’s condemnation falls upon all man but in Christ we absolutely set free from that condemnation by the shed blood of Christ. But what about the inner, self condemnation? How are we free from that?

Today we got a marvelous, marvelous word before us.  We touched this topic some weeks back in Romans 8, the first time through.  We are coming back today with some very fresh speaking and insights from Witness Lee.   What we mean by two kinds of condemnation?

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18 Jan 2021 Romans (Program #66)

Romans (Program #66) – Transformation and Conformation by the Grafted Life (2)

In this wonderful message today, we see that our relationship with the Lord is a union of life and this life is a growing life and this life is a grafted life and this life is a shaping life until we are all conformed to the image of Christ, the first born Son of God.

As redeemed believers we treasure the work of Christ on the saving cross to satisfy God’s demands on our behalf. But do we equally treasure the life union aspect of our salvation, we will look at our organic relationship with God on today’s life study.

Today’s message did highlight many of the types and pictures that had come up in our study of Romans regarding the Christian life and Witness Lee does use this word “organic” to describe our union with Christ. How did such a word has a spiritual application?

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17 Jan 2021 Romans (Program #65)

Romans (Program #65) – Transformation and Conformation by the Grafted Life (1)

Today we would see although God created man in His own likeness in Genesis, still we would need the process of transformation and conformation to express Him as the sons of God.

Most of us recall the account of creation in Genesis that man was created in the image of God  and with His likeness,  the real purpose of this similarity between man and God is what we are exploring on today’s life study.

In Romans 12 we see the words, conform and transform and we are going to see there is definitely linkage between what the apostle Paul developed in Romans and the marvelous way that God created man in His own image. The obvious question is why are we created in God’s image? more…

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16 Jan 2021 Romans (Program #64)

Romans (Program #64) – Not an Exchanged Life, but a Grafted Life

In today’s message we can see that we’ve been grafted with a better life that is the wonderful Christ.  He shallows up all of our shortages, our defects, our inadequacy and uplifts our humanity to the uttermost that we become the same as Him in life and nature for His expression.

Many Christians teachers talk about the Christians life been an exchange life.  Our natural created life exchanged for His eternal life. But the Bible does not use this language, rather it speaks in Romans of a grafted life. This is our focus today on the life study of the Bible.

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15 Jan 2021 Romans (Program #63)

Romans (Program #63) – The Life of the Triune God Dispensed into the Tripartite Man

Today in our study of Romans we come to a fact that is described as God dispensing Himself into man. How He does that and why He does that is the subject of our program.

A word that clearly presents the Triune God in His economy with three parts of man and God in His dispensing.

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