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02 Dec 2020 Romans (Program #19)

Romans (Program #19) – Heirs of Glory (1)

We have received a spirit of sonship in which we cry “Abba Father”.  It’s so wonder to sweetly cry “Abba Father”.  If you can only call God, “God”, it may indicate you are not a son of God.  But sons can cry “Abba Father”.

We had a wonderful progression thus far in Romans, from the condemned state mankind is in before he’s saved through justification, sanctification and now onto glorification.  What does it mean that justification is for sanctification and justification is for glorification?

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01 Dec 2020 Romans (Program #18)

Romans (Program #18) – Sanctification in Life

Salvation is a much bigger word than we might have thought.   It solves not only man’s problem of sin but also God’s problem concerning the satisfying of His divine attributes, of righteousness, holiness and glory.

In today’s life study, we will have a brief but very descriptive review of the three major areas of the first half of Romans; that was our justification, sanctification and glorification.  God’s salvation includes all three of these.  But it seems that we focus primarily on justification and then rapture when we will be glorified with Him.  Why is the matter of sanctification has been either overlooked or much misunderstood in the history of the church?

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05 May 2020 1 & 2 Kings (Program #3)

1 & 2 Kings (Program #3) – The Reign of Solomon (2)

We all remember the inspiring story of King Solomon in the Old Testament.  As the new king over Israel the Lord agrees to grant him one request.  Solomon touches the Lord’s heart by asking for wisdom in order that he could rule over Israel in a just manner.   For centuries, men have admired Solomon and long to be like him and have the wisdom that God blessed him with.  Surely his wisdom was great, but consider for a moment: how it compares to the wisdom that is our blessing as God’s New Testament called ones.  In 1 Corinthians 1:24, Paul writes “But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” and in verse 30, “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God: both righteousness and sanctification and redemption.”

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17 Jan 2020 Numbers (Program #7)

Numbers (Program #7) – Being Formed into an Army (8)

Most Christians live with the realization that the Christian life shall be a life that is separated unto God or sanctified.  But the full understanding of just what this sanctification means is not so generally well-known.  Numbers chapter 6 in the Old Testament gives us a marvelous picture in the vow of the Nazarite, a voluntarily vow that can be made by anyone among God’s people that desire to give themselves to the Lord absolutely, utterly and ultimately.

We come again for the second day in this life study of Numbers to consider the Nazarite vow and what a marvelous picture presents to us of the kind of life and living that God is looking for among His people.

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26 Oct 2019 Exodus (Program #139)

Exodus (Program #139) – The Sanctification of Aaron and His Sons to be the Priests (9)

As Christians we all know that our salvation in Christ is presented throughout the pages of the New Testament.  The gospels show us the savior in His humanity and the epistles open up the content of God’s eternal plan and purpose.  So why then do we even need the Old Testament?  Is it just for the stories and lessons that we can learn by studying the inspirational lives of great men?  The answer must be an emphatically “No”.  For it is in the Old Testament that we can see  many details concerning Christ and our own experience of Christ that cannot be seen in the New Testament.  These details like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle when properly assembled present us the most complete picture of the riches of a genuine life in Christ.  Don’t miss today’s life study of the Bible.

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24 Oct 2019 Exodus (Program #137)

Exodus (Program #137) – The Sanctification of Aaron and His Sons to be the Priests (8)

Most of the time when we come to God it’s because we need something.  Our needs can be outward or material, inward or spiritual.  God’s measure to us for our real need is always the same; He offers us Christ to meet our every need.  But Exodus revealed that God not only offered something to us, He is also looking for us to offer something to Him for His satisfaction.  “What do I have that God could possibly want”, you might ask.  Stay us today for the surprising answer.

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23 Oct 2019 Exodus (Program #136)

Exodus (Program #136) – The Sanctification of Aaron and His Sons to be the Priests (7)

Exodus chapter 28 and 29 gave us a detailed picture of how the priests prepare themselves for the services in the tabernacle.  But it’s the goal of that preparation that is most interesting.  Following the elaborate washing and dressing, came a time of feasting, both for God and man.  Once again, the unveiling of the details in Exodus provide us with real help in our own enjoyment with Savior Christ.

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22 Oct 2019 Exodus (Program #135)

Exodus (Program #135) – The Sanctification of Aaron and His Sons to be the Priests (6) Redemption and Germination, Feasting on Christ, Peace and Wave Offerings

There is a wonderful verse in Romans chapter 5 that is known and loved by most Christians.  This is verse 1 “Therefore having been justified out of faith, we have peace toward God through our Lord Jesus Christ, ”  Peace with God through Christ.  This is a major theme of the good news of the gospel.  The Old Testament picture of peace through Christ was the peace offering in Exodus 29.  As we have seen again and again in our life study of Exodus, a picture is worth a thousand words.  If you appreciate the peace that Christ has secured for you, you won’t want to miss today’s life study of the Bible.

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21 Oct 2019 Exodus (Program #134)

Exodus (Program #134) – The Sanctification of Aaron and His Sons to be the Priests (5) Universal Priesthood, Redemption, Peace and Burnt Offerings

As genuine born-again Christians, we need to realize that it is possible to be saved and even forgiven of our sins yet fall short of God’s goal for our salvation.  What is this goal?  Revelation 1:5-6 tell us Jesus Christ has lose us from our sins by His blood and make us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father.  Yes we are saved, but can we boldly declare that also we are priests to God?   To see what it really means to be a priest, we have to look into the types and pictures in the Old Testament.  We will, on today’s life study of the Bible.

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19 Oct 2019 Exodus (Program #132)

Exodus (Program #132) – The Sanctification of Aaron and His Sons to be the Priests (3) Redemption and Germination, Sanctification by Hands Filled

The record given in Exodus is very detailed about many spiritual matters, like the service of the Old Testament priesthood.  Chapter 29 in fact began this way “And this is what you shall do to them to sanctify them to serve Me as priests..”.  The following verses gave items after items of instructions.  But no where in the New Testament do we find such an account of how to sanctify the New Testament priests or even how to serve as the New Testament priests.  Yet the Bible clearly tells us that all the believers in Christ are the real priests.

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