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14 Feb 2019 1 Thessalonians (Program #3)

1 Thessalonians (Program #3) – The Triune God Embodied in the Word to Produce a Holy Life for the Church Life (1)

The word of God is so marvelous, the more you discover its’ infinite riches and hidden treasures the more you realize that there is far more to see than we can ever possibly exhaust. Its’ structure, its’ order even the subtle ways in which several passages begin are full of meaning and significance.

For example consider a passage that you may have read hundreds of times and never really stop to consider. Paul begins his letter to the Church in Thessalonica not in a general way, but in way that it is unique from the way he open any of his letters to the other Churches.

“Paul and Silvanus,” he writes, I Thessolonians 1:1, “and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.”  Even in a simple greeting we just read we will see there is a lot of meaning here.

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07 Feb 2019 Genesis (Program #8)

Genesis (Program #8) – The Fourth-Day Lights (2)

Our last program open up the matter of the  two kinds of light that God brought forth in creation.   May be we can begin today with a short review of the significance of these two kinds of light.

It is a sad fact that great many genuine children of God grow minimally, if at all after their rebirth experience.  They may increase in knowledge, they may improve their behavior, but they may be far behind in the genuine increase of Christ as life within them.  One reason for this is the lack of what we may call following Brother Lee’s exposition of Genesis; the fourth day lights.  This is a more solid light a more intense light.  Whereas the light of the first day was the light for rebirth, the light of the fourth day is the light for growth.  To be regenerated we need the divine light.  If we are to grow in the divine life we received through regeneration, we need a brighter light, a more intense light a more solid light.  This kind of light is signified by the lights on the fourth day; the sun, the moon and the stars…

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02 Nov 2018 Jeremiah (Program #24)

Jeremiah (Program #24) – Separation of the Church, God’s New Testament Elect from the World in All its Aspects

The Bible, especially the Old Testament is often studies merely in the way of history, looking at names, dates and places.  And though there are some values in this manner of study, for us as believers the greater need is to see the Bible open up as a book of life.  For this, it is seeing the spiritual significance of events that yields the greatest benefit.  And It is in this light that our study of Jeremiah has brought us to consider the final chapters where God’s wrath even His vengeance is poured out on one nation on earth that has been the most offensive to Him and rendered the most damage upon His chose people.  God’s judgment upon Babylon and its significance for God’s people today is our topic.

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31 Oct 2018 Jeremiah (Program #22)

Jeremiah (Program #22) – The Spiritual Sequence in the Bible and in Jeremiah

The Bible presents God’s work and God’s plan in a marvelous sequence.  If we see the spiritual significance, we can see that right after creating man, God presents Himself to man as man’s source, only to be rejected by the very man that He had created.  But what seems to be the end of God’s plan is really just the beginning.  As God deals with the sins that besets mankind by coming Himself to be man’s righteousness and his life and ultimately to gain man fully for Himself as His enlargement and expression.  This is the sequence of the whole Bible.  And that sequence is closely parallel by the account of the prophet Jeremiah.  The sequence of the divine revelation in the Bible and the same sequences as found in Jeremiah is our topic on today’s life study.

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21 Jun 2018 Job (Program #14)

Job (Program #14) – The Significance in the Sequence of Job and the Psalms

As Christians we all hold the Bible as the infallible and inspired word of God. But not only are the words themselves divinely inspired even the arrangement of the book also bears God’s direct involvement. Take for instance the sequence of the various books in the Bible. Many do not actually follow the historic timeline yet the sequence in the divine record is truly marvelous. Consider the book of Job and the book of Psalms. They are separated by nearly a thousand years historically but Psalms immediately followed by Job in the Bible. What the Bible sequence reveals is that the divine revelation is not static, but rather shows a progression.  A progression that should also be matched in our experience.

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04 Jun 2018 Nehemiah (Program #4)

Nehemiah (Program #4) – The Reconstitution of the Nation of God’s Elect (2)

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah bear a strong intrinsic significance for the Lord’s recovery today. We should not think that the Old Testament is unrelated to us. The Bible is written in two sections – the Old Testament and the New Testament. The first section contains pictures while the second section contains the fulfillment of what is signified by the pictures. Without an intrinsic understanding of the Old Testament types, it is not easy to understand the fulfillment of God’s economy in the New Testament.

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21 May 2018 1 Corinthians (Program #42)

1 Corinthians (Program #42) – An Overview of 1 Corinthians

In the entire book of 1 Corinthians of course there are many wonderful verses. We may each have our favorites. But two verses are particularly worth a special consideration. Particularly because they carried great import and meaning but are so often overlooked.

1 Corinthians 12:13 “For also in one Spirit we were all baptized into one Body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and were all given to drink one spirit.

We may have heard this verse mentioned but usually only the first portion, in one Spirit we were all baptized.

And then the other verse demands our attention is found in chapter 15:45 “So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul”; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.

If you’ve never considered these two verses before been of great significance, we hope you stay with us today.

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30 Oct 2017 Exodus (Program #149)

Exodus (Program #149) – The Holy Anointing Oil (1) Significances

Many Christians realize that the book of Exodus gives us many types of the Savior Jesus Christ.  It’s here that we see Him as the Passover Lamb, the Heavenly Manna and the Living Water.  But another marvelous type has been nearly missed by Bible scholars and interpreters through the ages, yet God has recovered it for all of His seekers in these days.  Please set the next 30 minutes aside for an unveiling of the holy anointing oil on today’s life study of the Bible.

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28 Oct 2017 John (Program #32)

John (Program #32) -Life’s Washing in Love to Maintain Fellowship (2)

We need to be those who actually experience Christ as life meeting our various needs and the more we experience Him in this way the more we are constituted with Him as the life that washes our brothers and sisters.

Today we have the second message concerning the matter of foot washing.  It’s on the last message that we have to allegorize this section to get the real significance…

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12 Sep 2017 Exodus (Program #101)

Exodus (Program #101) – The Curtain for the Door of the Tent (1)

Exodus shows us that the tabernacle represents God’s dwelling place and the place where He can meet with man.  But separating God from man are two curtains or veils.  Before man can meet with God, he must first pass through these layers of separation.  What is the significance of these curtains of blue, purple and scarlet?  Please set the next 30 minutes aside for your own journey through the veil.

We’ve been looking at the tabernacle according to the biblical account.  As we’ve done so, the order that the book of Exodus presents these things is very interesting.  It always seems to start from the inside out and from the top down.  This is backward it seems to our natural  way of looking at things describing things.  This pattern is going to very much be maintained today.  Let’s spend a minute or two discussing the significance of how these description are ordered.

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