The Heavenly Vision

In the Summer of 2021, a few Christian clubs around the Mountain States gathered on Zoom to talk about the heavenly vision that the Apostle Paul saw during his conversion in Acts 9; the same heavenly vision he mentioned to King Agrippa that he was obedient to throughout his life (Acts  26:19 ).

As we unravel the Heavenly Vision, we see six main things that the apostle Paul saw.

1. The Vision of Christ
2. The
Vision of the Church
3. The Vision of the Body
4. The Vision of the Self
5. The Vision of the World
6. The Vision of Consecration Continue reading “The Heavenly Vision”

God’s Full Salvation

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Through the course of this Bible study on God’s full salvation, we will see how we are saved from our sins, how we escape judgment, how we are filled with joy, life and peace, and how we become truly spiritual people.  We start off with a rare view of eternity past and hope that by taking such a scenic view, we also see that God’s full salvation takes care of God’s need. Thus, as we progress through our Christian life, receiving His dispensing, God’s heart’s desire is fulfilled more and more.

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A Rare View of Eternity Past

The book of Ephesians in the Bible is a deep book. If we read it too quickly, it is easy to miss God’s thought. We start to explore God’s full salvation in this deep book.

Yes, This is Our Destiny

In this Bible study we zoom in on the first steps of God’s economy and see how they are altogether for God’s goal, which is to gain His many sons.

A Corporate Man Fulfilling God’s Great Plan

Out of the desire of God’s heart, and for the fulfilling of His eternal purpose, God made a decision to create man. He did this in eternity past. The Bible then describes this creation in Genesis.

Finding Out What We Are From the Bible

The title of this Bible study may surprise you or intrigue you. We will consider the importance of knowing what we are, how man is a vessel to contain God, and what the three parts of man are.

A Flowing River and a Tree

A Flowing River and a Tree, this is the first line of a classic hymn. These two represent a certain way that God takes to carry out His eternal purpose.

Praising in the Midst of a Chaotic World

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Do you enjoy reading the Psalms in the Bible? We do too! In this Bible study we find many psalms and other scriptures full of praises to our God. Read on to enjoy 1) the deep significance of the praises and why we praise God, and 2) how and when we should praise the Lord. As we open ourselves to God and cover these 7 posts prayerfully, our daily life will start to get filled with praises to God. We will be joyful persons and, even in the midst of the chaotic world around us, God will get all the glory.

“Once the sacrifice of praise ascends to God, the enemy, Satan, is defeated by the praise. The sacrifice of praise is very effective before God. Let your loftiest praises burst forth to God, and you will surely withstand and overcome. When you praise, you will find the way of victory opening wide before your eyes!” (Praising, by Watchman Nee, published by Living Stream Ministry)

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Praise and Gratitude to God for the Past

Psalms 66:1-3  Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; / 2 Sing forth the glory of His name; / Make glorious His praise. / 3 Say to God, How awesome are Your deeds! / Because of the greatness of Your strength, Your enemies come cringing to You.

Out of the Mouth of Babes and Sucklings

Psalms 8:1-2 O Jehovah our Lord, / How excellent is Your name / In all the earth, / You who have set Your glory over the heavens! 2 Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings / You have established strength / Because of Your adversaries, / To stop the enemy and the avenger.

Praising, Victory, and Rejoicing

2 Corinthians 8:1-2 Furthermore we make known to you, brothers, the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, 2 That in much proving of affliction the abundance of their joy and the depth of their poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality;

Praise For His Incarnation

Psalms 113:6 Who humbles Himself to behold / The heavens and the earth Philippians 2:5-6 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God a treasure to be grasped, 

Praising the King in His Victory

Psalms 45:3-4 Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O mighty One, / In Your majesty and Your splendor. 4 And in Your splendor ride on victoriously / Because of truth and meekness and righteousness; / And let Your right hand teach You awesome deeds.

Praise For Our Resurrection with Him

Ephesians 2:1 And you, though dead in your offenses and sins, Ephesians 2:5-6 Even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) 6 And raised us up together with Him…

A Life Which Produces Glory and Praise to God

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, what things are true, what things are dignified, what things are righteous, what things are pure, what things are lovely, what things are well spoken of, if there is any virtue and if any praise, take account of these things.

The Body of Christ

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The Body of Christ is that body of the crucified and resurrected Christ. In this Bible study, we see how the One who passed through death and resurrection and who was glorified, this One, as the Spirit, has come to live in the spirit and heart of His believers. By being sown into them, He makes them the members of His Body. The Body of Christ has a head, Jesus Christ, and a body which is constituted of all His members who have the life and nature of God. This Body is none other than the church. Come find out more about the church, the mystical union of God and man.

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Members of His Body

Ephesians 1:22-23 And He subjected all things under His feet and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church, which is His Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all.

Members one of another

1 Corinthians 12:12 For even as the body is one and has many members, yet all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so also is the Christ.

Seeing The Church

Matthew 16:18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

The Church as the Body of Christ

Ephesians 1:22-23 And He subjected all things under His feet and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church, Which is His Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all.

The Recovery of the Church as the Family of God

Ephesians 2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

The Mystery of Godliness: He who was Manifested in the Flesh

1 Timothy 3:15-16 But if I delay, I write that you may know how one ought to conduct himself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and base of the truth.

One with God for the Mutual Abode

John 14:1-3 Do not let your heart be troubled; believe into God, believe also into Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many abodes; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.

Calling on the Name of the Lord

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Where does the practice of calling on the name of the Lord come from? Who started it? Is it just a fancy way to refer to prayer, or is there something more? Search the depths of the Bible with us and find out what this practice can do for you in your Christian pursuit.

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Calling on the Name of the Lord

Downloadable Gospel Tract Included!  Acts 2:21 And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.  Acts 22:16 And now, why do you delay? Rise up and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on His name.

Calling on the Name of the Lord – The Name Which is above Every name

Philippians 2:9 Therefore also God highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,

Calling on the Name of the Lord – Breathing and Drinking

Isaiah 12:3-4 Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation. 4 And in that day you will say: “Praise the LORD, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted.” – NKJV

Calling on the Name of the Lord – The Way to Call

2 Timothy 2:22 But flee youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Redemption

Christ’s death was all-inclusive. Come and find out all the wonderful things that our Savior accomplished on the cross. Learn to receive His salvation and learn how to apply His precious blood day by day. May the included Bible verses nourish you and strengthen you in your walk with Christ.

Precious, precious blood of Jesus
Ever flowing free;
Oh, believe it; oh, receive it,
’Tis for thee.
– classic hymn

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Redeemed – Christ’s Death Solved the Problem of Our Sins

1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered to you, first of all, that which also I received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.

Redeemed – Christ’s Death has Dealt with Sin

Romans 8:3 … God, sending His own Son in the likeness of the flesh of sin and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh.

Redeemed – Christ’s Death Has Destroyed Satan and Released the Divine Life

Hebrews 2:14 Since therefore the children have partaken of blood and flesh, He also Himself in like manner shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who has the might of death, that is, the Devil. 

Redeemed – An Eternal Redemption

Hebrews 9:12 And not through the blood of goats and calves but through his own blood, entered once for all into the Holy of Holies, obtaining an eternal redemption.

Forgiven

Acts 10:43 To this One all the prophets testify that through His name everyone who believes into Him will receive forgiveness of sins. 1 John 2:12 I write to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you because of His name.

Repenting

Acts 20:21 Solemnly testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance unto God and faith in our Lord Jesus. Mark 1:15b Repent and believe in the gospel.

Believing the Gospel

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone who believes into Him would not perish, but would have eternal life.

Forgiven because God is Faithful and Righteous

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Confessing

1 John 1:8-9 If we say that we do not have sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

The Common Faith

The common faith is what we believe in. This is what we stand for and contend for. We can be general about so many other things, but with the common faith, we should be precise and unwavering. It is common because all genuine believers have it in common and treasure it. For our college years, for our working life, and for our whole life, it is important to be equipped with the knowledge of the common faith; this is a fundamental need of all Christians. This Bible study presents 8 items of the common faith that we can count on and treasure for our whole life. Item by item, we will be able to express what we believe in.

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The Common Faith – Item 1 – The Bible

For our Bible study on the common faith, the first item we cover is the Bible. The Bible is where we find the word of God and the contents of our faith. 

The Common Faith – Item 2 – The Triune God

For this second item of the common faith we come to the Triune God. First, we’ll see that God is one. Then we’ll see that God is Triune.

The Common Faith – Item 3 – God Becoming a Man

The third matter of the common faith is that God Himself became a man (Jesus Christ).

The Common Faith – Item 4 – Christ Died for Our Sins

By becoming a man, God accomplished a great thing: He died for our sins. Our sins were like a debt we could not pay. So, Christ came and paid it for us.

The Common Faith – Item 5 – Christ Resurrected on the Third Day

Three days after Christ died on the cross, He resurrected from among the dead. This is proof that His death was effective. However, His resurrection also accomplished other things.

The Common Faith – Item 6 – Christ’s Ascension

In the middle of this heated election season, what we desperately need is to see the ascended Christ. Therefore, this week, we come to another item of the common faith – Christ’s ascension.

The Common Faith – Item 7 – Repentance, Believing, and Regeneration

Our salvation starts by believing into the Lord Jesus and repenting of our past. Immediately after this, we are regenerated, which is to be born again.

The Common Faith – Item 8 – Christ Coming Again

The final point we will cover for this series on the common faith is: Christ Coming Again. We have seen that Christ has done everything to save us! His word reveals that He became a man, just like you and me…