Posts Tagged ‘ Jehovah ’

Christ and Christmas

Nov 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Booklets (click on booklet name), Christian Doctrine

That which has come down to man as fables usually has some basis of truth—perhaps 95 percent fable (or error) and 5 percent truth. Accordingly, we will present some lessons that parallel, to a slight degree, the lessons of true Christmas, that is, the spirit of Christmas as planned by the Heavenly Father.

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Israel’s Cloud and Fiery Pillar

Aug 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Special Features (click on Article name)

We are investigating this subject not merely to gain a knowledge of Jewish history—its forms, ceremonies, and worship—but also to be edified by understanding the antitype from an examination of the type, as designed by God. He providentially overruled with respect to the detailed recording of certain events in the lives of prominent individuals and some of the historical experiences of the nation of Israel for the purpose of setting forth higher spiritual lessons and future realities based upon the former literal and, in a sense, typical incidents of the past. “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples [examples]: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world [age, Greek aion] are come” (1 Cor. 10:11).

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Exodus Chapter 6 God Promises to Deliver Israel from Pharaoh, Lineage of Aaron

Jul 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Exodus, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

We are in a much better position today—4,000 years later—to understand the experiences in the Wilderness than the Israelites back there, for we have the benefit of God’s deeds over the years, as recorded in Scripture. Israel’s experiences were relatively limited, so we can commiserate, to a certain extent, even with their complaining initially. The nation of Israel, which had started with the children of Jacob, went back only 200-plus years at this time. However, as the miracles occurred, the people should have stored up a memory bank to increase their faith. We, as Christians, can avoid discouragement by thinking back on how God originally called us and then led us step by step into clearer and clearer understanding. Tracing providences increases faith. We look back at past providences and look forward to future promises.

Moses grew and learned. His long oration in the Book of Deuteronomy just before his death shows his maturity. We, too, have to grow from a babe into the full stature of a man in Christ Jesus. And we are assisted when we assemble together, for we learn from one another’s mistakes and strengths.

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The LORD of Hosts

Apr 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Doctrine, Miscellanious Topics

The heavens are the works of God’s fingers so we are told in Psalm 8. Scripture after scripture tells how God stretched out the heavens like a curtain and that he knows each star and planet by name.

To us the Universe is unlimited, but to God it is not. We say that the universe is so vast that it cannot contain God and we are right! God is not within our universe but above it. Psalm 148:13 gives us that clue. In Deuteronomy it makes a distinction between the heaven and the Heaven of heavens giving us another pause for thought. The great Creator, the one who created our physical universe is not constrained live within its boundaries. We are but like grass before Him, we are the proverbial bug in the rug and our universe is the rug. But thank God that Man’s importance is measured by his love and reverence for God, and that is why He is mindful of us.

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Psalm 139: 1-18 (Study)

Mar 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Character Studies, MP3 Sermons (Click on Sermon name)

A verse-by-verse study of the 139th Psalm looking at Christian responsibility and growth. Given August 14, 1985

To the Overseer. –A Psalm by David. Jehovah, Thou hast searched me, and knowest. Thou–Thou hast known my sitting down, And my rising up, Thou hast attended to my thoughts from afar. My path and my couch Thou hast fanned, And with all my ways hast been acquainted. For there is not a word in my tongue, Lo, O Jehovah, Thou hast known it all! Behind and before Thou hast besieged me, And Thou dost place on me Thy hand. Knowledge too wonderful for me, It hath been set on high, I am not able for it.
Whither do I go from Thy Spirit? And whither from Thy face do I flee? If I ascend the heavens–there Thou art , And spread out a couch in Sheol, lo, Thee!
(Psa 139:1-8)

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