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Through creation Adam became a living soul with a soulish body. Through resurrection Christ became a life-giving Spirit with a spiritual body. -Witness Lee, 1 Cor. 15:45, Footnote 1 (J.R., Suva City,Republic of the Fiji Island)

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Ron Kangas’ Fellowship with Young Adults in Anaheim, California (August 13, 2014)

Ron Kangas’ Fellowship with Young Adults in Anaheim, California (August 13, 2014)

This is an audio recording of the fellowship brother Ron Kangas had with the young adults in Anaheim, California on August 13th, 2014. In this weighty message, brother Ron first shared his personal history as a young adult in the church. Next he gave a weighty word on the subject of “Living the Kingdom Life throughout

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Three Aspects of Oneness in John 17 (2): Oneness In the Triune God by the Holy Word

Three Aspects of Oneness in John 17 (2): Oneness In the Triune God by the Holy Word

In John 17 the Lord Jesus prays a profound prayer that is the completion of His message in John 14-16. The subject of this prayer is glorification. Verse one, where the Lord says, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son that the Son may glorify You.” As God in the flesh, the Lord’s outward

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The Highest Definition of Grace

The Highest Definition of Grace

Grace is a central item in the New Testament, playing a major role in God’s operation and the believer’s experience. The believers are saved by grace (Eph. 2:8), and in the opening and closing of many Epistles the writer blesses them with grace (1:2; Gal. 1:3; 6:18; Phil. 1:2; 2 Tim. 4:22). From Mary finding grace

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God’s Righteousness as the Power of the Gospel

God’s Righteousness as the Power of the Gospel

As unrighteous sinners who have fallen from God, mankind’s real need is for the powerful gospel of Jesus Christ. But what makes this gospel potent enough to reach even us? Romans 1:16-17 says, “The gospel…is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes…For the righteousness of God is revealed in it out of

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A Basic Lesson from Abraham’s Failure

A Basic Lesson from Abraham’s Failure

Gen. 12:9-10: And Abram journeyed onward, journeying toward the Negev. And there was a famine in the land; and Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.   The landscape of our Christian experience consists not of peaks only, but of many valleys as well. Though often

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The Ministry of the New Testament (1)

The Ministry of the New Testament (1)

The Bible reveals that throughout the ages, God has had only two ministries: the Old Testament ministry and the New Testament ministry. In the Old Testament, the Israelites were governed by laws and ordinances, the chiefest of which were the Ten Commandments, ministeredto them by Jehovah through His representative, Moses. In his epistles, the apostle

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Three Aspects of Oneness in John 17 (1): Oneness In the Father’s Name By the Eternal Life

Three Aspects of Oneness in John 17 (1): Oneness In the Father’s Name By the Eternal Life

In John 17 the Lord Jesus prays a profound prayer that is the completion of His message in John 14-16. The subject of this prayer is glorification, as seen in verse 1, where the Lord says, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son that the Son may glorify You.” The Lord continues by praying

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Avoiding the Influence of Judaism in the Church Today (3) – The Priests

Avoiding the Influence of Judaism in the Church Today (3) – The Priests

As believers in Christ, we face many challenges in our walk with Him. One of these challenges is the tendency to drift away from the living person of Christ to religion, which is a matter of doing things for God but doing them apart from Him. In particular we tend to be unconsciously influenced by

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The Altars in Genesis (4) – The First Altar Built by Abraham: An Anti-Testimony

The Altars in Genesis (4) – The First Altar Built by Abraham: An Anti-Testimony

In a previous post we considered the altar that Noah built to Jehovah (link to post). We saw that Noah was a man who cared for God, but his descendants did not. Noah’s great-grandson, Nimrod, established the great city and kingdom of Babylon (Gen. 10:1, 6, 8, 10). Then, instead of exalting God, Nimrod’s descendants

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The Altars in Genesis (3) – The Altar Built by Noah

The Altars in Genesis (3) – The Altar Built by Noah

The first post in this series showed that we can build a spiritual altar to God through our consecrating ourselves to Him, that is, through our consent to let God work in us and through us. The second post presented the motivating factor for our building an altar to God—His spiritual appearing to us. In