The Festival of Spiritual Perspectives Message 1

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Festival of Spiritual Perspectives
MESSAGE 1
Topic: The Nature and Importance of Spiritual Perspective
Speaker: Fred O. Blakely
"Spiritual Perspectives" was the overall theme of the festival of preaching held at First Christian Church of New Elliott, Griffith, IN, March 10-15, 1985. Here is a review of each of the sermons delivered at the six-night...

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The Mystery Now Made Manifest

Posted May 4th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Mystery Now Made Manifest
 
By Michael Zaucha
“The mystery which hath been hid from ages past and from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints” (Col. 1:26).
 
God’s Person – He is a Revealer of Secrets. The gospel announces that the fullness of times has come. Those secret things of God...

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The Three Fundamental Questions

Posted May 3rd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Three Fundamental Questions
Representations Made by Bronislaw E. Kubacki
"Though I bear record of Myself, My record is true; for I know whence I came, and whither I go" (Jn. 8:14; cf. chs. 7:28-29; 13:3).
Three basic questions confront all people, and on their right answers depend one's grasp of the meaning of...

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The Identity with Christ

Posted May 1st, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Such by Faith Is the State of His Brethren
The Identity with Christ
Representations Made by Albert G. Stoner, Jr.
"He who is united to the Lord has become one spirit with Him" (I Cor. 6:17; RSV; cf. Eph. 5:28-32).
Through one's baptism he is by faith inducted into the Godhead. So did Jesus command...

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The Obscuring Work of Satan

Posted May 1st, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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A Communion Meditation
A Remembrancer of Christ's Love
By Fred O. Blakely
"Now before the feast of the Passover, Jesus know­ing that His hour was come that He should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved His own that were in the world, He loved them unto the end" (Jn. 13:1,...

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The Primary Kingdom Work

Posted Apr 30th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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It Is Personal Relation to God by Faith
The Primary Kingdom Work
Representations Made by Dean E. Boelt
"Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief" (Heb. 4:11).
The rest of reference in the text is that of verse 9-the one which remains to...

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Picture Windows

Posted Apr 29th, 12:00 by LIVING WATERS from Lightbearers on Teaching/Education

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A Potpourri of Kingdom Thoughts

Posted Apr 29th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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A Potpourri of Kingdom Thoughts
As Christ had to die in order to "enter into His glory" (Lk. 24:26; I Pet. 1:10-11), so must we to enter into new creatureship in and effectiveness for Him. "Without Me ye can do nothing," He declared (Jn. 15:5), and we become united with Him only...

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About the Confirmation of Faith

Posted Apr 28th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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About the Confirmation of Faith
By Fred O. Blakely
Paul and Barnabas, we are told, returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch, "confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith" (Acts 14:21-22; cf. ch. 15:40-41). The word "confirming" here can also mean ''strengthening" or "reassuring," as it is...

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The Constraint of Christ's Sufferings

Posted Apr 27th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Constraint of Christ's Sufferings
Representations to Our Assembly by Harold F. Lohse
"Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind" (I Pet. 4:1).
Our sins, borne "in His own body on the tree" (I Pet. 2:24), temporarily separated Jesus from the Father (Mt....

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Some Second Coming Parallels

Posted Apr 26th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Similarities with Jerusalem's Destruction
Some Second Coming Parallels
By Fred O. Blakely
"Blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear" (Mt. 13:13-16; cf. vv. 10-15, 17).
Although our Lord's great Olivet prophecy, recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 17 and 21, deals with Jerusalem's destruction, which took place...

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By Grace through Faith

Posted Apr 25th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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By Grace through Faith
Representations Made by Harold F. Lohse
"By grace are ye saved through faith" (Eph. 2:8). God's saving grace is ministered to the in­dividual through his faith, not independently of it. Like God's keeping power (I Pet. 1:5), grace must have man's faith, if it is to function efficaciously for...

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The Church, an Outpost of Heaven

Posted Apr 25th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Church, an Outpost of Heaven
By Fred O. Blakely
In his rendering of Philippians 3:20, James Moffatt has communicated the nature of the in­volved situation, if not precisely translated the original language. Of the saints, he reads it: "We are a colony of heaven, and we wait for the Savior who comes from heaven."
In...

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The First Fruit Experience

Posted Apr 25th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Firstfruit Experience
"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty" (Ps. 90:1).
Those who are united with our Lord in His death and resur­rection can certainly claim that blessing. That is because they are "dead," and their life is "hid" with...

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The Virtue of Suffering

Posted Apr 24th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Virtue of Suffering
By Fred O. Blakely
"Blessed are they which are persecuted for righ­teousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Mt. 5:10).
We do not hear much today of the experience of suffering for Christ's sake. From that circumstance one could conclude that the Lord Jesus and His way of...

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