Bible Study Service in Malang, May 01, 2018 (Tuesday Evening)
Broadcast from Fellowship Service in Melaka
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any
two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,
and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and
intents of the heart.
consists of two big parts, namely the physical part and the spiritual
main care is about the food.
If the physical body does not eat, it will be weak, sick, and
dead. Likewise, not eating spiritually causes the weakness that one
gets bored in serving to God and becomes lazy in praying. Then, he
will spiritually be sick by sinning up to the spiritual death.
place for caring us physically is in the household, restaurant, or
The place for caring us spiritually is in the service
and ministry to God. Therefore, we must prioritize the Word in the
service and ministry to God.
So it was, as the multitude pressed
about Him to hear the word of God,
that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret,
main purpose of our service to God must be hearing the Word or
pressing about Jesus. Where there is the revelation of the Word,
there is God's presence to care for our spiritual life.
Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the
people gathered together to Aaron,
and said to him, "Come, make us gods that shall go before us;
for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of
Egypt, we do not know what has become of him."
32:4 And he
received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an
engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they said, "This is
your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!"
service to God whose purpose is not to hear or eat the Word is
gathering together to Aaron, not God. Aaron refers to man, money,
position, and so on.
of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have
become dull of hearing.
5:12 For though by this time you ought
to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first
principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk
and not solid food.
5:13 For everyone who partakes only of milk
is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.
belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of
use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
are two kinds of spiritual food or the preaching of the Word as
The milk, the
Gospel of Salvation, or the Good News for the new Christians or
In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the
gospel of your salvation;
in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit
As cold water to a weary soul, So is good
from a far country.
gospel Word preaches Jesus' first coming to save the sinners.
"Therefore let all the house of Israel know
that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and
2:37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to
the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men
and brethren, what shall we do?"
2:38 Then Peter said to
and let every one of you be
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall
receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
2:39 "For the promise
is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many
as the Lord our God will call."
2:40 And with many other
words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from
this perverse generation."
process is as follows.
assuredly. It means having faith in Jesus as the only Savior.
or being dead to sin to return to God.
Especially, we must
repent from lie and hatred.
baptized of water.
When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the
water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the
Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture,
preached Jesus to him.
8:36 Now as they went down the road,
they came to some water. And the eunuch said, "See, here is
water. What hinders me from being baptized?"
Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may."
And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the
Son of God."
8:38 So he commanded the chariot to stand
still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and
he baptized him.
Ethiopian refers to the Gentiles, who are hard-hearted.
Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Then
may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil.
condition of the Gentiles is like the skin of the Ethiopian which
is dark, referring to the sins, and like the leopard, referring to
the antichrist or the fleshly men who do not change.
the water baptism, we can experience the renewal of life, so we can
be saved and blessed by God.
solid food, the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, the
teaching Word, or the Bride Tidings.
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are
4:4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who
do not believe, lest the
light of the gospel of the glory of Christ,
who is the image of God, should shine on them.
"And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is
coming; go out to meet him!'
preaches Jesus' second coming as the Heavenly Bridegroom.
and obeying the teaching Word is the same as stretching out the
hands to God.
results are as follows.
Word of God is living.
the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any
piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and
marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the
means that the Word guarantees our life from now on in the midst of
the difficulties in the world up to the eternal one.
So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of
God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret,
5:2 and saw two
boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them
and were washing their nets.
5:3 Then He got into one of the
boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from
the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.
5:4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, "Launch
out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."
But Simon answered and said to Him, "Master, we have toiled
all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let
down the net."
5:6 And when they had done this, they
caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.
and his friends relied on the intelligence, experience, and the
proper time and place, but they failed; even he got naked.
Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is
the Lord!" Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he
put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into
true teaching Word is able to give us the guarantee of abundant
life until we can give thanks to God always.
"Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he
shall never see death."
true teaching Word gives the guarantee of eternal life.
Word of God is powerful.
It gives extra power from heaven.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence
of the power may be of God and not of us.
4:8 We are hard
pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not
4:9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but
great a man in the world is, he is only the clay. He is brittle or
easily gets hopeless and proud. Therefore, we must be filled with
the heavenly treasure, namely the true teaching Word, so we can be
strong and of good courage. We will not easily get disappointed and
hopeless in facing all things in the world. God will give us
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have
peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good
cheer, I have overcome the world."
peaceful heart is the same as the quietness and calmness. All
things will be easy and light.
Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword.
It sanctifies and renews our life from the fleshly man to the
"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall
not commit adultery.'
5:28 "But I say to you that
whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed
adultery with her in his heart.
beginning of the sanctification is in our heart
which are the center of our life.
"If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it
from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your
members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
are sanctified from the fleshly sight, so we can sacrifice the
physical things to look for the spiritual ones. Esau sacrificed the
spiritual thing for the physical one. Consequently, he lost
The sanctification to the
"And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and
cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of
your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
sanctification to the
marriage and the characteristics of the flesh
makes us able to confess and forgive sin one another.
"Furthermore it has been said, 'Whoever divorces his wife,
let him give her a certificate of divorce.'
5:32 "But I
say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except
sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever
marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.
sanctification to the
begins with honesty.
"Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You
shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.'
5:34 "But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by
heaven, for it is God's throne;
5:35 "nor by the earth,
for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of
the great King.
5:36 "Nor shall you swear by your head,
because you cannot make one hair white or black.
let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For
whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in
doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility,
begins from the honesty about the teachings.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the
prayer of the upright is His delight.
a result, we become the house of prayer.
The mouth is also
sanctified to produce the words of faith.
For example, a woman
with the flow of blood for twelve years could say the words of faith
"If only I may touch His garment, I will be made well" and
she was healed. The flow of blood refers to the rottenness in sin.
The woman of Canaan faced the demon-possessed marriage or the
problems in marriage and children, destruction, and gloomy future
life. Nevertheless, through her saying "Yes, Lord", she
could be helped.
The honesty and the words of faith will
result in miracle.