The Christian Faith
Radio Hour Podcast

Episode #81:
Christ In You:
The Need for
Ministry (1)

1 March 2024

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As we saw in the previous episode, in Colossians 1:27 the Apostle Paul tells us, in a concise way, what is the central point of the entire Bible: “Christ in You, the hope of glory.” (See Episode #80, “The Bible in One Verse.”)

But how can we enter into the experience of Christ living within us? The New Testament makes it clear that for this to happen there must be, first of all, brothers raised up as servants of the Lord to help us in this regard (cf. Col 1:24-29).

In the 20th century the Lord used two brothers in particular in this way, Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. So, in this episode I first share about the need for such New Testament ministers, and then begin to share my own experience of how I came to appreciate the ministries of these two brothers.

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RESOURCES REFERRED TO IN THIS EPISODE

Previous Episodes
Episode #6: A Proper View of Justification; What Is Transformation? (3).
Episode #7: The Way of Transformation.
Episode #71: The Central Thing: God’s Purpose & Our Transformation.

Brief Notes on the Christian Life
Note #16: “The Bible in One Verse”

Books
Watchman Nee, Changed into His Likeness.
Watchman Nee, Full of Grace & Truth, Vol. 1
Watchman Nee, Full of Grace & Truth, Vol. 2
A.T. Pierson, George Muller of Bristol.
A.W. Tozer, The Old Cross and the New

Websites
90Readings.org

Videos
How I Became a Christian
How I Found the New Testament Fellowship
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BIBLE VERSES REFERENCED
IN THIS EPISODE

Colossians 1:27: The central point of the entire Bible.
Colossians 1:24-2:2: The labor of the apostle.
John 1:12-13, 3:3, 5: Born of God, with the life of God, to be His children.
John 3:6: Born anew in our spirit.
Romans 12:2, Corinthians 3:18: Transformed in our soul.
2 Corinthians 5:9-10: Making it our aim to please Christ.
Philippians 1:15-18: Preaching Christ even in an impure way.
Romans 8:9-10: What makes someone a Christian?
Romans 6:3-5: Crucified with Christ and living with Him.
1 Corinthians 1:10-13: We must stay away from divisions.
1 Corinthians 1:9: We are called into the fellowship of God’s Son.
John 12:24-25: Falling into the ground to bear much fruit in resurrection.
Acts 20:36-38: The saints’ love for Paul.

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RECORDING
This edition of the program was recorded in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday, 28 February 2024.

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