Having priorities is a key to successful living. It is also the key to spiritual success. Many of us, however, struggle to share God's priorities. In this broadcast, we look at those things Jesus said should come first.
The Bible is full of great questions -- many of them were the queries of men recorded for our learning -- others asked by the Holy Spirit rhetorically. With this broadcast, we begin a series of lessons on Great Questions of the Bible with an urgent query: What Must I Do To Be Saved?... How did the Holy Spirit answer that question when it was asked in the book of Acts? We turn to the scriptures for the answer.
l instructed Timothy to be careful and exact to be sure he rightly divided the word of truth. It has often been said, a verse without context becomes a pretext. Seemingly countless heresies and false doctrines arise because of the violation of this principle of hermeneutics. Some say "you can prove anything by the bible." This is true if the word of God is not rightly divided but rather wrested and abused. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we begin a study about rightly dividing the scriptures.
The Jewish leaders came to Jesus challenging His authority after He rebuked the moneychangers in the temple. The exchange between Christ and the Pharisees centered around a fact that neither disputed: that all must be said and done by divine authority. "By what authority doest Thou these things and who gave Thee this authority?" is another timely query that we pose in our ongoing series Great Questions Of The Bible. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we look at the many insufficient things people cite as their authority for what they say and do in religion.
The early Christians, according to Acts 2:42, continued faithfully in the apostles' doctrine and the various functions of the church as prescribed by the Lord Jesus. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we continue a study of the church that Jesus built by examining the faith and practice of the original church.
Jesus said that He would build His church. The Savior's promise was fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost following His resurrection and ascension. This church is described by scripture as indestructible. If it still exists in the world, how can I be part of it? How can it be identified and delineated amid the many denominations and sects that have arisen since Jesus built His church? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we begin a 2-part study of The Church That Jesus Built.
There was a crystalizing moment in the life of Moses. After growing up in the palace of Egypt and living 40 years as a prince, he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew slave. Moses, in an act of indignation, killed the Egyptian and history was rewritten. He was inducted into the faith hall of fame because of that decision. There were four issues that Moses had to settle in his heart as he made the choice that would seal his eternal destiny. Those same issues confront each of us today. In this broadcast of 'Let the Bible Speak' we look at The Issues We All Must Settle.
Millions of people describe themselves as followers of Jesus but do not have any affiliation or participation with a local congregation of the Lord's church. On the other extreme, others believe that having their name on a church roll or periodically frequenting worship assemblies, identifies them with Christ and thus, numbers them among the saved. Both views are a misunderstanding of the church and the Christian's relationship with the body. In this broadcast of 'Let the Bible Speak', we see what it means to be added to the church by Christ and why the Christian's participation in its collective work and mission is necessary to spiritual life.