Earthly life is a sacred trust but it is also a fragile and fleeting existence. Many are laying plans for a tomorrow that may never come. Such a realization should cause us to evaluate the real meaning of our time here on earth. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we look to the inspired author's introspective question "What Is Your Life?"
The leaders of ancient Judah were facing the threat of Assyrian invasion. They were making an unholy alliance with Egypt to protect them and arrogantly thought that they had averted the coming judgment of God. The prophet Isaiah warned them that judgment day was coming and when it did the storm would sweep away the "refuge of lies" in which they were hiding. Thus it will be in the Day of Judgment when the world will stand before Christ. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we ask: Are you living beneath a refuge of lies?
Jesus said "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved" (Mark 16:16). Yet, just days earlier, He told a dying, penitent thief hanging on a cross: "Today shalt thou be with me in paradise". How are these passages reconciled? The New Testament plan of salvation including its mandate of water baptism is often rejected with the argument that the thief was saved in his final moments without being baptized. Do we know the thief was never baptized? If he was not, does his case of eleventh hour conversion negate the believing, penitent sinner's responsibility to be baptized for the remission of sins? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn about Baptism And The Thief On The Cross.
Do you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of faithfully living the Christian life? Many hesitate to begin because they don't believe they can finish. The Apostle Peter not only says that you can make your salvation sure but he provides the keys to doing so. By adding certain characteristics to our lives, one upon another, we can claim victory over sin and receive an abundant entrance into the heavenly kingdom in the after-a-while. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, the scriptures assure that You Can Live The Christian Life!
Saying “no” can be difficult especially if we must refuse one in authority. It is a vital word, however, in the Christian’s vocabulary. History is replete with the stories of courageous men and women who stood before dictators, despots, and tyrants and refused to compromise their convictions. None were ever so valiant as those we read of in holy writ, who risked their lives by refusing the orders of ungodly rulers and enemies of God. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we find inspiration in four men who had the courage to say “no” and altered the course of history.
Has God spoken to us? If so, how does He communicate? The bible teaches that God has spoken at various times and in various ways through the ages but now speaks to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. How did this message from heaven come and should we expect further communication from above?
Does it matter how we worship God? If we could ask two old testament priests named Nadab and Abihu that question, doubtless they would answer, "Yes!" When the sons of Aaron burned incense to the Lord, the fire they used was not obtained from the correct place. They instead offered "strange fire" unto the Lord which angered God and the fire consumed them. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we see how dangerous it is to play with fire.
A scarlet stream courses its way through the scriptures culminating at the foot of Calvary's cross. From the fall of man in the Garden of Eden to the final victory of the redeemed pictured in Revelation, the shedding of blood is central to this story of the ages. Why did God require sacrifices throughout history and why, ultimately, did His plan necessitate the shedding of the blood of Christ? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we consider why the blood of Jesus is the price of the sinner's redemption.
Baptism is a commandment of Jesus Christ to every person who desires to come to Him in faith. The scriptures plainly state that several things take place and the one who believes is benefited in several ways when they submit to Christ in this sacred step. There are also things that baptism will not do. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, distinguish those things that occur in scriptural baptism from the things this act of obedience will not accomplish.
Jesus once posed a rhetorical question that one can not affirmatively answer: "What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Most people are thoughtlessly trading their most precious possession for things of little to no worth. What is a soul and what makes it so invaluable? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we consider The Worth Of Your Soul. Take a few moments and watch. It may affect where you spend eternity.
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