Does God speak to men and women today? The scriptures declare that God SPAKE in times past and HATH spoken to us in this dispensation through His Son, Jesus Christ. Is God still imparting revelation in modern times or is the word that was delivered by His apostles sufficient for the church of all ages? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we see how God’s message reaches man today.
Is church discipline contrary to the teaching of Jesus about judging others? Does withdrawal of fellowship from an immoral or heretical church member violate the lessons Jesus imparted in His parable of the wheat and the tares? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we continue our study of church discipline by learning when it is appropriate and why it is not only in agreement with Jesus’ teachings but is also a vital part of a healthy church.
The church by its nature is to be a holy people. Christians have been called out of the world and a life of sin to righteousness in Christ. What happens when sin enters the camp? Does the church have a responsibility toward its members who live in rebellion to the teachings of Christ and His apostles? The drumbeat of the present culture says ‘no one is subject to the judgment of another’ and churches are to leave well enough alone. In fact, lawsuits have even been filed in recent years and much criticism has been hurled toward the church over this important bible doctrine. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we hear what the scriptures say about corrective discipline: what it means and whether it is to be practiced by congregations of the Lord’s church.
If Jesus was in His flesh here on earth today and you could meet Him, what would you ask of Him? If in that one encounter, you could request the great desire of your heart, what would it be? Perhaps you struggle with a physical disease or deformity. You might face financial difficulties or be the victim of some injustice in life. Would these matters be the most urgent requests you would bring to the Savior? If we see Him as many in His own time did, perhaps so. One day, with great effort and trouble, a paralytic was brought to Jesus. His need seemed obvious and immediate. Jesus, however, first met his greatest need and taught all who witnessed it something about who He was and what He came to do. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn about our GREATEST need.
The bible does not contain contradictions but it does contain paradoxes. A logical contradiction contains two statements that cannot be reconciled. A paradox, on the other hand, appears contradictory but the proper interpretation of the opposing statements contained therein actually presents a deep and thrilling truth. Jesus spoke in paradoxes throughout His ministry and when we look at the cross our mind is immediately presented with paradoxical propositions. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we examine the paradoxes of Calvary.
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