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.
Millions of parents have decided to have their infant children ‘baptized’ in keeping with church tradition. Some believe their children inherited ‘original sin’ while others see it as a way of consecrating them to the Lord from the earliest of age. Do the sacred scriptures teach such a practice? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we look at the design and purposes of baptism in order to answer the question: Should Babies Be Baptized?
Paul, the apostle, described the Old Testament Sabbath as a shadow of something that was to come in Christ Jesus. What did he mean? Why is Sunday now a significant day to the New Testament church? Is the Lord’s Day the New Covenant anti-type of the Old Covenant Sabbath? Or did the Jewish Sabbath typify something else? In Part 2 of our study on the Sabbath, we consider what fulfilled the Old Testament Sabbath and why the New Testament church worships on the first day of the week instead of the seventh day.
The weekly Sabbath was a prominent part of Hebrew life under the old covenant. Does it still hold significance to Christians under the new covenant as a day of the week or did it foreshadow a much greater principle that we can now lay hold upon? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we look at the institution of the seventh day as a holy Sabbath; what it meant to national Israel; and what it should mean to us.
God demands all people to repent or else face His wrath to come. This is because man is guilty and sinful before the just and holy God. But what is REPENTANCE? Does it mean to feel bad or be sorry for your sins or does it mean much more? You have sinned but have you truly repented? Where you spend eternity depends upon it. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we ask the soul-searching question: “Have You Repented?”