When the prophet Amos went to Bethel to prophesy against wicked nations, including Israel, he prefaced each condemnation with an interesting phrase. He said that for three sins and four God’s judgment would fall upon them. What was the significance of this statement? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn what the prophet meant and how it should sound a warning to our own generation.
Jesus, the Christ may be the most influential person to ever walk upon the earth but this does not mean He was or is warmly received wherever He goes. In fact, an entire town came and begged Him to leave. Others resorted to threats and violence to try and remove Him. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn how people are still trying to get rid of Jesus because of His works, His way, and His weight.
As Americans celebrate a favorite holiday and gather around tables to give thanks, it is a good time to be reminded that gratitude should be a constant mindset for the Christian. We usually find it difficult to be thankful when we’re facing trials and tragedies. The bible tells us, however, that we are to give thanks always in all things. This is more attainable when we learn to adopt an attitude of gratitude.
Can something that is free cost us something at the same time? Eternal life is the gift of God given by His grace. We have not and will never do anything to merit His favor and the salvation He provides. There is a paradox for us to consider though: this gift does not come without cost. In the broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn about the high cost of providing and receiving the gift of God.
The Bible records three occasions when Jesus wept. He shed quiet tears of sympathy with the family of Lazarus who died; He cried tears of agony and dread while deep in the garden before His passion on the cross, and He sobbed with tears of grief and sorrow over fallen Jerusalem as He made His “triumphal entry” into the doomed city. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we see the reasons that Jesus wept over the waiting judgment of Jerusalem and how today, as well, is a time for tears. Is your heart broken over the lost?