After Jesus established His church on the Day of Pentecost, the early Christians, according to Acts 2:42, continued faithfully in the worship and service of God. They adhered to 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.
One of the most famous mothers of all time was one of the most influential. Her people were in spiritual and moral disarray and while the nation was looking to human government to solve its problems, she looked to the cradle. In today’s Let the Bible Speak, learn how this wonderful woman’s desire, devotion, and dedication is a model for mothers in our times, which are much like the ones in which she lived.
The connection between the Christian and the local church is vital. While technology is a useful and powerful tool for sharing the gospel with others and providing biblical content that strengthens the church, nothing replaces a disciple’s involvement in the local congregation. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we emphasize several reasons why every Christian needs the church.
He was the grandson of Abraham and a chosen son, but Jacob’s life was far from exemplary. After fleeing from his enraged brother Esau, Jacob, the deceiver, had an encounter with God at a place he named Bethe, the House of God. Despite the commitments he made to the Lord that night, a sinful heart led him far away from that place. It took many years and many hard lessons learned, but at last, a weary and broken Jacob listened to the Lord and went “back to Bethel.” In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, learn how we, like Jacob, can easily get away from God’s house. Is God calling you back to your own Bethel?