A man was asking for money alongside a busy downtown street one day while holding a sign which read: “The sun is shining and I am blind.” This person realized he lived in a world of light and beauty but he could not see it. The apostle Paul once spoke of those in a far worse condition – those who are spiritually blind. Jesus is “the light of the world” and His apostles were lamps of clay filled with the oil of the Holy Spirit to dispense the light of the Christ’s gospel in a sin-darkened world. But despite the revelation of truth, multiplied millions are still living in the darkness. In the broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we discuss some things that are plainly evident to which many are yet blind.
When a feast was held in ancient Israel there would be a conspicuously empty seat at the table. Jonathan would not only miss his beloved friend David at that banquet, but his empty seat would also expose the plot of Jonathan’s father Saul to take David’s life. The sight of an empty chair often brings us sadness. Perhaps it’s the familiar chair of a departed loved one. There are some empty seats that should cause us even greater concern. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we think about some of the messages being sent from empty pews.
Is it a given that those who read the bible will “understand it differently?” There is so much division over what the Bible supposedly teaches that the modern mantra is “there are many interpretations of scripture.” Is this true? The bible is a message to man from God. In every form of communication, there are three elements involved: a source; a message; and a receiver. If there is a breakdown in communication, the fault must necessarily lie with one of these three. So, why do we not see the Bible alike? Who or what is at fault? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we examine three proposed answers to this question. We also launch a new look on LTBS and hope you enjoy it.
While we have been re-airing a sermon series from a few years ago on our broadcast stations, we have been working on some changes behind-the-scenes. This video explains more. Thank you for watching, listening and reading our sermons!
The year 2020 brought disappointments, difficulties, and sorrows to many lives. We would like to see the new year as a time to turn the page and anticipate better days. Though we pray that this will be, we do not know what lies before us in 2021. The book of Joshua tells of the time when the Children of Israel came to the River Jordan to cross over and possess the Promised Land. How would they cross the flood-swollen waters and where would they go if and when they entered? Canaan was a strange and unfamiliar place filled with fortified cities and formidable foes. The people were instructed to follow behind the Ark of the Covenant and God would lead the way and protect them. As we stand at the threshold of a new year, we are, for better or for worse, preparing to leave behind the desert of the past with its failures, disappointments, and shortcomings and enter the future with its promises but also its uncertainties. As the Lord told the people long ago: “You have not passed this way before” and it would be foolish to brave this unknown territory without Jehovah as our guide. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we are reminded of some important resolutions that we should make as we “cross over.”