Josiah became king at the tender age of eight but his pure heart was what the people needed as the kings before him had practiced wickedness. When he was overseeing repairs to the temple, a priceless book was found and brought to him. It was the book of the law. Josiah had it read aloud and when he heard what God’s law required he was shocked and grieved by how far they had gone astray. The discovery led to one of the last great reform movements in the history of the nation. Has the book of Christ’s law been lost to us today? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we observe how its discovery in our own hearts should lead us to return to the old paths.
Preaching is the primary means to communicating the gospel to men and women that they might be saved. Christ commissioned His apostles to “go preach”. Paul said it pleased God by the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe it. He also charged younger Timothy to “preach the word.” In some parts of our culture preaching is out of vogue and even disdained. Despite this, there is almost certainly more preaching going on in the world today than at any time in its history. But is it the kind of preaching that pleases God? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we turn to God’s word to learn what kind of preaching we need.
Entering the presence of the ancient Persian king unbidden meant death. Queen Esther was, therefore, taking her life into her hands when she drew near to the king in an effort to save her people from Haman’s wicked plot. But King Ahasuerus was kind and extended to his queen the golden scepter. Esther approached the throne and touched the end of the scepter. There is a beautiful comparison that can be drawn from this scene recorded in the Old Testament as we approach the King of all kings. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn what it means for the king to extend the kingdom scepter and how we reach out and touch it.
We have seen much domestic and geopolitical turmoil in recent days. A mere glance at the headlines would lead some to wonder if we are witnessing the collapse of the world we thought we knew. This is not a new experience for the people of God. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we talk about the perspective of some Christians in the first century who also felt like their world was falling around them. The apostle who wrote to them sought to bolster their faith by reminding them about things which cannot be shaken. King Jesus has not abdicated His royal throne in heaven and we must remember that His kingdom is still unshakable.
Does it matter how we worship God? In the broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn about two priests in the Old Testament who learned the answer the hard way. When the priests offered their sacrifices, a consuming fire confirmed that God received the offering. In the case of this careless and presumptuous pair, the fire fell and consumed them instead. Find out why it is dangerous to Play With Fire.