After Ezra confessed the sins of his people upon their return from captivity, what was the result? In part 1 of our study on confession of sin we learn from this biblical example what it means to agree with God in confessing our wrongs. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we present part 2 of our study. See what followed Ezra’s prayer and what a true confession of sins will result in in our lives today.
The bible says that we must confess our sins to God as a condition of being forgiven (1 John 1:9) but what is a true confession of sin? When a remnant of ancient Israel returned to their homeland from Babylon, they soon sinned by marrying people from pagan nations. When Ezra the priest and scribe learned of this great transgression he was astonished and poured out his lament before God in a moving confession. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn what confessing our sins really means.
The bible of Jesus’ day consisted of the Old Testament scriptures. The Savior quoted from it and lived according to it. What was His attitude toward the scriptures? How did He use and apply them? How Jesus viewed the words of holy writ should show us how we should respect the word of God today. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we look at Jesus’ disposition toward the scriptures.
A scarlet stream courses its way through the scriptures culminating at the foot of Calvary’s cross. From the fall of man in the Garden of Eden to the final victory of the redeemed pictured in Revelation, the shedding of blood is central to this story of the ages. Why did God require sacrifices throughout history and why, ultimately, did His plan necessitate the shedding of the blood of Christ? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we consider why the blood of Jesus is the price of the sinner’s redemption.
This broadcast of Let the Bible Speak was hosted by Johnny Elmore and was originally broadcast in Jefferson City, MO in 1993. Bro. Elmore now resides in Oklahoma and remains active in preaching and doing the Lord’s work.