The name ‘Christian’ is so commonly applied today that you may think it is found many times in the bible. It only occurs three times in the New Testament but each reference highlights an important truth about what it means to be a follower of Christ. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we look at these three passages and learn how God’s Idea of A Christian is different than the common perceptions of our day.
What does the church believe and why? Some would say this question is so broad that it would be difficult to provide a succinct answer. Others would want ask which church is under consideration. Yet, others might recite a creedal statement summarizing the set of beliefs held to by a denomination. This exposes one of the root problems in ‘Christendom’ today. As we learn in this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, how we answer this question will largely determine how successful we are at restoring the ancient faith and being the church that Jesus planted in this world 2,000 years ago.
Is church discipline contrary to the teaching of Jesus about judging others? Does the withdrawal of fellowship from an immoral or heretical church member violate the lessons Jesus imparted in His parable of the wheat and the tares? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we continue our study of ‘Sin In The Camp’ by learning why it is not only in agreement with Jesus’ teachings but is also a vital part of a healthy church.
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God has always expected His people to be holy. Holiness means separation from sin, the world, and false religion. God emphasized His own holiness and that of His people throughout the Mosaic dispensation. He likewise expects His church to come out from the world and to live clean and dedicated lives to Him. But what happens when sin enters the camp? In the first lesson of a two-part series, we learn about God’s system of discipline when His children rebel and will not repent.
Singing has not only been a fundamental activity of God’s people through time, it apparently occupies an important place in eternity as well. In the great revelation of Christ shown to John, he witnessed the redeemed throng singing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb. These celebratory and worshipful hymns seem to be blended together in perfect harmony in this heavenly scene of triumph. What was the Song of Moses and what is the Song of the Lamb? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we see how the theme sung by the Israelites of old but foreshadowed the chorus sang by those later delivered by the Lamb and how we may join the glad refrain.