Do you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of faithfully living the Christian life? Many hesitate to begin because they don’t believe they can finish. The Apostle Peter not only says that you can make your salvation sure but he provides the keys to doing so. By adding certain characteristics to our lives, one upon another, we can claim victory over sin and receive an abundant entrance into the heavenly kingdom in the after-a-while. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, the scriptures assure that You Can Live The Christian Life!
Saying “no” can be difficult especially if we must refuse one in authority. It is a vital word, however, in the Christian’s vocabulary. History is replete with the stories of courageous men and women who stood before dictators, despots, and tyrants and refused to compromise their convictions. None were ever so valiant as those we read of in holy writ, who risked their lives by refusing the orders of ungodly rulers and enemies of God. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we find inspiration in four men who had the courage to say “no” and altered the course of history.
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.”
The reign of King Solomon was Israel’s finest hour as a nation united under an earthly monarchy. The Solomonic throne represented sovereignty, might, riches, and wisdom. The administrations of David and Solomon were seen as the glory-days to which Israel yearned to return but never did as an earthly nation. It must have been a stunning statement to the Jewish leaders when Jesus, a poor, wandering prophet told them that He was “greater than Solomon.” In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we consider this royal comparison made by the King of kings.
Has God spoken to us? If so, how does He communicate? The bible teaches that God has spoken at various times and in various ways through the ages but now speaks to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. How did this message from heaven come and should we expect further communication from above?