Since the dawn of time, God has had chosen people through whom He worked His purposes in the world. The godly line, for example, can be traced from Seth to Christ in the Old Testament. In particular, God created a nation from the loins of Abraham constituting His chosen people in that dispensation. They were separated from all other nations of the earth, selected by God for service in His plan to redeem the fallen human race. When Moses gave them the law to govern them in Exodus through Deuteronomy, he used the word “holy” more than 200 times. They were not, however, always a holy people. They lost their identity as the people of God. In the same way, the church constitutes the people of God today and we are called to be a holy people. Is the church maintaining its peculiarity and identity today? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn how the church is to be A People For God’s Possession.
Our culture often casts aside that which is old and shuns any path that seems too familiar. We see the ancient as irrelevant. The Word of God, however, tells us to reconsider. The weeping prophet Jeremiah pleaded with the people to “Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.” In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we listen to the timely admonition of Jeremiah to stop, look, and listen before we choose the paths of life.
The turmoil we are experiencing in our society points to one oft-overlooked fact: the world needs Jesus Christ. He is the light of the world and where He rules, there will be peace. While governments and organizations seek solutions to the pressing problems of our time, Jesus already provides the solutions for all who would believe and follow Him and His timeless and transforming teachings. While political and civil action has its rightful and important place in the world and in addressing its problems, in today’s broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we address the issue of hate, strife, and injustice simply from a biblical perspective. As we learn in today’s broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, Christians are to be salt in this world by exemplifying the teachings of Christ in how we view and also treat the human family.
After Jesus established His church on the Day of Pentecost, the early Christians, according to Acts 2:42, continued faithfully in the worship and service of God. They adhered to the apostles’ doctrine and the various functions of the church as prescribed by the Lord Jesus. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we continue a study of the church that Jesus built by examining the faith and practice of the original church.
Jesus said that He would build His church. The Savior’s promise was fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost following His resurrection and ascension. This church is described by scripture as indestructible. If it still exists in the world, how can I be part of it? How can it be identified and delineated amid the many denominations and sects that have arisen since Jesus built His church? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we begin a 2-part study of The Church That Jesus Built.