Samson was the strongest man on earth who slew the fiercest warriors that could be sent up against him. But this mighty man was slain by his own fatal flaw. Samson’s compromise with the flesh and the devil led to his undoing. When sin had had its way, the record sadly says “..And he knew not that the Lord was departed from him.” Blind, chained, and made to do the work of an animal, Samson paid dearly for his sin. Has sin caused the Lord to depart from you and what do that mean? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we receive a warning from a mighty man who fell.
Today’s CLASSIC broadcast of Let the Bible Speak takes us back to 1993 and a sermon presented by Bro. Johnny Elmore.
A viewer asks: “When one dies, at what point do they go to heaven? Is it immediately or at the resurrection?” This is a question, among many other related subjects, that has piqued the interest of believers throughout time. The scriptures are very clear that heaven is the ultimate destination of those who are “in Christ” and that hell is awaiting those who reject Him. Do we reach either of these destinations at the moment of death or after the second coming of Christ and the end of time as we know it? If the latter is true, what occurs in the interim? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we look at these questions in view of various passages of scripture that seem to lift back the veil and let us glimpse at life on the other side.
The first broadcast of Let the Bible Speak was on October 20, 1963 on KY3-TV in Springfield, MO. Then 27-year old Ronny Wade was the preacher and he would continue in this role for the better part of 45 years. This particular broadcast dates back to approximately 1965 and was on 16mm film. The Cook Brothers Gospel Quartet sang on the program in those dates and consisted of Clovis Cook (passed away in 2010), Travis Cook (passed away in 2011), Leo Cook (passed away in 1990’s), and Homer A. “Sonny” Gay, Jr. (passed away in 1976). Enjoy this rare look at the past and a sermon entitled “A Cheap Religion.”
In 1992, a young man and his family were watching Let the Bible Speak, then hosted by Bro. Irvin Barnes. Bro. Barnes was preaching on the scriptural pattern for the observance of the Lord’s Supper. What he had taken for granted for a lifetime was challenged by what he heard the bible saying about this ancient memorial. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, Bro. Jimmy Cating joins Bro. Kevin Presley to discuss the things that caused him to reconsider how the Lord’s Supper is to be observed.