The temple was the center of ancient Jewish life. It was originally God’s dwelling place among His people. Beginning with the pillars of cloud and fire in the wilderness, to the mercy seat above the Ark of the Covenant in the tabernacle, God finally dwelt in a house He allowed King Solomon to build. After the glory days of his and His father’s rule, the story of the temple takes a tragic turn. By the first century and the time of the replacement temple built by Herod, God no longer would dwell there because they had turned it from God’s house into their own. Jesus, shortly before His crucifixion, and a few years before the final destruction the of the temple said: “Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.” Why did God abandon His dwelling? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we look at the warning in this statement for the ancient Israelites and for us today.
Jesus long ago stood in Pontius Pilate’s hall, referred to in the King James translation “The Hall of Judgment”. Pilate was called upon to adjudicate the case that had been brought against Christ but he was not anxious to do so. He appeared to have no spiritual interest in Christ and wanted the matter done away with. But there was a sense of ominous dread at the thought of condemning Jesus and so he tried to recuse himself from the case. Ultimately though, Pilate bowed to political pressure and condemned Jesus. At one point, he asked the religious leaders “what shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ…?” That question reverberates down through the corridors of time and in our minds and consciences today. In today’s broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we see that this ancient question is one you cannot escape, even today.
Who is the Christ? Is the Jesus of first-century Israel the Promised One? No name has been the object of more attention, devotion, and at the same time controversy than that of Jesus Christ. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we pose the question “What Think Ye Of Christ”?
Does God expect His people to submit to scripture? Does it claim to have authority over the modern church? In the last lesson of a four-part series on the internal claims of scripture, we consider The Authority Of The Bible.
The bible was penned by some forty divinely inspired men over a span of fifteen-hundred years. The last writer put down his pen and rolled up the final scroll of scripture nearly two-thousand years ago. Is such a canon of writings really relevant to modern man? Should we view the bible as pertinent to the affairs of the church today? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we continue a series of lessons on the internal claims of scripture with a look at The Relevancy of the Bible.