In the mid-1960s, Ronny F. Wade hosted Let the Bible Speak originating from Springfield, MO. Bro. Wade preached a popular and powerful series of sermons “12 Reasons Why You Should Investigate The Church of Christ”. He also authored a booklet containing the material presented in these broadcasts. The series was so effective that Bro. Wade preached the sermons several times throughout the nearly 45 years he hosted Let the Bible Speak. Born in 1936, Ronny Wade passed away in January 2020. A few years ago, the 16mm film reels containing the original broadcasts of this series were found and digitized. We are happy to present the series anew. In this broadcast, Bro. Wade provides an introduction to the series with an overview of the church as set forth in the New Testament.
Why do churches die? Though the kingdom of Christ will stand throughout time, local churches sometimes cease to exist. The churches of the first century eventually died although the truth upon which they were established continued to spread to other places. What happened to those congregations and why are some churches in the process of dying today? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we consider what we might learn from the Autopsy of a Dead Church.
He is one of the most beloved but controversial figures of the New Testament. His writings have transformed believers but have also sparked outrage, insult, and ridicule. Was he inspired or an impostor?. Those who accept the apostle Paul’s claims of apostleship, however, accept his writings as the authority of Christ. He is declared to be the believer’s pattern. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn how we can and should be Patterned After Paul.
When David was fleeing from Saul, his life in danger and his heart filled with sorrow and anxiety, he turned to God for help and comfort. Psalm 56 was born out of this sad time in the young man’s life. He asks God to place his tears in his bottle. it is a strange but beautiful statement full of symbolism. What did he mean? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we see how David’s plea should be a great comfort to God’s children today who pass through life’s shadowy valleys.
When the apostle Paul had his final meeting with the elders of the church at Ephesus he admonished them to “remember the words of the Lord Jesus…” Implicit within Paul’s statement was the authority that Christ’s words held with the church then and the weight they should still carry with all believers today. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we remember the words of Jesus about the historicity of scripture; marriage; the church; and death… divine words which should settle many disputes and doubts in our own times.