The Day of Pentecost after Christ’s resurrection and ascension was one of the most important days in the world’s history. One bible professor called it “the hub of the bible”. The promises accompanying the Kingdom of Heaven’s invasion of earth were fulfilled and the apostles were able to connect the prophecies of the Old Testament with their fulfillment in Christ. The evidence presented to the thousands of Jews in Jerusalem that day led to many finally being convicted of their sins and turning to Christ for salvation. Peter and others began, that day, fulfilling the Great Commission given by Christ just days earlier. Some claim that what we need today is another Pentecost. Is that true or do we need to enjoy the blessings of the Pentecost we’ve already had? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we continue our series through the conversion accounts in Acts: Jesus Saves.
As we begin a new series in the book of Acts entitled ‘Jesus Saves’, we focus on a question the apostles doubtless heard many times as they preached Christ to the Jewish people and to all the world. “What shall we do?” was the remorseful plea of the people on the Day of Pentecost who became convinced that the Jesus they had crucified was, indeed, the Christ and the Son of God. How the apostles answered the question that day and throughout their ministry in the book of Acts provides us with a pattern for receiving the gospel wand acting upon it today. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we observe the difference in how many today answer the question and how the inspired apostles answered it at the beginning of the gospel age.
When Jesus came to the end of His time living on earth, He commissioned His disciples to take the good news to the world. He said that those who believed and obeyed their message would be saved. Saved from what? In our series “Preaching Jesus”, we have seen that Jesus was the Son of God and Son of man, He is the Christ, He is Lord of all, and He is King. What was His mission as He fulfilled these titles and offices? In today’s broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we not only see that the suffering Son is now our Savior, but we learn why all of us so desperately need the salvation He offers.
Jesus is not only a King, He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. Christ testified Himself that He came into the world to be the King long-anticipated and prophesied in the Old Testament scriptures. What kind of King is He and what kind of kingdom does He rule? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, continuing our series “Preaching Jesus”, we see how the nature and time of King Jesus’ rule are misunderstood now just as when He first came.
You should investigate the Church of Christ because IT ACCEPTS THE BIBLE ONLY. This is the fifth presentation in a series of lessons entitled: 12 Reason Why You Should Investigate the Church of Christ. In the mid-1960s, Ronny F. Wade hosted Let the Bible Speak originating from Springfield, MO. Bro. Wade preached this popular series of sermons. 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.