Today’s lesson is directed to undenominational Christians...those who claim to be members of the Lord’s church, also known as the church of Christ. We know that “Christian” is the correct and only name for us to wear...but a lot of church members don’t act like it, or don’t seem to realize its full significance. All of us wear the name...but some, not very well. A Christian is more than a baptized person, church member, and weekly worshipper. There are a lot of those...but fewer Christians!
There are many reasons why all responsible persons should be Christians. But the fact is, a lot of people are not Christians, because they haven’t been caused to see sufficient reasons why they should be. So, for today’s podcast, we’re going to point out at least “five reasons why you should be a Christian.”
The Christian religion is the religion of hope. But what does that mean? What is the basis of this hope, how do we obtain it, and what are the results?
The use of instrumental music during our worship to God -- most churches use it and some don't, including the church of Christ. Was it used during Old Testament times? Yes indeed. The Bible tells us that David used it. But was it actually commanded or endorsed by God? If it was, then why do the churches of Christ not use it today? If it wasn’t, then why was it used at all? What does the Bible say?
The days of our years are our most valuable possession, but how we do waste them! Someone once said, "If time be of all things the most precious, then wasting time is the greatest prodigality." This is why all of us need to think seriously about, “the days of our years” (Psalm 90:10).
Have you ever prayed to God and felt He didn’t answer your prayer? I’ve always heard it said that God does answer prayers, by saying, “Yes,” “No,” or “Wait awhile.” That may be true, but the fact remains that some prayers are simply not granted. Why is that? We’ll try to find the answer in today’s episode.
The Bible is full of questions, some from God to man and others from man to God...and they’re recorded to teach us some vital lessons regarding what God expects from us, if we’re going to be pleasing unto Him and make it to Heaven after we die. So, for today’s episode, we examine, “Ten Great Bible Questions” and how they relate to us today.
It’s been said that, “Every man is seeking after happiness.” If so, then everyone needs to read the First Psalm. This Old Testament chapter, along with the Beatitudes, will direct your happiness to its highest degree. That’s our topic in today’s episode: finding happiness through the following of God’s Word and an appreciation of the First Psalm.
We thank you for your patience during the brief hiatus of the GOD'S EVERLASTING WORD podcast (due to some health issue that prevented program production). Hopefully, things will return to the normal weekly schedule of postings.
Episode 257 features special guest George McNulty, from Dublin, Ireland, with a sermon preached to a congregation in which some members claimed that the devil did not work in the world today. They also asked him to not preach on hell, since doing so "might offend someone." The lesson you are about to hear is in response to those comments. It is entitled, "Why I Don't Want To Go To Hell."
This is one of the last sermons preached by brother McNulty, before he and his wife return to his home country to work with the Lord's church in Ireland and Scotland.
The inspired Luke begins the book of Acts with this statement: “The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach.” Notice the order: “do and teach.” Too many today have reversed that order. They begin to teach before they begin to do. But what does the Bible say?
Can we forgive someone who has not repented and still be pleasing to God? We are to forgive as God forgives...but how does He do that? Is repentance conditional on something else? What does the Bible say?
I'm sure you've heard about the Seven Wonders of the World (probably in your early school years)...but I think it would more beneficial for us to study, "Seven Blunders of the Word," and how they keep so many people away from a right relationship with God. What does the Bible say?
At his most successful, the Devil’s subjects march obliviously to destruction, and take as many with them as they can. Satan has a lot of devices. But for now, we’ll look at three of them...which is the topic of today’s podcast -- “Three Things the Devil Wants to Do.”
The writer of Psalm 8 asked God, "What is man, that thou art mindful of him?" It is vital to have a clear understand of the nature of man and the nature of God, in order to have a correct concept Christianity. What does the Bible say?
The apostle Paul said, "In this life we groan, being burdened." And how true that is. We all have burdens...but how should we handle them? What does the Bible say?
The Bible has much to say regarding the future judgment, including the fact that it is certain and that it will be final. But in Matthew 25:41-46, the words of our Lord to people on his left hand are among the saddest that anyone could hear. Words like “cursed”, “eternal fire”, and “prepared for the devil and his angels”. Why were those people on the left condemned by Jesus? It may not be for what you think. What does the Bible say?
During the first Lord's Supper, Jesus told His apostles, "This do in remembrance of me." To truly remember Jesus is the most important responsibility of our lives. What does the Bible say regarding this vitally important responsibility?
The Scriptures tell us that the Holy Spirit converts a person from an unsaved condition to a saved one. But, how does He do it? Does He act directly on the heart of that person, causing him to be saved at that instant? Or, does He do it by some other method? What does the Bible say?
Most of the denominational world believes that Christ will come back to reign a thousand years on earth before the end of the word...and they'll quote Revelation 20:1-8 to prove this theory. But, does the Bible really teach that? What does Revelation 20:1-8 mean?
The most important questions anyone could ask are, "What must I to be saved?" and "What must I do to KEEP saved?" In this episode, we'll examine the second question...and go to the Bible for the answers.
We have an account in the Bible of many of Jesus’ disciples rejecting His teachings and walking away from Him, claiming that what He had told them was unacceptable. Why would they do that? Some people today do the same thing...and the same question remains. We’re going to examine this and try to find some answers in today’s GOD’S EVERLASTING WORD podcast: “Why They Go Back.”
In Luke 23, verses 33 and 34, we read, "And where they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. " I used this particular passage to call attention something that we should understand and appreciate...and that is our need of forgiveness.
In Acts chapter 8, verses 26-39, we have the story of a man from Ethiopia, who had been to Jerusalem to worship God, and, as he was returning home, was reading from the scriptures. That’s when Philip came up to him and asked him, “Understandeth thou what thou readest?” You know, to read the Bible is important...but to understand what we read is more important -- which is also the topic of today’s episode.
In Psalm 119, the psalmist wrote, "I thought..." And in like manner, we should do the same; but, we need to be sure that our thinking is right, so that our thoughts coincide with God's will.