There are many sermons in the Bible, and most, if not all of them, are easy to understand. But the simplest one was delivered by someone who wasn’t even a preacher...and it’s found in Second Kings 5:13. In fact, it’s the basis of today’s lesson -- “The Simplest Sermon Ever Preached.”
The term, “Christian,” is mentioned three times in the Bible -- in Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, and First Peter 4:16. In those passages we’re told that “the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch,”that Agrippa told Paul, “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian,” and that, if we suffer as Christians, we should not be ashamed. But what exactly is a Christian? That’s something that a lot of people claim to be. Buto, what are the marks of a real Christian? That’s the topic of today’s episode.
In the first part of John, chapter 2, we have a very human story. Jesus and his disciples were at a marriage, and His mother was there. And in talking of her Son, she used this language: "Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it."
Have you thought about what a transformation would take place in the world if everyone were to take the wise advice of this woman! It would bring happiness on earth and eternal life in the world to come. And that’s the topic of today’s episode -- “Whatsoever He Sayeth.”
In First Thessalonians, chapter 4, the apostle Paul talks about "them which are asleep." Jesus even talked about those who were "asleep." Exactly what did He and Paul mean by that expression and why should the idea be so comforting for the Christian? That's the topic of today's episode: "Concerning Them Which Are Asleep."