Moses & Elijah

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

When Jesus took three of His closest disciples onto a mountain, He was transfigured in their presence. Then Moses and Elijah appeared. Today, R.C. Sproul conveys the significance of these witnesses to Christ’s redemptive mission.

Job

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

Even in the midst of devastating trials, Job trusted in the Lord. Today, R.C. Sproul contemplates how the life of Job teaches us to cling to the sovereignty of God when we endure suffering.

Jeremiah

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

The prophet Jeremiah withstood significant abuse—and yet, through the grace of God, he never allowed his suffering to breed bitterness. Today, R.C. Sproul examines the life of this man whose heart was overflowing with godly compassion.

Contradiction and Paradox

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

Does the Bible contradict itself as some people claim? Today, R.C. Sproul explains the difference between a contradiction and a paradox.

Esther

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

In His providence, God raised up Esther to be the queen of Persia when the survival of her people depended on someone who could plead with the king. Today, R.C. Sproul reflects on Esther’s bravery and self-sacrifice.

Warnings

Warnings

If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 10:26-31

Our author gets off to a very candid start in this paragraph, coming right to the point of his warning.  You will recall no doubt, that this letter was written to Jewish Christians in Rome during the persecution of Nero for the purpose of encouraging them to hold firmly their faith through a time of severe trial, and this is not the first such warning in this letter. (see Hebrews 8:1 ff.)

Read more: https://lifereference.wordpress.com/2021/04/08/warnings-2/

The Book of Jude

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Hidden Treasure

“… I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”Colossians 2:2-3 (NLT)

I once heard an illustration about a couple who purchased a large piece of land. They liked the idea of having the space, but never cultivated it or invested time in the property. Instead, they spent their days going back and forth to work, just making enough money to get by. One day they decided it would be better to sell the land and hopefully make a little profit from it. Eventually, they found a buyer for the property and they went on to live their lives. The new owner saw much potential in the land and started cultivating it and planting seeds. One day while digging, the owner found petroleum! The profit he made from selling the petroleum was far greater than he could have imagined. All this time the first couple had been sitting on hidden treasure, but since they never took the time to cultivate the land, they missed out on the riches found therein.

The same is true with God’s Word. It is filled with great treasures that could impact our lives and allow us to live rich lives. We have access to God’s wisdom and knowledge right at our fingertips, yet many times we neglect it and live mediocre lives as a result. Monetary wealth is temporary, but the riches we obtain from studying and applying God’s Word to our lives will bring true joy and lead to a meaningful life.

Read the rest: http://www.actsweb.org/daily.php?id=2103

Who Is This Guy? Part 2

This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.

Hebrews 7:1-3

The story of Melchizedek and Abraham is found in Genesis 14:17-20, and he isn’t mentioned again, except for an obscure reference in Psalm 110 that is only understood when it is quoted here in Hebrews 7.  He came suddenly out of nowhere, and was gone just as quickly, and many scholars believe that Melchizedek is a pre-incarnation appearance of Christ (called a Christiophony).  Clearly there are similarities between the two, but without more evidence, I’ll only say that he was a “type” of Christ.

Read blog at: https://lifereference.wordpress.com/2021/04/02/who-is-this-guy-part-2/

Review of the CSB Verse by Verse Reference Bible

Conclusion

The CSB Verse by Verse Reference Bible is a really good reference Bible. I have started using it as one of my primary research Bibles because of its portability and ease of reading. The font and margin size cannot be overstated. If you are looking for a study Bible, this is not the Bible for you. But if you are looking for a reference Bible that provides readability and space to take notes, then this is the perfect Bible for you. Out of five stars, I give the CSB Verse by Verse Reference Bible 4 and ½ stars. I highly recommend this reference Bible.

Read the review itself at: https://pastorbrianchilton.wordpress.com/2021/03/21/review-of-the-csb-verse-by-verse-reference-bible/