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Track: 2 Corinthians: When I Am Weak, I Am Strong
Artist: Ray Stedman
Album: Adventuring Through the Bible
Plays: 2

2 Corinthians: When I Am Weak, I Am Strong

Reading through Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth makes you aware that this is the most personal and emotional of all his letters. It throbs with a sense of the glories of God’s grace.

Before the Throne, by Illijam

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Lyrics:

I stole away on a moonlit night/
Fog on the ground and the tree limbs swaying/
Glow on the road from a dim street light/
Voluntary solitary I be contemplating/
See I’m horrified for fam and friends who in virtual comas/
Breathing heart-beating but their souls are flat lined/
Dangling by a strand ‘bove the blaze like Krakatoa/
Pleading Father save them they’re Hell-bound tonight/
See I’m traumatized that these people whose body heat I feel/
During myriad embraces and with whom I’ve shared meals/
Could die this very second guilty of eternal crimes/
Suffering for forever where the anguish don’t expire/

I walk among them, they don’t know they’re dead/
I watch em board the train, but they don’t know what’s up ahead/
They aint tryna hear us, but we still implore/
Them to turn back, time runs short/

The hours pass, your drowning in the sand/
Swallowed in the shadows of dusk, the sun sets/
Before the throne at the end you’ll stand
Enter into Hell, or enter into Rest/

Hate me for this but I can’t help but to speak the truth/
You and I are sinners we deserve to rot in Hell/
This aint judgment this is loving cuz I care for you/
The road to Heaven’s narrow and few find it, No Rob Bell/
Jesus came down from Heaven, Undercover Boss/
CEO of the universe who came cuz everybody’s lost/
Lived a perfect life then He died in our stead/
God’s holy fury toward our crimes on his head/
And Christ rose out the ground to show that we’d be justified/
If only we would turn from our sin and surrender all to Christ/
Tonight, I’m asking, I love you, I’m pleading/
Renounce everything and cling to Jesus, Jesus/

Your body will soon expire, but your soul won’t homie/
##/##/YEAR /
You really gotta turn to Christ and follow Him only/
He’ll take you but the offer’s end nears/

Dr. George F. Pentecost, who was one of the outstanding preachers during the early part of this century (20th), used to relate an argument he had with an atheist who did not believe the Bible because he did not know the Author. Pentecost's question was,
Pentecost: Well, my friend, is the multiplication table a work of authority with mathematicians?"
Atheist: Most certainly.
Pentecost: Do you happen to know who the author of the table is?
When the atheist frankly confessed his ignorance of the author, the preacher rammed home the point.
Pentecost: Then I suppose, as a matter of fact, being a scientific man and a conscientious sceptic, you never use the multiplication table?
Atheist: Oh, yes. It proves itself to be true by its work.
Pentecost: Then, my friend leaving on one side all those hair splitting questions of academic science and criticism, shall we not be allowed to say the we know the Bible is a work of absolute authority in religion and morals--whether we know its human authors or not--because it works well in its own sphere, just as the multiplication table works in its sphere?
We do know who the divine Author of the Bible was, and who the human writers were whom He chose to set forth the revelation of Himself in promise, parable, and prophecy. And did the Author not say, "My Word will not return to me void?"

Many people have a misconception about what it means to be a Christian. Dr. Timothy Keller clarifies this.

6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross! Phillipians 2:6-8

Why Christianity is Different:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezXufQ…

For more sermons from Tim Keller visit:

http://www.redeemer.com/
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ti…

Track: 1 Corinthians: The Epistle to the 21st Century
Artist: Ray Stedman
Album: Adventuring Through the Bible

1 Corinthians: The Epistle to the 21st Century

The first epistle of Paul to the Corinthians is a very, very important letter for us because it so thoroughly captures the problems that we face as moderns living in this modern age. The reason is, of course, that Corinth was the most American city in the New Testament — it was a resort city, the capital of pleasure in the Roman Empire.

Only Jesus

In numbers the prophets were many -

Christ was one, alone, solitary.

The prophets were limited in the scope of power -

Christ had all power in heaven and on earth.

The prophets were sinful and imperfect -

Christ was sinless and flawless in character.

The prophets were inspired at given times only -

Christ was also the mouthpiece of God.

The prophets were not always understanding -

Christ was omniscient and original.

The prophets had only partial foreknowledge -

Christ was the Framer and Controllers of the ages.

The prophets witnessed to the Light -

Christ was Himself the Light of the world.

The prophets were partial in the revealtion of truth -

Christ was the perfect Truth of God.

The prophets had to give place to others -

Christ is without rival or successor.

- A.T. Pierson, The Written and Living Word

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All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer, p.15

Track: Romans: The Master Key to Scripture
Artist: Ray Stedman
Album: Adventuring Through the Bible
Plays: 6

Romans: The Master Key to Scripture

The Epistle of Paul to the Romans is undoubtedly the most powerful human document that has ever been written. It is pure gold from beginning to end. This is the book that lit the fire in Martin Luther’s heart and brought about the Protestant Reformation, changing the history of Europe, as well as the world. This is the book that struck home as John Wesley sat in a little chapel in London listening to Luther’s Prelude to the Epistle to the Romans. Wesley said his heart was strangely warmed as he heard the truths of Romans set forth. There followed, through him, the great evangelical awakening that saved England from the fate of France and arrested the decay of English life, completely altering the history of the world again.

This is the epistle that burned in the heart of Karl Barth, who in our day set forth some of the mighty truths of this letter and thus captured the theological world, calling it back from the crass, empty liberalism of the nineteenth century, restoring much truth to the churches of Europe. The lives of millions of people who have read the letter to the Romans have been drastically altered.

Verbal Inspiration

It is ridiculous to affirm that God inspired the thoughts of the prophets, but left them to express these thoughts in the way most natural to them. You cannot have an unclothed thought in your mind. Language surrounds the thought from the moment of its birth. As the Bible is the only authoritative revelation of God’s mind and will, it was essential that it be expressed in words of His choosing. If there be divine inspiration at all, verbal inspiration is a necessity. As Dean Burgon put it:

What music would be without notes, mathematical sum without figures, so would an inspired book be without words controlled by the inspiring Spirit.

When our Lord spoke about “every jot and tittle,”He had in mind the significance of every atom of Scripture—choice of exact words and precise phrases, terms, and grammatical forms. This why it is of great importance to examine the very language God instructed the prophets to employ to make known His will.

"Every word of God is pure (Proverbs 30:5).”

All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer, p.12

Track: Acts: An Unfinished Story
Artist: Ray Stedman
Album: Adventuring Through the Bible
Plays: 4

Acts: An Unfinished Story

Acts is the book that reveals the power of the church. Therefore, when a church begins to dwindle, lose its power, and turn dull and drab in its witness, it needs desperately to get back into the spirit, expectation, knowledge and teaching of the book of Acts. In this book, the principles of the exchanged life — “Not I, but Christ” — is dramatically unfolded.

Beginning:

All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer

A Fascinating Look at How Biblical Prophecies Paved the Way for Jesus Christ In this remarkable volume, Dr. Herbert Lockyer examines all the prophecies in Scripture concerning the promised Messiah, his ministry, and his message. From the mundane to the mystifying, you’ll get a close look at how different prophecies portrayed with stunning accuracy the coming Christ: his ancestry, his birth, his character, his death and resurrection, and more. Divided in two sections, All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible helps you understand not only ‘Specific Messianic Prophecies,’ but also ‘Symbolic Messianic Prophecies.’

This is quite the volume. We’ll see how we go.

Blood of the Lamb by Wilco (Cover)

Are your garments all spotless?
Are they white as the snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?

Is your soul all spotless?
Is it clean as the snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?

I am washed, yes I’m washed
I am washed in the blood
I’m all washed in the blood of the lamb

I’m all clean I’m all spotless
I’m all pure like the snow
I’m all washed in the blood of the lamb

Have you laid down your burdens?
Have you found peace and rest?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?

I’ve laid down all my troubles
I’ve found peace and rest
I’m all washed in the blood of the lamb

Have you learned to love your neighbors?
Of all colors, creeds and kinds?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?

I’ve learned to love my peoples
Of all colors, creeds, and kinds
I’m all washed in the blood of the lamb

I am washed, yes I’m washed
I am washed in the blood
I’m all washed in the blood of the lamb

I’m all clean I’m all spotless
And I’m pure like the snow
I’m all washed in the blood of the lamb

Lyrics: Woody Guthrie

SHAI LINNE, JESUS IS ALIVE (HOUSE OF TEA REMIX)

Elvis is dead, Picasso is dead
Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin are dead
Marilyn Monroe is dead- however…
Jesus is Alive

Brando is dead, James Brown is dead
Princess Di and John Lennon are dead
Biggie and Pac are dead- however
Jesus is AliveGive praise to King Jesus, the blessed Son
Victorious, glorious resurrected One
To Him belongs the power, glory and honor
Ascended where He sits at the right hand of the Father
At the cross He made atonement- His people He saved
After three days He was raised in defeat of the grave
By faith the elect behold Him, His scepter is golden
He must have been hot or slippery because death couldn’t hold Him
The spotlight is on today’s icons
In a thousand years, nobody will care- their light’s gone
But at that time, Christ will still shine bright
He’s not in the limelight- He IS the limelight
Criminal minded, you’ve been blinded
Looking for the body of Jesus? You won’t find it
We never lack spirit, letting you cats hear it
Because His tomb is empty like most secular rap lyricsPlato is dead, Socrates is dead
Aristotle and Immanuel Kant are dead
Neitzsche and Darwin are dead- however
Jesus is Alive

Buddha is dead, Mohammed is dead
Ghandi and Haile Selassie are dead
Elijah Mohammed is dead- however
Jesus is AliveThroughout history there’s been mad religious leaders
Prophets, preachers, scholars, teachers
But when it came to the grave, no one could climb out
That’s where Jesus stands alone like taking a ‘timeout’
And don’t be mislead- I got a level head
No resurrection, Christianity would have never spread
The disciples weren’t stupid guys who would ruin their lives
And then choose to die for what they knew was a lie
That would be beyond ridiculous- Nah, the issue is
The risen Christ seen by 500 eye-witnesses
Imagine 500 people in a court of law
Each of them taking the stand reporting what they saw
If their stories lined up and made sense
The evidence would have to leave you convinced
But still it’s by faith that we trust and praise the Son
Who was raised for our justificationNero is dead, Constantine is dead
Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun are dead
Alexander the Great is dead- however
Jesus is Alive

Napoleon is dead, Lao Tzu is dead
Che Guevara and Henry VIII are dead
Saddam Hussein is dead- however
Jesus is AliveThrough faith in Christ, we’ve been saved from hell
Because He’s risen, it means we’ll be raised as well
In glorified bodies fit for the new earth
For now, we participate in the new birth
The universal reality of the true church
With resurrection power, watch the Spirit do work!
United with Christ, we reside in His light
Abide in His might, keep in stride as we fight
The pride in our life, the lies and the spite
We strive to be wise as He guides through the night
He’ll chide and He’ll slice- recognize that He’s right
His brightness inside lights our eyes and it’s tight
(He) decided to die to wash white all our strife
His life was the price to delight in His wife
He told death “sike” just to rise like a kite
All eyes on the Christ- let’s prize Him tonightPharaoh is dead, Cyrus is dead
Darius and Sennacharib are dead
Nebuchadnezzar is dead- however
Jesus is Alive

Caesar is dead, Herod is dead
Annas, Caiaphas and Judas are dead
Pontius Pilate is dead- however
Jesus is Alive

bibledevotionals:

"The Bible was written by Divine Inspiration. It is the book of the world, because He inspired it who formed the world, who made all nations of one blood, and knows man’s common nature. It is the book for every heart, because He dictated it who alone knows all hearts, and what all hearts require. It is the book of God."

- J. C. Ryle: Old Paths

" By His  stripes, we are healed. "

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