Chuck Carlson leads a very interesting study in the twenty third chapter of the book of Acts where the apostle Paul masterfully divides the Pharisees and Sadducee while the Roman guard looks on. There are some excellent principles in this lesson for followers of Christ today.
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One of the largest groups who support wars in the Middle East to protect Israel are "Angry" Evangelicals sometimes known as Christian Zionists. WHTT Director, Thom Compton explains what "Angry" Evangelicalism is and how to combat it. The referenced email in the podcast, "The Internet Never Lies...But People Do or Why Some Christians Love to Hate Muslims" can be viewed at: http://www.whtt.org/images/PW-20090206-Internet-Never-Lies.pdf
Mark Horton leads our study of the last book of the Old Testament that sets the stage for the coming of Jesus and the New Testament.
Don't miss this study under the teaching of Mark Horton that includes a discussion of the tribe of Israel during the time of Malachi and what Christian Zionists (a subset of dispenstationalists) think about the inhabitants of the modern state of Israel. Find out what was missing in the second temple in Jerusalem during the time of Malachi that was present as was during the time of Solomon's Temple.
Mark Horton finishes our study of Malachi. Be sure to listen to all 3 parts of the Malachi study before starting the Acts study.
One of the first books of the New Testament to get published into a new language is the Book of John. Our investigation is led by Bible scholar, Mark Horton. In addition to looking into the book, as our study encounters points of interest along the way, we will analyze some of the beliefs held by dispensationalists (aka Christian Zionists, Judeo-Christians, Neo-Christians) and compare them to what Jesus taught. This study will help you understand why Christian Zionists have developed such a fixation on the modern State of Israel that it can even lead to little regard for fellow Christians who happen to be Palestinians.
We start in the first chapter of John.
The "Word" to a first century Israelite was the law of Moses. Herod's temple was rebuilt and waiting for the return of God. The "New Temple" is Jesus.
We continue in our study of John with John, the Baptist declaring that "I am the 'the voice of one crying in the wildernes: 'Make traight the way of the Lord.'"
This program was recorded after the "scheduled" end of the world according to Harold Camping. Our study leader, Mark Horton, makes some comments on the history of predicting the "Rapture" prior to our continuation of our study of the book of John.
Jesus drives the money changers and sacrificial animal purveyors out of the temple. An excellent explanation for this is presented. And, the house of God becomes the household of God after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Mark Horton continues our investigation into the Book of John.
Jesus introduces the concept of "Living Water" in his interaction with the Samaritan woman at the well.
The book of John has been called the "Gospel of Fulfillment" because so many promises of God were completed. Many evangelical Christians today are fixating on future fulfillments. Jesus said, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work."
In between the healing of the lame man by Jesus at the pool of Bethesda and the persecution of Jesus by the Judean leaders, Mark Horton discusses dispensationalism and preterism. Don't miss this.
Jesus feeds the 5,000 and walks on water and a whole lot of thoughtful insight in between in this podcast with Mark Horton leading.
Jesus tells us in this study that "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him..."
In today's study we learn that many disciples of Jesus turned away. And, in the study, there is a lively conversation about the state of modern evangelical church.
Jesus' perfect timing is not altered by his brothers or the Judean leaders who want him arrested. Jesus avoids arrest knowing that the time of his is ultimate arrest is not yet come.
Mark Horton continues with our study in the New Testament Book of John. Jesus contends with the Pharisees who were ready to take him.
In today's study Jesus declares, "Iam the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but, have the light."
In today's study Jesus makes the bold claim to the Pharisees, "...before Abraham was, I AM." Jesus is the seed of Abraham not the modern state of Israel and its inhabitants.
Jesus heals the blind man. Included in our study is a fascinating account by Mark Horton about the pool of Siloam where the blind man washed off the clay applied by Jesus. Archaeological finds in the recent past bring new light on the pool of Siloam.
Mark Horton starts are study of John 10 with the background from Ezekiel 34 that is the basis for Jesus' parable where he says "I am the Good Shepherd."
At the Feast of Dedication at the Temple in Solomon's porch, Jesus is challenged by the religous leaders who attempt to stone Him again.
Jesus raises Lazarus from death in this study of John led by Mark Horton.
We study the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead by Jesus and the plot to kill Jesus.
Our study includes the anointing of Jesus by Lazarus' sister, Mary, with very costly oil, spikenard. After a plot to kill Lazarus, Jesus makes triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Following Jesus requires His followers to expand His kingdom here on earth. In this study of John, find out why followers of Christ should be taking action and not just sitting in pews in churches. Don't miss this lesson led by Mark Horton.
The prophecies of Isaiah about Jesus are covered in this lesson and the incident of Christ washing the disciples feet.
The spirit of Satan enters into Judas who betrays Jesus.
Find out how the Romans could afford to build the Colieseum. And, learn what it means to pray in the name of Jesus. We don't praying for war in the name of Jesus fits with the character of God.
Jesus prepares his disciples for his upcoming crucifixion. He reassures them of the Helper, The Holy Spirit that will guide them.
Jesus reveals the relationship between believers and himself. Mark Horton stops to about Determinism (aka Calvinism) and Armenianism interpretations of the Bible.
Jesus gives his final instructions to his disciples before his crucifixion. Jesus warns them that "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you."
Jesus tells his disciples that there will be sorrow at his death but that "your sorrow will be turned into joy."
Jesus has overcome the world and he prays for Himself and His disciples before his crucifixion. Don't miss the interesting discussion in this podcast about the beliefs of some Christians who hold that there are two paths to heaven.
Jesus prays for all future believers and then is betrayed by Judas and Jesus' power is demonstrated after the Pharisees and guards ask if He is Jesus. After Jesus replies, "I am He." all fall to the ground.
The four trials of Jesus are studied in this podcast. Included is a discussion of Scofield Reference Bible footnotes found in the 1908 and 1967 versions. By 1967, C.I. Scofield had been dead for 40 years. This all has to do about where is Jesus' kingdom. Don't miss this thought provoking edition.
Our study starts with the second Roman trial of Jesus and leads along the tortuous path to the crucifixion of Jesus. Along the way we learn some very interesting facts that Mark Horton's studies in preparation for the book of John. Don't miss this one!
In this study Mark Horton discusses the implications of Jesus knowing that all was complete and that the scriptures were fulfilled with his crucifixion.
Our study today is about the resurrection of Jesus. When Jesus walked the earth, the language spoken by the Israelites was Aramaic. We talk about this along with other interesting aspects of Jesus' resurrection.
Mark Horton concludes our study of John with an excellent summary of the book. And, we are treated with a song written and sung by our own Leslie Fort.
We start our study in the Old Testament book of Hosea. One of the interesting items that is a discussion and comparison of words: Jew vs. Judean vs. Judahite vs. Israel.
We continue our in depth study of Old Testament prophet, Hosea.
Included in this lesson in the book of Hosea is a discussion of the 1967 Oxford Press footnotes in the Scofield Reference Bible that claim that modern Israel is the earthly bride of the of the Lord while the church of Christ is the heavenly bride of Christ.
One of the questions that came up during our study of Hosea related to whether or not there was a connection between the Ashkenazi converts to Judaism in the 9th century A.D. and the ancient people of Judah. Be sure to check this one out.
In Chapter 8 we read the well know saying, "For they sow the wind and they reap the whirlwind."
We continue with our in depth study of the book of Old Testament prophet, Hosea.
In our final podcast on Hosea we look at the importance of filtering the Old Testament through the lens of the New Testament. Neo-Christians need a physical Israel instead of a spirtual kingdom as foretold in Hosea and confirmed by Paul in his letter to the Ephesians.