U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, declared recently that "Israel is on the side of God." Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths agrees, but peels back the onion covering this statement by asking the obvious question, "Which side of God is Israel on?" As a follower of Christ, Craig takes a biblical look at Ambassador Friedman's remark and comes up with a remarkable conclusion in this power packed, 19 minute podcast. Referenced in the podcast is the New York Times article, "U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Is ‘on the Side of God’" and Craig's article, "Israel Is On the Side of God." To better understand the theology of Christian Zionists, watch We Hold These Truths' award winning documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part 1."
Linda Compton was the beloved wife of one of We Hold These Truths founding directors, Tom Compton. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 1, 2016. Linda was loved by all who knew her. She was a diligent student of the Bible and taught women's Bible studies for over 20 years. Linda was a perfect example of a compassionate, Christian peacemaker, in thought and deed. This 28 minute podcast is a tribute to Linda, focusing on her courage to change her course, as related to the Bible studies she had been teaching for years. Only when you listen to the whole podcast will you understand the importance of what Linda did. Jesus taught: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." [Matthew 5:9]. Oh, that more Christians would take that command to heart!
Jesus remarked, while teaching at the synagogue in his hometown, Nazareth: “Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown." Pastor Joseph Beach from Amazing Grace Church in Denver, CO, explains how and why the hometown crowd quickly turned from admiring Him as the Messiah, to wanting to kill Him. This was because of what Jesus taught, as reported in the fourth chapter of the gospel of Luke. This is a fascinating study of 34 minutes on a subject that is all but ignored in pulpits across the US. Questions for Pastor Joe follow by Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths that add some very interesting insights for today's Christians.
What does it mean to be a fan vs. a follower of Jesus? Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss this subject in a short introduction to a sermon by Pastor Scott Rice in Colorado. This thought provoking, 38 minute podcast will give Christians pause to think about where they are in the spectrum of fans and followers of Jesus. Pastor Rice recommends the book, "Not a Fan" by Kyle Idelman in his message.
In this 34 minute study of Hebrews, Mark Horton discusses the "bombshell" the writer of Hebrews reveals about the old covenant, that is referred to as the Law of Moses and was associated with the tabernacle, will soon disappear. When did it end? Was it at the cross with the death of Jesus?
The basic theme of Hebrews is found in the word "better" (used 13 times) describing the superiority of Christ in His person and work. Hebrews starts out with the phrase "...in these last days spoken to us by His Son." Find out why this is troublesome to some Christians. Why not check out Mark Horton's dynamic commentary of the book of Hebrews. The chart "Israel's Timeline" referenced by Mark in the study, can be seen here.
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