The Bible Study Hour
The great Apostle Peter, founding father of the early church, bold and zealous disciple, swore repeatedly that he had nothing to do with Jesus! That he did not even know him! During this broadcast of the Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice will help us see the 'Peter' in us all. Like Peter, we will fall, but we will only fall temporarily. Like him, true believers will rise and follow Christ again.
The trial of Jesus Christ before Jewish authorities was a travesty- complete with mockers, haters, liars, and ruffians. It is, nevertheless, indisputably in the past. Today on the Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice will unravel the the seedy web of characters and motives from that distant trial, finally pulling its relevance forward to today with one question...What will you do with Jesus? Join us now for the Bible Study Hour.
Today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll ask the question, “If Jesus had the power to avoid the cross, why didn’t he?” And we’ll find that the answer is all about obedience. In a world where decisions are made primarily on the basis of whatever is convenient and whatever feels good at the time, we have a lot to learn from Jesus’ sacrificial submission to His Father’s will.
Theologians may debate about the details and minor points of specific church doctrine, but at the core of the Christian faith, there is one central truth that validates all the rest. On this broadcast of The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll identify this one, powerful reality…and we’ll discover why it’s the basis for our entire belief system - and the reason we celebrate Easer.
Our human nature is quick to question and slow to believe. Cynicism is indeed our default mode, which explains why we say things like “it’s just too good to be true.” In fact, it’s also exactly how “Doubting Thomas” got his name! On today’s broadcast of The Bible Study Hour, we’ll prepare our hearts for Easter as we discover how love came to the rescue on the day that faith died.
At Christmas we celebrate Christ, born as a baby. And the miracle of Easter is that He rose from the grave. But in between these events, the Son of God lived a very human life – one full of common experiences like exhaustion, hunger, temptation and even sorrow. Today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll find Jesus, desperate and alone, just hours before his arrest.
What is the “new covenant” that is spoken of in Scripture and what did one quiet, simple meal in an upper room have to do with it? In this broadcast of The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll learn how, in just a few powerful words spoken over the breaking of break and fellowship with his disciples, Jesus effectively explained the entirety of God’s redemptive plan for mankind.
It’s hard to imagine that anyone who knew Jesus personally could have possibly doubted or denied him. But in this broadcast of The Bible Study Hour with Dr. Boice, we’ll learn from the sad story of a man who had the opportunity to travel and eat with Jesus, hear his teaching and experience his miracles first hand... and still chose to betray him - a decision that would cost him his soul.
We often hear the phrase “it’s the little things that count” and today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll discover how that statement applies to our Christian lives. We’ll find that God doesn’t give us points for building cathedrals, starting charities or making million dollar donations. He simply calls us to live humble lives of obedience. He calls us to be faithful in “the little things.”
When eternity is what’s at stake, it’s dangerous to assume that God approves of us simply because we are pleased with ourselves. On this broadcast of the Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice will remind us that being ready for the return of Christ is no passive matter. We’ll find out what two-question test can help us assess the readiness of our own hearts to face the judgment that is surely coming.
It’s true that ultimately, only God knows the condition of each person’s heart. However, Scripture also speaks of fruits of God’s spirit that grow in us and are very visible manifestations of true faith. Join us this week for The Bible Study Hour, when Dr. Boice will make the argument that the way we respond to crisis in this life can be a good indicator about where we’ll stand on judgment day.