The Bible Study Hour
We’ve all experienced the heavy grief of tragedy and the panic that comes along with a crisis – because in a sinful world, pain and anxiety are a regular part of the human experience. But Scripture tells us that in spite of these trials, we should “see to it that we are not alarmed.” In this broadcast of The Bible Study Hour, we’ll find out how to rest in God’s plan, even in the midst of apparent chaos.
Every group or club has its criteria for membership, but what is required in order to be part of the Kingdom of God? Is it a seminary degree or a certain number of memorized Scripture verses? Today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll discover that God is not impressed with our attempts at being super spiritual. In fact, the sincere Christian life is often far from glamorous.
Even agnostics would agree that Christianity simply cannot exist as one among many supposed truths. The claims of Christ are too definitive and the means of salvation are just too exclusive. In this broadcast of The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll learn why, in its very nature, Christianity demands a monopoly on truth and why it requires either full allegiance, or none at all.
Everyone knows that the topics of faith and politics make for complicated and potentially controversial conversation. Scripture says that as Christians, we are to be in the world, but not “of” it. But how do we balance our allegiance to earthly authorities with obedience to our Heavenly Father? Tune in to find out how Jesus answered that question on this week’s broadcast of The Bible Study Hour.
Jesus had a fascinating habit of sharing deep truths through simple stories. In a parable of a generous king and an extravagant wedding feast, we’ll learn about the flimsy excuses that kept the guests from attending what would have been the best event of their lives! And, of course, it all has Gospel significance.
Parents-to-be pour over baby name books and search the Internet for that perfect name for their new little one. Decisions are made based on popularity, a desire to be unique or even purely on meaning. On this broadcast of The Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice will reveal the name that has received the most attention throughout history. Tune in to find out what it is - and more importantly, what it means.
“What child is this?” It’s the ultimate question and its answer determines our eternity. These four words are the title of a simple hymn, but they also lay the theological foundation for our faith! In this broadcast of The Bible Study Hour, we’ll learn how a tiny grammatical detail in the pages of Scripture points to the deity of Christ and helps us answer this all-important question.
The Bible is full of the figurative language of farming activity – everything from sowing seeds and separating chaff from grain, to reaping the resulting harvest. In Matthew chapter 21, we learn that God is also the ultimate fruit inspector. What is the fruit of a true Christian life and what provocative statement does Jesus make concerning the topic?
If hypocrisy is moral bankruptcy, then in God’s economy, true Christians should be rich in the currency of faith. On this broadcast of The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll learn that God is not impressed with insincere profession and we’ll discover what a fig tree has to teach us about spiritual health and the dangers of “having religion” without being willing to truly obey.
If it’s true that actions speak louder than words, then what happens when professing Christians turn out to be practical materialists? On this broadcast of The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll discover that God sees right through our hypocrisy. He’s not impressed when we speak of Heaven, but live for Earth. And He won’t tolerate the church replacing praise with production.
This broadcast of The Bible Study Hour begins with an event that stirred an entire city and ends as Dr. Boice frames the greatest debate of all time. In this message entitled, “The Triumphal Entry,” we’ll follow Jesus on the road into Jerusalem and we’ll find out what happens when he turns out to be nothing like the warrior king that the Jews expected.