The Bible Study Hour
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.
In life’s whirlwind of busy activity, we often forget to slow down and remember the reality of eternity. On this broadcast of The Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice helps us truly assess our priorities and start to ask the tough questions. If we’re willing to pay for home insurance, car insurance, life insurance and insurance on our new smart phones, are we willing to consider the eternal security of our souls?
What do the story of Noah’s ark, a report of a residential robbery and the occurrence of a lightning storm have in common? In this broadcast of The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll discover the answer. Together, we’ll learn a little about eschatology and a lot about our role and responsibility of living in a temporary world with the great hope of eternity.
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.