Broadcast Archive

Broken Covenant 05/22/16

Have you ever broken a contract with someone? The penalties can be quite severe. But imagine what happens when we break a contract…with God!

The Path of Service 05/22/16

In this busy, noisy world, our default is often to block out the many things that constantly clamor for our attention. Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice will encourage us, instead, to serve those in need of friendship and encouragement by giving a listening ear. Listening, in fact, is one of the greatest ministries a believer can offer a hurting world.

Growing in Faith 05/22/16

When you ponder your trust in Christ, do you find yourself doubting at every turn? Maybe you're riding out a dark storm in life, and you feel like God has abandoned you. Or maybe you long for the mountain top experiences you once had in your walk with God, but which now seem so distant. Dr. Barnhouse's series, Growing in Christ will help you through these discouraging times as it equips you with lessons and verses from God's Word. See examples from Scripture where God led his children into places of darkness so that they would learn more about Him. This CD series illuminates that God is with you during those dark times, as well as during the quiet moments of daily living.

This Is Not Your Life 05/15/16

Did you ever ask God why He hasn’t given you all that you deserve in life? Actually, in Christ, we don’t get what we deserve in life, and for that we should be eternally grateful. Confused?

The Path of Obedience 05/15/16

Is the Christian life nothing more than the drudgery of compliance?…the constant restriction of rules and regulations? Today on The Bible Study Hour, we’ll hear a biblical perspective on what true freedom looks like - and we’ll find out that it has a lot to do with obedience. You’re about to find out why Dr. Boice claims a believer’s life should be a great adventure and full of surprises!

How God Evaluates Men 05/15/16

Are your priorities straight? That's what this classic Barnhouse series addresses. You'll hear six messages about putting God first in your life, and placing other people ahead of yourself. The lessons are taken from both the Old and New Testaments.

The Scarecrow in the Melon Patch 05/08/16

It is easy to identify an idol if it is made out of stone or wood. But how do you identify idols of the heart? Listen next time, as Dr. Philip Graham Ryken continues his study in Jeremiah by looking at what it teaches us about idolatry.

Taking Up the Cross 05/08/16

When Jesus commanded the disciples, saying, “Follow me,” he didn’t mean “tag along if you feel like it.” The call to discipleship demands a radical lifestyle of submission and sacrifice. Thanks for joining us for this broadcast of The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice. We’re about to find out how biblical self-denial is possible in a world that tells us to look out for our own interests at all costs.

Logs and Splinters 05/08/16

Are your priorities straight? That's what this classic Barnhouse series addresses. You'll hear six messages about putting God first in your life, and placing other people ahead of yourself. The lessons are taken from both the Old and New Testaments.

Something to Boast About 05/01/16

Do you think boasting is wrong? Well, that depends what you are boasting about. Listen next time, as Dr. Philip Graham Ryken discusses something to boast about from the book of Jeremiah.

Christians First 05/01/16

Are your priorities straight? That's what this classic Barnhouse series addresses. You'll hear six messages about putting God first in your life, and placing other people ahead of yourself. The lessons are taken from both the Old and New Testaments.

In the School of Christ 05/01/16

A “light burden” seems like an oxymoron.But isn’t that exactly what Jesus promised in Matthew chapter 11 when he encouraged us to come learn from him and find rest for our souls? Today, on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll investigate the mystery of true discipleship: how taking on Christ’s burden actually lightens us from the weight of our own sin.

There Is a Balm in Gilead 04/24/16

Have you ever felt beaten down by sin and sorrow and thought there was no cure for your pain? Have you ever cried out in agony for a balm to heal your wounds? The prophet Jeremiah did, and he received a surprising answer.

The Path of Discipleship 04/24/16

Dietrich Bonhoeffer coined the term “costly grace” in his warnings to a weak, German church that refused to stand up to Nazi tyranny during World War 2. Today on The Bible Study Hour, we’ll find out how costly grace is at the heart of biblical discipleship, and Dr. Boice will challenge us to consider how many modern church pews are filled with those who are unwilling to pay the price.

He First Found His Brother 04/24/16

Are your priorities straight? That's what this classic Barnhouse series addresses. You'll hear six messages about putting God first in your life, and placing other people ahead of yourself. The lessons are taken from both the Old and New Testaments.

First the Lord 04/17/16

Are your priorities straight? That's what this classic Barnhouse series addresses. You'll hear six messages about putting God first in your life, and placing other people ahead of yourself. The lessons are taken from both the Old and New Testaments.

Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth 04/17/16

In the book of Jeremiah, the people of God acted like bird-brains! In fact, if you compared them to birds regarding their ability to obey their creator’s instructions, they came out way behind.

Grace Be With You All 04/17/16

You can’t study reformed doctrine without going over the 5 points of Calvinism in the form of the acrostic TULIP. Today Dr. Boice will take a look at each of those 5 points as we study the final verse of the entire Bible in this concluding message from the series, “Amazing Grace.”

The Secret of Giving 04/10/16

Are your priorities straight? That's what this classic Barnhouse series addresses. You'll hear six messages about putting God first in your life, and placing other people ahead of yourself. The lessons are taken from both the Old and New Testaments.

The Valley of Slaughter 04/10/16

Have you ever heard an “R-Rated” sermon? Imagine what happened when the people of Judah engaged in child sacrifice! To find out, listen next time, as Dr. Philip Graham Ryken discusses a disturbing section in the book of Jeremiah

Persevering Grace 04/10/16

Adjectives enrich our language; they add depth and texture to our world. And when we apply adjectives to the grace of God, we get words like boundless, indelible, matchless, overflowing, abundant, marvelous, unfailing, and irresistible. On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice adds persevering to the list.

Reconciliation 04/03/16

The words of Scripture have power to transform and sustain lives. Do you know what it's like to have your life turned around because some word in the Bible has "sweetly visited your soul?" Do you have a verse in your life that you can call on to remember God's acceptance and redemption in times of doubt or hardship? In this series, Dr Barnhouse recounts how God quickened scriptural texts to three great men, John Bunyan, John Newton, and Hugh Latimer.

The Family at Worship 04/03/16

All families worship together, whether they know it or not. The question is, what are they worshiping? Listen next time, as Dr. Philip Graham Ryken discusses the book of Jeremiah, and find out about the Family at Worship

Grace, Seasoned with Salt 04/03/16

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." This is simply not true! Words can hurt, wound, and kill or words can bind, heal, and make alive. Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice offers five qualities that should mark the speech of a Christian, so that it's full of grace and seasoned with salt.

Hugh Latimer's Text 03/27/16

The words of Scripture have power to transform and sustain lives. Do you know what it's like to have your life turned around because some word in the Bible has "sweetly visited your soul?" Do you have a verse in your life that you can call on to remember God's acceptance and redemption in times of doubt or hardship? In this series, Dr Barnhouse recounts how God quickened scriptural texts to three great men, John Bunyan, John Newton, and Hugh Latimer.

What the Church Needs Now Is Reformation! 03/27/16

What happens when God’s people are convicted of their sins and turn back to him and walk in a new obedience? Reformation.

The Lord's Own Easter Sermon 03/27/16

The Jesus of Easter is not just an ancient figure - a character about whom we like to rehearse stories in the church. This Jesus is the Lord Himself, that is, the Christ, the Messiah. Hear Jesus' own telling of the Easter story, on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Montgomery Boice.

John Newton's Text 03/20/16

The words of Scripture have power to transform and sustain lives. Do you know what it's like to have your life turned around because some word in the Bible has "sweetly visited your soul?" Do you have a verse in your life that you can call on to remember God's acceptance and redemption in times of doubt or hardship? In this series, Dr Barnhouse recounts how God quickened scriptural texts to three great men, John Bunyan, John Newton, and Hugh Latimer.

The Conversion of St. Paul 03/20/16

On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice proves the Resurrection from the perspective an intelligent, educated, articulate young man - a true erudite, and a ruthless one at that. See what happens when this man realizes that he is wrong - that Jesus Christ is God, was raised from the dead, and that Christians are right after all!

At the Crossroads 03/20/16

Have you ever been at a crossroads in your life and not known which path to take? How do you decide which way to walk?

John Bunyan's Text 03/13/16

The words of Scripture have power to transform and sustain lives. Do you know what it's like to have your life turned around because some word in the Bible has "sweetly visited your soul?" Do you have a verse in your life that you can call on to remember God's acceptance and redemption in times of doubt or hardship? In this series, Dr Barnhouse recounts how God quickened scriptural texts to three great men, John Bunyan, John Newton, and Hugh Latimer.

The Grace of Giving 03/13/16

Dr. James Boice explains his 'formula for great giving.' The three elements of this formula include a trial, poverty, and joy. Using an example from 2 Corinthians, we'll see how a severe trial, extreme poverty, and overflowing joy welled up into rich generosity and "The Grace of Giving."

What Will You Do in the End? 03/13/16

The prophet Jeremiah lived in the same sort of society that we live in. There are blind fools, fat cats, and lying prophets all around us. The situation is a bad one- in fact it’s incurable. So what will we do in the end?

A Good Man Is Hard to Find 03/06/16

God told the prophet Jeremiah that he’d hold back his wrath if Jeremiah could find even one righteous person in the City of Jerusalem. So he looked and looked, but couldn’t find a single righteous individual. But if we are perfectly honest with ourselves, we know why.

The Throne of Grace 03/06/16

The throne of God, which should be a throne of judgment, has become a throne of grace - a mercy seat - because of the death of Jesus Christ. On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice gives us the bottom line on all of this - that we should be bold in coming to God in prayer.

Beginning of the End 03/06/16

Just as the Revelation unveils the details of the end times, so Dr. Barnhouse's study of this very difficult book reveal the somewhat misunderstood content of Revelation to the one who carefully studies its pages. Proceeding verse by verse and section by section through Revelation, Dr. Barnhouse shares remarkable intellectual and devotional insights that are clearly refreshing because they are his own. His timely applications and valuable exposition make the blessing promised in the early verse of Revelation a reality for that one who studies this prophetic book.

Lament for a City 02/28/16

Divine judgment- the worst possible nightmare. There will come a day for some people when this terrible nightmare will become a reality. But you do not have to be numbered among them.

My Grace is Sufficient for You 02/28/16

Everyone lives with personal deficiencies and handicaps. These internal trials affect us continually and often painfully. On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice explores the ways that God's grace helps us and reaches us in our individual limitations and hurts.

Winepress of God 02/28/16

Just as the Revelation unveils the details of the end times, so Dr. Barnhouse's study of this very difficult book reveal the somewhat misunderstood content of Revelation to the one who carefully studies its pages. Proceeding verse by verse and section by section through Revelation, Dr. Barnhouse shares remarkable intellectual and devotional insights that are clearly refreshing because they are his own. His timely applications and valuable exposition make the blessing promised in the early verse of Revelation a reality for that one who studies this prophetic book.

True Repentance 02/21/16

Have you ever felt disappointed with God? Well try looking at things from His perspective. If God wanted to write a book about us, He could call it “Disappointed with People!” Don’t think that’s true?

Strong in Grace 02/21/16

There are pressure points in the Christian life - things that tempt us to give up. On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice discusses the challenges of ridicule, hardship, and sin in the church. The antidote to all three is the same - the power and strength of the grace of God.

Vintage Wine 02/21/16

Just as the Revelation unveils the details of the end times, so Dr. Barnhouse's study of this very difficult book reveal the somewhat misunderstood content of Revelation to the one who carefully studies its pages. Proceeding verse by verse and section by section through Revelation, Dr. Barnhouse shares remarkable intellectual and devotional insights that are clearly refreshing because they are his own. His timely applications and valuable exposition make the blessing promised in the early verse of Revelation a reality for that one who studies this prophetic book.

The Way Back Home 02/14/16

Do you struggle with giving God your whole heart? We all do. Yet the Christian’s relationship to God is a love relationship. And true love requires an undivided heart.

The Everlasting Gospel 02/14/16

Just as the Revelation unveils the details of the end times, so Dr. Barnhouse's study of this very difficult book reveal the somewhat misunderstood content of Revelation to the one who carefully studies its pages. Proceeding verse by verse and section by section through Revelation, Dr. Barnhouse shares remarkable intellectual and devotional insights that are clearly refreshing because they are his own. His timely applications and valuable exposition make the blessing promised in the early verse of Revelation a reality for that one who studies this prophetic book.

Law and Grace 02/14/16

If we're saved by grace, and grace abounds when sin increases, why should we try so hard to lead holy lives? Dr. Boice argues away this 'first great objection' to the gospel of grace, using the power of triumphant grace and our union with Christ.

God Files for Divorce 02/07/16

We sometimes get the idea that being faithful to God’s covenant is simply a matter of obeying God’s Law. But there is actually more to it than that. God wants our hearts as well as our wills.

Lamb Upon Mt. Zion 02/07/16

Just as the Revelation unveils the details of the end times, so Dr. Barnhouse's study of this very difficult book reveal the somewhat misunderstood content of Revelation to the one who carefully studies its pages. Proceeding verse by verse and section by section through Revelation, Dr. Barnhouse shares remarkable intellectual and devotional insights that are clearly refreshing because they are his own. His timely applications and valuable exposition make the blessing promised in the early verse of Revelation a reality for that one who studies this prophetic book.

Abounding Grace 02/07/16

God doesn't dole out grace in a miserly way. He gives 100% grace that utterly and powerfully overwhelms the sin in our lives. Dr. Boice tells of the undiminishing, superabounding grace of God!

Under the Boiling Pot 01/31/16

How can we, as Christian believers, stand up against the enemies of God in a wicked world? Where does that kind of courage come from? Next time we’ll find out how the promises of God can help us stand against the enemies of God in a wicked, fallen world.

Falling From Grace 01/31/16

Do you think it's possible to lose your salvation? We often perceive our standing with God to be based on how well we keep His commandments. But on this program, Dr. James Boice shows that legalism does not in fact lead to holiness, and corrects common misunderstandings of the phrase "falling from grace" in Galatians 5.

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