Broadcast Archive

Look, Your Son Is Alive! 05/21/17

God is the one who gives life, but He also takes it away. Often lives are taken without an explanation. This is one of the most difficult issues we as humans have to face. What is the best way to respond?

Who is Christ? 05/21/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

A Prophecy of the Resurrection 05/21/17

Today on The Bible Study Hour, we’ll take a closer look at Psalm 16, where David doesn’t just trust God to provide for his daily needs, or to protect him from his enemies. He’s counting on God for future restoration. What do you suppose that picture of restoration looks like for David, and what does it mean for us?

Daily Bread, Saving Grace 05/14/17

Taking food from poor widows is not an act that usually deserves praise. Although in Elijah’s case, that very act actually does warrant some praise. Elijah did not just take all the food the widow had, but Elijah asked for and received it, in obedience to God.

The First & Great Commandment 05/14/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

A Man After God's Heart 05/14/17

Who is worthy in the eyes of God? What are some of the characteristics of a righteous man? Today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. Boice, we’ll explore the answers to these questions posed by David to God, as we continue in our study of the Psalms.

A Man Just Like Us 05/07/17

Elijah was a great man of prayer. The Lord used him to bring about many miracles in his day. In the New Testament it says that he was just like us, but how can this be? We do not typically see miracles happening, as they did for Elijah, so how is what James said true?

Life After Death 05/07/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

Ship of Fools 05/07/17

Fools just never seem to learn, do they? In Psalm 14, David is surrounded by fools who say, “There is no God.” Today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll listen to what David thinks about such fools and, more importantly, what God thinks of them.

Jeremiah Q&A with Dr. Ryken 04/30/17

After a long study in a book of the Old Testament, such as the book of Jeremiah, it can sometimes be difficult to gauge what are some of the most important and vital things to recall. Today’s program is special in that we have finished our verse-by-verse summery of Jeremiah and we will speak with Bible teacher Dr. Philip Ryken in an attempt to hear his reflections on the importance of the book of Jeremiah.

Caesar's or God's 04/30/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

How Long? How Long? 04/30/17

How long? How long? Psalm 13 opens with David feeling abandoned by man and God, wondering when God will remember him, turn to him and rescue him. Today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll continue our study of the Psalms, learning how David moves beyond his circumstances to a quiet trust in God.

How Deserted Lies the City 04/23/17

Babylon caused Israel many problems in their time together, but Israel was not without blame. It was their sin that drove them into exile, out of the presence of God. There isn’t a much worse predicament that someone can get themselves into than being cast out of the presence of the Lord.

Christ the Only Way 04/23/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

False Words or Faithful Words 04/23/17

Words are important. Words matter. They can be used to build up, or to tear down. Words can be a blessing, or a curse. Today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll listen in Psalm 12 as David pleads with God to deal with those around him who use their words to boast, lie, cheat, distort and destroy the truth.

Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! 04/16/17

The worst of nations tend to be arrogant, violent, and wasteful. This usually happens at the serious expense of the detriment of others. This was Babylon-the-Great’s character, but it was not permitted to persist forever.

Prayer: How and Why? 04/16/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

A Question For Easter Sunday 04/16/17

Was that really necessary?! When the risen Christ encountered some of his disciples, they were in disbelief. They weren’t looking for a risen savior, someone to release them from the grips of sin. They were simply looking for someone to rescue them from Roman rule. Today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll explore how Jesus posed a question, then revealed to his followers a much bigger, more astonishing picture of redemption than anyone could have ever imagined!

Would Not! Why Not? 04/09/17

Easter is a powerful reminder that we have a God who was willing to sacrifice everything for us. And it also sheds light on our own unwillingness to submit everything to Him. Join us this week on The Bible Study Hour, as we study the reality of the historic Palm Sunday account. Dr. Boice will pose the question, “How can something free come at such a high cost?”

Characteristics of Faith 04/09/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

Full Atonement! Can It Be? 04/09/17

Often it seems as if the proud always tend to get their way. Their boasting and insubordinate attitude often seems to be the last word. This was not the case for the Babylonians.

What Can the Righteous Do? 04/02/17

When everything around us seems to be crumbling and breaking down, we can rest in the fact that our ultimate security does not depend on human institutions. Join us next week for a message from Psalm chapter 11, when Dr. Boice will challenge us to live a counter-cultural life that is aligned with God’s standards, though it may often be at odds with the world all around us.

Cursing of the Fig Tree 04/02/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

Most High Over All the Earth 04/02/17

Even in the most difficult Old Testament passages, the eternal victory of God in Christ is made manifest. There are many enemies of the cross of Christ, but who is willing to take him at his word?

Practical Atheism 03/26/17

As believers, we live with our eyes upon the eternal, but we still have to function now in a world that is wicked at its core. So, how should we respond to the injustices we observe and battle with every day? This week on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice will encourage us to intercede now, plead with God for justice continually, and then rest in the fact that judgement is surely coming.

The Lord Has Need of Thee 03/26/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

The Pride of Life 03/26/17

Pride is self-serving. It has a long history of inflicting pain on others, and thereby, bringing about the destruction of many relationships. Unfortunately, it is one of the most subtle, and negative dispositions the human heart produces.

Praise the Lord! 03/19/17

If our worship comes with a set of stipulations for God, then the reality is that it’s not true worship. In fact, total surrender is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Christian life. This week on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice will remind us that embracing the truth of the Gospel fills us with joy in our salvation. Heartfelt praise is simply the natural overflow of a restored life!

The Jerusalem Road 03/19/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

God of all Nations 03/19/17

Understanding how God works from both within and from outside world history can be a perplexing issue. It can be so on many levels, philosophically and theologically or practically and experientially. The bottom line is that God is the God of all world history.

Stewardship 03/12/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

Attempt Small Things for God 03/12/17

Who does not want great things or to the opportunity to do great things in this life. The scribe Baruch found out that not everyone is called to a life of social prominence. We too are likely to find that out, but how can we best respond to this likely truth?

Our God, Our Glory 03/12/17

The human body is an amazing and complex combination of bones, muscles, nerves, organs and so on. But we are certainly more than our physical composition. We’re both body and soul, and we’re designed to reflect the image of our Creator. This week on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. Boice, we’ll take a look at Psalm chapter 8 to answer the ultimate question: What is our destiny?

The Rich Young Ruler 03/05/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

The King or the Queen? 03/05/17

Do you believe that everyone was created for worship? What kind of activities do you believe accurately depicts worship? Do you think that you are susceptible to idolatrous worship? If not, why?

Cry Justice! 03/05/17

This coming week on The Bible Study Hour, we’ll continue our series through Psalms with a message entitled, “Cry Justice!” As believers, we’re called to stand for what is right, integral, honest and fair. But before we can plead for, or administer, earthly justice, we must first be made right before God by Heaven’s standards. Be sure to join us as we learn together from Psalm chapter 7.

Importance of a Child 02/26/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

A Fatal Mistake 02/26/17

Decision making is something universal within the human experience. How is it that a Christian is supposed to find wisdom and answers in a world that provides so many options? This question is not new to humanity’s situation in the world, but has been around for quite some time.

A Psalm of Repentance 02/26/17

Psalm chapter 6 describes David, a great king and man after God’s own heart, stuck in a place of utter hopelessness and despair. Join us this week for The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice. We’ll discuss the complex issue of depression and discover that this modern psychological hot topic is really not so modern after all. In fact, depression is as old as sin itself.

Importance of Marriage 02/19/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

A Remnant Chosen by Grace 02/19/17

God always provides for his people. In dangerous times, as in times of peace, God gives his people the blessings of the good life. If you belong to God, God will always take care of you. He will provide the work, clothing, home, and food you need to live.

A Prayer for Coming to God's House 02/19/17

Formality was never a requirement that God imposed on our prayer time. But he does command us to seek Him earnestly and with persistence. If you’ve ever wondered if there is a right or wrong way to pray, you won’t want to miss this week’s broadcast of The Bible Study Hour with Dr. Boice. We’ll learn that we must always approach God on the basis of his sacrifice - and not our own merit.

Salted with Fire 02/12/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

Brands from the Burning 02/12/17

What would the church be like if Christians understood that this post-Christian culture is about to be set aflame by the wrath of God? What would our witness be like if we saw the spiritual condition of unsaved family and friends as it actually is? What if we accepted personal responsibility and helped snatch them from the fire?

An Evening Psalm 02/12/17

This week on The Bible Study Hour, we’ll witness King David, in the depths of his despair, pleading with God simultaneously for both forgiveness and vindication. His prayer is sincere and defenseless as he presents his case to the ultimate Judge. Tune in to find out how, by the end of Psalm 4, David has found peace in the midst of adversity and rest in knowing that God hears his cry.

The Existence of Hell 02/05/17

The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.

A Private Audience 02/05/17

When you suffer, it should not come as a surprise, especially if you suffer for the sake of Christ. However, alongside the pain do you sense His compassion? Do you experience the sympathy of the Holy Spirit to comfort you in grief?

New Day Dawning: A Morning Psalm 02/05/17

The historical context behind Psalm chapter 3 points us to a time of crisis and betrayal in the life of King David. We’ll learn that there’s only one tried and true method for finding peace in the midst of life’s challenges. And we’ll be reminded that, like David, we’re each in need of the kind of deliverance that only God can provide.

The Wrong Path and Its Consequences 01/29/17

Lying, cheating, lust, envy. Sin takes different forms, but it can all be traced back to one, common cause- the rejection of Christ’s kingship. On The Bible Study Hour, we’ll study Psalm chapter 2 - a complex passage with a mysterious purpose. Join us as Dr. Boice explains how we each have an important role to play in proclaiming Christ as King.

In and Out of the Cistern 01/29/17

News of divine judgment is never pleasing to hear. In the prophet Jeremiah’s day, speaking this message cost him some significant time in a cistern or what we know as a pit. This raises the question of, “How much are we willing to suffer for the sake of staying true to God’s message?”

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