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Two Whom God Struck Dead 03/27/11

The punishment of Ananias and Sapphira from the book of Acts seems severe. They were struck dead by God for a seemingly trivial offense. Seems like a harsh punishment. But this story teaches us a very important lesson about God.

Acts 5:1-11

Broadcast Archive

The Beatitudes 09/18/16

If you’ve ever read through Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, you may have wondered why God would ever want us to be poor, sad and weak. On today’s broadcast of The Bible Study Hour, we’ll learn that while the “Beatitudes” are well known among Christians, they are also frequently misunderstood. We’re about to find out what kind of attributes truly characterize a Christian life.

Last Will & Testament 09/11/16

The disciples were confused and disheartened when Jesus announced his impending death as they sat around the Passover table. But along with that announcement, he gave them a promise of extraordinary hope and victory. Today on The Bible Study Hour, we’ll discover that the key to understanding life and knowing God is contained in Jesus’ words in John chapter 14.

If God Be for Us 09/04/16

Today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll look at a passage that delivers great news by unpacking an important sequence of events that began in eternity past. And we’ll learn what our belief in the hope of the gospel today has to do with Joshua and Caleb’s mission into the promise land all those years ago. Thanks for joining us for this powerful, practical study of Romans 8.

The Heart of the Bible 08/28/16

In an impressively rich, yet condensed presentation of Christian theology, one single chapter of Romans sums up the entire gospel. Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice will teach on this incredible chapter, which he refers to as the very “heart of the Bible.” We’ll get a theology lesson and learn why trying to earn salvation is like attempting to pay for groceries with monopoly money.

The Two Ways 08/21/16

Consequences. Judgment. Accountability. It’s no secret that these aren’t especially popular terms in our modern age of tolerance. But the Bible isn’t shy about our what God requires of us - and it’s a calling that comes with instructions, standards, and a metaphorically narrow path. Thanks for tuning into The Bible Study Hour today as Dr. Boice unpacks the Biblical secret to the “good life.”

The Birth of the Savior 08/14/16

December’s not the only good time to remember the birth of our Savior. Today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll consider how a lowly stable became a holy place in an amazing story, full of wonder and paradox. We’re about to find out the best way to celebrate the most famous birthday in the history of the world, as we study the narrative contained in Luke chapter 2!

God My Shepherd 08/07/16

If you’ve ever suffered though a trying time, then you can probably relate to David’s description of the “valley of the shadow of death” in Psalm 23. But even during those times when we feel most threatened, there are four essential things that we will never be without. Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice will walk us through the important promises packed into that famous Psalm!

The Suffering Servant 07/31/16

Today on The Bible Study Hour, we’re kicking off a new series entitled, “Great Chapters of the Bible.” Thanks for joining as we take a look at Isaiah 53 - a powerful prophecy concerning an unlikely Messiah. Dr. Boice will help us study the chapter with a five part assessment and we’ll find out why theologian, Karl Barth, claimed that the most important word in the entire Bible is a preposition.

Christ With Us Always 07/24/16

Personal goals, family commitments and work deadlines are certainly important responsibilities of this life. But as believers, there is one, primary task that demands our full attention. Today on The Bible Study Hour, we’ll wrap up our current series on Christian discipleship with a message to remind us of our great call to go and make disciples!

Present Blessings, Plus Persecutions 07/17/16

The world teaches that the most important things about us are our ambitions, our opinions, and of course, our possessions. But God calls us to a different kind of identity - one that requires that we come to him with empty hands, trusting the promise that He will bless us abundantly!

The Happy Christian 07/10/16

There’s a significant difference between hungering and thirsting for righteousness and striving to fulfill our own desires. Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice will reference the Sermon on the Mount as an ultimate guide for finding lasting happiness. If you’ve ever longed to live above your circumstances and find the secret to true contentment, you’ve tuned in at just the right time!

No Turning Back 07/03/16

We’ve all heard the phrase, “there’s no if, and or but about it” and that’s exactly how we need to think about Christian discipleship. Today on The Bible Study Hour, we’ll learn that no excuse is a legitimate excuse for avoiding obedience to God’s call. And once we’re redeemed, there’s no turning back! Listen in to find out how Dr. Boice uses an obscure Old Testament character to make his point.

New Relationships 06/26/16

Are we truly prepared to follow Christ at any cost? Are we willing to bear pain for his sake? These questions become more than hypothetical when something as personal and precious as a family relationship is on the line. Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice will explain how even the God-ordained institution of the family must be placed in submission to the call of Christ.

Counting the Cost 06/19/16

The gospel message is a simple one and we shouldn’t try to complicate it. But while it may be simple to understand, it’s far from easy to accept. Truly embracing the cross of Christ requires repentance and demands our full allegiance. Today, on The Bible Study Hour, we’ll learn that while the costs may be great, discipleship yields the greatest blessing of all - peace with God!

"But Is He With Us?" 06/12/16

We categorize people by age, gender, nationality, and socioeconomic status. And within the church, we even separate ourselves between denominations. With so many ways to distinguish and divide, how can we identify those who are truly unified as believers? Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice will help us answer two important questions in our search for unity in the body of Christ.

Traveling Light 06/05/16

Whether you’re barely making ends meet or you’ve found yourself blessed with a life of abundance, God calls each of us to live by the same standard when it comes to how we relate to material possessions. Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice will teach on the importance of “traveling light” and challenge us all with the question, “what’s keeping you from true discipleship?”

The Path of Humility 05/29/16

From our earliest years, this world teaches us that personal prestige and reputation should be our foremost priorities. We’re wired to pursue power, climb the ladder of success and get an edge up on our competition. But this natural worldview is radically reversed in Jesus’ teaching. Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. Boice will teach on the transformational power of humility.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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!

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Standing in Grace 01/24/16

The Bible never promises that Christians will be materially rich. But Romans 5 does explain how our standing in grace swells our spiritual assets. On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Montgomery Boice details four of the great riches we are guaranteed to possess in Christ.

Justification By Grace Alone 01/17/16

In this country, we have our democracy, our Constitution, and the American justice system. The realities of guilt, innocence, punishment, judgment, and redemption exist in the spiritual realm as well. Dr. Boice teaches on "Justification by Grace Alone."

Salvation By Grace Alone 01/10/16

We know that salvation is by grace alone, but what about good works? Where do they fit in? Dr. Boice explains what he calls the deepest theology - the theology of salvation - by looking at the past, present, and future of salvation from God's point of view.

Sovereign Grace 01/03/16

On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice combats the shallowness of our day by offering a mini course in theology. In an age Boice calls "very introspective and disgustingly subjective," we will discover the wonderful depths of election, redemption, and the application of Sovereign Grace.

The Dawn of Grace 12/27/15

Does grace coexist with the law? Clearly, the Old Testament is not graceless, and the New Testament is not lawless. On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice lays out the characteristics of the reign of the law versus the reign of grace, which came by Jesus Christ.

Three Miracles of Christmas 12/20/15

Christmas is wonderful! It's a delightful whirlwind of shopping, decorations, family, food, gifts, and parties. Yet, more than all this, Christmas is a spiritual event. On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice casts light upon three astonishing miracles of Christmas.

The Word Before All Words 12/13/15

At Christmastime, we like to think of Jesus as the baby in the manger. Yet we must realize that before that little baby was in that manger... he always was! Next time on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice focuses our eyes on Jesus as the light and life of men - at Christmas and forever.

Common Grace 12/06/15

Why do bad things happen to good people? Are these events outside of God's control? Or, maybe a better question would be - Why do so many good things happen to bad people? Next time on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice talks about common grace, and why it is so amazing.

Surprised By Grace 11/29/15

Grace is truly amazing, and yet it seems that, over time, grace loses its ability to enthrall. And after many years, amazing grace can even seem like boring grace. On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice explains that grace can only be amazing when viewed against the dark background of sin.

The Captain's Last Sermon 11/22/15

None of us can guarantee the choices of the next generation. We can only choose for ourselves whether or not we'll serve the Lord. On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice talks about choosing - choosing God now, tomorrow, the day after, and to the very end of our lives.

Passing the Torch 11/15/15

The last words of a great man are of special interest to us; they are often poignant and deeply moving. Joshua's final farewell to the people he loved is no exception. On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice shares some very stirring words in a sermon titled "Passing the Torch."

Farewell to Arms 11/08/15

Nations sometimes win a war but lose the peace. This was Joshua's fear for Israel at the end of his life, and Christians today often find the test of prosperity more difficult than the test of adversity. On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice discusses the need to live for God and serve God in peace-time as well as in war.

Grace Abounding 11/01/15

Forty-eight cities, scattered all across the Promised Land, were assigned to the Levites as their homes. On The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice reflects on a very unsavory story from Genesis to explain why these cities were so important and a blessing to all.

The Cities of Refuge 10/25/15

Men and women are made directly by God in His own image. And human life in the image of God mustn't be wantonly destroyed. Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice discusses the cities of refuge and the tremendous value of human life revealed in the law of God.

The Magnificent Old Man 10/18/15

Caleb had total faith in God, and gave himself utterly to God’s service. This was the secret of his greatness. This is what enabled Caleb to look into the faces of real-live giants without fear. Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice tells the story of this magnificent old man.

Dividing the Land 10/11/15

The Promised Land was given to God's people, but they still needed to go in and possess it. In the same way, the whole world has been given to Christ, yet we need to go and possess it for Him! Coming up on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice calls on us to 'possess our possessions' in Jesus.

Upcoming Broadcasts

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