Audio Commentaries

Conversion: A Turn-About-Face

Conversion: A Turn-About-Face

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August 22, 2014

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  2 Corinthians. 5:17, KJV I was driving through an area of Manila with which I was not familiar, and as I rounded the corner, I immediately sensed that I was going down a one‑way street the wrong way, which explained the quizzical look the policeman gave me as I turned the corner.  He did not say anything, and let me discover my error all by myself.  I was not long in discovering that I was wrong, but

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COMERCIALIZANDO LA IGLESIA

COMERCIALIZANDO LA IGLESIA

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August 22, 2014

August 22 COMERCIALIZANDO LA IGLESIA MARKETING THE CHURCH   Porque ante todo les transmití a ustedes lo que yo mismo recibí: que Cristo murió por nuestros pecados según las Escrituras, que fue sepultado, que resucitó al tercer día según las Escrituras. 1 Corintios 15:3-4 El director del comité de púlpito de una iglesia, después de dos años de haber elegido al pastor, dijo: “Si hubiera sabido que la iglesia iba a crecer tan lentamente, no lo hubiéramos traído!” Tomás predicaba fielmente y enseñaba la Palabra, pero la iglesia no estaba creciendo. ¿Tenía él la culpa? No es de extrañarse que

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Being Born Again

Being Born Again

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August 21, 2014

Jesus answered and said unto him, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  John 3:3 After a search of two decades, a thirty‑nine‑year‑old deep‑sea diver found his family.  His name is Robert Sheridan.  At the age of nineteen Sheridan was found walking along a mountain road.  He had been badly beaten; his wallet was gone, and what was worse, much worse, his memory was gone too.  Near the place he was discovered, was a bracelet which authorities assumed had been worn by this young man.  On it were

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OFRECIENDO A DIOS LA SEGUNDA MEJOR OPCION

OFRECIENDO A DIOS LA SEGUNDA MEJOR OPCION

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August 21, 2014

August 21 OFRECIENDO A DIOS LA SEGUNDA MEJOR OPCION GIVING GOD YOUR SECOND BEST   Ustedes traen animales ciegos para el sacrificio, y piensan que no tiene nada de malo; sacrifican animales cojos o enfermos, y piensan que no tiene nada de malo. ¿Por qué no tratan de ofrecérselos a su gobernante? ¿Creen que estaría él contento con ustedes? ¿Se ganarían su favor? dice el Señor Todopoderoso. Malaquías 1:13 Se trata de una historia antigua. Al finalizar el siglo 20, un misionero en el Asia Central vio a una madre embarazada de gemelos caminar voluntariamente hacia el río. El misionero

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PORQUE LO DIJE YO

PORQUE LO DIJE YO

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August 20, 2014

August 20 PORQUE LO DIJE YO BECAUSE I SAID SO   Hijos, obedezcan a sus padres en todo, porque esto agrada al Señor. Colosenses 3:20 Un niño no desea comer las verduras de su plato y a pesar de que ha hecho esta pregunta por quizás un millón de veces, sigue preguntando: “Por qué tengo que comer mis vegetales?” Ante esto, los padres que llegan a su límite de paciencia responden con enojo: “PORQUE LO DIGO YO”! Esas palabras siempre se dicen con letras mayúsculas, seguidas de un signo de admiración que echa humo. La misma frase ha sido usada

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The No-Faulters

The No-Faulters

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August 20, 2014

The soul who sins is the one who will die.  Ezekiel 18:20 Since the days of Adam, who explained, “She took of the fruit and I did eat,” we have avoided accepting responsibility for our actions.  It is always easier to blame the other guy‑‑or just to believe that we are victims of circumstances‑‑rather than to say, “Yes, I am responsible.  I am wrong!” Did you ever hear a conversation that goes like this? “Joan, you are a half‑hour late.  What happened?” as a husband boils.  “I’m not late,” says his wife, “the clock was wrong.”  Or how about this? 

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Prophecy And The Coming Of Jesus Christ

Prophecy And The Coming Of Jesus Christ

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August 19, 2014

For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.  2 Peter 1:21 In 1983, one of my favorite authors, James Michener, wrote a book entitled, Poland.  Actually, I think it’s one of Michener’s best works.  But what most impressed me about the novel is that the situation which Michener paints in the book—which is fictional, involving the dispute over labor and the breach with Communism—has been fulfilled to the letter. Now, there are two things which we could say.  One–we could deny that Michener

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Jesus And Femininity

Jesus And Femininity

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August 18, 2014

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.  Matthew 23:37 Dr. Bob Jones, Sr., the founder of the university I attended, used to carry a roll of lifesavers for the little children who quickly learned that he was an easy mark for a piece of candy.  One day my little girl, then two years of age, crawled up on his lap as we awaited the call to dinner.  Dr. Bob,

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RESTAURACIÓN EN EL TIEMPO ADECUADO

RESTAURACIÓN EN EL TIEMPO ADECUADO

August 18, 2014

August 18 RESTAURACIÓN EN EL TIEMPO ADECUADO RESTORATION IN DUE SEASON   Humíllense, pues, bajo la poderosa mano de Dios, para que él los exalte a su debido tiempo. 1 Pedro 5-6 Wang Ming Dao, un líder del movimiento de iglesias en hogares, cuando la iglesia de China se reunía secretamente, escribió el libro: Una Piedra Que Se Volvió Lisa. La premisa del libro es que Dios usa las cosas difíciles de la vida, las situaciones dolorosas, incluyendo el dolor físico y del espíritu para sacar las manchas de nosotros y hacernos como piedras lisas, moldeadas por el estropeo de

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Remember These Things

Remember These Things

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August 18, 2014

I have some lovely pieces of china that belonged to my Mom—her treasures. But after she went home to be with the Lord, in her desk I found some scraps of paper on which she had written down various bits of information that she wanted her grandchildren to know—special treasures from her heart. I can buy more china, but I can never replace these messages from her heart. For instance, from her experience as a pastor’s wife she wrote how she and my dad settled their differences when they couldn’t agree. She wrote: We made one decision in our marriage that we followed for 63

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