Audio Commentaries

Dr. Harold J. Sala

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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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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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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Tough But Not Crazy

Tough But Not Crazy

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August 15, 2014

Blessed are those whose strength is in you…. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.  Psalm 84:5, 7 When a Canadian psychiatrist went to see Amy Carmichael in India, the doctor expected to find an interesting case study of a neurotic old lady.  Says biographer Elisabeth Elliot, “Five minutes with Amy convinced the doctor she had picked the wrong lady.”  Amy Carmichael was tough, all right, but she was not crazy.  She knew that she was laying down her life for the off-scouring of Indian flesh, and she willingly did it in service to

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Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael

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August 14, 2014

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.  Proverbs 31:30 In her book, A Chance To Die, author Elisabeth Elliot tells of the time a lad who had been raised under the influence of Amy Carmichael was visiting Madras and was asked whether he belonged to an Anglican church, a Wesleyan, a Baptist, or what.  Somewhat mystified he replied, “I am a Christian.”  “But what kind of Christian?” they pressed.  “I am just a Christian!” he replied.  What sort of a woman was this Amy Carmichael, who didn’t observe the

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Peace In Your Life

Peace In Your Life

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August 13, 2014

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27). Guidelines’ programs are released on a network of stations the world over by radio, and by internet, including Facebook.  As I read what you send in response to this commentary, I see a constant theme‑‑conflict, unrest and personal turmoil.  What people want, I believe, more than anything else is peace and freedom from conflict. I’m thinking of the friend who wrote recently telling me how she

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Choose Peace

Choose Peace

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August 12, 2014

You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.  Acts 10:36 We say that we love peace, yet we are unwilling to take wounds for it as we are willing to do proving that we are right.  This makes me ask, “Are we more in love with the idea of peace than with peace itself?”  There is usually a price tag attached to peace which may mean you sustain hits from those who lie about you, who misrepresent you, who go out of their

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Peace Is Your Choice

Peace Is Your Choice

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August 11, 2014

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.  Romans 12:18 A generation ago John F. Kennedy spoke before the United Nations General assembly and said, “Mankind must put an end to war—or war will put an end to mankind.”  We are now more than a generation downstream from his words, living in a world that decade by decade has grown sophisticated when it comes to war.  Having renounced the massive destruction caused by nuclear weapons, we, nonetheless, have a growing number of nations which stockpile the same weapons they deny others—just in

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