Audio Commentaries

Dr. Harold J. Sala

What's Your Marriage Worth?

What’s Your Marriage Worth?

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July 23, 2014

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.  Psalm 128:3 Richard Steel, a first‑year music student at a London college, was standing on the corner waiting for a bus when tragedy struck.  A barrier blocked the path of the bus, so being a helpful lad,  Steel put down his violin and books and moved the barrier.  The bus driver, not knowing that Steel’s hand‑carry were behind him, put the bus in reverse and backed over them. The violin, which had been bought by his parents at a

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Sheep And The Shepherd

Sheep And The Shepherd

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July 22, 2014

May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep.  Hebrews 13:20 Have you ever spent much time around sheep?  The little lambs are cuddly and cute, but the mammas and papas are something else—smelly, obstinate, bull-headed pieces of mutton on four legs. Dogs respond to you call; cats will sit on your lap and purr but sheep can take you on a run-around through mucky pastures that makes you wonder why in the world Psalm 23 ever gained the notoriety it has.

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The Dash Of Your Life

The Dash Of Your Life

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July 21, 2014

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  James 4:14 A little child, accompanying his father to a cemetery, noticed that on most gravestones were two dates separated by a hyphen.  “Daddy,” he asked, “what’s the dash between the two numbers?”  The father explained, “The first number represents the date when this person was born, and the second represents the date when he died.  “Yes,” asks the little child, “but what’s the dash?”  “Oh,” says the father, “That represents the person’s

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Eating Together As A Family

Eating Together As A Family

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July 18, 2014

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Deuteronomy 6:6-7 A 1993 study conducted by Catherine Snow, professor of education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, concluded that family dinners offered more opportunities for kids to build their vocabulary than about anything that can be done. The study embraced some 65 families over an eight year period, and a variety of activities were studied in assessing

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The Living Word

The Living Word

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July 17, 2014

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.  Isaiah 40:8 There are some truths that are so profound and meaningful that it becomes intensely painful to really confront them.  The implications are too great, too all-inclusive, too encompassing; so, refusing to confront them, we do one of two things: we ignore them, pretending that they are not there while all of the time they lie before us like the iceberg did when the Titanic, oblivious of warnings, pushed through the dark night.  Or, recognizing that they are there, we simply trivialize them, pointing

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Bible Reading

Getting The Most Out Of Your Bible Reading

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July 16, 2014

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.  Romans 10:17 When he was imprisoned, realizing that his death was eminent, William Tyndale, convicted of treason and crimes against the Church of England, wrote a letter to the governor-in-chief.  He asked for “a warmer cap, a candle, a piece of cloth to patch my leggings…. But above all,” he implored, “I beseech and entreat your clemency to be urgent with the Procureur that he may kindly permit me to have my Hebrew Bible, Hebrew grammar and Hebrew Dictionary, that I may spend

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July 15, 2014

When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.  2 Timothy. 4:13 In his book Spiritual Leadership J. Oswald Sanders wrote, “If a man is known by the company he keeps, so also his character is reflected in the books he reads.”  He tells of an old author who said that a reader could divide his books as he would people. A few were “lovers,” and those books would go with him into exile. Others were “friends.” Most books were “acquaintances,” works with which he was on nodding terms. Question:

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Louis Braille

Louis Braille

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July 14, 2014

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.  Luke 4:18, KJV For centuries individuals who were both blind and deaf were classified as imbeciles, and even denied citizenship in some countries. They were second-class cast-offs. Even today, however, in some places of the world, individuals who are visually or hearing impaired struggle to find their places in the world.

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Twelve Ways To Save Time, II

Twelve Ways To Save Time, II

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July 11, 2014

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.  Colossians 4:5 When he began pondering what to give his two sons who were about to graduate from college, Ed Wright, a successful business man and committed Christian, decided that sharing his experiences along with what God had taught him over the years would be the best gift he could give. Many hours of thought and writing eventually fleshed out Ed’s first book, entitled What you Didn’t Learn in College. I think it’s deserving of a wide reading. In his chapter on time management, Ed

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Twelve Ways To Save Time, I

Twelve Ways To Save Time, I

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July 10, 2014

Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.  Ephesians. 5:16 Raising his two sons, Casey and Corey, Ed Wright knew that they would one day graduate from college, and for several years began pondering what would be the most valuable gift he could give them.  Ultimately he decided that more important than a gift which would wear our or eventually be cast aside, sharing his experience and wisdom which he had gleaned over the years would be the most profitable thing he could give. Though he had never written a book, he began cataloging experiences and codifying

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