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20-Minute Bible Studies
25 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Leaving It All Behind
"Peter said, 'Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You.' And He said to them, 'Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times as much at this time, and in the age to come, eternal life.'" (Luke 18: 28-30) Jesus said that “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we look for an answer to the question the disciples asked in reply: “Then who can be saved?”
25 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
The Work of His Fingers
"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have set in place; What is man that You think of him, And a son of man that You are concerned about him?" (Psalm 8:3-4) As those of us who promote our faith in public know, the world is full of people who think Christian beliefs are anti-science and unsupported by evidence. In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we present two ironclad ways to defend for your belief in God using only logic and science.
25 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
Don't Look Back
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also ... You cannot serve God and wealth." (Matthew 6:19-21, 24) A key theme of the Sermon on the Mount is that disciples must keep their eyes focused on gaining treasures that can be included with our salvation. In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we explore whether these treasures will be here for us on earth or waiting for us in heaven.
25 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
The Holy Spirit is God
"But Peter said, 'Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not under your control? Why is it that you have conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.'" (Acts 5:3-4) In a recent episode, we established the truth of the Trinity with a specific focus on all the scriptures that prove Jesus is God. In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we also take the time to focus on all the scriptures that prove the Holy Spirit is God.
25 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
The Great Salvation
"For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? " (Hebrews 2:1-3) What is the Great Salvation? Is it different from what we commonly think of as salvation? If so, how? In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we provide scriptural answers to these questions.
25 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
The Trinity of Man
"May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Thessalonians 5:23) Man, like God, is three in one – a trinity of mind, body and spirit. For the first three centuries, this was church doctrine. In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we revisit the four key scriptures that support the doctrine.
23 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
The Truth of the Trinity
“After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.’” (Matthew 3:16-17) Have you ever met a Christian who denied the truth of the Trinity? In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we share our experiences with Trinity deniers and the biblical evidence we used to counter their arguments.
23 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
Places for Disqualified Souls
"Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’” (Matthew 22:13) In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we answer another listener question: What happens to a person's soul at the Judgement Seat of Christ if it does not go into the kingdom?
25 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Must the Gospel Sound Good?
"For as the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, making it bear and sprout, and providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so will My word be which goes out of My mouth; it will not return to Me void, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55: 10-11) In this week's lesson, we discuss a question all Christians ask at least once during their spiritual walk: Do I have to make the gospel sound good in order to be effective?
24 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
The Kingdom of God ... or Heaven?
"And Jesus said to His disciples, 'Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.'" (Matthew 19: 23-24) A listener wrote to chastise us, saying: "The kingdom of God is not the same thing as the kingdom of heaven ...you should not be trying to teach the two kingdoms as being the same.” Is he correct? In this lesson, we address his challenge.
25 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
The Hope of Glory
"...that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. " (Colossians 1:26-27) Jesus told His disciples that it had been granted to them to know "the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven." But what does that phrase mean? Of what “mysteries” was Jesus speaking? In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we look to the Apostle Paul for an answer.
25 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Persuaded by the Son
"'For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.'” (John 3:17-18) How does salvation happen? Does it happen in the heart with a feeling? In the mind with a concept? Do you have to confess with your mouth for it to be real? Or perhaps demonstrate it’s real by being baptized? Listen to this 20-Minute Bible Study for scriptural answers to these questions.
25 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Fasting as a Formula
"When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed." (Acts 14:23) What is the ultimate purpose of fasting and prayer? Should it be approached as some sort of formula? In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we address these questions, which were recently raised by an earnest listener.
25 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
No Fear in Love
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love." (1 John 4:18) Should Christians fear God? The Bible says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 1:7). But the verse above says “there is no fear in love." So which is it? Listen to this 20-Minute Bible Study to find out.
24 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
To Judge or Not to Judge?
"[D]o you not know that the saints will judge the world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts? Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life?" (1 Corinthians 6: 2-3) Should Christians judge others? The Bible seems to say yes ... and also no. In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we take on this seeming contradiction.
23 minutes | Mar 1, 2020
You Are Gods, Sons of the Most High
"Jesus answered them, 'Has it not been written in your Law, "I said, you are gods"? If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’"? (John 10: 34-36) In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we take a closer look at an intriguing passage of scripture that some have used to promote the false teaching that humans can be equal to God. What do these verses actually mean? Tune in to find out.
24 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
Why Do We Divide the Word?
"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15) Should Christians divide the Word of God? And if so, what does that even mean? In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we discuss methods and challenges in rightly dividing the Word.
23 minutes | Jan 26, 2020
The True Cost of Discipleship
"If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple … So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions. " (Luke 14:26-27,33) In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we learn the true cost of discipleship by tackling some of the hardest things to hear that our Lord Jesus ever said.
25 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
The First Commission
"Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness … These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them: 'Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans; but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.'" (Matthew 10: 1, 5-6) Everyone knows the Great Commission. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” But did you know that was the second commission? In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we examine the first.
25 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
Do Not Love the World
"Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. " (1 John 2:15-16) The Bible commands: Do not love the world. But what does loving the world really mean? And what, exactly, should we be doing to avoid falling into that trap? In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we provide scripture-backed answers to these questions.
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