Month: February 2015

NewLSFB211: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 11

Paul ended the last chapter by saying that Israel had rejected the Messiah, and he begins this chapter by asking if God then, has rejected them. And of course the answer is, “Of course not!”. God kept a remnant, a few out of the nation of Israel, who did believe, because of His divine grace….

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NewLSFB210: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 23 and 24

In these two closing chapters of the book of Joshua, we see two different times that the aging leader called the entire nation to hear him, because he knew that his life was drawing to a close and he wanted to leave them with a final message. The first gathering is recorded in chapter 23….

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NewLSFB209: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Psalms 125-129

So as most of us begin a new work week, let’s take a look at Psalms chapter 127. Most scholars believe that this Psalm was written by Solomon. He was the son of King David, and succeeded David to the throne. Solomon is known for many things, but he is most noted for being the…

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NewLSFB208: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 10

There are three different verses that I want to zero in on today, and they really encapsulate the Gospel, or the Good News. Remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 18:3 when he said: Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. In all the…

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NewLSFB207: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 22

So we had a bit of tension in this chapter, didn’t we? The Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh nearly started a war, even though their motives were right. Of course, all they had to do was let the rest of the tribes know what they were doing ahead of time, right? Have…

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NewLSFB206: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Psalms 120-124

I really like these short little Psalms. I’m sure you know that these were written as songs, and I can easily see these as songs that became popular to be sung not only in the temple, but as the people went about their days. Don’t you have some favorite songs or choruses from your church…

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NewLSFB205: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 9

So here in chapter nine, Paul is again speaking to the Jews with a message that was difficult for some of them to hear, but again, good news to us. He told them that it wasn’t genetic background that makes a person the child of God, but faith in Jesus. No matter how hard you…

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NewLSFB204: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 20 and 21

In chapter 20 we read about the cities of refuge. These were places that those who had accidentally killed someone could flee and be protected from those who would take revenge on them before a trial had taken place. As the commentator Matthew Henry put it, these were people who were guilty by hand, but…

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NewLSFB203: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Psalms 119

The Hebrew language had several different words that are often translated into English as “law”. I’m not going to give you all those different Hebrew words here today, but I’m going to read a partial list some of their meanings, and I’d like to see if you can pick out which of these words are…

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NewLSFB202: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 8

Romans 8 begins with the words, “Now, because of this,”. So you have to ask “Because of what?” The apostle Paul is continuing his thoughts from the previous chapter, where he spoke of the conflict we have with our new nature that has been made possible because of God’s grace and the fallen nature of…

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