Month: March 2015

NewLSFB234: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 10 and 11

There were two things in these two chapters that seem difficult to reconcile when we think of a loving and compassionate God. The first is in chapter ten. God seems unwilling to save Israel. They have turned away from Him several times in the past, and it seems like He’s had His fill, and He…

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NewLSFB233: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Proverbs 7-9

I like what Solomon said in verse two of chapter seven: Be as careful to follow my teaching as you are to protect your eyes. I had a very scary experience with my eyesight last year. My wife, the lovely lady LeeAnn and I had a rare day off, and I decided to take her…

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NewLSFB232: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 1 Corinthians 6 and 7

Let’s quickly look at a couple of different points from today’s reading. These are things that cause some people to wonder what Paul meant, so I hope I can clear them up for you. Let’s first tackle the parts where Paul says he is expressing his opinion. Does that mean that we can discount what…

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NewLSFB231: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 9

Not a great first king for Israel, this Abimelech fellow. Notice that there had not been a great outcry from Israel to have a king, but Abimelech steps up and pretty much insinuates himself into the position. And remember, he is one of seventy-two sons of Gideon, otherwise known as Jerubbaal, and after taking the…

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NewLSFB230: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Proverbs 5 and 6

Solomon’s teaching on adultery is especially timely in today’s pornography soaked world. Remember, Jesus said that if you even look at a woman with lust in your heart, you have committed adultery with her. So don’t think that you’re ok in this department just because you haven’t had an actual, physical adulterous affair. Let’s be…

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NewLSFB229: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 1 Corinthians 4 and 5

You’ve heard it before, right? Someone is doing something that is patently wrong, and when they’re called on it, they drag out the “Judge not that ye be not judged” line. Or someone fails to take a stand on an immoral issue or person because they think it’s not up to them to judge. Well,…

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NewLSFB228: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 8

My goodness but some of these Israelites could be so petty! Did you notice? The beginning of this chapter picks up just after Gideon’s victory over the Midianites, and the men of the tribe of Ephraim took him to task for not including them in the fight. Never mind that Gideon was following God’s instructions…

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NewLSFB227: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Proverbs 3 and 4

As I said last week, the book of Proverbs was written by Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived. I remind you of that because of what he wrote in verse five of chapter 3: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Here’s a guy who…

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NewLSFB226: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 1 Corinthians 2 and 3

Such rich teaching from Paul today. But of course, that is what we expect from him, isn’t it? As I see it, there were three main themes in chapters 2 and 3. 1) Spiritual immaturity vs. spiritual maturity 2) Man’s intellect vs Spiritual revelation 3) Elevating specific preachers vs Honoring the God who called them…

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NewLSFB225: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 7

As I read this chapter today, I wondered about the interpretation of the Midianite’s dream by his friend. What explanation was there for a round loaf of bread knocking down a tent being representative of the defeat of the Midianite’s army by Israel? So I did some further reading. It turns out that in the…

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