Month: September 2015

NewLSFB366: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 2 Peter 1-3

I’d like to just briefly touch on a couple of points made by Peter. First, the topic of false teachers. They were a problem in Old Testament times, they were a problem in the early church, and they are a problem today. False teachers are usually students of the human mind and human weaknesses, and…

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NewLSFB365: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 1 Kings 1

Well, once more we see a member of David’s family trying to take the throne. Adonijah knows that David is near death, and he thinks that by being proactive he can take the throne. He knows that Solomon is the one chosen to succeed David, and once David dies it will be too late because…

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NewLSFB364: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 1 Peter 3-5

In today’s comments I’d like to address chapter 5, verses 1 through 6. Peter tells the older members to be shepherds to God’s flock from a sincere desire and not for money, and do so by providing a good example, not by lording it over them. And then he tells the younger folks that they…

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NewLSFB363: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 2 Samuel 23 and 24

Ok, so what’s the deal? In chapter 24, verse 1 we’re told that the Lord caused David to turn against Israel and to order a census of both Israel and Judah. And then, after the results of the census are given to David, he becomes ashamed of what he has done and confesses to the…

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NewLSFB362: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 1 Peter 1 and 2

This book was written by the Apostle Peter. The one who denied Jesus three times on the night of his crucifixion. The one to whom Jesus said, “Get behind me, Satan!” and “Upon this rock I will build my church.” In chapter 1, Peter called the people to holy living. He told them not to…

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NewLSFB361: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 2 Samuel 22

What a wonderful song of praise to the God David served his entire life. As he wrote this, he included the highs and the lows. How God delivered him from his enemies, and how he was blessed. He gave praise for who God is and how incomparable He is. He acknowledged that God was his…

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NewLSFB360: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – James 3-5

James wrote quite a lot about how powerful the tongue is. He was referring to the actual spoken word, of course. But I think it would be safe here in the 21st century to expand the thought to what we say on the internet. On Facebook, Twitter and any other of the social media. Have…

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NewLSFB359: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 2 Samuel 20 and 21

Today I have just a couple of quick comments. You may have wondered why David put his ten concubines aside and never saw them again. Remember when Absalom ran David out? What did he do with his father’s concubines? Right. He had sex with them in such a way that everyone knew about it. They…

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NewLSFB358: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – James 1 and 2

The author of the book of James is not the James, the son of Zebedee, one of the 12 disciples. We know this because Herod had that James killed, as recorded in Acts 12. It is thought by some that this James was actually the half-brother of Jesus. His mother was Mary and his father…

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NewLSFB357: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 2 Samuel 19

A lot happened in this chapter, but we have limited time, so I’m going to focus on verses 15-23. Here, King David is on his way back to Jerusalem and comes to the Jordan River, when he is met by both Simei and Ziba. Remember them? Shimei was the man who threw rocks at David…

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