Month: December 2015

NewLSFB427: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Matthew 17

In the last chapter we read, Matthew 16, Peter gave his confession that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the Living God. And here, as chapter 17 begins, six days have gone by. And Jesus takes Peter, James and John up on a high mountain, away from everyone else. I think He took these…

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NewLSFB426: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 2 Kings 14

You’ve heard the phrase, “Leave well enough alone”, right? Well, here in the fourteenth chapter of 2 Kings we have a perfect example of that. Amaziah, king of Judah kills ten thousand Edomites and thinks he’s pretty hot stuff. So he challenges Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel to…

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NewLSFB425: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Matthew 16

In this chapter we see Jesus chiding his disciples with the words, “…you of little faith.” And then a little later, He asks a question to test their faith. “Who do you say that I am?” Peter, that passionate impulsive man that he is says, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God!”…

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NewLSFB424: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 2 Kings 13

In this chapter we read of the death of the great prophet, Elisha. It’s been about sixty years since Elisha was called to be a prophet, and the last time we heard anything about him was at the anointing of Jehu, some forty-five years before Joash (or Jehoash in our translation today) began his reign….

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NewLSFB423: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – The Christmas Story

This is a special Christmas Eve edition of the show. I had planned to run this on Christmas Day, but I’ve made an executive decision to take Christmas off. There will be no episode on Christmas Day. It’s become a Christmas tradition here at Lifespring! Media to run a special reading of the Christmas story…

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NewLSFB422: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Matthew 14 and 15

What did you think about the scene with the Canaanite woman who asked Jesus to heal her daughter that was oppressed by a demon? Did it strike you as cold and out of character for Jesus to treat the woman as He did? Well, let’s listen to what commentator G. Campbell Morgan wrote about this….

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NewLSFB421: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 2 Kings 11 and 12

This woman, Athaliah, was the mother of Ahaziah and the daughter of Jezebel. You’ll remember that Ahaziah was the evil king killed by Jehu. We talked about that in episode 419. And of course, we talked about that accused woman Jezebel on episode 417. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree. As evil as…

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NewLSFB420: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Matthew 13

In this chapter, and many other places, Jesus refers to the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven. Did you ever stop to ask what He means by these phrases? I did a bit of digging on the subject and found that this has been a topic of a lot of discussion and commentary…

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NewLSFB419: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 2 Kings 10

Jehu was quite a guy, wasn’t he? In the last chapter, we read how the prophet Elisha had sent one of his students, or sort of a junior prophet, to find Jehu in Ramoth-Gilead and say, “This is what the lord says: I anoint you to be the king over Israel.” At this time, Jehu…

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NewLSFB418: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Matthew 12

In verse 38, some teachers of religious law and Pharisees came to Jesus and said, “Teacher, we want you to show us a miraculous sign to prove your authority.” You know, on the face of it, this might not seem like a terribly unreasonable request. Jesus has made some pretty bold statements, right? I mean,…

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