Month: May 2016

NewLSFB479: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Isaiah 26-28

Let’s talk about a verse we read in chapter 26. It’s verse 10. Here it is again: “When the wicked are favored, they don’t learn righteousness; even among those who do right they do wrong, and they fail to see the Lord’s majesty.” With some people, all the blessings in the world are lost on…

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NewLSFB477: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Isaiah 23-25

We read some pretty apocalyptic things today, didn’t we? There is coming a day when God’s judgment will no longer be held back. Since the fall in the Garden, He has seen all of creation groan under the curse of sin, and one day He will say, “Enough!” I know that it is not popular…

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NewLSFB476: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Acts 17 and 18

Paul’s first contact with the Thessalonians. His writings to them in 1 and 2 Thessalonians were very favorable, but his first time there didn’t end well with his having to get outta Dodge quickly! After being there for three weeks, many of the Jews and Greeks decided to follow Jesus, which caused some others to…

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NewLSFB475: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Isaiah 20-22

Chapter 20 opens in the year that Assyria’s King Sargon defeated the city of Ashdod. God tells Isaiah, “Go, take off the mourning clothes from your waist, and remove the shoes from your feet.” And Isaiah did this, walking naked and barefoot.” And then the Lord said, “Just as my servant Isaiah has walked naked…

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NewLSFB474: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Acts 15 and 16

I’m always struck by the last scene in chapter 15. It’s in verses 36 through 41. Paul suggested to Barnabas that they go and see how well the followers were doing in the cities they had visited and preached in. Barnabas said, “Hey, let’s take my cousin, John Mark along with us.” Paul said, “Yeah,…

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NewLSFB473: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Isaiah 18 and 19

You’ll remember that a couple of episodes ago, Peter had the vision of the cloth bearing previously considered unclean foods brought down from heaven. And angel of the Lord told him that these were now considered clean because whatever God creates is good. (My translation.) And then the Roman centurion sent messengers to bring Peter…

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NewLSFB472: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Acts 12 and 13

In verse one of chapter 12 we read that King Herod had arrested some of the Christians in order to persecute them. And in verse two we read that Herod had James, the brother of John put to death with the sword. That’s all that is said about James. The narrative moves quickly to the…

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NewLSFB471: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Isaiah 15-17

Chapter 15 spoke of the destruction of Moab. When Isaiah was given this message, Moab was fairly small, but it was a productive nation. You may remember from our reading of the book of Ruth that this is where Naomi went when there was a famine in Canaan. And yet, Isaiah says that it shall…

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NewLSFB470: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Acts 10 and 11

In chapter 10 we read of a Roman centurion. A centurion commanded 100 soldiers, hence the title, centurion. This was not your average centurion. He loved God, as did his entire family. Most Romans worshipped a variety of gods, so this man was unusual, although he probably did not face much if any persecution, because…

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