The Widespread Gospel

(Mark 16:15) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Thoughts on Making Decisions Part 1

68:45 minutes (13.43 MB)

Thoughts on Making Decisions
I. We know we are to walk by faith, not sight. 2CO 5:7.
A. We are to trust God rather than our own understanding. PRO 3:5-6.
B. We read in Scripture of God's providential direction of men's lives and may even have
experienced the same in our own lives.
C. We may be persuaded that because God loves us and has a wonderful plan for our lives, we
are relieved of the responsibility of personal decisions, and, after all, God makes all things
work together for our good.

Anointing

(Psalms 23:5) Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

(All word definitions from Oxford English Dictionary)

In what may be the best known psalm, David here considers the anointing of his head with oil one of his blessings. It was a sign of fullness and favor and assumed to be a proper way of receiving a good guest (LUK 7:46).

Paul's Epistle to the Galatians Part 3

83:21 minutes (38.79 MB)

Paul's Epistle to the Galatians
1. Historically, the Galatians as a people had come into the central highlands of what is now Turkey
around the Third Century B.C. as part of an ongoing great Celtic migration out of central Europe.
This migration extended also across western Europe and into what is now known as the British
Isles and their language is still spoken in portions thereof. Historical records show an overlap of
the terms Celtic and Gallic. Their region was once called Gallo Graecia and was made a Roman

Paul's Epistle to the Galatians Part 2

77:16 minutes (35.86 MB)

Paul's Epistle to the Galatians

The Red Heifer's Ashes (Part 7)

(Hebrews 9:13) For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
(Hebrews 9:14) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

The Red Heifer's Ashes (Part 6)

(Hebrews 9:13) For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
(Hebrews 9:14) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Let us return once more to the following portion of Numbers 19, that chapter in Moses' Law which commanded a Water of Separation infused with the ashes of a pure red heifer for cleansing ceremonial defilement by a dead body, etc.

Why A Church Does Not Grow

75:08 minutes (14.56 MB)

Why a Church Doesn't Grow
I. Churches go through seasons during which there is little or no numerical growth.
A. The ongoing deferral of expected reaping can dampen the spirit. PRO 13:12.
B. Much effort may be expended and no results seem forthcoming, which can cause tension
and doubts. GEN 30:1-2.
II. There is growth and there is growth.
A. If you love God, His truth and His church, you want ONLY the increase which God gives.
1CO 3:6; ACT 2:47; COL 2:19.
B. Cancers, tumors and weeds grow--- effortlessly and quickly.
1. These, though, add nothing beneficial to the body/husbandry.

Abortion - Part 1

53:46 minutes (10.47 MB)

Abortion
I. abortion: The act of giving untimely birth to offspring, premature delivery, miscarriage; the procuring of premature delivery so as to destroy offspring. (In Med. abortion is limited to a delivery so premature that the offspring cannot live, i.e. in the case of the human fœtus before the sixth month.)
A. miscarriage: Untimely delivery (of a woman)... c/w JOB 3:16; ECC 6:3.
B. procure: To bring about by care or pains; also (more vaguely) to bring about, cause, effect,
produce.
C. A distinction must be made between premature delivery and procured abortion. For

The Red Heifer's Ashes (Part 5)

(Hebrews 9:13) For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
(Hebrews 9:14) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Let us return to the following portion of Numbers 19, that chapter in Moses' Law which commanded a Water of Separation infused with the ashes of a pure red heifer for cleansing ceremonial defilement by a dead body, etc.