In I Chronicles 15:13, we find these words, “For because ye did it not at the first, the Lord our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.” These words were spoken by David regarding a certain thing he had tried to do. In this verse there is a lesson for all who would seek after God. A knowledge of the circumstances under which they were spoken will help us to understand. Among the many pieces of furniture which God commanded Moses to make fo
We want to thank all of our viewers and listeners to Getting To Know Your Bible. There was a time when people needed to search to find our program on television and/or online. Today you might be hard pressed to find an outlet where the program is not found. Billy Lambert has always done a magnificent job presenting the gospel message, but we made a decision in 2019 to actively pursue every possible outlet to spread that message all over the world. This meant television, radi
*** This blog was originally posted online 12/23/21. Martin Luther is recognized as the leader of the Reformation of the sixteenth century. He became a monk when he was about nineteen years old. He found an old Bible in an Augustine convent and through study became convinced that the religion of this day was foreign to that taught in the word of God. With great courage, Martin Luther undertook to reform the Roman church. Luther began to teach justification by faith in contras
*** This blog was originally posted online 12/29/22. At no time is the church more than one generation away from apostasy. In Hebrews 2:1 we read, “Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.” We must constantly give heed to the truth as it is revealed in God’s Word or departure from the truth is the result. The Bible is full of warnings about false teaching. Jesus also warned of false teachers
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*** This blog was originally posted online 1/11/22. The late J. T. Marlin, a dear friend and faithful gospel preacher, once said, “We are heirs of the past, stewards of the present, and guard-ians of the future.” As an elder of the Lord’s church, brother Marlin’s words have spe-cial meaning to me. For years I have heard it said, “We are never more than one generation away from apostasy.” This is best illustrated by a passage in the book of Judges. “And also all that generatio
*** This blog was originally posted online 1/18/22. Adam Clarke, in his commentary on the book of Psalms, suggests that in the seventy-eighth chapter there are five generations contemplated. 1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to c
*** This blog was originally posted online 2/1/22. The next generation must be taught the distinctiveness of the Lord’s church. We introduced this concept in the previous blog. With this understanding, we need to teach the next generation that the church is distinctive in several are as: Its age is a distinctive feature. It began on the first Pentecost after Jesus' resurrection from the dead (Acts 2:1-47). Any church that began earlier than that is too young. One that began l
**** This post was originally placed online 2/8/22. The generation to come must be taught the sacredness of marriage. Marriage is a divine institution ordained by God in the begin-ning (Genesis 1:28; 2:22-24). God designed the relationship to be: • Monogamous in design. One man for one woman (1 Corinthians 7:2).
• Patriarchal in government (Genesis 3:16; 1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:22).
• It is to be procreative in purpose (Genesis 1:28; 9:1). Children are to be born wit
The scripture of the day is: “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” I Cor. 13:13. These three principles are the essence of Christianity, the pillars of our daily spiritual life. Let’s see how we can apply them in our everyday life, and translate faith and hope into an action of love. FAITH Let us start with faith. According to the American theologian, James Strong, the word that is used in the Bible for faith (“pistis”) means
With the rising panic concerning the spread of the coronavirus variants, and unrest in our world, there are very few people who are free of fear and anxiety. Many people find themselves turning to the Bible for answers in these trying times looking for peace. Thankfully, the truth of the scripture transcends the trials of any given moment, giving you strength and advice from God whenever you need it. So, what does the Bible say about anxiety and fear? More importantly, how ca