The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday November 24, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday November 24, 2014 (NIV)

Ezekiel 47-48 Water Flowing from the Temple 47 Then the man took me back to the door of the temple. I saw water flowing from under the entrance of the temple toward the east. (The temple faced east.) The water was flowing under the south side of the temple, south of the altar. 2 Then he led me through the north gate and around to the outer east gate. The water was flowing down the south side of the gate. 3 With a measuring line in his hand, the man went eastward. He measured off 1,500 feet and led me through the water. The water came up to my ankles. 4 Then he measured off another 1,500 feet and led me through the water. The water came up to my knees. He measured off another 1,500 feet and led me through the water. The water came up to my waist. 5 Then he...

11/23/2014

11/23/2014

Ezekiel 45:13-46:24 ~ 1 Peter 1:13-2:10 ~ Psalm 119:33-48 ~ Proverbs 28:11Today is November 23rd. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. Welcome to a brand new week, this the final full week of the month of November. Man! And this, the week that we enter into the new holiday season. We’ll read from the God’s Word translation this week. We’re reading from the book of Ezekiel. We’ll have that today and finish it up tomorrow and then move forward in the Old Testament. (Bible verse references for today’s reading above.) Commentary: The Bible is timeless, obviously, but it is also very timely. We find some timely commands and advice in Peter’s letter today, timely because of the season that we’re about to enter into. Here in the...

Will Everyone I Love Be There?

Will Everyone I Love Be There?

00:00 The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. Then he sent some more servants and said, “Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner . . . Come to the wedding banquet.” But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. (Matthew 22:2-5) Now for a sobering truth, more sobering than any other we have considered. To be honest, we must understand that not everyone lives happily ever after, not in any tale. This promise of the happy ending—or the new beginning—is only for the friends of God. Many people do not want the life that God...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday November 23, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday November 23, 2014 (NIV)

Ezekiel 45:13-46:24 Rules for Worship 13 “‘This is the contribution you must give to the Lord: seventeen percent of your wheat and seventeen percent of your barley. 14 You must give one percent of your olive oil using the standard measure. 15 You must take one sheep out of every 200 from the well-watered pastures of Israel. You must sacrifice them with grain offerings, burnt offerings, and fellowship offerings to make peace with the Lord, declares the Almighty Lord. 16 All the common people must give this contribution to the prince in Israel. 17 Then the prince is responsible to provide burnt offerings, grain offerings, and wine offerings at the annual festivals, the New Moon Festivals, the weekly days of worship, and all the other appointed festivals...

11/22/2014

11/22/2014

Ezekiel 44:1-45:12 ~ 1 Peter 1:1-12 ~ Psalm 119:17-32 ~ Proverbs 28:8-10Today is November 22nd. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you, closing down another week together and we’ve been reading this week from the Holman Christian Standard Bible. We’re still working our way through the book of Ezekiel, but then a little later we’ll work our way into 1 Peter. (Bible verse references for today’s reading above.) Introduction of a New Book: Okay, so we arrive now at the first epistle or letter of the apostle Peter this week as we continue our journey through the scriptures and on this stop we find ourselves with passionate and direct encouragement for believers in persecution or who are just...

A “Propositional” Christianity

A “Propositional” Christianity

00:00 We have lived for so long with a “propositional” approach to Christianity, we have nearly lost its true meaning. As Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen says, “Much of it hinges on your view of scripture. Are you playing proof-text poker with Genesis plus the Gospels and Paul’s epistles, with everything else just sort of a big mystery in between—except maybe Psalms and Proverbs, which you use devotionally? Or do you see scripture as being a cosmic drama—creation, fall, redemption, future hope—dramatic narratives that you can apply to all areas of life?” (Prism interview) For centuries prior to our Modern Era, the church viewed the gospel as a Romance, a cosmic drama whose themes permeated our own stories and drew together...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday November 22, 2014 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday November 22, 2014 (NIV)

Ezekiel 44-45:12 The Prince’s Privilege 44 The man then brought me back toward the sanctuary’s outer gate that faced east, and it was closed. 2 The Lord said to me: “This gate will remain closed. It will not be opened, and no one will enter through it, because the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered through it.(A) Therefore it will remain closed. 3 The prince himself will sit in the gateway to eat a meal before the Lord.(B) He must enter by way of the portico(C) of the gate and go out the same way.” 4 Then the man brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple. I looked, and the glory of the Lord filled His temple.(D) And I fell facedown.(E) 5 The Lord said to me: “Son of man, pay attention;(F) look with your eyes...