What Is Your Image of Jesus AS A MAN?

What Is Your Image of Jesus AS A MAN?

00:00 Maybe it would be better to turn our search to the headwaters, to that mighty root from which these branches grow. Who is this One we allegedly come from, whose image every man bears? What is he like? In a man’s search for his strength, telling him that he’s made in the image of God may not sound like a whole lot of encouragement at first. To most men, God is either distant or he is weak—the very thing they’d report of their earthly fathers. Be honest now—what is your image of Jesus as a man? “Isn’t he sort of meek and mild?” a friend remarked. “I mean, the pictures I have of him show a gentle guy with children all around. Kind of like Mother Teresa.” Yes, those are the pictures I’ve seen myself in many...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday February 28, 2015 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday February 28, 2015 (NIV)

Leviticus 22:17-23:44 Acceptable Sacrifices 17 The Lord told Moses 18 to tell Aaron and his sons and everyone else the rules for offering sacrifices. He said: The animals that are to be completely burned on the altar 19-20 must have nothing wrong with them, or else I won’t accept them. Bulls or rams or goats[a] are the animals to be used for these sacrifices. 21 When you offer a sacrifice to ask my blessing,[b] there must be nothing wrong with the animal. This is true, whether the sacrifice is part of a promise or something you do voluntarily. 22 Don’t offer an animal that is blind or injured or that has an infection or a skin disease. 23 If one of your cattle or lambs has a leg that is longer or shorter than the others, you may offer it voluntarily,...

02/27/2015

02/27/2015

Leviticus 20:22-22:16 ~ Mark 9:1-29 ~ Psalm 43:1-5 ~ Proverbs 10:18Today is the 27th day of February. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you, and coming to you from Jerusalem again for another day. Today is the final day of our official 2015 Holy Land Pilgrimage. It has been that. It has been a long journey towards something holy, no doubt about it. We’ve had a wonderful time. We have a long day today, a full day today around Jerusalem as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus’ final days. That is always a moving and powerful experience. So that is what we’ll be doing today. We did quite a bit yesterday which I will share with you in a little while, but first, as always, our primary focus is centering...

Our Central Symbol

Our Central Symbol

00:00 Who has kept the new covenant so effectively under wraps that most Christians still believe their hearts are evil? Dear God—they hold to that lie as a core doctrine of their faith. To say your heart is good still sounds like heresy. Whose PR campaign made that so effective? And who convinced the church to stay so focused on the Cross that we know next to nothing about the power of the Resurrection and the Ascension? Why has the cross become our central symbol when it wasn’t the central symbol for the first four hundred years of the church? Is it any wonder that we think Christianity is primarily about not sinning and waiting to die to go to heaven? What happened to the life, the glory of God as man fully alive? Let me ask you another question: Who did...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday February 27, 2015 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday February 27, 2015 (NIV)

Leviticus 20:22-22:16 22 Obey my laws and teachings. Or else the land I am giving you will become sick of you and throw you out. 23 The nations I am chasing out did these disgusting things, and I hated them for it, so don’t follow their example. 24 I am the Lord your God, and I have promised you their land that is rich with milk and honey. I have chosen you to be different from other people. 25 That’s why you must make a difference between animals and birds that I have said are clean and unclean[a]—this will keep you from becoming disgusting to me. 26 I am the Lord, the holy God. You have been chosen to be my people, and so you must be holy too. 27 If you claim to receive messages from the dead, you will be put to death by stoning, just as you...

02/26/2015

02/26/2015

Leviticus 19:1-20:21 ~ Mark 8:11-38 ~ Psalm 42:1-11 ~ Proverbs 10:17Today is the 26th of February. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s a pleasure, as it is every day of my life to be here with you, and coming to you from our base of operations right now in Jerusalem, although yesterday we spent most of the day out of the city and today, kind of half and half’ish is the plan. We are winding toward our conclusion of this tour for 2015. That comes with always mixed emotions. We’ve covered some significant miles together virtually and literally. It’s not over yet, but we’re starting to think about home and that’s a pleasant and happy thought and yet we’ve traveled at such a frantic pace and absorbed so...

No Good Thing?

No Good Thing?

00:00 I’m just a sinner, saved by grace. “I’m just clothes for God to put on.” “There sure isn’t any good thing in me.” It’s so common this mind-set, this idea that we are no-good wretches, ready to sin at a moment’s notice, incapable of goodness, and certainly far from any glory. It’s also unbiblical. The passage people think they are referring to is Romans 7:18, where Paul says, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing” (KJV). Notice the distinction he makes. He does not say, “There is nothing good in me. Period.” What he says is that “in my flesh dwelleth no good thing.” The flesh is the old nature, the old life, crucified with Christ....