Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P479 (10-04-19)
Danny from Nashville, TN
Danny: In my line of work, I meet a lot of people, and when appropriate I witness. Do you believe the Trinity?
Bob: The word Trinity is not in the bible. Neither is the rapture. But the scripture explains the concept of both. There is one God yet declared as three different persons; God the Son, God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit.
In one place, Jesus said I will raise myself from the dead (John 10:18)
In another place, the Father raised him from the dead (Galatians 1:1, Romans 6:4)
In another place, the Holy Spirit raised him from the dead (Romans 8:11)
In another place, God raised him from the dead (Acts 2:24)
Bob: He was not raised four times. It was just a different way of saying God raised him from the dead.
Bob: As a seminary professor once said, “If you deny the Trinity you lose your soul. If you try to understand the Trinity, you lose your mind.”
John 4:24 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
Classic Christianity – Book of John Part 79 (10-01-19)
Let us join Bob now as he gets started with today’s lesson. Jesus came to earth to serve in love.
Jesus, God in the flesh, came to earth, taking on an earth suit, to serve us in love. Jesus took away your sins on the cross. God offers eternal life!
In chapter 13 we pick up in the last hours, in the preparation of the Passover supper where Jesus showed us the meaning of servitude and having the heart of a servant. He came to put in earth suit to serve us in love. He told us to do likewise, to serve one another in love.
He gave the example in washing of his disciples feet, the lowest form of servanthood in those days. He showed his love for his disciples by washing their feet. He told us that a servant is not greater than his master.
In those passages you read about Jesus prediction in regards to his disciples. He predicts the betrayal of Judas and the denial by Peter. You had Judas who betrayed him. You had Peter who denied him. You had Thomas who doubted him. You … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P476 (9-26-19)
Tom from Louisville, KY
Tom: A friend of mine, a pastor of a church I go to, is not resting in the finality of the cross. From a passage in Hebrews chapter 3 where it says if we hold firmly to the end, the confidence we have at first, where he is trying to tell men you can lose your salvation. What does it mean to hold on firmly to the end?
Hebrews 3:14 14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end.
Bob: The solution to biblical interpretation is context. What is the context of the first three chapters of Hebrews? It is about the superiority of Christ in contrast to the things the Jews are holding onto. He is superior to the angels. He is superior to Moses. He is superior to Abraham. He is God Himself. He is gearing us toward a rest, and that is coming up in chapter 4. That is the the Sabbath rest He wants us to enter into.
Classic Christianity – Book of John Part 71 (09-11-19)
After the resurrection, we are to be pitied of all people. Without resurrection, we would have nothing to celebrate. The resurrection is the focal point of the Christian life. Everyone saw Jesus die on a cross, but the denial of his resurrection is what divides human history.
Starting with his crucifixion, which was not on Friday, but Thursday, we will pick up there. Without the death, the resurrection has no meaning. The Jews call it the preparation day. How appropriate. The cross is the preparation day. It is what God had to do to prepare us for salvation. The cross in not salvation. You are not saved by the death of Christ. You are saved by the life of Christ. But you could not have been saved by the life of Christ apart from the cross. The cross was the preparation day where God prepared you and me for the salvation of life to the dead.
Turn now to John 19, where we will look more closely at the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are going to pick up where Pilate handed Jesus over to be crucified so … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – Book of John Part 68 (09-04-19)
Bob George continues sharing from the 14th chapter of John. Jesus is very soon going to the cross to complete the work His Father gave Him to do. He received the command from His Father, to lay down his life only to raise it up again. His disciples are not understanding these things. They do not yet understand why Jesus is going away. Jesus is comforting them to let them know the unfolding plan God had before the foundation of the world. He will not leave them as orphans. A day is coming when he will send the promised Holy Spirit, that the prophets testified about. That day happened at Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit, for the first time, took residence in the hearts of men. That is what Jesus had said to Nicodemus, about what it means to be born again. Jesus will come to make his home in us and he will speak truth into us individually, so that we will know Him. The moment we understand the totality of what Jesus did for us, believe and are saved, the Holy Spirit takes residence in our hearts … Listen to Broadcast & Read More