[ Faith-building WordBytes ]
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- Holy Living Bible Study of the Sermon on the Mount
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught us how to enter into a life of holiness so that we could receive the full love of God and give it to others. All of His teachings about holy living are summed up in Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7. Study this invaluable “seminar” of Jesus to transform your life and become an evangelizer by more completely living the love of God.
- The Book of Revelation: Understanding its message
Perhaps one of the reasons that the Book of Revelation is so mysterious, so confusing, or so fearsome, is that we don’t look at it as a loving, personal message from God. We focus on its meaning for the world and try to interpret it as a warning about a destructive and inevitable end. We search for clues about the timing of the Anti-Christ and the Second Coming of Jesus, while forgetting that the Word of God always has multiple levels of meaning, and that God always wants to speak to us individually in every scripture.
- The Meaning of Symbols in the Book of Revelation
To read the Word of God in this apocalyptic book without letting our imagination give us misguided interpretations, we need to understand the symbolism the same way the first readers did. These symbols were easily recognized by the first readers, because the meanings had been familiar to the people throughout Jewish history, as can be seen frequently in the Old Testament.
- The Law of Love (Matthew 5:17-19)
Think of any law or rule you’re under. How about the speed limit on the highway? Jesus says in Matthew 5:17-19 that he did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it with the Law of Love. Okay, yes, he was talking about religious law, not the highways I drive on. But we’ll better understand what he meant if we think about any law that constrains us in our modern day-to-day life.
- The Story in the Bible (podcasts with transcripts)
The Story in the Bible is a thorough over-view of the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation, in story-telling fashion. It’s the story of Jesus. It’s the story of salvation. It’s also the story of your own life! Find out how it all ties together. This course is divided into 21 podcasts and includes transcripts with maps and illustrations.
See also the video series God’s Amazing Word on Miracles.
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“Today we must translate the words of Scripture into deeds, and instead of speaking saintly words, we must act them.” (Saint Jerome)
We can tell the solution of any question not through our own reasoning but from what follows from the Scriptures. (Saint Epiphanius of Salamis)
But yours it is, Lord, to grant our petitions, to be present when we seek You and to open when we knock. Impart to us, then, the meaning of the words of Scripture and the light to understand it, with reverence for the doctrine and confidence in its truth. (Saint Hilary of Poitiers)