corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.18.06.24
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Audio Shows

Olford Ministries International at GMF with Dr. David L. Olford

 

How to Live the Christian Life

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Dr. David L. Olford“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him…” (Colossians 2:6).  How to live the Christian life is summed up in these words.  Paul was personally concerned with a report that he’d just received of certain errors that were creeping in to the church at Colosse and turning people away from the truth that they had learned in Christ.  In that church, certain teachers had entered with an influence of a strange mixture of Jewish legalism, Oriental mysticism, Greek philosophy and a veneer of Christianity.  So he writes to them with a supreme intention of preventing them from being carried away from the simplicity that is in Christ Jesus.

Listen

The Crown Rights of Our Glorious King - Saturday, August 26, 2017
Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age’” (Matthew 28:18-20).  Never were words more relevant than those uttered by our Lord Jesus Christ in this post resurrection appearance. The seriousness of those words should grip your soul.  Nobody can understand these words without realizing an obligation to bring their life under the awesome authority of Jesus Christ.  Failure to recognize that authority is equal to repudiating the sovereignty of God in the universe.  I want us therefore, to think for a few moments about the claim, the changing power and the control of that authority in our lives.
The Relevance of the Resurrection of Christ - Saturday, August 19, 2017
John wrote this postscript not just to reveal the reality of the resurrection, but the relevance of the resurrection.  You cannot read through this wonderful story, tucked away at the end of this majestic gospel of John, without being deeply and profoundly impressed with the relation of the Lord Jesus Christ to men and their problems.
The Bodily Resurrection of Christ - Saturday, August 12, 2017
One of the contested tenants of the Christian faith both in ancient and modern times has been the bodily resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  In their unregenerate state, men and women across the centuries have not been able to accept the straightforward record that is given to us in the New Testament concerning the literal resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  And yet to any thoughtful person, this Biblical doctrine is the very content of the Easter history and message.
The World of Humanism - Saturday, August 5, 2017

Now Paul turns to the world of humanism. The word “humanism” has many meanings, but its essential connotation suggests the quality of “being human” or just the entity of “human nature.” 

Paul declares the human race to be under the guilt and power of sin without distinction and without disputation. The apostle takes pains to show that all men are on the same footing before God, when it comes to sin. Jew and Gentile, Greeks and barbarians, wise and unwise are all sinners in the sight of God. There is no nation, people, or race that can claim special favors or demand priority treatment

The World of Judaism - Saturday, July 29, 2017

 Paul has confronted the world of the pagan (1:18-32) and the world of the moralist (2:1-16) with their need for righteousness. Now the faithful apostle turns to another section of humanity and specifically addresses the Jew. The Jews represented the oldest, purest, and strongest form of religion. From its beginnings, Judaism had been virtually synonymous with religion. 

The World of Moralism - Saturday, July 22, 2017

Having established the pagan’s need for righteousness (1:18-32), Paul exposes the need of the moralists, the sophisticated Gentile who condemns the pagan but is the same deep down in his heart.

The World of Paganism - Saturday, July 15, 2017
Paul sets out to establish the fact that man requires righteousness, whoever he is, whatever he is, and wherever he is. With ruthless logic and deep insight, the apostle exposes human need in the light of God's holy demands.
Shepherds Seeking the Savior - Luke 2:15-20
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Truth for Youth - Psalm 119
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, June 24th, 2018
the Week of Proper 7 / Ordinary 12
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology