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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-10-04)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

Message

October is Missions Month for me, I will be speaking at Churches over a tri-state region and at several, the topic is missions. Well, Missions was never a peripheral issue for Christ or for the early church. The Great Commission is actually found in all four Gospels and again in the book of Acts.

Matthew gives us the Method of missions: “Go ye therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” No ambiguity there.

Mark emphasizes the Scope of the great Commission, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Luke gives us the content or the message of Missions, “thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”

In John we find our authority for Missions, “As my Father hath sent me into the world even so send I you.”

But none of that could avail without the power of Missions as promised in Acts, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
No ambiguity in any of that – the challenge is simply to accept and obey it. No wonder Missions has been called, the Whole Task, for the Whole Church For the Whole Age.

Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-09-27)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

Message

Been doing any kneeling this week? Gotten yourself in a position of humility toward God? When is the last time you actually got on your knees before Almighty God when you prayed. Getting on your knees shows to God, angels and men an attitude of humility and total submission to God.

One of the most successful prayers in the Bible was the prophet Daniel. You will remember how he prayed even after they had passed a law that prayer to any god but the king would be punishable by death. Listen to what Daniel did, Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime (Daniel 6:10).

Daniel was determined that both God and man would know his total submission to God by seeing him on his knees, and God blessed him for it. He saved him out of the mouths of lions and Daniel became the chief ruler under the king.

So, Do God, angels and men know that you are serious about your prayers? How often have they seen you on your knees lately?

Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-09-20)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

Message

If humility is the key to answered prayer, and the Scripture commands that we “humble ourselves”, How does that work? How do we do that?

There are a score of instances in Scripture where people have taken the place of humility, and most of them involve anything from fasting to sackcloth and ashes, and prostrating themselves before God.

Let’s just take a look at that last one – the posture or position we take in prayer. Doesn’t matter does it? Well, maybe it does.

Remember that real prayer involves conflict – that’s right, we are in a battle and this is spiritual warfare. That means, among other things, that when I pray I have an audience of God, and I also have an audience of angels, both holy and fallen. This becomes evident in passages like Zechariah 3, where Joshua the high priest is seen standing before God and Satan is seen resisting him.

If it’s true that angels get involved when we pray, God knows my heart but they don’t. So how are they to know my total dependence on God and my humility as I come to God. They only way they can know is by the position of my body. That’s why for years, I determined that at least once every day, God, angels and demons would see me on my knees before God. I want them to know, Jesus is my LORD and I willingly humble myself before Him. Think about it

Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-09-13)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

Message

Last time we were together we learned from a series of Gospel stories that only people who have faith mixed with desperation get the answers they are seeking to their prayers.

There was another characteristic that was true of all these people who get answers to prayer, and that is the characteristic of humility.  James states it like this when he says; God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.  Actually the word translated resists means to oppose.  Do you see the picture… we come to God and because he senses there is a spirit of pride in us we meet resistance rather than acceptance…

I wonder if that’s the reason we have so little victory in prayer.  Or is it because we fail to obey another verse in James (James 4:10) Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord.  Peter puts it like this; Humble yourselves therefore under the might hand of God.  But in both cases notice that there is an imperative here.  This is an action that we are supposed to take, Humble yourselves,,,

Well next time we are together we are going to look at this again.  But for now let’s just remember that desperate people who humble themselves get answers to prayer.  So let’s come to God like that.

Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-09-06)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

Message

Last week I referred to Count Ludwig von Zinzendorf’s beautiful hymn – Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness, in which he clearly declares salvation through faith alone in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Through that final and sufficient sacrifice, those who believe are declared righteous, with the perfect righteousness of God.

Well, that was not the only truth Zinzenforf addressed in that hymn. He also wrote; Lord, I believe were sinners more, Than sands upon the ocean shore, Thou hast for all a ransom paid, For all a full atonement made. And in those words he affirmed the truth that Christ’s atonement was not only efficacious for all who believe, but was universal and available for any who would embrace it.

Zinzendorf was right. The Apostle said it like this, Christ is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2). Language could hardly be clearer – you can argue with it, try to twist it to fit your theological bias, or you can believe it and proclaim it to a whole world that desperately needs to hear that their sins can all be forgiven when they believe the testimony of God. Hear it again, Christ is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Believe it and you will be born again.

Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-08-30)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

Message

Last week I referred to Count Ludwig von Zinzendorf’s beautiful hymn –
Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness, in which he clearly declares salvation through faith alone in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Through that final and sufficient sacrifice, those who believe are declared righteous, with the perfect righteousness of God.

Well, that was not the only truth Zinzenforf addressed in that hymn. He also wrote; Lord, I believe were sinners more, Than sands upon the ocean shore,
Thou hast for all a ransom paid, For all a full atonement made. And in those words he affirmed the truth that Christ’s atonement was not only efficacious for all who believe, but was universal and available for any who would embrace it.

Zinzendorf was right. The Apostle said it like this, Christ is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2). Language could hardly be clearer – you can argue with it, try to twist it to fit your theological bias, or you can believe it and proclaim it to a whole world that desperately needs to hear that their sins can all be forgiven when they believe the testimony of God. Hear it again, Christ is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Believe it and you will be born again.

Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-08-23)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

Message

It was just 500 years ago that Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis to the door of the church in Wittenburg, triggering the Protestant Reformation.  The central point of debate was the doctrine of justification by faith alone in Christ alone as the sufficient means of salvation.  That central truth of the gospel is still in debate despite a recent book proclaiming the Reformation is over.

Well its not over because Vatican II affirmed the findings of the infamous Council of Trent, which Rome called to counter the Reformation.  Which reads in Canon 9; “If anyone sayeth that by faith alone the impious is justified in such wise as to mean that nothing else is required in order to obtain the grace of justification, let him be an anthema.”.  Well Rome wrote that in spite of the words of the Apostle Paul which read; Being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Romans 5:1

No the Reformation will never be over for the battle for truth is as real today as it was in Luther’s time.

Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-08-16)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

Message

A recent Life Way Research Survey found that among Americans 35 years of age and younger, less than 40 percent believe that “right and wrong are fixed principles that do not change”. That means, morality is relative – or worse, maybe it’s just not relevant at all.

That same article suggested, “We need to get back to the basics, and If we ever want to make America great again, we need to rediscover what made America great in the first place.” The writer then goes on to observe that, “this nation was founded by strong Christian men and women that believed very firmly in the truths laid out in the Bible.”

I agree, but I would also observe that secular education in our publicly funded schools has so separated this generation from the Bible that it no longer has any idea what the Bible teaches and even has seriously questioned whether whatever it teaches is relevant to anybody.

In a nation where the Bible is readily available everywhere and most families have multiple copies, it is fast becoming one of the most neglected and abandoned books of all time. I hope it will not be abandoned by you.

Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-08-09)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

Message

“There are many place on the earth where being a Christian is the most dangerous thing you can be.” That’s the finding of a recent study on persecution which found that Christians are now the most persecuted minority in the world. According to the most recent figures, 90,000 Christians were killed for their beliefs in the past year, nearly a third of them by Islamic Jihadis. The study further found that 600 million Christians are prevented from practicing their faith by either local or national governments.

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association brought together delegates from 130 countries recently. One of the most dramatic stories that emerged from that conference was that of one of the 21 men beheaded by ISIS in Lybia in 2015. 20 of those men where Egyptian Coptic Christians, but one was a worker from Chad and was not a Christian. Before they were behead each man was asked to deny Christ and each refused. But when they came to the man from Chad, he was asked, “Are you a Christian?” and he responded, “Their God is now my God.” Sealing his own fate.

In spite the genocide of Christians around the globe, many who see the faith and courage of the martyrs come to trust Christ for themselves. It is not a trite saying that, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” St. John the Revelator says it like this, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” KJV

Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-08-02)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

Message

You’ve heard those questions which ask, “Do you remember back when if you had a quarter, you could go see a movie and have enough left over for a hot dog and a Coke?” Probably, there are only a few of us left who could truthfully answer that we do – I confess, I would be one of them.

We’re all living in a world that is changing so rapidly we cannot take it all in. Allen Toffler explored that in his best selling book, Future Shock. He defined the condition as, “That sense of dizzy disorientation that occurs due to the sudden and premature arrival of the future.” Perhaps that explains why we are feeling the way we do.

The Prophet Isaiah describes it in these words, found in chapter 24:19, 20; The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

What can we hold onto in times like these? Isaiah answers again with these words, The grass withers, the flower fades: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. (Isaiah 40:8). The book of Hebrews calls it “an anchor to the soul.”

But in these rapidly changing times, if you are going to be able to let the Word of the Lord anchor your soul, you will have to know it. Why not consider starting today by enrolling in our Advanced Biblical Studies program – you can do it – just click on any of the drop-down menus on the heading on this page, and contact us. Do it today.

Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.