In light of Christ’s future return, how shall we now live? Today, we come to the book of Second Thessalonians, as Ron continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.” Some of the believers in Thessalonica were under the impression that Christ had already returned. They were confused, disillusioned, and had begun to shirk some of their responsibilities. The Apostle Paul wrote this second letter to set the record straight, and Ron takes us there next.
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“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” That’s First Thessalonians four, sixteen, and this is Something Good Radio. Well, the church in Thessalonica had been misinformed about the Second Coming of Christ, and had now grown concerned that their loved ones who had departed were no longer able to be saved. Paul clearly and emphatically addressed those false teachings, and then, for good measure, he added some additional thoughts on the subject of Christ’s second coming.
“We also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the Word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it, not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the Word of God.” Well, the Apostle Paul wrote those words to the Thessalonians, a body of believers who had turned from idolatry and begun to worship the true and living God. Paul commended for their strong faith, and yet he also needed to point out a few areas of concern.
You may think you know who you are. But do you know who you are in Christ? Well, before anyone can know who they are in Christ, they first need to know the truth about who Jesus is. Today, Ron takes us to the book of Colossians to identify the truth about Jesus, and the truth about who we are as a result. Stay with us now as Ron continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”
Some two thousand years ago, false teaching had begun to creep its way into the church at Colossae. So the Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Colossians to debunk those heretical ideas. What were these false teachings, and how does Paul’s letter apply to us today? Answers come your way next, as Ron continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”
How can you find joy in the midst of adverse circumstances? Today we return to the Book of Philippians, an epistle written by the Apostle while he was in prison. Despite his bleak circumstances, he chose joy. So can we. Stay with us now as Ron continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say rejoice.” Well, when the Apostle Paul wrote those words to the Philippian church, he was under house arrest in Rome. What he wanted the church to understand, what God wants you and me to understand, is that the joy of the Lord is not circumstantial, its intentional. It’s a choice we have the power to make no matter how we feel or what we may be going through.
Returning to the basics of our Christian faith, on today’s Something Good with Dr. Ron Jones. Well, the book of Ephesians can be neatly divided into two sections. In the first three chapter, the Apostle Paul focuses on theology. In the final three chapters he shifts away from doctrine and turns his attention to duty. And one of the first duties he mentions is that all of us are called to be part of a local body of believers.
You may not know it yet, but if you’re a believer in Christ, you have been made spiritually wealthy. Well, the book of Ephesians is one of four prison epistles written by the Apostle Paul. He was under house arrest in Rome when he penned this letter. The Ephesian believers were living like spiritual paupers, and Paul wanted to change their perspective. Perhaps you need a change of perspective today. If so, stay with us now as Ron moves ahead in his series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through the Bible.”
You can’t get right with God by trying harder or doing better. There is only one way to be reconciled to God, and Dr. Ron Jones shares it with us next, on this Monday edition of Something Good. Some two thousand years ago, early in the Apostle Paul’s ministry, a group of people known as the Judaizers had tainted the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul wrote the book of Galatians, at least in part, to refute those false claims. Ron takes us there today, as he continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”
I do not nullify the grace of God. For if righteousness were through the Law, then Christ died for no purpose. With these words in Galatians five, twenty-one, the Apostle Paul made his position clear. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. But when some began to poison the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ, Paul responded swiftly by writing the book of Galatians. Ron takes us there next, as he moves ahead in his teaching series, ““Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” That’s Second Corinthians nine, verse seven, and this is Something Good Radio. The Book of Second Corinthians is largely dedicated to Paul’s defense of his ministry. But it also contains the largest section on stewardship and financial giving in the entire New Testament. Is tithing strictly an Old Testament idea? Is it part of the Mosaic Law? Is it still relevant today? Decide for yourself, as Ron dives into this passage today as part of his continuing series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”
In his first letter to the Corinthian church, the Apostle Paul was disciplinary. In his second, he was defensive. What changed? Well, the Apostle Paul wasn’t always an apostle. He was once Saul of Tarsus, who persecuted the followers of Christ and did so in the name of Christ. After his conversion and subsequent rise to a position of authority in the church, some in Corinth still doubted his credentials. Paul wrote Second Corinthians to defend his ministry, and Ron takes us to that defense today, as he continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”
Let’s talk about love, on this Tuesday edition of Something Good with Dr. Ron Jones. The Corinthian church had plenty of problems, and plenty of questions. Questions about the gift of speaking in tongues, about eating meat offered to idols, about divorce and remarriage. In First Corinthians, the Apostle Paul offers a practical response to these and other issues. But the foundational principle upon which all his answers rested was love. Stay with us now as Ron continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.”