Dr. Gordon Fee on the book of Revelation and Basic Principles of Understanding Scripture.

Grace Communion International have published an interview with Dr. Gordon Fee. Dr. Fee talks with Mike Feazell about the book of Revelation and basic principles of understanding Scripture.

Dr. Gordon Fee is emeritus professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among his many publications are

  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (co-authored with Douglas Stuart; now in its third edition)
  • How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth (co-authored with Mark Strauss)
  • New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors (now in its third edition)

You can watch the interview here.

You can also find a transcript of the interview here.

Famous Failures

Some of this is probably just anecdotal, but this short clip reminds us not to give up. As Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:8 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.

Most / The Bridge

Most (AKA The Bridge) is the story of a single father who takes his eight year-old son to work with him at the railroad drawbridge where he is the bridge tender. Just as an oncoming train approaches, his son falls into the drawbridge gear works, leaving the father with a horrific choice. While the film is produced from a completely secular viewpoint, parallels are drawn with the sacrifice a young boy and his father make, to that of God and Jesus.

The full film is about 30 minutes long, below is a 6 minute short version. Christianity Today magazine called the full length move “life changing.”

The Perfect Sacrifice of Jesus

A Bible study about the perfect sacrifice of Jesus.

Hebrews 10:5-7
Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll — I have come to do your will, O God.’ ”

The messages were preached by David Medlock at the Church in Bran (Brasov, Romania).

The message is in English with Romanian translation.

Jesus the perfect sacrifice (17.64 MB)

Top 100 Most Read Bible Verses

A while back BibleGateway.com published the top 100 most-read Bible
verses on BibleGateway.com, the most read verse is of course John 3:16
and the least popular Bible passage is, 1 Chronicles 23-27, which
details the organization of the priests and officials under King
David.

Other popular verses in the top 10 were: Jer 29:11, Phil 4:13 and Phil 4:6.

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Keys of the Kingdom

A series of 3 studies about the Keys of the Kingdom.

Matthew 16:17-19
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

The messages were preached by Les Wheeldon at the Church in Bran (Brasov, Romania).

The messages are in English with Romanian translation.

Keys of the Kingdom (Part 1) (27.8 MB)
Keys of the Kingdom (Part 2) (29.22 MB)
Keys of the Kingdom (Part 3) (24.14 MB)

Gifts of the Spirit as Jesus used them

A series of 3 studies on the gifts of the Spirit with a special emphasis on how Jesus used these gifts while he was on this earth.

Scripture references are:

Wisdom: John 8:7
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

Knowledge: John 4:18
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”

Faith: Luke 8:24-25
The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.

Healing: Luke 9:42
Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.

Miracles: Luke 9:17
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

Prophecy: John 16:2
They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.

Discernment: John 1:47
When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false.”

The messages were preached by David Medlock at the Church in Bran (Brasov, Romania).

The message is in English with Romanian translation.

Gifts of the Spirit as Jesus used them (Part 1) (56.44 MB)
Gifts of the Spirit as Jesus used them (Part 2) (76.19 MB)
Gifts of the Spirit as Jesus used them (Part 3) (83.62 MB)