2002-11-09

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
Discerning Repentance
given Oswestry UK 9th November 2002
Jude tells us to make a difference (or distinction) between certain people who sin (Jude 1:22). A major key in doing so, is to understand how to correctly discern repentance. This bible-study examines the subject from scripture, and also tries to illustrate the Godly administration required by referring back to material from Mr Armstrong on the subject: Five points are dealt with: 1. Overall context, 2. Discerning rotten apples, 3. Discerning those who need help, 4. Repentance is not simply at baptism, 5. Repentance is of the heart and mind (and therefore largely unseen by man). This bible study expands an aspect highlighted in a previous bible-study: "overcoming Satan using the blood of the Lamb" (Rev 12:11). This aspect appears to be prophetically significant prior to the Church having to flee. (10.0 Mb)
 

2002-11-02

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Bible Study
by Mr Armstrong
1Cor 3 & 4
given 4th August 1980 Played in Wales 2nd November 2002
Mr Armstrong talks about many things within this bible-study as he explains Paul's words found in 1Cor 3 and 4. He contrasts the punishment of this world against the loving correction of God, showing how God's correction is designed to bring about change, whereas the world's punishment is to "get even". He also talks of authority within the Church, and how it is necessary to protect the Church from those who would destroy it by separating from those who refuse to walk the way God lays before them. (10.5 Mb)
 
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Short Talk
by Jon Bowles
Current Situation in Modesto
given Wales UK 2 Nov 2002
This talk tries to cut through the sea of detail, claim and counterclaim in the present confusion to help answer the only question God's people should need to ask in such a situation -- "where is God's Government"? (3.0 Mb)
 

2002-10-26

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Sermon
by Jon Bowles
The Place of Safety Philadelphia Part 4
given Bristol UK 26th October 2002
The sermon is the final one in a series on Philadelphia, and examines the evidence within scripture of a place of safety (or place of final training). Five points are covered: 1. Why a place of safety? 2. Other examples of protection 3. Why Petra? 4. How is The Church to get there? 5. How does The Church know when to flee? (9.7 Mb)
 
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Sermonette
by Ian Henderson
The Fig Tree.
given Bristol UK 26th October 2002
This sermonette describes the growing cycle of the fig tree, and explains how those Christ talked to would have had greater understanding than us when he cursed the fig-tree to illustrate a point, and when he said we must learn the parable of the fig tree in order to understand the sequence of end time events. (1.5 Mb)
 

2002-10-19

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
Overcoming Satan Philadelphia Part 3
given Wales 19th October 2002
The bible study is part of a series on Philadelphia, and examines how Philadelphia exists when Satan comes down having great wrath, and will direct that wrath against the Church. It examines the different names of this serpent of old, the Devil and Satan, found within the names used, and shows how a large part of the end time deception comes through his actions as the Devil (or slanderer) against the Church. Scripture plainly tells us how to overcome this -- through the blood of the lamb -- and apply it to both our own sins, and also the forgiveness of others within the Church. This is part of what makes God's people part of Philadelphia (the era of brotherly love) (10.3 Mb)
 

2002-10-12

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
Philadelphia Part 2.
given Wales 12th October 2002
The bible study is part of a series on Philadelphia, and examines the remaining points brought out within Rev 3 that indicates some of the main things we are to "hold fast" to as per Rev 3:11 that no man (including ourselves) takes our crown. This second part examines 3. They have kept my word, 4. They have not denied my name, 5 they have been loved by God, 6. They have kept the word of my patience. (8.7 Mb)
 

2002-10-05

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
Philadelphia Part 1.
given Wales 5th October 2002
The bible study is the first part of a series on Philadelphia, and begins to examine the points brought out within Rev 3 that indicates some of the main things we are to "hold fast" to as per Rev 3:11 that no man (including ourselves) takes our crown. This first part concentrates on: 1. What Philadelphia has -- must come from somewhere. 2. They have a little strength, or very little strength, that implies a constant reliance on God's strength for everything. (9.5 Mb)
 

2002-08-24

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
Parenting.
given Sheffield UK 24 August 2002
The bible study examines the difficult job parents and grandparents have in todays society, particularly in the area of getting children to listen. Six points are covered: 1. The purpose of child-rearing is to let them go, 2. Parents are also growing up, 3. Sacrifice is required, 4. If we don't train our children, Satan will 5. Example speaks louder than words, 6. Teaching (with discipline where required) is vital. (9.2 Mb)
 
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Short explanation
by Jon Bowles
Molad, Ephod, Urim and Thummim
given Sheffield UK 24 August 2002
A question had come in about terms used in a previous sermon. An explanation is given for the terms: Molad, Ephod, Urim and Thummim. (1.5 Mb)
 

2002-08-10

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Sermon
by Jon Bowles
Christ and the Sabbath.
given Bristol UK 10 August 2002
The Sermon examines the teaching Christ gave us regarding the Sabbath. Four areas are covered: 1. Before His human birth, 2. His overall approach to the Sabbath when here as a human, 3. Specific examples He gave us on the Sabbath, 4. Teaching on the subject given after His resurrection. (8.3 Mb)
 

2002-06-15

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Sermonette
by Ian Henderson
Fear.
given Bristol UK 15th June 2002
Mr Henderson draws our attention back to September 11th and the way the world changed in its outlook of the future. He then shows how scripture gives us clear guidelines in how to avoid and overcome fear -- an essential subject in these end times. (1.1 Mb)
 

2002-04-13

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Sermon
by Jon Bowles
What is an Apostle.
given Modesto California 13th April 2002
The sermon points out that "one sent" (the meaning of the Greek word "apostle") carries with it many vital things: Such a person was sent by God, not man (Gal 1:1), and sent for a specific reason -- to lay foundations within the Church of God (Eph 2:20). Such foundations imply illumination to the Truth for the first time (Rom 15:20) and must remain after an apostle's death (2Pet 1:15), as they were actually laid by Christ through him -- not by the man himself (1Cor 3:10-11, 4:16). (7.9 Mb)
 

2000-04-18

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Passover
by Bob Devine
Audio of Passover Ceremony
given 18 April 2000
The full Passover service is provided above, following the ceremony laid down by Mr Armstrong before his death. In the ceremony, the bread is correctly "discerned" (or separated as in the Greek) for our healing as mentioned within 1Cor 11:29. There are a number of beep tones throughout the Passover service indicating when to halt the audio: 1. Before foot-washing, 2. Before breaking the bread, 3. Before serving the wine. All prayers and the closing song are also included. A page of notes is also available that can accompany the above tape. This was produced by Mr Armstrong in 1956 and describes how to keep the Passover in your own home: View article (5.9 Mb)
 
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Listen to Me, You who know righteousness, You people in whose heart is My Law: …I have put My words in your mouth, I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, That I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, “you are My people” (Isaiah 51:7,16)