2003-08-16

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Short Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
Zerubbabel
given Wales UK 16th Aug 2003
This introduction to the sermon today briefly examines the life of Zerubbabel - the type of one mentioned in Haggai who was to prepare the Spiritual Temple just prior to Christ's return. Four points are covered: How his heritage goes back to David; How he restored the daily sacrifice and almost 2 years later laid the foundations; How he was hindered for 17 years by the Samaritans; How that after the Temple was built in just 4 years there is no mention of him at the dedication or afterwards - even though "his hands shall also finish it" (Zech 4:9). (3.4 Mb)
 

2003-08-09

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Sermon
by Jon Bowles
Everything Must Change
given Bristol UK 9th Aug 2003
This Sermon deals with the scale of change required by God - down to each thought being brought into subjection to God's Government - which is God's "Way". Five points are covered: Change within the natural world in the World Tomorrow; The Way of God and His Character; The difference between "fruits" and "gifts"; "a more excellent Way"; The world is waiting for us to change. (8.1 Mb)
 
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Extended Sermonette
by Ian Henderson
Going in the Right Direction
given Bristol UK 9th Aug 2003
Just as we can become lost by going in the wrong direction down a path, so we can become lost in life by going back to the world, rather than towards Gods Kingdom. This was seen by many of God's servants, sometimes thousands of years into the future: Moses, Paul, Peter, and Mr Armstrong are highlighted. (2.8 Mb)
 

2003-08-02

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Extended Sermonette
by Jon Bowles
Why The Righteous Sometimes Suffer
given Wales UK 2nd Aug 2003
This extended sermonette was sparked by the pastors comments from Mr Don Billingsley about a bad car accident. Four points are covered: God's view is different; The main thing God wants us to learn; time and chance; our only course of action. (3.7 Mb)
 

2003-07-26

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Sermon
by Mr Armstrong
The Sabbath Question
given 23 Oct 1981 - played Wales UK 26th July 2003
This Sermon deals with how we should be keeping the Sabbath holy. It examines a number of aspects including: The need to assemble on the Sabbath; Proper dress for services; Is it OK to go to a restaurant on the Sabbath? Driving long distances on the Sabbath; Making the Sabbath a delight; The need to have a balanced approach. (10.4 Mb)
 
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Extended Sermonette
by Jon Bowles
Are Prayers Of The Unconverted Answered?
given Wales UK 26th July 2003
This extended sermonette covers a question that came in on the subject and deals with three points: Examples where prayers of the unconverted were answered in scripture; How faith seems to play a part; The incredible difference in how God deals with us - as his children. (3.8 Mb)
 

2003-07-19

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
Our Spiritual Heritage
given Oswestry UK 19th July 2003
This Bible Study examines the spiritual heritage left to us from Mr Armstrong. Six points are covered: Why we are called now; What the spiritual heritage is, and what it is for; The two trees; An administration of the spirit and not the letter; How the letter relates to the heritage; How the administration details relate to the heritage. (11.5 Mb)
 

2003-07-12

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Sermon
by Mr Armstrong
The Value of Human Life
given Oct 1983 - played Wales UK 12th July 2003
This Sermon examines both the way the human frame is worth less than people in the world imagine, yet at the same time illustrates how it's potential is infinitely more valuable than they imagine. Towards the end of the tape Mr Armstrong deals with the subject of abortion and also at what moment the spirit in man enters into a human being. (9.4 Mb)
 

2003-07-05

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Sermon
by Jon Bowles
God's Financial Perspective
given Bristol UK 5th July 2003
This sermon examines our spiritual relationship to financial matters from God's perspective - and tries to show how Mr Armstrong used this perspective in the rulings he made for the Church in this area. Six points are covered: God's overall financial perspective; Debt and the sabbatical year; Inheritance and the jubilee; God's Work and tithing; God's planning and 2nd tithe; Loving our neighbour and 3rd tithe. (9.3 Mb)
 
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Extended Sermonette
by Chris Hancock
Budgeting
given Bristol UK 5th July 2003
This sermonette examines the way in which we should handle our money. Seven points are given: Put God first; Know where our money goes; Apply the percentage principle of 2nd tithe; Maximise your income; Don't waste money; Save and plan ahead; Only then look to God for miracles. (3.5 Mb)
 

2003-06-28

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
Philadelphian Leadership
given Wales UK 28th June 2003
This bible study examines the type of leadership implied within the reward of being pillars - linked to the Philadelphia Era. Six points are covered: Brotherly Love; Personal Development; Dealing with others now; Being patient now; Being faithful in small things now; Our future roles. (10.7 Mb)
 

2003-06-21

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Sermon
by Jon Bowles
Human Conversion
given Modesto California 21st June 2003
This sermon examines the enormous gulf between God and mankind, and shows a picture that God gives us to illustrate how this gulf will ultimately be bridged. Six points are covered: The time comparison; The largeness comparison; The smallness comparison; The power comparison; An impossible contrast; A picture given to us to show how - with God - all things are possible. (9.0 Mb)
 
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Sermonette
by Jon Bowles
Prophetic Urgency
given Modesto California 21st June 2003
This sermonette examines a number of prophecies that indicate the collapse of the US, UK and English speaking peoples will happen very suddenly. It then examines the potential for nuclear terrorism, and shows how this new phenomenon could well become the fulfilment of such prophecies. (2.2 Mb)
 

2003-06-14

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
The End Time Apostle
given Wales UK 14th June 2003
This bible study examines evidence that Mr Armstrong was the prophesied end-time apostle. It covers: The end-time prophecies that one would come; Is this the end-time; The end-time Church in prophecy; Two alternative conclusions and their implications; Why the evidence points clearly to Mr Armstrong. (11.0 Mb)
 
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Introduction
by Jon Bowles
Introduction to bible study The End Time Apostle
given Wales UK 14th June 2003
This introduction reviews the first 8 chapters of a booklet currently in preparation, the last chapter (chapter 9) being "The End Time Apostle" and dealt with in detail within the main bible-study. The preceding 8 chapters reviewed are: An Apostle is one Sent; Apostles of the Early Church; Laying Foundations; Removing Blindness - for the first time; Unity - Through Grace; The Apostle to Corinth; When an apostle dies; Our Spiritual Heritage. (3.3 Mb)
 

2003-06-08

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Sermon
by Jon Bowles
The Anointing Oil
given Bristol UK Pentecost 8th June 2003
This Sermon shows how the subject of anointing pictures the anointing by the Holy Spirit of the future King-priests - teachers for the future. Six points are covered: Anointing of Priests; Anointing of Kings; Anointing of Christ; Two Witnesses (or anointed ones); Anointing of End-Time Church; Where our anointing must come from - daily. (9.3 Mb)
 
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Sermonette
by Andrew Munro
God Is All Powerful
given Bristol UK Pentecost 8th June 2003
This sermonette examines a recent request for the Church to pray for our African brethren - and shows how we can have absolute faith in the power of God to solve each of the areas mentioned. (1.8 Mb)
 
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Sermon
by Mr Armstrong
Why the Firstfruits?
given 26 May 1985 - played Bristol UK Pentecost 8th June 2003
This was the last sermon given by Mr Armstrong on the Day of Pentecost. He sounds exasperated at times, insisting that many there - including ministers - simply were not "getting it". Sermons were being given that indicated the minister believed that we are called now purely because God loves us and wants us to be in the kingdom - for personal salvation. But Mr Armstrong emphasises, we are called now to be teachers - prepared for the World Tomorrow. If it were not for this vital role ahead of us, there would be no reason to call us separately as the firstfruits. (9.7 Mb)
 
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Sermonette
by Ian Henderson
Offering
given Bristol UK Pentecost 8th June 2003
This sermonette points out 3 parallel points mentioned within Deut 16:16-17 where an offering is commanded, and within the section that immediately precedes it dealing specifically with Pentecost. (1.7 Mb)
 

2003-06-07

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Sermon
by Mr Armstrong
Getting Back on Track
given Dec 1981 (played Wales UK 7th June 2003
It is particularly illuminating to hear what Mr Armstrong says in this sermon. It shows how "off Track" the corporate Churches of God have drifted today. Mr Armstrong explains how so many want their own way - instead of God's revealed Way; He covers the fact we live in a unique time in world history; how he is the apostle sent by God; why makeup takes women away from God's Way; how so many want to be like the world; and how Christ - through him - led the Church. (Note: And should be today - but is prophesied to be on the outside knocking - Rev 3:20) (10.7 Mb)
 
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Sermonette
by Jon Bowles
Background of "Back on Track"
given Wales UK 7th June 2003
The history within the Church is given that leads to the sermon today given by Mr Armstrong in Dec 81. The growth of the 1960's; the liberalism of the 1970's; Mr Armstrong's heart attack; the receivership; and the task of getting the Church "back on track" are all covered. The parallel with our present position is also mentioned. (2.6 Mb)
 

2003-05-31

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
Spiritual Solutions
given Wales UK 31st May 2003
This bible study deals with questions that arose from a sermon given 2 weeks previously on Satan's Media Campaign, where elements of "Fly-Lady" ("FLY" standing for "Finally Loving Yourself") were warned against. In this bible-study, applying physical solutions to spiritual problems is exposed, and 4 points are covered: The basis of repentance; The 1970's self-sufficiency movement; Worldly management and sales techniques; The Help Yourself philosophies - including Fly Lady. (10.2 Mb)
 

2003-05-24

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Sermon
by Mr Armstrong
Inter Racial Marriage
given May 1982 (played Wales UK 24th May 2003
Mr Armstrong gave this sermon during the time he was putting the Church back on Track, and it is particularly applicable today here in the UK where there is a good deal of controversy within society about asylum seekers and "multi-cultural Britain". God's view of segregation is explained, and Mr Armstrong shows how the world's current approach of ethnic integration is utterly off-Track to God's true perspective on the subject. (8.6 Mb)
 

2003-05-17

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Sermon
by Jon Bowles
Satan's Media Campaign
given Bristol UK 17th May 2003
This sermon warns us to carefully discern what we hear and see in the media. Satan not only uses his spiritual "broadcast" to affect us directly, but also deliberately targets us via the physical media -- newspapers, magazines, videos, computer games, TV -- manipulating the material there that we allow into our minds. Five areas of this "campaign" are covered: Overview; Music; Science; Relationships; Being perpetually "busy". (12.3 Mb)
 
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Sermonette
by Chris Hancock
The Plumb bob.
given Bristol UK 17th May 2003
This Sermonette takes an ancient tool used in the building trade, and shows how certain scriptures would have had this simple tool in mind. The plumb-bob was used to ensure a building remains vertically aligned with the foundations the builder places below. So with us in the Church today. (1.3 Mb)
 
“Just what is an APOSTLE?”
Just what is an Apostle?

Today we find the Church of God in a “wilderness of religious confusion!”

The confusion is not merely around the Church – within the religions of the world outside – but WITHIN the very heart of The True Church itself!

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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)