2003-06-07

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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)
 

2003-05-10

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
New Testament Canonization
given Wales UK 10th May 2003
This bible study is the third of a series of three on the Canon, and examines how the New Testament scriptures came down to us. It covers: Parallels with Old Testament Canonisation; Canonisation by Peter; Canonisation by John; Original order of the books; How we must approach the canon. Canonisation Order of the New Testament (10.5 Mb)
 

2003-05-03

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
Babylon and Simon Magus
given Plymouth UK 3rd May 2003
This bible study is the second of a series of three on the Canon, and examines why the false system is called Babylon. Five points are covered: Prehistory of Babylon; Babylon begins the present Axial period; Scriptures that prove Peter was not in Rome when the Catholics claim; Who started the Catholic Church; Why he was so successful. (11.1 Mb)
 

2003-04-26

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
Old Testament Canonization
given Wales UK 26th April 2003
This bible study is the first of a series of three on the Canon, and examines how the Old Testament scriptures came down to us. It covers: The inspired Order of the books; the canonization periods of: Moses; David and Solomon; Hezekiah; Josiah; Ezra and Nehemiah. New Testament (9.8 Mb)
 

2003-04-24

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Sermonette
by Mr Andrew Munro
The Small Word "IF"
given Bristol UK 24th April 2003
This sermonette shows how this small word "IF" is used both constructively and destructively. God uses it to form a constructive contract with us. Satan and his follows use it to undermine faith. (1.5 Mb)
 

2003-04-23

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Sermon
by Jon Bowles
Meaning of Unleavened Bread for Future Kings
given Bristol 23rd April 2003
This Sermon gives the meaning of the Day. Five points are covered: Holy Days in their seasons; Repainting our vision; The preparation of Moses; Wavesheaf - first of the Firstfruits; Unleavened Bread and Pentecost - designed for this Church Age. (9.9 Mb)
 
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Bible Study
by Mr Armstrong
Beginning of James and UB
given Pasadena UB 1981, Played Bristol UK 23rd April 2003
This Sermon shows how we only have temporary life today, but are offered Real Life by God. The "process" of sin -- following temptation -- is covered, as is "the Law of liberty" -- into that real life. (9.3 Mb)
 
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Offering Music
by Jon Bowles
Teach Me Eternal God Ps 119:33 40
given Bristol UK 23rd April 2003
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Offering Sermonette
by Ian Henderson
Links between "give" and "FORgive"
given Bristol UK 23rd April 2003
This sermonette shows how giving to God is inexorably linked with FORgiving others, as this is part of the very character of God Himself. (1.4 Mb)
 

2003-04-19

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Sermon
by Jon Bowles
The Temptations of Christ
given Wales 19th April 2003
This Sermon shows how the Temptations of Christ was indeed a titanic battle. Seven points are covered: This is also our battle; Man does not live by bread alone; You shall not tempt God - as in Massa; God sets up present rulers; God will set up future rulers; Our job is to qualify. (9.6 Mb)
 
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Sermonette
by Mr Andrew Munro
Are God's Standards Low?
given Wales UK 19th April 2003
This sermonette quotes an interview of Desmond Tutu which states that God's Standards are quite low. The sermonette then shows how truth and error are mixed within the article, but God's standards are certainly not low. (1.5 Mb)
 

2003-04-17

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Sermon
by Jon Bowles
Unleavened Bread and Manna
given Wales 17th April 2003
This Sermon shows how manna and Unleavened bread are linked symbolically, as eating manna symbolizes living by every word of God (Deut 8:3) and eating Unleavened Bread symbolizes having the Word of God in our mouth (Ex 13:7-9). Six points are covered: Eating UB every day?; Manna in the Old Testament; Psalm 119; John 6; Unleavened Bread and Pharaoh; Manna and Satan. (9.3 Mb)
 
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Sermonette
by Ian Munro
Spiritual Stock Taking
given Wales UK 17th April 2003
This sermonette deals with the subject of Spiritual Stock Taking during this Unleavened Bread Season. (1.5 Mb)
 
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Sermon
by Mr Armstrong
Rely On God
given Pasadena UB 1985, Played Wales UK 17th April 2003
This Sermon examines the history of why the Church of God keeps these days. It shows how we must continually grow out of sin by putting on God's righteousness. (9.4 Mb)
 
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Offering Music
by Jon Bowles
Your Word Remains a Lamp Unto My Feet Ps 119:105 112
sung Wales UK 17th April 2003
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2003-04-15

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Passover
by Jon Bowles
Audio of Passover Ceremony
given 15 April 2003
The full Passover service is provided, 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: (5.4 Mb)
 

2003-04-12

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Sermon
by Mr Armstrong
Passover Examination
given 4th March 1982 (played Wales UK 12th April 2003
Mr Armstrong gave this sermon during the time he was putting the Church back on Track, and it encourages us all to correctly examine ourselves prior to Passover. He talks about the bread for our healing, and the wine for forgiveness of spiritual sin, and then goes on to show how the area we all need to examine prior to taking the Passover, is our level of true repentance. He points out that even some evangelists had not at that time truly repented -- but merely accepted the truth as part of their own righteousness. View transcript (10.9 Mb)
 

2003-04-05

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
Discerning The Stages of Passover
given Oswestry UK 5th April 2003
This bible study examines the sequential stages of keeping the Passover properly. It deals with: Examining ourselves, Foot Washing, Bread, Wine, The Readings from John, and The Hymn.
How John 6 fits into the Passover and why two verses were included by Mr. Armstrong in the ceremony are also examined. (10.2 Mb)
 

2003-03-29

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Bible Study
by Jon Bowles
James 5
given Wales UK 29th March 2003
This bible study examines the final chapter in James: It covers: 1. The context of the chapter, 2. Riches and greed, 3. Patience and fruit, 4. The prayer of faith, 5. The encouraging example of Elijah. (10.1 Mb)
 

2003-03-22

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Sermon
by Jon Bowles
Why Christ Had to Die
given Bristol UK 22nd March 2003
This sermon asks the question "Why did Christ have to die? Why could God not have worked things out a different way?" 7 points are covered: 1. Why are we human? 2. What does God want us to experience? 3. Man and his destiny, 4. Satan and his way, 5. Chaos in pre-history, 6. Chaos in prophecy, 7. Our part -- Why God had to have Christ die -- not another way. (10.4 Mb)
 
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Sermonette
by Ian Henderson
Ten Passovers in Scripture
given Bristol UK 22nd March 2003
Ten instances are recorded in scripture where the Passover is mentioned. Each is taken in turn in this sermonette, and we are thereby encouraged into further private bible-study. (2.5 Mb)
 
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