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A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 23

Posted: January 23, 2016

Click on the play arrow to hear lesson 23 in the series (15 minutes). Alternatively, you can download it by right-clicking here. Salient points: There’s a connection between insatiable appetite for… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 22

Posted: January 22, 2016

Lesson 22 in the series A Disciplined Life (13 minutes) is available for download by right-clicking here, or for immediate listening by clicking on the play arrow. Salient points: Reputation is… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 21

Posted: January 21, 2016

Listen to A Disciplined Life 21 (length 17 minutes) by clicking on the play arrow below. If you prefer to download it, right-click here and save it. Salient points: V.1 alludes… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 20

Posted: January 20, 2016

Click on the arrow to listen to the podcast (21 minutes), or download it by right-clicking here.     Salient points: Beware alcoholism (v.1). Indiscipline (v.4) cannot wait, or pace itself…. Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 19

Posted: January 19, 2016

Click the arrow for the podcast (16 minutes), or download it by right-clicking here. Reading advice: Keep noticing how sayings are related, if only loosely. Notice how themes introduced in previous… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 18

Posted: January 18, 2016

Listen to podcast 18 in our series (14 minutes) by clicking on the arrow below. You can also download it by right-clicking here. Salient points: Fools enjoy conversation but do not… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 17

Posted: January 17, 2016

Listen to the next lesson (15 minutes) by clicking the arrow, or download A Disciplined Life 17 for later listening by right-clicking here. Salient points: It can be painful when the… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 16

Posted: January 16, 2016

Listen to the middle lesson of our 31-part series on A Disciplined Life: A Study of Proverbs (16 minutes). Or download it by right-clicking here and listen later. Salient points: Judging… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 15

Posted: January 15, 2016

Today’s podcast (13 minutes) comes from Proverbs 15. Download it by right-clicking here or listen to it immediately by clicking on the arrow. Salient points: When someone becomes angry with me,… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 14

Posted: January 14, 2016

Listen to the podcast (17 minutes) by clicking on the arrow, or else download & listen later by right-clicking it here, and saving it. Salient points: Productive and counterproductive — the… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 13

Posted: January 13, 2016

Listen to another lesson on the Disciplined Life (or download it by right-clicking it here). The podcast is 15 minutes long. Salient points: Undisciplined people are usually not good with… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 12

Posted: January 12, 2016

This podcast is the twelfth in our series on disciplined living. Its duration is 14 minutes. Click the arrow to hear it now, or else download it by right-clicking here to… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 11

Posted: January 11, 2016

For the 11th lesson in our series on discipline (16 minutes), click on the play arrow. If you want to save and listen later, right-click here. Salient points: The Lord detests… Read More

What to Do When your Boss Asks You to Break the Rules

Posted: January 10, 2016

See the helpful article at the Harvard Business Review, 7 January 2016, by Peter T. Coleman and Robert Ferguson. CLICK HERE.

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 10

Posted: January 10, 2016

Lesson 10 in our Proverbs series (19 minutes) can be downloaded by right-clicking here, or listened to immediately by clicking on the play arrow: Scholarly background: This is the first chapter… Read More

Proverbs on Politics, Power & Governance

Posted: January 9, 2016

Politics in Proverbs (selected) In 2015, while studying the Proverbs on a visit to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, I was struck with just how many of them are political in… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 9

Posted: January 9, 2016

Click the play arrow to hear the lesson (8 minutes), or download it and listen later by right-clicking here. Salient points: Multiple voices vie for our attention. Wisdom calls us to… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 8

Posted: January 8, 2016

Listen to lesson 8 in our series (17 minutes) by clicking the play arrow below. If you prefer, you can download it and listen later by right-clicking here. Salient points: Wisdom… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 7

Posted: January 7, 2016

Click on the arrow to play the seventh lesson in the series on Disciplined Life (13 minutes). Or you can download the lesson by right-clicking here, and play it later…. Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 6

Posted: January 5, 2016

Hear below the lesson from Proverbs 6 on living the disciplined life (17 minutes). Click on arrow to play now, or download it and listen later by right-clicking here. Salient points:… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 5

Posted: January 5, 2016

For CLEAN podcast 5, on Purity \, click on the play arrow. The podcast (12 minutes) can also be downloaded. Download here. for Challenge Thought q [Tomorrow: Purity in the… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 5

Posted: January 4, 2016

To hear the lesson from Proverbs 5 on disciplined living (16 minutes), click on the arrow. Or download and listen to it later by right-clicking here. Salient points: The wayward woman… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 4

Posted: January 4, 2016

To hear the lesson from Proverbs 4 (14 minutes), click on the arrow below. Or you can download it and listen later by right-clicking here. Salient points: Training instills obedience. Jesus… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 3

Posted: January 3, 2016

To hear the lesson from Proverbs 3 (20 minutes) click on the arrow. Or you can download it and listen later by right-clicking here. Salient points: Keeping the commands in our… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 2

Posted: January 2, 2016

To listen to the lesson from Proverbs 2 (13 minutes), click on arrow below. Or download it and listen later by right-clicking here. Some salient points: Wisdom is a true treasure…. Read More

OT38-Hezekiah.mp3

Posted: January 1, 2016

For O.T. Lesson 38, Hezekiah (30 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

A Disciplined Life – Proverbs 1

Posted: December 31, 2015

Proverbs 1 (15 minutes) – please listen below by clicking on arrow or download it to listen later by right-clicking here. Some salient points: Purpose of Proverbs: to help us to… Read More

A Disciplined Life—Intro & Responses

Posted: December 30, 2015

This podcast (8 minutes) will introduce you to the Proverbs Podcast series. This podcast covers the preface to Proverbs (1:1-7), and explains how the thought behind the Disciplined Life series…. Read More

The 12 Terms of Christmas

Posted: December 16, 2015

In this brief seasonal podcast (15 minutes) we will cover the meaning of 12 familiar, yet seldom understood, terms related to Christmas. Download here. Christmas: Christ + mass. Mass <… Read More

Responses to the Paradigm Shift series

Posted: December 6, 2015

Here is an assortment of comments on the Paradigm Series, sent in from all over the world (Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Australia). We have edited some of them… Read More

India’s Debate on Anti-Conversion Law Deepens

Posted: December 5, 2015

The Indian government (as of December 2015) is attempting to push through an anti-conversion, anti-evangelism law, with up to a 10-year jail term for those convicted. Already 6 of the… Read More

St. Nick: Historical Core of Xmas Lore

Posted: December 5, 2015

Famous Christians 1: Nicholas of Myra This is the story (16 minutes) of Nicholas of Myra, a 4th century Christian leader, who became “Saint Nick.” Though Christmas lore is nearly… Read More

Alexander Campbell Documentary

Posted: November 25, 2015

This presentation (2:40:00), hosted By David Kenney, covers the life and influence of Alexander Campbell, probably the most influential leader in the Stone-Campbell Movement, better known as the Restoration Movement…. Read More

Missions Report & Sermon – “Lost”

Posted: November 16, 2015

Watch as Douglas and Vicki share about their recent 5-week visit to Europe on 11.8.15 http://nrcoc.onthecity.org/groups/167707/topics/2362256

Lessons from the Protestant Reformation

Posted: November 8, 2015

Here are the links for the major classes given in the 2015 Biblical Study Tour. The theme was “Finding God When the Church is Adrift,” and the teaching took place in… Read More

OT37-Jehu.mp3

Posted: November 1, 2015

For O.T. Lesson 37, Jehu (31 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

Recommended Book: “Revolution in World Missions”

Posted: October 26, 2015

“Revolution in World Missions: One Man’s Journey to Change a Generation” by K. P. Yohanan “Lord, I’ll give myself to speak for You.” Young Yohannan had no idea what those… Read More

Counter Cultural Christianity, Part 2

Posted: October 8, 2015

A Biblical “Whack” Upside the Head – class given in Hampton Roads, VA on Sept. 26, 2015 during their Fall campaign, “Closer”. Click here to download.  

Counter Cultural Christianity, Part 1

Posted: October 8, 2015

A Biblical “Whack” Upside the Head – class given during the “Closer” campaign in Hampton Roads, VA on September 26, 2015. Click here to download.  

Q&A 1426 – The Pledge

Posted: September 30, 2015

My 14 year-old son fancies himself a deep thinker/seeker, and our spiritual “household culture” conforms to your “unexamined faith” mantra: we try to encourage independent examination and free discussion. This has… Read More

Evil & Suffering: Cruciform living, pt. 1

Posted: September 23, 2015

This is the full newsletter article for 23 Sept 2015. Evil & suffering Today and next week, when we conclude our exploration of the problem of suffering, we will discuss… Read More

Jesus: Historical Evidence

Posted: September 19, 2015

Jesus: The Historical Evidence To hear the podcast (34 minutes), just click on the link. Click here to download.  Historicity Three possibilities Mythological Existed, but the Bible has reinvented him… Read More

Why Christian Leaders Need to be Exceptionally Good Bible Students

Posted: September 18, 2015

To listen to the podcast, “Why Christian Leaders Need to be Exceptionally Good Bible Students” (30 minutes), click on the link below. Click here to download. Scriptures referred to: James… Read More

Fresh Thoughts on Elders

Posted: September 18, 2015

Here I share some of my own thoughts about elders (overseers) and church leadership. I do not speak for a congregation or denomination. These are simply my own reflections on… Read More

Loosening the Bible Belt – Tom Brown & Douglas Jacoby

Posted: September 17, 2015

Class given during the ‘Compelled2015’ Southeast Evangelism Conference (SEC) in Greenville, SC on Sept 5, 2015. Click here to download.

If God is good…

Posted: September 16, 2015

The following is a 7-fold response to the problem of suffering, complementing the Newsletter of 16 September 2015, in the Answering Skeptics series. The Problem of Suffering In all my… Read More

The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown

Posted: September 10, 2015

My next door neighbor, enjoying the recent articles on evolution in which I reference the slowness of the academic world to accept heliocentricity (earth orbiting sun), sent these links. The… Read More

Paradigm Shift I – X, by James Robbins

Posted: September 3, 2015

Here are a series of lessons by my friend James Robbins. In these intriguing talks, he reconsiders how we do evangelism. Don’t miss it! Lesson 1 – Rethinking Conversion, Pt…. Read More

OT36-Elisha-Gehazi.mp3

Posted: September 1, 2015

For O.T. Lesson 36, Elisha & Gehazi (40 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Q&A 1422 – How can we prove Jesus is the Messiah from the O.T.?

Posted: August 25, 2015

I am from a Jewish background. Would you please explain how Jesus Christ can be the Messiah, using the Hebrew Bible? Thanks. A fair question — and especially when you’ve… Read More

How Wide the Divide: Sexuality & Culture

Posted: August 17, 2015

“How Wide the Divide: Sexuality at the Forefront, Culture at the Crossroads”, by Ravi Zacharias on July 15, 2015. http://rzim.org/global-blog/how-wide-the-divide-sexuality-at-the-forefront-culture-at-the-crossroads

Q&A 1421 – Is contraception biblically permissible?

Posted: August 16, 2015

What does the Bible say about contraception? I belong to a church that forbids it. Can you please help me figure this out? I would like to invite you to… Read More

“Every Saul Needs an Ananias”

Posted: August 11, 2015

Sermon done on August 9, 2015 at North River by Douglas Jacoby

Deacons: 1 Timothy 3

Posted: August 11, 2015

Sermon by Douglas Jacoby on deacons from 1 Timothy 3, done on 2/6/2011 at North River. To listen now, click on arrow below. To listen later, right click on download… Read More

The Bonfire – Acts 19

Posted: August 11, 2015

Sermon done by Douglas Jacoby on June 26, 2011. To listen now, click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click on download podcast, and ‘save target as’ or… Read More

Q&A 1419 – Mutations really random?

Posted: July 29, 2015

When Calvinist scientists and theologians embrace evolutionary creationism, do they deny that random mutations are random? Maybe this is a silly question, but could creation ever be considered truly random… Read More

‘Oldest’ Koran Fragments Found

Posted: July 23, 2015

It will be interesting to see how the wording in this fragment compares to the present-day canonical Qur’an. ‘Oldest’ Koran fragments found in Birmingham University What could be the world’s… Read More

“Every Saul Needs a Barnabas”

Posted: July 8, 2015

Sermon given by Douglas at the North River church on Sunday, July 5, 2015 To listen now, click on arrow. To save & listen later, right click on ‘Download Sermon’… Read More

Universities & their mottos

Posted: July 8, 2015

Universities & their Mottos is a podcast (25 minutes) examining how university education has changed in the last 1000 years, from training for Christian ministry to secular study, from broad… Read More

Gay Unions: A Response

Posted: July 6, 2015

How should Christians think in response to the legalization of “gay marriage” in their home countries? The following podcast (23 minutes) makes a few suggestions, challenging us to respond maturely… Read More

OT35-Elijah.mp3

Posted: July 1, 2015

For O.T. Lesson 35, Elijah (25 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as”… Read More

Jehovah’s Witnesses: I’ve Got Some “New Light” For You!

Posted: June 5, 2015

This site is full of great information, studies and explanations about the Jehovah Witness doctrines. http://thewatchtowerfiles.com/

Was oldest gospel really found in a mummy mask?

Posted: May 29, 2015

Click on the link to read this article posted on CNN http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/21/living/gospel-mummy-mask/index.html

Uncommon Memorial Day Thoughts

Posted: May 27, 2015

You will want to read Nikole Mitchell’s uncommon Memorial Day thoughts — recommended by Tom Jones. Click here.

America’s Changing Religious Landscape

Posted: May 12, 2015

http://www.pewforum.org/2015/05/12/americas-changing-religious-landscape/

Understanding the Apocalypse 7: A Tale of Two Cities

Posted: May 9, 2015

To listen now, click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click on “Download Podcast” and ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Download Podcast Schedule of Classes 8… Read More

Blog post on “Rethinking Hell”

Posted: May 6, 2015

http://rethinkinghell.com/2015/05/rethinking-hells-second-book/

From Facts to Faith

Posted: May 4, 2015

Message given in Edinburgh, Scotland on April 26, 2015 https://player.vimeo.com/video/126517890

Holy Spirit 7

Posted: May 2, 2015

In this seventh and final podcast in the series on the Spirit, we consider further areas in which the Spirit works. In particular, we consider what it means to the… Read More

Holy Spirit 6

Posted: May 1, 2015

To hear the sixth podcast (11 minutes), click on the link below. Scriptures mentioned include John 14 (the go-to chapter on the indwelling); Acts 13:1-4; Romans 8:14, Galatians 5:18; Psalm… Read More

OT34-Ahab-Jezebel.mp3

Posted: May 1, 2015

For O.T. Lesson 34,Ahab & Jezebel (23 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Holy Spirit 5

Posted: April 30, 2015

2 Timothy 1:7; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Acts 10:24; and other passages were referred to in the fifth podcast. To hear this podcast (15 minutes), click below. Click here to download.

Holy Spirit 4

Posted: April 29, 2015

Click below to listen to Holy Spirit lesson 4 (11 minutes). Scriptures referred to in this podcast include 1 Corinthians 14:23; John 16:23; Luke 1:15, John 10:41; and 1 Corinthians… Read More

Holy Spirit 3

Posted: April 28, 2015

Our third podcast (17 minutes) covers a number of scriptures, like Acts 19 (Sons of Sceva), 2 Thessalonians 2:9ff (the powerful delusion), Matthew 6 (“many words,” a possible reference to… Read More

Holy Spirit 2

Posted: April 27, 2015

In lesson 2, we examine scriptures in Colossians 2, Deuteronomy 13, and 1 Samuel 19. 1 Kings 13 contains another superb illustration of the danger of elevating anything above the… Read More

Holy Spirit series 1: Introduction

Posted: April 26, 2015

Listen to the introductory podcast in a series on the Spirit (17 minutes), in which I begin to share about my experience in the Charismatic Movement, and broach the subject… Read More

Understanding The Apocalypse – Class 6: The Deceit of Politics & Wealth vs The Power of Heaven

Posted: April 21, 2015

To listen now, click on arrow. To save and listen later, right click on ‘Download Podcast’ and ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Audio Player Download Podcast One podcast… Read More

Understanding The Apocalypse – Class 5: Armageddon: The Vengeance of the Lord

Posted: April 16, 2015

To listen now, click on arrow. To save and listen later, right click on ‘Download Podcast’ and ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Download Podcast One podcast will be… Read More

NT Character Podcast 43—Simeon

Posted: April 12, 2015

For N.T. Character Study 43 Simeon, click the play arrow. To download the podcast, right click on the download link. Scripture: Luke 2:25-35 . Bio: Simeon is righteous and devout…. Read More

Thyatira: The Pressure to “Tolerate”

Posted: April 7, 2015

Click in the arrow to listen to the message (21 minutes). All the notes are below. Click here to download. Thyatira: Introduction 4th and middle letter to the 7 churches in… Read More

A note about the kingdom

Posted: April 6, 2015

Since the King is the Prince of Peace (Isa 9:6), the kingdom is not about power or coercion, but about love and service. Christians are forbidden to lord it over… Read More

Understanding the Apocalypse – Class 4: The Dragon and the Beast

Posted: April 3, 2015

The fourth of 7 classes on the Book of Revelation, taught live at the North River Church of Christ at 9 am on the dates below. To listen now, click… Read More

The Holy Spirit 4

Posted: March 30, 2015

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Understanding the Apocalypse – Class 3: Portents of Doom, Promise of Salvation

Posted: March 25, 2015

This is the 3rd class in a series on Revelation, done live at the North River Church of Christ in 2015. The classes and dates are below. The teacher, John… Read More

Understanding the Apocalypse – Class 2: The Shortfall of Earthly Worship, the Bliss of Heavenly Worship

Posted: March 25, 2015

The second of 7 classes on the Book of Revelation, taught live at the North River Church of Christ at 9 am on the dates below. Click arrow to play,… Read More

Annas & Caiaphas

Posted: March 15, 2015

For N.T. Character Study 42 Annas and Caiaphas, click the play arrow.  To download the podcast, right click on the download link, and choose “save target as” or “save link as”… Read More

Understanding the Apocalypse – Class 1: “Rome, Apocalypse, & The Temple of God”

Posted: March 10, 2015

The first of 7 classes on the Book of Revelation, taught live at the North River Church of Christ at 9 am on the dates below. To listen now, click… Read More

Q&A 1403 – Thirteen the minimum age for baptism?

Posted: March 7, 2015

“I wanted to ask your opinion about an article I wrote on the ‘age of accountability.’ At age 12, Jesus is referred to as a ‘boy/child,’ and the (little) girl… Read More

OT34 Ahab and Jezebel

Posted: March 1, 2015

OT34-Ahab-Jezebel To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and you can download the podcast and listen to it later. Download… Read More

River of Fire: Did God Create Hell? (Alexander Kalomiros)

Posted: February 24, 2015

For an unusually insightful perspective on hell by a Greek Orthodox perspective, read River of Fire. The author is Dr. Alexander Kalomiros.

Lording it Over Others (Mark 10:42)

Posted: February 20, 2015

The purpose of this podcast is to foster a Christian leadership culture. This is an important study for anyone in leadership, or considering it. Please listen to this podcast (18… Read More

The Decline and Rebirth of a Christian Anarchist Movement

Posted: February 20, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/02/c-allen-hobbs/anti-war-anti-state-christian-leaders/

Q&A 1401 – Contradictions invalidate the message?

Posted: February 17, 2015

We are studying Bible with a Muslim friend who is asking us a lot of questions. For him it seems like the Bible is self-contradictory. For example, he finds contradictions in the books of Samuel,… Read More

Alias Christians, by Daniel Berk

Posted: February 12, 2015

With the increase of iPhone holders, Facebook users, video-game players, Instagram posters, Snapchat senders, Spotify listeners, text-message writers, and hashtag creators, the word “friendship” has dwindled in the last 30… Read More

Pride & Prejudice

Posted: February 10, 2015

To listen to a biblical exploration of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, click on the link. I hope you’ll enjoy my short podcast (14 minutes). Note: If you haven’t read… Read More

Q&A 1400 – Christ in Zechariah

Posted: February 8, 2015

I came across Zechariah 14, and am hearing lots of interpretation, from future apocalyptic to that these events have already happened. Since much of the material in the prophets (like… Read More

“It Doesn’t Look Like Church to Me”

Posted: February 2, 2015

It Doesn’t Look Like Church to Me, Dr. Kent Smith Published on Oct 8, 2014 Dr. Kent Smith, Abilene Christian University’s Missionary Coordinator for North America, speaks at the 2014… Read More

7 Startling Facts: An Up Close Look at Church Attendance in America

Posted: February 2, 2015

Click for a most illuminating study.

Christians and guns (at home), by Tom Jones

Posted: January 27, 2015

My friend Tom Jones has put up a short but powerful article at his website. It’s about Christians and guns (at home). Click HERE to read it.    

Romans Z (16:1-27)

Posted: January 26, 2015

We have studied Romans from A to Z. Listen to the final podcast (19 minutes) here. In Romans Z, Paul sends greetings, makes a few final comments, and rounds off… Read More

Romans Y (15:15-33)

Posted: January 25, 2015

Click on the link to hear the penultimate podcast in our series Romans A-Z.  This lesson (16 minutes) reveals Paul’s philosophy of ministry, and something of his grand vision for… Read More

Romans X (14:1-15:14)

Posted: January 24, 2015

Romans X is the 24th podcast (19 minutes) in our series Romans A-Z. Ever in mind is unity between Jewish-background and Gentile-background Christians, although the principles of the chapter have… Read More

Romans W (13:1-14)

Posted: January 23, 2015

Romans W (21 minutes) explores chapter 13. Click here to download. Passages referred to or alluded to: Daniel 3; 6; Matthew 7:12; Leviticus 19:18; Exodus 20; Deuteronomy 5; 1 Peter… Read More

Romans V (12:9-21)

Posted: January 22, 2015

Romans V takes us through the balance of chapter 12. The podcast (15 minutes) contains some surprises — for most Bible believers, at any rate. Click here to download. Verses… Read More

Romans U (12:1-8)

Posted: January 21, 2015

Romans U (16 minutes) is the 21st lesson in our series Romans A-Z. As is his custom, Paul lays highly practical teaching (chapters 12-16) on a solid theological foundation (chapters 1-9)…. Read More

Q&A 1398 – Randomness, Suffering, and the Will of God

Posted: January 21, 2015

I frequently think about the suffering in this life — more and more with every year — including very painful emotional distress. It seems like there is a randomness to life. We… Read More

Romans T (11:33-36)

Posted: January 20, 2015

This is the last podcast based on Romans 9-11. This special passage taken up in Romans T (11 minutes) concludes the section, setting things in perspective. Scriptures referred to: Psalm… Read More

Romans S (11:1-32)

Posted: January 19, 2015

This is Romans S, the 19th study in the series Romans A-Z. In this podcast (25 minutes) we will almost finish our study of Romans 11. (Romans T will cover Paul’s… Read More

Romans R (10:1-21)

Posted: January 18, 2015

Romans R (19 minutes) covers the tenth chapter of the epistle. Verses referenced include Job 40:3-5; Deuteronomy 30:11-14; Acts 22:16; 10:28,34-35, 43-48; Galatians 1:14; Psalms 19:5; Deuteronomy 32:21; and Proverbs… Read More

Romans Q (9:1-32)

Posted: January 17, 2015

Romans Q (19 minutes) covers all of chapter 9. Verses referred to (mainly outside Romans) include Exodus 32:32; Psalm 49:6-8; Genesis 25; Genesis 27; Exodus 7; Colossians 1:21; Isaiah 29; Isaiah… Read More

Romans P (8:18-39)

Posted: January 16, 2015

Listen to the 16th podcast (23 minutes) in our series on Romans. Verses referred to are 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; 2 Timothy 4:18; Hebrews 7:25; 2 Thessalonians 2:14; Jude 21; and… Read More

Romans O (8:12-17)

Posted: January 15, 2015

The 15th lesson in our series (16 minutes) is Romans O, covering the middle section of chapter 8. Verses referred to include Galatians 5:18; Psalms 40:8; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Acts… Read More

Romans N (8:1-11)

Posted: January 14, 2015

Lesson N (12 minutes) begins the second half of the series Romans A-Z. Listen carefully for the many connections to the concepts Paul has developed earlier in the letter. The… Read More

Romans M (7:1-25)

Posted: January 13, 2015

This is the 13th podcast in Romans A-Z.  The lesson (24 minutes) goes through the entirety of Romans 7. Click here to download. Other biblical passages referred to in this lesson… Read More

Romans L (6:8-23)

Posted: January 12, 2015

The 12th podcast in Romans A-Z covers the remainder of chapter 6. I hope the talk (19 minutes) helps you think about God, and draw closer to him, all day…. Read More

Q&A 1397 – Jesus in the O.T. (study ideas)

Posted: January 12, 2015

I was wondering if you had any suggestions on books to read. I’m looking for something that traces the threads of the Gospel and Jesus through the Old Testament. Any suggestions? — Guy… Read More

Romans K (6:1-8)

Posted: January 11, 2015

Listen to the 11th podcast in Romans A-Z.  This podcast (13 minutes) covers the first 8 verses of the chapter. Click here to download. In chapters 1-3 Paul reasons that all… Read More

Romans J (5:12-21)

Posted: January 10, 2015

Listen to Romans J, the tenth podcast (15 minutes) in the series Romans A-Z. Sin came into the world through Adam (v.12), and salvation also comes to the world through… Read More

Romans I (5:1-11)

Posted: January 9, 2015

Here is the ninth podcast (14 minutes) in our series of 26 in Romans A-Z. Passages referred to include Acts 23:6; Ephesians 4:4; Titus 3:5; and Galatians 4:6. The sequence… Read More

Romans H (4:1-25)

Posted: January 8, 2015

In the eighth part of our series (18 minutes) we tackle all of Romans chapter 4. Click here to download. While I referred to a number of biblical passages, here… Read More

Romans G (3:10-31)

Posted: January 7, 2015

This is the seventh lesson (20 minutes) in our series, Romans A-Z.  There is some overlap with the previous podcast, is it ended with 3:10-18. Here we return to 3:10-18… Read More

Romans F (3:1-18)

Posted: January 6, 2015

This is the sixth lesson (14 minutes) in our Romans series. Click here to download. Some of the passages referred to in the podcast are Psalm 138:2; Romans 9:4-5; 15:4;… Read More

6. Mary: An Example for All Time

Posted: January 5, 2015

For N.T. Character Study 41″6. Mary: An Example for All Time” click on the play arrow. To listen to it later, download by right clicking here, and choose ‘save link… Read More

Romans A-Z—Why this Bible Study series?

Posted: January 5, 2015

Do you need structure in your daily Bible reading? Or want to study an entire book of the Bible—not various verses, but a whole book, to get a sense of the flow?… Read More

Romans E (2:17-29)

Posted: January 5, 2015

Romans E (18 minutes) continues the study of the typical weaknesses of religious people, particularly hypocrisy and condescension. Click here to download. Isaiah 52:5 — God’s people often misrepresent him… Read More

Romans D (2:1-16)

Posted: January 4, 2015

Listen to the fourth podcast in the series (15 minutes). Click here to download. Referred to in the lesson: The Last Things series (including the podcast on Those Who Haven’t… Read More

Romans C (1:18-32)

Posted: January 3, 2015

In our third podcast (21 minutes), we will tackle Romans 1:18-32. For more background on this passage, listen to the Fall of Rome podcast. Click here to download. This lesson refers… Read More

Q&A 1396 – Aliens seeding life – no need for a creator God?

Posted: January 3, 2015

A non-believing friend counters the idea of a creationist God by contending for seeding from aliens. I realize this idea is preposterous to you, but I didn’t find anything specifically… Read More

Romans B (1:16-17)

Posted: January 2, 2015

This is the 2nd lesson in a series of 26 on Romans. Here we cover the theme passage, Romans 1:16-17 (22 minutes). Recommended: study Habakkuk 2:4. Ponder: “From faith to… Read More

Romans A (1:1-15)

Posted: January 1, 2015

This is the opening podcast in the series Romans A-Z. In 26 daily lessons, we will explore Paul’s longest letter. First, we set the stage, by reading through chapter 1, verse 1-15… Read More

OT33-Jeroboam-Rehoboam.mp3

Posted: January 1, 2015

For O.T. Lesson 33, Jeroboam & Rehoboam (28 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as”… Read More

Q&A 1394 – Trial by ordeal?

Posted: December 16, 2014

“Number 5:11-31 speaks of a test for an unfaithful wife and the law of jealousy. I’ve read some insightful commentaries, but would love to hear from you your understanding of… Read More

Grief Recovery (Part 3), by Melanie Cicerchia

Posted: December 14, 2014

To listen to the final podcast in Melanie’s 3-part series on Grief Recovery (14 minutes), click the link below. Click here to download. We hope you have found Melanie’s series helpful.

Grief Recovery (Part 2), by Melanie Cicerchia

Posted: December 12, 2014

To listen to the second podcast in Melanie’s 3-part series on Grief Recovery (12 minutes), click the link. Click here to download.        

Grief Recovery (Part 1) by Melanie Cicerchia

Posted: December 10, 2014

Melanie Cicerchia came to faith in Christ through campus ministry at the University of Florida in 1973. She married Paul Martel, and together they served in the full-time church work… Read More

The Fall of Rome — And Why We Should Take Notice

Posted: November 26, 2014

Why did Rome (753 BC – AD 476) fall?  Was it due to external circumstances (barbarian invasion, famine, plague, etc), or to internal ones? We in the West ought to… Read More

Yahweh & the Ancient Gods

Posted: November 26, 2014

Originally titled Our God is an Awesome God: A Close Look at the gods of the Ancient World, and Why Yahweh is Best, this podcast examines the rivals of the one true… Read More

11.23.2014 – “Holidays or Holy Days” – Douglas Jacoby

Posted: November 26, 2014

Sunday sermon done at the North River Church of Christ in Marietta, GA on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Click to watch: Holidays or Holy Days?

Q&A 1391 – Consummating a marriage?

Posted: November 19, 2014

If possible, a couple should consummate the marriage sexually, fulfilling the physical aspect of the “one flesh” principle. But if they don’t, is such a couple still considered married in… Read More

OT32-Solomon.mp3

Posted: November 1, 2014

For O.T. Lesson 32, Solomon (17 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

Grace and Ungrace Series, 3 – Douglas & Vicki Jacoby

Posted: October 21, 2014

The first lesson in this series (all recorded at the 2013 Florida Discipleship Conference) is from Lamentations. Douglas speaks alone. In classes 2 and 3, he teaches with his wife, Vicki…. Read More

Grace and Ungrace Series, 2 – Douglas & Vicki Jacoby

Posted: October 21, 2014

The previous lesson in this series (all recorded at the 2013 Florida Discipleship Conference) is on Judgment & Grace, and comes from Lamentations. Click here for lesson 1. Douglas speaks… Read More

Q&A 1387 – Generational curses?

Posted: October 14, 2014

I would like to find out about generational curses, which seem so common here in Africa. Are they real? What should a Christian’s response be? What are practical, biblical ways… Read More

Q&A 1386 – Elf on a Shelf

Posted: October 5, 2014

What do you think about this “elf on a shelf”? A fictional character watches your children and reports to Santa. They are told to be obedient so that the elf… Read More

Bible & Culture, part 3

Posted: September 30, 2014

In the previous lesson we examined 10 examples of biblical practices that may have cultural aspects. In other words, before we analyze form and function, the extent to which we… Read More

Bible & Culture, part 2

Posted: September 30, 2014

In the previous lesson we explored accommodation and discernment. Some aspects of the ambient culture are fine for believers to follow, while others are not. Yet an even greater sensitivity to… Read More

Bible & Culture, part 1

Posted: September 30, 2014

To listen to the first lesson in the Bible & Culture series (16 minutes), click below. (Note: for a different lesson on the Bible (Old Testament) and culture, please click… Read More

Rethinking Hell, part 3 (of 3)

Posted: September 28, 2014

To hear the final section of Doctrinal, Biblical, and Psychological Obstacles to Accepting Conditionalism: Successfully Rethinking Hell in a Small Christian Movement (26 minutes), click on the podcast icon below…. Read More

Rethinking Hell, part 2 (of 3)

Posted: September 27, 2014

To hear part 2 of Doctrinal, Biblical, and Psychological Obstacles to Accepting Conditionalism: Successfully Rethinking Hell in a Small Christian Movement (31 minutes), click on the podcast icon below. Click… Read More

Rethinking Hell, part 1 (of 3)

Posted: September 26, 2014

Following the inaugural Rethinking Hell Conference (Houston, 11-12 July 2014), a Festschrift is being published for Edward Fudge on the occasion of his 70th birthday. My class at the conference… Read More

Q&A 1385 – With human divinity, is there a “quadrinity”?

Posted: September 26, 2014

Is there a quadrinity? Clearly, the Bible supports the triune nature of God. Moreover, the Scriptures demonstrate mutual love, honor, submission, and dependency between each part. I cannot help but notice… Read More

Slavery and the Bible

Posted: September 12, 2014

Here are a podcast and notes on Slavery and the Bible (43 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as”… Read More

OT31-Joab-Absalom-Adonijah.mp3

Posted: September 1, 2014

For O.T. Lesson 31, Joab, Absalom, and Adonijah (29 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save… Read More

Questions about Modern Israel

Posted: August 31, 2014

Are current events in modern Israel only the unfolding of biblical prophecy? Given the severe tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, what position should Christians take?  Listen to the podcast, which addresses 7 questions… Read More

Q&A 1382 – Baha’í and Christian at the same time?

Posted: August 30, 2014

Dear Dr. J, I just found, and listened to your podcast. I enjoyed listening to it. Thank you!  Here is a challenging question for you: Can you be both a… Read More

Sound Doctrine

Posted: August 15, 2014

This lesson was original taught in Mexico City (“Manteniendo la Sana Doctrina,” 9 August 2014). Listen to the English podcast (52 minutes). Click here to download. Life and teaching Every… Read More

The Lord’s Supper: from Table to Altar

Posted: August 13, 2014

Your Ex Still Wants You The following podcast, the title of which is inspired by Lipscomb scholar John Mark Hicks’ recent work, examines the evolution of the “supper” from actual… Read More

Cielo e Infierno: Castigo Terminal

Posted: August 8, 2014

Click on link for the PDF: Cielo e Infierno: Castigo Terminal For the English version of Heaven and Hell: Terminal Punishment (1991), click here.

Noah (the movie)

Posted: July 23, 2014

For a response to Darren Aronofsky’s 2014 film Noah, listen to the following podcast (14 minutes). Click here to download.  

Israel: A community of radical counter-culture

Posted: July 15, 2014

Israel was called to demonstrate the true God to the world (Exodus 19:4-6; Isaiah 49:6; Malachi 1:11,14; etc). Her religion was radically different to all other ancient religions (such as… Read More

Divergent

Posted: July 10, 2014

For some thoughts about Veronica Roth’s Divergent (2011; film version 2014), please listen to my podcast (17 minutes). Click here to download. Christian should be engaging culture Divergent is the… Read More

OT30-David.mp3

Posted: July 1, 2014

For O.T. Lesson 30, David (17 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

Escape – Lesson 4 – Computer and Internet Behaviors

Posted: June 29, 2014

ESCAPE:  Lesson 4 of 4. Douglas Jacoby and Steve Brand have joined forces to teach a series called ESCAPE. Steve Brand is a professional counselor and expert on addictive behaviors. Here’s the provisional plan: The psychology… Read More

Escape – Lesson 3 – Fantasy Proxy Relationships

Posted: June 24, 2014

ESCAPE:  Lesson 3 of 4. Douglas Jacoby and Steve Brand have joined forces to teach a series called ESCAPE. Steve Brand is a professional counselor and expert on addictive behaviors. Here’s the provisional plan: The psychology… Read More

Escape – Lesson 2 – Alternate Fictional Reality

Posted: June 23, 2014

ESCAPE:  Lesson 2 of 4. Douglas Jacoby and Steve Brand have joined forces to teach a series called ESCAPE. Steve Brand is a professional counselor and expert on addictive behaviors. Here’s the provisional plan: The psychology… Read More

Business Ethics

Posted: June 17, 2014

Listen to Business Ethics (22 minutes). Click here to download. Consequences of breakdown of of ethics The breakdown of ethics in the workplace has dire social and personal consequences: Resentment and… Read More

Message from the Mountain – Douglas Jacoby

Posted: June 13, 2014

This sermon was recorded on June 8, 2014 a the North River Church of Christ in Atlanta, Georgia. The text is Exodus 19:3-8. Much of the sharing is from my… Read More

Escape – Lesson 1 – Pain, Escape, Addiction

Posted: June 12, 2014

ESCAPE, Lesson 1 of 4: Douglas Jacoby and Steve Brand have joined forces to teach a series called ESCAPE. Steve Brand is a professional counselor and expert on addictive behaviors. The series explores addictive substances and behaviors and… Read More

Q&A 1373 — Turning the other cheek?

Posted: June 10, 2014

How should I respond when I am unjustly treated or wronged? When I know I am right or I see the situation as unfair, I plead my case for justice…. Read More

Q&A 1370 – Shouldn’t we observe the regulations for the Year of Jubilee?

Posted: May 14, 2014

Is there any country that celebrates or follows the rules for the Year of Jubilee? And when I say follow, I mean they follow what it says in Leviticus 25:8-55:… Read More

Just War debate

Posted: May 8, 2014

Think biblically about how we are to relate to our enemies. Who has the stronger position: those who advocate “just war” or those who teach that Christians are forbidden to… Read More

The Paranormal – Biblical Perspective

Posted: May 6, 2014

This is one of the keynote messages at a 2011 conference on the Paranormal — aboard the Queen Mary, a “haunted ship.” The lesson is about an hour in length…. Read More

Luke 17 Thanksgiving

Posted: April 14, 2014

11-27-2011 – Douglas Jacoby from Luke 17 on Thanksgiving Click here to download.

The Pursuit of Holiness

Posted: April 14, 2014

The Pursuit of Holiness by Douglas Jacoby from 11-11-2012 Click here to download. Click here for a pdf of the notes.

Book of John Lesson 7

Posted: April 14, 2014

Book-of-John Lesson 7 (10-08-2006) Click here to download.

Consider What Great Things He Has Done

Posted: April 14, 2014

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Ezekiel: Mighty Overwhelmed

Posted: April 14, 2014

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David and Prayer 1 Chronicles 17

Posted: April 14, 2014

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Jesus Prays John 17

Posted: April 14, 2014

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Stephen

Posted: April 14, 2014

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Character and Personality Teen Lesson

Posted: April 14, 2014

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The Samaritan Woman

Posted: April 14, 2014

Listen to the sermon on The Samaritan Woman (Orlando, 02-10-2013) Click here to download.  

1 Timothy 3

Posted: April 14, 2014

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Moses Stop and Go

Posted: April 14, 2014

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Mark 12 Auburn

Posted: April 14, 2014

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Get Up

Posted: April 14, 2014

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Already But Not Yet

Posted: April 14, 2014

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A Mass Conversion of Israel?

Posted: April 14, 2014

Will all of national Israel be saved in the end times? This is certainly a beautiful thought, yet are we to take Romans 11:26 literally? In this podcast I offer… Read More

Q&A 1366 – Time waiting in Hades counted towards final punishment?

Posted: April 8, 2014

You argue that it does not make sense for God to punish a certain number of years of sin with an infinite punishment. What about Hades, the intermediate state of… Read More

5. Mary, A Woman of Contemplation

Posted: March 30, 2014

For N.T. Character Study 40 “5. Mary, A Woman of Contemplation” click on the play arrow. To listen to it later, download by right clicking here, and choose ‘save link… Read More

Dragons and the Bible

Posted: March 27, 2014

Listen to the podcast on Dragons (29 minutes). Click here to download. Mythology in the King James Version Unicorns – 9x in KJV Further comment by Chuck Pike (not in… Read More

April Fools Day

Posted: March 27, 2014

Obviously, All Fools’ Day isn’t a biblical day, or even a traditional religious observance, yet it is an annual event in many countries, and our study will underscore at least one… Read More

Romans 11 – Did God Slip Up? – Douglas Jacoby

Posted: March 24, 2014

Sunday sermon at the North River Church of Christ on March 23, 2014. To listen now, click on arrow. To listen later, right click on ‘Download Podcast’ and click on… Read More

Worship (F): Critical Principles & Seven Confessions

Posted: March 15, 2014

  Seven confessions (John’s Gospel) 1:34   John the Baptist 1:49   Nathanael 4:42   Samaritans (4:29) 6:69   Peter 9:38   blind man 11:27 Martha [19:19 Pilate] ~ 11:50… Read More

The Prison Epistles – Class 4 – Philemon

Posted: March 11, 2014

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The Prison Epistles – Class 3 – Colossians

Posted: March 11, 2014

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The Prison Epistles – Class 2 – Ephesians

Posted: March 6, 2014

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The Prison Epistles – Class 1 – Philippians

Posted: March 6, 2014

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OT29-Jonathan.mp3

Posted: March 1, 2014

For O.T. Lesson 29, Jonathan (15 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

THRIVE! (sample chapter)

Posted: February 28, 2014

Don’t Just Survive. Thrive! Using Psalms to Help You Soar Table of Contents Thriving—or Just Surviving? Psalm 23 Two Paths: Psalm 1 God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalms 19 &… Read More