2015

AUDIO January 2nd, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Ephesians 5:8
“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.”

From B21:1 “At no time have those then living in full harmony with God been left in ignorance of necessary truth, to grope their way in the dark with the world.” How was this so in the dark ages?

B22:1,2
How are we promised that the Day of the Lord will NOT come upon the faithful as a thief and a snare?

B22:3-23:1
Consider 1 Thes. 5:1-6 and Luke 21:26-36. What is the message for “you”, “ye” and “your” in contrast to “they and “them”? (Other scriptures?)


AUDIO January 9th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Matthew 4:10
“Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”

B23:2
Did the prophecies related to future events serve any purpose for those who wrote or read them prior to their fulfilment? (Rom. 15:4) Why were they “stated in dark and symbolical language”?

B23:3-24:1
Describe the unique features of the Combination Time Lock. How does this show how Jehovah seals and reveals the treasures of His plan?

B24:2-25:1
Now that the bolts are withdrawn, what is our opportunity and what can we expect if we examine with a reverent spirit?


AUDIO January 16th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Deuteronomy 33:27
“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”

B25:2,3
How do the scriptures demonstrate, concerning our Lord’s first advent, that all happened according to prearranged timing?

Why were time prophecies provided, especially those that mark the time and manner of his second advent?

B26:1,2
How do we see to it that we remain one of “the remnant”?


AUDIO January 23rd, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Acts 2:42
“And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

B27:1
Beside the prophecies pointing to the time of our Lord’s coming, why is knowledge of the manner of his coming also necessary?

Why must holiness and humility lie as the back of all this knowledge?

B27:2 – 28:1
Explain how the Truth, especially in the two harvest periods, effected a separation. What qualities were attracted by the Truth and which were repulsed?


AUDIO January 30th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Colossians 3:15
“Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.”

B28:2
What is the important connection between the discernment of present truth and the growth in the graces of Christian character?

B29:1
Why has the investigation and proclamation of biblical prophecy been allowed to be received with such dishonor and contempt?


AUDIO February 6th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Colossians 3:2
“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”

B29:2
What was the false expectation of the First & Second Adventists and how did this affect outside attitudes and reactions?

B30:1,2
How do proper and enlightened expectations create a more favorable and reasonable image of the Heavenly Father and his purposes?

How do these right expectations strengthen, encourage and empower the faithful and humble watchers?

B31:1
How do time prophecies also give “force and vital reality to all Scriptural truths”?


AUDIO February 13th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Thessalonians 5:24
“Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.”

B31:2
What were the secondary and the primary causes of the failure of Miller’s Adventist predictions?

B32:1
How did the Holy Spirit guide the 7th Messenger to avoid similar prophetic miss-interpretations?


AUDIO February 20th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Luke 9:26
“Whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words, of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory, and in His Father’s and of the holy angels.”

STUDY II – BIBLE CHRONOLOGY

B33:1-2
What will be considered within the scope of this chapter?

Why is chronology beneficial and necessary and why is it considered “first in order”?

B33:3
Why are there such vast differences in non-biblical estimates of how many years since the creation of man?

B34:1-B35
In the case of the two bricks, what factors may have been been overlooked leading to erroneous conclusions?


AUDIO February 27th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Ephesians 6:16
“Taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

B35:1
In the case of the Mississippi skeleton, what factors may have been been overlooked leading to erroneous conclusions?

B35:2
Leaving Geology aside, how far back is Gentile human history found to be reliable?

B36:1
About when were methods of establishing “dates” for chronological measuring of human history?


AUDIO March 6th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 John 2:1
“We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous.”

B36:2-B37:1
What does the American Cyclopedia state in regard to when human history can be considered reliable and what national history is an exception?

B37:2
How does Clinton contrast Hebrew history with Grecian history?

B37:3
In what sense is the Bible “the chart of all history”?

B38:1-2
How is it that God’s times and seasons are given in such a way as to be convincing only to those who, by acquaintance with God, are able to recognize his characteristic methods?


AUDIO March 13th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 2 Corinthians 2:11
“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”

B39:1
Why are translations based on the Hebrew more reliable than other more indirect translations?

B39:2
How does the pattern of six periods of labor followed by one period of rest set a pattern for our expectations of the length of human history?

B40:1,2
How will the following chronology demonstrate that we are already in the dawn of the seventh thousand-year period?

B41:1
How are current world conditions in harmony with this being the dawn of the Millennium?

B41:2
What are some examples of the two classes of prophecy referred in this paragraph and how are they harmonized by chronology?


AUDIO March 20th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is:
2 Corinthians 6:17,18
“Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord,…and I will receive you, and will be a father unto you and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

B41:2
What are some examples of the two classes of prophecy referred in this paragraph and how are they harmonized by chronology?

A CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CHRONOLOGY
TO THE YEAR A.M. 6000

B42:1-3
In this heading, what does “A.M.” mean?

At what point is a link established with the current year-numbering system?

“Chronology of the Period from the Creation of Adam to the Day the Flood was Dried Up”

B43:1
Summarize this first Biblical chronological period.

Why is “to the day” emphasized in regard to when the flood dried up?


AUDIO April 3rd, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is:
Proverbs 10:22
“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”

B44:1
“The Period from the Flood to the Covenant with Abraham, at the Death of Terah, his Father”

Summarize this second Biblical chronological period.

“The Period from the Covenant with Abraham to the Giving of the Law”

B44:3-45:1
How do we know the Covenant was given to Abraham shortly after the death of Terah?

B46:1-47:2
Are Ex.12:40 and Gal. 3:17 referring to the same period; they sound different, so how do we harmonize these two texts?


AUDIO April 10th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Thess. 2:4

“Not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.”

B47:2
How do we account for the 400 years in Acts 7:6? (Gen. 15:13; R2482:3*)

Summarize this third Biblical chronological period.

“Period from the Exodus to the Division of Canaan among the Tribes”

B47:3
This period is 46 years. We know about the 40 years that Israel spent in the wilderness. How do we account for the other six years?

What is the main point being made by the footnote on page 48?


AUDIO April 17th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Hebrews 12:3

“Consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”

“The Period of the Judges”

B49:1-3

Why is the period of the Judges “the most difficult portion of chronology”?

Most translation seem to render Acts 13:20 as an approximation “about”. How can this be better understood?

Why can we count on the Apostle’s statement as being a “specially designed solution”?

Brethren the following links are provided for you own personal study. The 1st two are excellent, detailed treatises on the period of the Judges. The last two are diagrams to help visualize this true chronology. We may not want to take the time to explore at this level of detail during the IV2S study, but here are materials that provide those details:

Period of the Judges

Bible Chronology

Judges and Kings

Jubilees

“The Period of the Kings”

What other confirmations do we have to validate this Period of the Kings?

Again a link to a treatise that provides further confirming details for this Period of the Kings (starting on page 12) along with other periods:

Marking Time


AUDIO April 24th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Mark 4:20

“These are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the Word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit.”

“The Seventy Years of Desolation”

B51:1
How do we know the Period of Desolation was 70 years long?

“Period from the Restoration to A.D. 1873”

B51:2 How do we know this period is 536 years long?


AUDIO May 1st, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Corinthians 2:2

“I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”

“This and Usher’s Chronology Compared”

B51:3 What is Usher’s Chronology?

B52:1-B53:2 Explain each of the four differences of 18, 4, 2, and 100 years.

“The Date of Our Lord’s Birth”

“Beauties of the Truth” article

B54:2-B55:1 How is it that having the BC/AD line not right at Jesus’ birth does not affect the chronology previously presented?


AUDIO May 8th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Mark 4:39

“And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.”

“The Date of Our Lord’s Birth”

Beauties of the Truth article

B55:2-3 Upon what basis has BC 4 been generally used as the year of Jesus’ birth?

B56:1-B57:1 Why is the lunar eclipse in BC 4 not sufficient proof?

B57:2-3 Why is the date of Herod’s death not reliable?


AUDIO May 15th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Deuteronomy 5:9

“I the Lord thy God am a jealous God.”

“The Date of Our Lord’s Birth”

B58:1-3 How do the following relate to our Lord’s birth?
– Three and a half years of his ministry
– The seventieth week of Daniels prophecy (Dan. 9:24-27)
– Time of year he was crucified
– When he began his ministry
– Fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar (Luke 3:1)

B58:4-B60:1 How do the BC-4 proponents deal with the fact the Tiberius Caesar became emperor in AD 14 and why is this reasoning faulty?

B60:2 So, how does John the Baptist’s age relative to our Lord’s confirm our Lord was born in BC 2?

B60:3 Why would AD 33 be the very likely year that Our Lord was crucified? Why would a BC 4 birth year not fit with AD 33?


AUDIO May 22nd, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Hebrews 12:1

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”

“The Date of Our Lord’s Birth”

Jesus’ Birth PDF
Beauties of the Truth December 1980 PDF

B61:1 How might Christmas be related Fall BC 2 as the time of our Lord’s birth?

B62 How does this poem (Hymn 152) relate to this chapter?

STUDY III – THE FULFILLMENT OF TIME PROPHECY AT THE FIRST ADVENT OF CHRIST

Daniel 9:23-27

B63:1-64:2 Why is this particular prophecy important and helpful to us?


AUDIO May 29th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Romans 5:20

“Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.”

B63:1-64:2 Why is this particular prophecy important and helpful to us?

B64:3-65:1 What is the background of this prophecy? What was Daniel’s chief concern and how was it answered?

B65:2 How is this 70 week broken down to mark the Messiah’s presence?

B66:1 How does this prophecy relate to life of Jesus and the role he fulfilled? When was this role confirmed upon him?


AUDIO June 5th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Isaiah 32:18

“My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.”

Dan. 9:23-27

B66:2-67:1 What event marks the start of this period? How does history date this event?

B67:2 How do the 69 weeks reach unto Messiah?

B68:1-68:2 What does the phrase in verse 26 “but not for himself” mean?

What does it mean in verse 27 “in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease”?


AUDIO June 12th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Philippians 2:10

“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow.”

Dan. 9:23-27

B68:3 How did Messiah “finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins”?

How did Messiah “seal up the vision and prophecy”?

And how did he “anoint the most Holy”?

B69:1 What does it mean that this prophecy did not show that this entire work would be deferred until the last week?

B69:2 Which prophet said “He shall finish the work and cut it short in righteousness” and what does the refer to?


AUDIO July 3rd, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Hebrews 10:30

“The Lord shall judge his people.”

Dan. 9:23-27

B70:1-71:1 What was the purpose of the second half of that 70th week?

How do our Lord’s instructions to his disciples confirm this?

B71:2 What happened to mark the end the of the 70th week?

B72:1 Any reflection on this study of Daniel’s prophecy of the 70 weeks?

Why is this prophecy so key to other aspects of Present Truth?

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B73:0 What is Study XIII in Volume 1 and how does it relate to the Times of the Gentiles?

B73:1-3 As an introductory overview, what does “times of the Gentiles” refer to and why is it important to us?


AUDIO July 10th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 4:8

“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B73:4 Summarize the history of attempts at providing dominion of Earth from Adam to Abraham. How did God declare His ultimate purpose?

B74:1,2 How did the thought of a national, universal kingdom originally trough Israel spread to other nations and how did they attempt to claim this for themselves?

B75:1 Why did God allow these other Gentile nations to set up empires?


AUDIO July 17th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Malachi 3:10

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse,…and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B75:2 How does Ezekiel 21:24-27 allude to the typical nature of Israel’s kingdom?

B76:1 In what sense has this overturning been accomplished? What will be the nature of the Fifth Universal Empire and how will it be established?

B76:2-77:3 What will be witnessed at the end of the Times of the Gentiles in A.D. 1914? Summarize the first three scriptural concepts that are validated by the establishment of this chronological marker?


AUDIO July 24th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Acts 4:33

“With great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B77:4-5 Summarize the forth & fifth scriptural concepts that are likewise validated?

B77:6-78:1 Summarize the sixth & seventh scriptural concepts that are likewise validated?

The Beginning of Gentile Times, 606 B.C.

B78:2-79:4 How do we know the Times of the Gentiles is a limited period and for a fixed time?

In what sense did the lease of earthly dominion passing to the Gentiles begin with Nebuchadnezzar?

So how do we determine that B.C. 606 was the year that the typical kingdom was removed from Israel?


AUDIO July 31st, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 145:10-12

“Thy saints shall bless Thee. They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, and talk of Thy power; to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B80:1 When was the Kingdom of God inaugurated according to nominal Christianity? How does prophecy prove this to be false?

B80:2

Did Christ return in 1874 as a King? How do we understand that “During the Gospel age, the Kingdom of Christ has existed only in its incipient stage, in its humiliation, without power or privilege of reigning – without the crown, possessing only the scepter of promise:”? Does this imply Christ cannot begin his reign until 1914?

How should the Church wait for their “triumph and glorious reign”? What should be our attitude toward earthly powers and governments? What frame of mind can help us to wait patiently?

B81:1-2 What is the distinction between the crown and the scepter?


AUDIO August 7th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Matthew 5:14

“Ye are the light of the world.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B82:1-83:1 How was the “seed” of Abraham’s promise more focused over time? What were the early expectations and eventual disappointment of Israel?

B83:2-3 How did the Law Covenant limit and restrict the Abrahamic Covenant and what was the result?

B84:1 Why did our Lord speak against the Pharisees? In what sense were the Pharisees deceiving themselves?


AUDIO August 21st, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen [nations], I will be exalted in the earth.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B84:2-85:1 How did our Lord capture the essence of the Law in both his teachings and by his actions?

B85:2-86:1 By fulfilling the conditions of the Law, what was accomplished and secured?

What does it mean in Luke 2:25 that Simeon was waiting for the consolation of Israel?


AUDIO August 28th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 2 Chronicles 14:11

“Help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B86:2 How does Acts 15:14-16 relate to the timing of when the authority of his Scepter will be exercised and how does this relate to the Times of the Gentiles?

How does Rev.11:17,18 relate to when Christ takes his authority?

B87:1-88:1 What “times” are connected with and measured upon the fleshly house of Israel. Why are these “times” applied and how are they applied?


AUDIO September 4th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Corinthians 13:4

“Love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B88:2-3 In what sense have these “seven times” been “a final and conclusive punishment” upon the fleshly house of Israel? Did they have the designed effect of thoroughly humbling them?

B89:1 How do we determine that “seven times” refers to a period of 2520 years?

B89:2-90:1 How do we know the “seven times” is symbolic and not literal?


AUDIO September 11th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Corinthians 13:7

“Love believeth all things.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

The End of Israel’s Seven Times

B90:2-91:1 Knowing the length of the “Times of the Gentiles” how is the end date determined?

What other prophetic periods are similarly interpreted giving further proof this is the intended understanding for the Times of the Gentiles?

B92:1-2 What would have happened if the “seven times” had been fulfilled in literal time?

Why was the reforestation after the 70 years captivity not a fulfilment?

Another Line of Testimony

B93:1-B94:1 How the the dream in Daniel 4 represent the Gentile Times?


AUDIO September 18th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 20:19

“At evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

Another Line of Testimony

B94:2-95:1 Who are represented by the watcher(s) and holy one(s) in Daniel 4:13 & 17?

How is the plan of restitution represented in this vision of the tree?

Why were men of such base and beastly characters allowed to rule over humanity for so long?

B95:2 How was having this vision of the tree to also have a literal fulfilment exemplify the intended object of this lesson?

B96:1 Why was Nebuchadnezzar chosen to experience this literal “seven times” of debasement?

What did having his understanding and reason returned to him represent?

How did Nebuchadnezzar respond at the end of the seven years?


AUDIO September 25th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 130:3,4

“If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities [imputing them to us], O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared reverenced.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B96:2-97:3 Why is this vision and its literal fulfilment with Nebuchadnezzar such a fitting illustration of the “Times of the Gentiles”?

Does not knowing the exact time of Nebuchadnezzar’s seven years of debasement cast any doubt upon the intention of this lesson?

B98:1 How and when will the root of promise sprout and bloom again?

In what sense did it begin to sprout at our Lord’s first advent?


AUDIO October 2nd, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Ephesians 4:32

“Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B98:3 In what ways can we see reason returning to humanity?

Do the scripture allude to mankind experiencing one more fit of madness?

B98:4 What does it mean in Romans 9:28 “a short work will the Lord make upon the earth”?

What is Nihilism? And what role did this along with Communism and Socialism play in bringing the Times of the Gentiles to an end?


AUDIO October 9th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 103:2,3

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B99:1 Is there, in any sense, since 1915, that we can claim that “Thy Kingdom (has) come”?

B99:2-100:1 How do the scriptures affirm that the Lord takes power and reigns prior to the end of the Time of the Gentiles?

B100:2 What will be the nature of the weapons and the warfare that will bind the kings, break the empires and subdue the nations?


AUDIO October 16th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Romans 13:14

“Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.”

STUDY IV – THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

B101:1 What “gathering of the armies” are plainly visible from the standpoint of God’s Word?

B101:2,3 How has and how will Truth smite evil civil, social and ecclesiastical systems?

B102:1 How will the Kingdom of God bring to realization the desire of all nations? (Hag. 2:7)


AUDIO October 23rd, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Jude 20

“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.”

STUDY V – THE MANNER OF OUR LORD’S RETURN AND APPEARING

B103:1,2 Why is it important to have clear understanding of both the object and the manner of out Lord’s return?

B104:1 How does knowing the that God’s plan is one harmonious whole aid in understanding and relating the first and second advents as well as other time related prophecies?


AUDIO October 30th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Acts 8:4

“Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the Word.”

STUDY V – THE MANNER OF OUR LORD’S RETURN AND APPEARING

B104:2 What will be accomplished during the “lapping period” of the Gospel Age and the Millennial Age?

B105:1 In what sense has the Lord been with his Church throughout the Gospel Age?

What does 2 Thes. 1:10 tell us about his relationship with his Church upon his return?


AUDIO November 6th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Peter 1:5

“Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.”

STUDY V – THE MANNER OF OUR LORD’S RETURN AND APPEARING

B105:2-106:1 Why is more time and more space in prophecy devoted to the second advent than the first advent.

B106:2 Why do we not find more definitive information in the scriptures to mark an eventful moment of our Lord’s return?


AUDIO November 13th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Amos 4:12

“Prepare to meet thy God.”

STUDY V – THE MANNER OF OUR LORD’S RETURN AND APPEARING

B107:1-2 How does knowing that our Lord was raised a spirit being at his first advent affect our expectations concerning the manner of his second advent?

How does the footnote help our understanding of 1Peter 3:18?

B108:1 How does Heb 1:3 enlighten our expectations for Our Lord’s return?


AUDIO November 20th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 27:14

“Wait, I say, on the Lord.”

STUDY V – THE MANNER OF OUR LORD’S RETURN AND APPEARING

B109:1 Considering the how he was manifested at his first advent and why, what insights do we gain regarding his second advent?

B109:2 How and why was our Lord so careful in his appearances to his disciples following his resurrection? Why is true also for his presence at his second advent?

B110:1-2 Up to the time of the Lord’s arrest what were the disciples’ expectations? How did the ignominy of his sudden death affect them?


AUDIO November 27th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Acts 20:28

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with blood of his own.”

STUDY V – THE MANNER OF OUR LORD’S RETURN AND APPEARING

B111:1 What were our Lord’s objectives toward his disciples during the 40 days following his resurrection?

B111:2-113:1 How was was he initially manifested to his closest disciples? How was the message to the women and to Mary similar?


AUDIO December 4th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Corinthians 3:17

“The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”

STUDY V – THE MANNER OF OUR LORD’S RETURN AND APPEARING

B113:2-115:1 What were our Lord’s objectives both in the words he spoke to these two disciples and how he appeared to then?

B115:2-116:1 What was the Lord’s principle purpose in this particular appearance to the assembled disciples?

Why did he emphasize his material form through touching and eating?

What was the lesson for Thomas?

What did Thomas mean when he answered, “My Lord and my God!”?


AUDIO December 11th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 5:36

“The same works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father hath sent Me.”

STUDY V – THE MANNER OF OUR LORD’S RETURN AND APPEARING

B116:2-117:1 What was the essence of the message the Lord gave to his disciples at the mountain in Galilee? (Matt 28:18-20)

Why did some still doubt? (Matt. 28:17)

B117:2-118:1 Why did Jesus not give them more explicit instructions as how to present the Gospel message even after his death? Why did he give time that, in their perplexity, they would to return to fishing?

Are there any similar lessons for his followers now?


AUDIO December 18th, 2015

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 145:20

“The Lord preserveth all them that love him.”

STUDY V – THE MANNER OF OUR LORD’S RETURN AND APPEARING

B118:2 What was the lesson for them provided by the Lord through the large catch of fish?

How did the Lord instruct and reassure Peter?

B:119:1 What was our Lord’s principle message to them that last time in Jerusalem?

Footnote: What is this footnote highlighting for us?

B120:1-121:1 How was the faith of the apostles now more established?

What did they now realize as their new mission?