Jesus taught religious freedom

“Jesus taught religious freedom.” An article by this name with audio has been added to the Old Paths Archive.

May the Lord bless you.

Roy Davison

#audio, #bible, #freedom, #jesus

Italian gospel radio broadcasts now online

“Hear the good news!” This is the translation of “Ascoltate La Buona Notizia,” the name of a new website that has been added to the Old Paths group for the church in Polermo, Italy: Continue reading

#audio, #gospel, #italian, #radio

Let us walk in the light of the Lord!

Let us walk in the light of the Lord! A text and audio lesson by this title has been added to the Old Paths Archive in English and Dutch.

English:
http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/lampuk.html

Dutch:
http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/lampnl.html

May the Lord bless you.
Roy Davison

#audio, #christian-life, #life-in-christ, #walk

New lesson by Marshall Keeble

A new lesson by Marshall Keeble has been added to the Old Paths Archive at this address:

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Keeble/Marshall/1878/home.html

It is a speech he gave at Freed-Hardeman College when he was 83 years old. Brother Keeble baptized 40,000 people in meetings during his lifetime. I am happy to provide an extension to his work via the Internet.

May the Lord bless you.
Roy Davison

#audio, #marshall-keeble, #sermons

Roy Davison: Contend earnestly for the faith!

“Contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).

What better goal could a Christian have for the new year and for every year than to heed Jude’s exhortation to contend for the original faith.

A lesson on this topic has been added to the Old Paths Archive in English and Dutch, in text and audio.

“Contend earnestly for the faith!”

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/contend.html

“Strijdt tot het uiterste voor het geloof!”

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/strijdt.html

May the Lord bless you. Roy Davison

#audio, #jude, #original-faith

The gospel of the grace of God

A lesson by this title has been added to the Old Paths Archive in text and audio, and in English and Dutch.

“The gospel of the grace of God”

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/063-grace.html

“Het evangelie van de genade Gods”

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/063-genade.html

This is a compendium of Paul’s teaching on grace in his letter to the saints at Rome.

A compressed version is appearing as an article in the December 2014 issue of the Canadian publication, The Gospel Herald http://www.gospelherald.org/ which has the grace of God as its theme.

Pray with me that this material will help souls throughout the world gain a greater understanding of the marvelous grace of God.

May the Lord bless you.

Roy Davison

http://www.oldpaths.com/RD

#audio, #gospel, #grace

Text and audio: What does the Bible say about Satan?

A new lesson has been added to the Old Paths Archive in English and Dutch and in text and audio.

What do the Scriptures tell us about Satan? Continue reading

#audio, #bible, #devil, #satan

Let us pursue the knowledge of God

A new lesson has been placed in the Old Paths Archive, in text and audio, and in Dutch and English.

Let us pursue the knowledge of God
http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/know.html

Laten wij ernaar jagen God te kennen
http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/kennis.html

May the Lord bless you richly.
Roy Davison

#audio, #christianity, #faith, #knowing-god

Are we a church of Christ?

Are we a church of Christ? Lessons by this title have been installed in the Archive in both text and audio, in English and Dutch.

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/arewethechurch.html

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/zijnwij.html

It is easy to call ourselves a church of Christ, but let us be sure that it remains true.

May the Lord bless you.
Roy Davison

#audio, #new-testament-church, #sermons

There is good news for fallen humanity!

A lesson by this title has been added to the Old Paths Archive in text and audio, in English and Dutch.

There is good news for fallen humanity
http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/goodnews.html

Er is goed nieuws voor de gevallen mensheid
http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/nieuws.html

This material can be helpful when you are studying with people who have not yet become Christians.

May the Lord bless you.
Roy Davison

#audio, #dutch, #evangelism, #gospel

Audio: Be baptized and wash away your sins

In 2000, lessons on this topic were placed in the Old Paths Archive in English and Dutch. These lessons have now been revised and audio has been added.

Be baptized and wash away your sins

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/arise.html

Laat u dopen en uw zonden afwassen

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/staop.html

May the Lord bless you.

Roy Davison

#audio, #baptism, #dutch-bible-teaching

The dynamic faith of two Ethiopians

A new lesson by this title is in the Old Paths Archive in English and Dutch, in text and audio.

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/054-2Ethiopians.html

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/054-2Ethiopiers.html

You probably will guess who one of them is, but you might not be familiar with Ebed-Melech.

When the people of Judah had become so evil that God decided to destroy both Jerusalem and the temple as punishment, this foreigner saved the life of the prophet, Jeremiah.

May the Lord bless you.

Roy Davison

#audio, #ethiopian-eunuch, #jeremiah, #sermons

Evangelism without the word

A modest contribution to the audio department is a sermon I preached Mar. 10 on evangelism. My text was Ep 4.6, a verse which has neither the word evangelism nor the term gospel in it. The last of the seven ones. So how did I manage that? You’ll have to listen to figure it out. Is only 24 minutes. Or will I have to compete with Duck Dynasty for your time?

• Speaking of audio, I have a head cold, or something, that has sent my voice range into the lowest possible range of human hearing. Lower than my son The Middleman’s envious bass. Volume I don’t have, but James Earl Jones has nothing on me. Last night, I decided not to cancel our home Bible reading, and “bravely” muddle through the hour. (Was that a slight in disguise?) One participant told me she liked my new voice. But in a day or two, it’ll be back to its normal tenor.

• What baffles one rings another’s bell. I think Twitter’s cool (seven years old today, this service), others still say they’ve not figured it out. What baffles me is LinkedIn.com. I’m on it, but question whether it has any useful purpose. Must have, considering how many use it. I’ll chalk it up to my obtuseness.

• Earlier in the day I watched the live broadcast of Jonathan Last speaking on the decline of the birth rate, on the Heritage Foundation site. Quite interesting. Wondering what implications it might have for the church and its mission. There are going to be fewer people around, says Mr. Last. There will be fewer in the church too unless we’re bringing more in. (Wouldn’t his surname be a great one for a disciple?)

• A recent lesson: I’d like to think that the faithful people of God show solidarity to their own, without coverups of sin. No straggler left behind. No brother or sister left to fend for themselves, or defend themselves without support. I’ve seen the good side of it, and hope and pray it’s a general trait of ours. I try to remember to do that, but I sometimes feel it’s from a distance, and feeble.

• A brother asked me how the favorite-verse project was going. It has stopped, basically. I invited, instructed, helped a number get registered and going, but I don’t have time nor inclination to cajole, wheedle, or pamper. What’s there, written by some Very Good Guys, is very good. Just a shame everyone hasn’t done their piece.

• A lesson about why politics is not for Christians: Ohio Sen. Rob Portman comes out in support of same-sex marriage after his son revealed he’s homosexual. Preibus, RNC chair, supports Portman. Not a few voices recommend change of the Republican Party to push same-sex marriage. The few times I’ve ever considered joining the Republicans, they do something stupid and immoral and remind me why it’s better to stay away.

• I want to like the ESV, but renderings like this make me wary: “I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress” (Psa 17.3c). That’s awkward. And very close to the KJV, more so than the RSV from which the version was tweaked. Much better is the NET: “I am determined I will say nothing sinful.” Continue reading

#audio, #corollaries, #demographics, #evangelism, #progressives

V. E. Howard site improved

The page listing brother Howard’s radio broadcasts at http://www.vehoward.net (a subsection of the Old Paths Archive) had so much material on it that it loaded very slowly, even with a fast Internet connection.

This problem has now been solved by listing the main topics only on that page, with links to 103 sub-pages that actually play the lessons.

I urge you to make good use of this material, both for your own instruction and to help others with whom you are studying.

Brother Howard baptized more than 8000 people during his lifetime because of his ability to make what the Bible teaches about difficult topics extremely clear. Doctrinal error prevents many people from becoming Christians, thus error must be refuted before they can accept the truth.

Please examine the topics of his broadcasts and keep them in mind for use in the future.

Listen to some of the lessons that interest you so you can experience the quality of the material.

Even with the slow loading, there were 15,309 visits to vehoward.net during the last year. With the improved access, hopefully even more will benefit from these powerful lessons.

You might inform people in your congregation about these lessons via the bulletin or a bulletin board. May the Lord bless you.

Roy Davison

http://www.oldpaths.com/RD

#audio, #audio-sermons, #sermons, #websites

Let us be sober!

Let us be sober!

Audio has now been added to the lesson, “Let us be sober” at this address:

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/sober.html

The Christian’s motive for avoiding alcohol intoxication or enslavement is his desire to be sober as commanded in Scripture, so he can serve God and his fellow man without befuddlement.

May the Lord bless you.

Roy Davison

#alcohol, #audio, #intoxication, #sobriety