Melanie Stroud

2019

Episode 40 “For the Perfecting of the Saints”

September 30–October 13 Ephesians “For the Perfecting of the Saints” When the gospel began to spread in Ephesus, it caused “no small stir” (Acts 19:23) among the Ephesians. Local craftsmen who produced shrines to a pagan goddess saw Christianity as a threat to their livelihood, and soon “they were full of wrath, … and the whole …

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Episode 38 God Loveth a Cheerful Giver

Episode 38 September 16–22 2 Corinthians 8–13 “God Loveth a Cheerful Giver” What would you do if you heard that a congregation of Saints in another area was struggling in poverty? This was the situation that Paul described to the Corinthian Saints in 2 Corinthians 8–9. He hoped to persuade the Corinthian Saints to donate some of …

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Episode 36 God Is Not the Author of Confusion, but of Peace

September 2–8 1 Corinthians 14-16 “God Is Not the Author of Confusion, but of Peace” Because the Church and its doctrines were relatively new in Corinth, it’s understandable that Corinthian Saints encountered confusion. Paul had previously taught them the fundamental truth of the gospel: “That Christ died for our sins … and that he was …

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Episode 34 “Be Perfectly Joined Together”

August 19–25 1 Corinthians 1-7 “Be Perfectly Joined Together” During the months that Paul spent in Corinth, “many of the Corinthians hearing [him] believed, and were baptized” (Acts 18:8). So it must have been heartbreaking for Paul to hear, just a few years later, that there were “divisions” and “contentions” among the Corinthian Saints and …

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Episode 32 “The Power of God unto Salvation”

August 5–11 Romans 1-6 “The Power of God unto Salvation” By the time Paul wrote his Epistle to Roman Church members, who were a diverse group of Jews and Gentiles, the Church of Jesus Christ had grown far beyond a small band of believers from Galilee. About 20 years after the Savior’s Resurrection, there were congregations …

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Episode 30 The Lord Had Called Us for to Preach the Gospel

 June 22-28  Acts 16-21 The Lord Had Called Us for to Preach the Gospel Among the Lord’s final words to His Apostles was the commandment, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things …

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