2012

AUDIO October 12th


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Daniel 12:10
"The wise shall understand."

Background question:

What is the background of the Photo-Drama presentation? What years?
Where shown? What technology? How was it coordinated?

Page 1 - God's Glory in the Heavens

1-1 Why is the study of creation the "Key of Knowledge"?

1-2 How "big" is the Earth relative to the scale of other planets and stars?
       How should this affect us?

1-3 What is the current estimate of the number of stars in the universe?

1-4 How did the zodiacal signs originate? What is their purpose?

AUDIO October 19th


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Prov.11:24-25
"There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself."


Page 2 - The First Day or Epoch

2-1 Is Genesis an account of the creation of the universe?
       ("In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth")?

2-2 Is the Vailian Theory still a viable account for Earth's formation?

2-3 When and how did light first appear?

2-4 Is there another possible ring? What may be its purpose and affects?

AUDIO October 26th


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Isaiah 30:29
"Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept."


Page 3 - The Second Day or Epoch (Gen 1:6-7)

3-1 What is a reasonable understanding of the time period for each creative"day"?

3-2 What is the "firmament" and what function did it serve?

3-3 What was the purpose of "dividing the waters"?

3-4 What is the "Palaeozoic Day"?


There was no meeting on November 2nd.

AUDIO November 9th


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Heb. 10:25
"Forsake not the assembling of ourselves together."


Page 4 - The Third Day or Epoch (Gen 1:8-13)

4-1 To what degree is the Divine Creator directly hands on involved in the preparation of Planet Earth?

4-2 What plausible geological mechanisms and forces came to play to cause the waters to be divided and dry land to appear?

4-3 Were the continents all formed, as we know them today within this third creative day?

4-4 What was the nature of the vegetation that formed during this creative day and what purpose did it serve?

AUDIO November 16th


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Revelation 15:3
"And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb."


Page 5 - The Fourth Day or Epoch (Gen 1:14-19)

5-1 What were these "lights in the firmament"? How were they "made"?

5-2 What purpose did the these lights serve? How did they "rule"?

5-3 What happened with the vegetation that began on the previous creative day?

5-4 What may have the Earth's surface and atmosphere been like during this epoch?

AUDIO November 23rd


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Psa.110:7
"He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head."


Page 6 - The Fifth Day or Epoch (Gen 1:20-23)

6-1 What evidence do we have today of the carboniferous qualities of the water and atmosphere in these early creative days?

6-2 How does this Genesis account "rather favor something along the lines of specialized Evolution"?

6-3 How would you summarize the last two paragraphs on this page in your own words?

6-4 Why are there many images of dinosaurs on this page?

AUDIO November 30th


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Heb. 10:21-22
"Having an High Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith."


Page 7 - The Sixth Day or Epoch (Gen 1:24-31)

7-1 How has the environment of the earth by the advent of this sixth epoch? (See F-36)

7-2 As a result, how did the animal creation change, especially land animals, as compared to the previous epoch?

7-3 As compared to the lower animals, what indicates that man was a special and direct creation?

7-4 What does it mean that "God created man in His own image"?

7-5 We are told that man was to have dominion. What is the intended scope of man's dominion?

AUDIO December 7th


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Matthew 10:20
"It is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you."



Page 8 - The Seventh Day or Epoch (Gen 2:1-3)

8-1 In what sense did God rest on the seventh day?

8-2 What was God's ultimate intention for the Earth and Mankind?

What needed to be accomplished during this 7th day to achieve that result?

8-3 Where are we within this seventh day? How do we know?

8-4 What will be the nature of the work that will close this seventh day?

How will it affect the Earth and what will this closing work do for Mankind?

AUDIO December 14th


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from 1 John 4:18
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear..."


Page 9 - Mother Eve Created (Gen 2:4-25

9-1 How does Gen 2:4-25 correspond to the previous account of the 7-days of creation?

9-2 In relation to the seven creative days, when was Eve formed?

9-3 In what sense was Eve "merely a portion of Adam separated from him for a special purpose"? How does Luke 20:35 relate?

9-4 In Gen 2:4-25, what parallels relate to Christ and his bride?

AUDIO December 21st, 2012


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Prov.29:2
"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice."


Page 10 - Mother Eve Beguiled (Gen 3:1-6)

10-1 What is the implication that "Adam was not deceived"?(1 Tim 2:14)

10-2 How was Eve deceived? What did the deception lead Eve to falsely conclude?

10-3 What so compelled Adam to disobey?

AUDIO December 28th, 2012


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from 1 John 1:9
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."


Page 11 - Expulsion From Eden

11-1 How was the death sentence carried out?

11-2 Why are we instructed to "Prove all things"? (1 Thes 5:21)

11-3 By carefully examining the scriptures, what truth do we learn in regard to the death sentence?

11-4 How and why was the Earth cursed?

AUDIO January 4th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Job 23:10
"He knoweth the way that I take."


Page 12 - Pride--Jealousy--Anger--Murder

12-1 What may have caused such a contrast in disposition between Cain and Able?

12-2 Both brought fruits of their labor. Why was only Able's accepted?

12-3 What is the lesson of God's words to Cain in Gen.4:6,7?

12-4 Where does Paul say "Abel's blood cried to God for justice against Cain"? By contrast how does the blood of Jesus cry out?

2013

AUDIO January 11th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Psalm 73:24
"Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory."

Page 13 - Able The First Martyr

13-1 What meant by the term "martyr"? In what sense was Abel a martyr?

13-2 How have true Christians likewise suffered and what do they gain through such experiences?

13-3 During the 4000 years that such brutal harshness of sin and error reigned, how was the hope of a deliverance manifested?

13-4 Why is Eph 2:12 quoted here? What beautiful truth is found in its expanded context?

AUDIO January 18th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Romans 8:10
"If Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness."

Page 14 - Sorrow And Mourning Begun

14-1 Upon what basis did the first parents have any hope? What effect did the death of Abel have upon that hope?

14-2 What is the current world population and the current death rate? Why are these statistics provided here in the Photo Drama?

14-3 Why does the poet say, "Go bury thy sorrow"? (Hymn 60)

14-4 What is the only true source of hope, joy and peace?

14-5 What effect should our experiences with sin have upon us?

AUDIO January 25th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Prov. 10:22
"The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow therewith."

Page 15 - Sons of God, Daughters of Men

15-1 What did Lucifer first attempt to exploit in a effort to be as the most high?

15-2 Why did this turn out unsatisfactorily for Satan?

15-3 How were the unique human powers of procreation used to overcome this initial deficiency?

15-4 What was the result?

AUDIO February 1st, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Acts 16:25
"At midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God."

Page 16 - While the ark was Preparing

16-1 How long were some angels allowed to perpetuate a disloyal course fostering a hybrid race? Why would this be allowed for any length of time?

16-2 What does it mean in Gen. 6:9 that "...Noah was ... perfect in his generation..."?

16-3 How was Noah "a preacher of righteousness"? (2 Pet. 2:5)

AUDIO February 8th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Psalm 32:11
"Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart."

16-4 What was the weather like prior to the flood? What precipitated the flood to occur? What changes took place as the result of the flood? Was the entire surface of the earth covered by the flood?

16-5 In what area of the earth did the ark float? http://www.biblestudentarchives.com/documents/AfterTheFlood.pdf

AUDIO February 15th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Psalm 149:4
"For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation."

Page 17 - Nephilim Destroyed

17-1 Where does the name "Nephilim" come from and what does it mean? Why is this word used in Num. 13:33 well after the flood?

17-2 Fallen angels have the opprtunity to repent and men are redeemed. Why are the Nephilim not given a simular chance?

17-3 How were the disobedient (fallen) angels delt with? (2Pet.2:4, Jude :6) What are their limitations? What role might they have in the time of trouble?

17-4 What or where is "tartarus"? How do they attempt to communucate?

AUDIO February 22nd, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Rom. 2:7
"By patient continuance in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life."

Page 18 - The End of That Age

18-1 What is the most reasonable understanding of the phrase "End of the World"?

18-2 What is the ultimate purpose of the Earth that it will continue to abide?

18-3 Why did God allow humanity to have its way with little intervention? What key parts of the Divine Plan will accomplish man's recovery?

18-4 Evil has reigned for thousands of years. What evidence do we have that God's arrangements are complete they full restoration will be possible?

AUDIO March 1st, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Numbers 23:10
"Let me die the death of the Righteous, and let my last end be like his!"

Page 19 - The Rainbow Pledge

19-1 The Rainbow appeared in response to what? What did it promise? Why was that the first time a rainbow was seen?

19-2 How was the Earth's environment changed after the flood?

19-3 How rapid was the change and how do we know?

19-4 How does the Earth's geology record evidence of the effects of a sudden collapse of a canopy?

AUDIO March 8th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Joshua 1:6
"Be strong and of a good courage."

Page 20 - Demigods Of Greece And Egypt

20-1 What may very well be the source of the Grecian mythological creatures?

20-2 Of the Egyptian tablets that portray the generations of Pharaohs, why are so many of doubtful accuracy?

20-3 What is the Abydos Tablet? Who is it attributed to?

20-4 Why is this tablet more corroborative of the Genesis account?


Page 21 - Adam (Mena) Was Pharaoh I

21-1 How does the Abydos Tablet correspond with the Genesis genelogy from Adam to Noah?

21-2 What is the connection between Moses and Adam?

LINK: Chart of Genesis Geneology

LINK: Discourse on the Abydos Tablet br Br. Ric Cunningham
LINK: Wiki article on the Abydos Kings List with images to go with the above talk

AUDIO March 15th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Matthew 7:14
"Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

Page 22 - The Tower of Babel

22-1 Why was the Tower of Babel built?

22-2 How do the Scriptures depreciate such a lack of faith among Christians?

22-3 How did God deal with this situation? How does Acts 17:24-31 apply?

22-4 Do we see language barriers breaking down in our time and humanity re-uniting? How will this help prepare for Messiah's Kingdom?

AUDIO March 22nd, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from John 1:5
"And the light shineth in darkness."

Page 23 - Abraham God's Friend

23-1 How did Abraham become a friend of God? How was he honored as a result?

23-2 How does Abraham's life and family illustrate the Divine Plan?
   - Sarah
   - Sarah's barrenness
   - Isaac
   - Rebecca
   - Hagar
   - Ishmael
   - Hagar and Ishmael cast off
   - Ishmael revived by fountain of water
   - The sacrifice of Isaac
   - Eliezer
   - Rebecca's return with Eliezer

AUDIO April 5th, 2013


Page 24 - The Destruction of Sodom

24-1 What lead to the Sodom becoming so degraded? How can falling into a similar condition be avoided?

24-2 The Destruction of Sodom is an example of what and for whom?

24-3 What are the implications of our Lord's words to his desciples in Matt 10:15 and Matt 11:21-24?

24-4 What does it mean to "bring again the captivity of Sodom" and why is this included in Ezekiel's prophecy of Israel's restoration? (Ezek 16:49-61)

AUDIO April 12th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from John 1:5
"And the light shineth in darkness."

Page 25 - Melchizedek, Priest and King

25-1 Who was Melchizedek? What do we know about him?

25-2 How did the expectations of the Jews in regard to the Messianic Kingdom prevent them from recognizing the true Messiah?

25-3 What does it mean that Messiah is to be one of many members? What is Messiah's role in regard to the members of his body? And what is required to become a member of his body?

25-4 What does it mean in Heb 7:3 that he was "Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life"?

25-5 How does this understanding add meaning to Psalms 110:4?

AUDIO April 19th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Matthew 26:29
"But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom."

Page 25
25-6 What was Melchizedek relationship to the Great Pyramid? How do we know?


Page 26 - Job's Adversity and Restitution

26-1 Who was Job and how do we know he was contemporary with Abraham and Melchizedek?

26-2 What happened to Job? How did his friends and wife respond? How did Job respond? What lessons did Job learn from all his adversity?

26-3 What did Job's return to double prosperity picture?

26-4 How else is mankind's restoration pictured in the scriptures?

AUDIO April 26th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Rom. 13:11-12
"Now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand."

Page 27 - Seeking a Bride for Isaac

27-1 How do Abraham and Issac picture the relationship between the Heavenly Father and Jesus?

27-2 How is John 6:44 represented in the story of Issac and Rebecca?

27-3 What do we learn about the qualities sought in selecting the Bride from how Rececca was first seen? How do we know she was tending sheep?

27-4 How did the blessing given to Rebecca further highlight the future role for the Church class?

AUDIO May 3rd, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from John 7:16
"My teaching is not Mine, but His that sent Me."

Page 28 - Jacob's Ladder Dream

28-1 What do the scriptures reveal to commend Jacob's character?

28-2 We understand the choice of Isaac as Sarah's offspring, but why did God choose Jacob over Esau even before they were born, both twin sons of Rebecca? (Rom 9:11,12)

28-3 How does the exchange of bread and lentils demonstrate the true character of these two brothers?

28-4 How can we keep our vision of and desire for our spiritual inheritance alive and vital?

28-5 What was Jacob's dream? How did it relate to the Abrahamic covenant?

AUDIO May 10th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from 1 Corinthians 3:16
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"

Page 29 - Joseph's Coat Identified

29-1 What was the early relationship between Joseph and his father and his brothers? How did his Father express his grief thinking Joseph had died?

29-2 From this expression on Gen 37:35, what is the intended meaning behind the Hebrew word "Sheol"?

29-3 How is "Sheol" translated in the KJV? What is the New Testiment equivalent? (See Acts 2:27,31)

29-4 How do some modern translations deal with "Sheol" and "Hades"?

29-5 Consider Isa 14:9,11,15. Many times in Sheol is placed in stark contrast to heaven and also as punishment for the wicked. What is the intended lesson? (Job 11:8; Psa 139:8; Psa 9:17)

AUDIO May 17th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from 2 Corinthians 4:18
"We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

Page 30 - "My Gray Hairs To Sheol"

30-1 How did Joseph manage to transition from being sold into slavery to becoming a life-giver to Egypt?

30-2 How thus does Joseph picture Christ Jesus?

30-3 How did Joseph initially deal with his brethren?

30-4 What did Jacob mean when he lamented, "it will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol"?

30-5 What is the only reasonable understanding of "Sheol" and "Hades"?

AUDIO May 24th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Psa. 37:23-24
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand."

Page 31 - "Joseph and His Brethren"

31-1 How did Joseph reveal himself and what principles of forgiveness are shown in how Joseph dealt with his brothers?

31-2 What do Joseph and his brothers in Egypt picture in regard to the plan of the ages?

31-3 What was the source of Joseph's inner strength and what is the lesson for us as well?

31-4 What do Joseph's dying words (Gen 50:24,25) typify as they culminate his life experiences?

AUDIO May 31st, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from Heb. 10:39
"But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul."

Page 32 - At the Burning Bush

32-1 Summarize Moses' early life. Why did his own kinsmen reject him?

32-2 Why did Moses flee to Midian? What does this picture?

32-3 What might be illustrated by Aaron being a spokesman for Moses?

32-4 Why did Lord's angel appear as a flaming bush yet un-burnt?

32-5 How did Jesus defend the truthfulness of the resurrection by referring to this story of Moses?

AUDIO June 7th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is from 2 Cor. 11:3
"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."

Page 33 - The Passover Instituted

33-1 What does it mean in Rom 9:17 "For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth."?

33-2 How did God harden Pharaoh's heart? Ex 14:4

33-3 What marvelous feature of God's plan did the last plague foreshadow?

33-4 How should the spirit begotten ones be affected now when they reflect on that passover night?

AUDIO June 14th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is 1 Pet. 5:5
"God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble."

Page 34 - Israel's Wilderness Experiences

34-1 How has labor been a benefit to humanity?

34-2 In what sense is Jesus Manna from heaven for us? How do we partake?

34-3 What does it mean in Num 11:31 that God brought quail about two cubits high upon the face of the earth? What is the lesson here for us? Psa 105:40

34-4 How the smitten rock foreshadow Christ? 1 Cor 10:4

34-5 How did the fiery serpent on a pole picture our Lord? John 3:14

34-6 How can we personally profit from considering these wilderness wanderings? 1 Cor 10:6

AUDIO July 5th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Pet. 5:5
"God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble."

Page 35 - The Law Covenant at Mt. Sinai

35-1 What does it mean, "they could then comply with the sacrificial conditions of the Seed of Abraham"?

35-2 What purpose did the Law serve since it was impossible for the Jews to keep this perfectly?

35-3 What arrangement was provided so the Nation of Israel could indeed bless all the families of the Earth as promised?

35-4 How do we know the "seed of Abraham" has a spiritual portion? How, when from where was this part of the seed of Abraham selected?

AUDIO July 12th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 20:31
"These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."

Page 36 - The Typical Tabernacle

36-1 What was the purpose of the Tabernacle?

36-2 How did the Bullock, the high priest and the incense represent Jesus?

36-3 How was our Lord's consecration, the death of his will and final end of his human life pictured in the Tabernacle.

36-4 What did sprinkling blood on the Mercy Seat by the High Priest typify? Where did the blood of the goat fit in and what did it illustrate.

36-5 What did the High Priest washing and dressing in the court represent? What did the robes of glory picture?

36-6 How was the Messianic Reign illustrated in the Tabernacle service?

AUDIO July 19th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 2 Corinthians 3:5,6
"God...hath made us able ministers of the New Testament."

Page 37 - Crossing the Jordan

37-1 Why were the Jewish people brought to the Jordan to cross over? How was Joshua blessed and encouraged? Can the words spoken to Joshua also be a source of strength for each of us?

37-2 Is this account any less of a miracle even though it can be explained by natural means?

37-3 What is foreshadowed by this crossing of the Jordan?

37-4 What personal lessons can we gain from this account of the Jordan crossing?

AUDIO July 26th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Acts 8:4
"They...went everywhere preaching the Word."

Page 38 - Joshua's Long Day

38-1 Describe the events of this day and the two possible interpretations of what may have occured with the sun and the moon.

38-2 What lessons can be gained from the account of Joshua's long day?

38-3 Describe the account of Gideon's victory in Judges 7. What does this this picture?

38-4 What is the proper understanding of Judges 11:30? (R2897)

AUDIO August 2nd, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 42:11
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Page 39 - David Anointed By Samuel

39-1 Describe how David was selected as a king. (1 Sam 16:1-13)

39-2 What was David a picture of? How did he a fit this picture so well?

39-3 How does the Church fit into this picture?

39-4 The Christ fills both the office of King and priest. How was this foreshadowed in the scriptures?

AUDIO August 9th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Luke 17:32
"Remember Lot's wife."

Page 40 - King Saul's Life Spared

40-1 How did Saul's attitude, in his role as king, stand in contrast to that of David's?

40-2 Why did Saul desire to destroy David?

40-3 What were the two occasions that David could have taken Saul's life? Why did he avoid doing so and how did this reveal David's true heart?

40-4 How can we apply this example from David to our own walk in Christ?

AUDIO August 23rd, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Gal. 5:25
"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."

Page 41 - The Fate of the Amalekites

41-1 Why did the God repent "that he had made Saul king over Israel"? (1 Sam. 15:11,35)

41-2 How do we reconcile that God ordered the complete annihilation of an entire people including women, infants and their livestock?

41-3 Why was the worship of Molech, especially condemned by God? (Lev. 18:21; 20:1-5)

41-4 How does dawning light of present truth show God's loving character?

AUDIO August 30th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 37:3
"Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed."

Page 42 - The Witch of Endor

42-1 Since the fallen angels are not allowed to materialize, how do they attempt to exert influence instead? Was this true in biblical times? (Isa 8:19; Deut 18:9-12)

42-2 What instructions were given to Israel in regard to any who may be acting under the influence of the fallen angels?

42-3 Why did King Saul consult the witch at Endor? What were the results? How would evil spirit know anything about the future?

42-4 How did Saul die and what ultimately was the reason he died? (1 Chron 10:13,14)

AUDIO September 6th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psa.91:10
"There shall no evil befall thee."

Page 43 - The Prophet's Reproof

43-1 What are some of the evidences that provide credibility to the Bible as a Divine revelation? (A-37)

43-2 How was David's sin brought to his attention and how did he respond? (Psalms 51)

43-3 How should we personally respond as faults are brought to our own attention? (Job 5:17; Proverbs 3:11,12; Hebrews 12:5,6)

43-4 How is the honesty of the Bible manifested with Abraham and the New Testament?

AUDIO September 13th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 2 Pet. 1:8,11
"If these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

Page 44 - Solomon in All His Glory

44-1 How did the reign of King David differ from the reign of King Solomon? What do these two different reigns foreshadow?

44-2 In Matt. 12:42 Who is the queen of the south? In what sense did she condemn those who lived during Our Lord's first advent?

44-3 What is the role of the "eye" in the appreciation of values? (Matt.13:16)

44-4 In what sense have Christian "eyes" become more or less opened since our Lord's return? How have our eyes been opened more than most others? Why does only a small class now see more clearly the depth of God's love? (2 Cor. 3:18)

AUDIO September 20th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Isa. 57:15
"Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place,...to revive the spirit of the humble, and the heart of the contrite ones."

Page 45 - The Temple of the Lord

45-1 How did God indicate that He would abide permanently with His people?

45-2 How do both King David and King Solomon represent Christ? How does this show the development and completion of the Divine arrangement?

45-3 Give an overview of the history of the Temple. Who built the Temple that existed in Jesus's day?

45-4 How do the scriptures show the Temple was typical of a greater spiritual Temple?

45-5 How does the construction of the temple confirm this illustration?

AUDIO September 27th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 14:3
"I will come again and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."

Page 46 - Elijah and the Priests of Baal

46-1 How did the worship of Baal become so established in Israel? 1 Kings 16:30 - 17:6

46-2 1 How did Elijah demonstrate that the worship of Baal was completely erroneous? 1 Kings 18:17-38

46-3 Are there personal lessons to be gained from this account? 1 Kings 18:21

46-4 How does this account illustrate the later unfolding of history?

AUDIO October 4th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Exodus 13:21
"And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light."

Page 47 - King Zedekiah Blinded

47-1 What does Ezek. 21:25-27 tell us about Zedekiah and the fulfillment of history to follow?

47-2 Which prophecies describe the demise of Zedekiah?

47-3 Does the dethronement of Zedekiah break the promise to David that "of the fruit of thy loins shall a king sit upon thy throne forever"?

47-4 What role did Jesus' first advent play in regard to him coming "whose right it is"?

AUDIO October 11th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 91:9,10
"Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee."

Page 48 - Jerusalem Desolated Seventy Years

48-1 How do we know the desolation was 70 years long?

48-2 What purpose did the 70 years of desolation serve?

48-3 Summarize how the jubilees point to the year 1874.

48-4 In what sense has the anti-typical Jubilee been inaugurated?

AUDIO October 18th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 4:24
"God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in Spirit and in truth."

Page 49 - Nebuchadnezzar's Dream Interpreted

49-1 What were the circumstances that led up to Daniel interpreting the dream? (Daniel 2:1-30)

49-2 How did Daniel describe the dream? (Daniel 2:31-35)

49-3 How did Daniel interpret the parts of the image? (Daniel 2:36-43)

49-4 What happened to the image in the dream? (Daniel 2:22-45)

49-5 How has this dream been realized in history?

AUDIO October 25th, 2013


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."

Page 50 - Daniel's Dream-Another View

50-1 How long were Gentile rulers granted a lease to govern mankind? What purpose did this lease of power serve?

50-2 How was Daniel's dream similar to Nebuchadnezzar's and how was it quite different? Why these two dreams showing the same period?

50-3 What do the different elements in Daniel's dream represent?

50-4 How is the end of these beasts presented and how are they replaced?

AUDIO November 8th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Cor. 1:26
"For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called."

Page 51 - King Belshazzar's Feast

51-1 Describe Nebuchadnezzar's image. What might this image picture?

51-2 What do we admire about the three Hebrews? What do we gain by their example?

51-3 A while after Nebuchadnezzar accepted the God of these Hebrews, he became as a beast for 7-years. Why did this happen?

51-4 What was the handwriting on the wall?

51-5 How was Babylon defeated? How will this be fulfilled with Ecclesiastical Babylon?

AUDIO November 15th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Heb. 12:13
"Make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way."

Page 52 - King Darius and Cyrus

52-1 Summarize the story of Daniel and the lion's den. (Dan. 6:14-24)

52-3 How might the elements of this story have application (or not) to our experiences in the narrow way?

52-3 How might have Jehovah "stirred up the spirit" of Cyrus? (2 Chron 36:22 & Ezr 1:1) What did Cyrus accomplish for Israel & God's plan?

52-4 How many responded to Cyrus' offer and what does this demonstrate about their character?

52-5 How does the story of Queen Esther relate to these accounts of Daniel and Cyrus?

AUDIO November 22nd, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Ephesians 5:20
"Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Page 53 - The Valley of Dry Bones

53-1 Read Ezekiel 37:1-14. What is the significance of this prophecy?

53-2 In what way have we witnessed the fulfillment of this prophecy?

53-3 What messsage of comfort can we offer to the Jewish people?

53-4 What is the significance of 1 Cor. 15:38 "But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body."?

AUDIO November 29th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Revelation 1:18
"I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore."

Page 54 - The Logos Made Flesh

54-1 What scriptures indicate that our Lord pre-existed prior to his earthly ministry as a human?

54-2 How does the term "logos" apply to our Lord's role in his pre-existant condition and also afterward?

54-3 What is the proper understanding of John 1:1-3,14?

54-4 How does the Lord confirm this to the Apostle John in Revelations?

AUDIO December 6th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Colossians 3:23,24
"Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ."

Page 55 - Tidings of Great Joy

55-1 In what sense was Jesus' life "a transferred life? Why was he "made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death"? (2 Cor. 8:9; Heb 10:5; Heb 2:9)

55-2 Why do so few realize the comprehensive scope of the angel's message, "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people." (Luke 2:10)

55-3 What is the significance of the title "Savior" give to our Lord in the angel;s announcement (Luke 2:11) (Luke 19:10; Heb 7:25; 1 Tim 2:3-5)

55-4 What are the key steps in realizing the fulfillment of the prophecy, "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people." (Luke 2:14)

AUDIO December 13th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Ephesians 5:16
"Redeeming the time, because the days are evil."

Page 56 - John the Forerunner

56-1 What was the mission of John the Baptizer?

56-2 What was the purpose of John's baptism? Who needed his baptism and why?

56-3 What is the significance of Paul's words in 1 Cor. 10:2? "And were all baptized unto Moses..."

56-4 What was the difference between John's baptism and being baptized in the name of Christ Jesus? (Acts 19:1-5)

AUDIO December 20th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Philippians 3:2,3
"Beware of the concision; for we are the circumcision, which worship God in the Spirit and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh."

Page 57 - The Baptism of Jesus

57-1 What did our Lord have in mind when he asked John to baptize him? (Heb 10:5-10)

57-2 Why did it take three and one half years to "accomplish" his baptism? (Luke 12:50)

57-3 What does it mean that we are baptized into Jesus' death? (Rom 6:3,4) If we are "buried with him", what hope is set before us? (2 Tim 2:11,12)

57-4 As the result of Jesus willingly surrendering his human life, what did his Heavenly Father grant to him and how did it affect him? (Isa. 11:2)

AUDIO December 27th, 2013


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Corinthians 16:14
"Let all your deeds be done in love." (Diaglott)

Page 58 - Gospel of the Kingdom

58-1 What is the meaning and derivation behind the word "Gospel"?

58-2 Why did so few accept the Gospel message? How did those few, who did receive it, benefit by it? (John 1:11-13)

58-3 What happened when so few of Israel were able to embrace the Gospel? (Rom. 11:11). What has purpose been accomplished in the 19+ centuries since Christ death and resurrection?

58-4 When the Spiritual Seed of Abraham is complete, what will be the next stages in the realization of The Kingdom? (Gal. 3:16,29)

2014

AUDIO January 3rd, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 4:14
"Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst."

Page 59 - Parables of the Kingdom

59-1 Why did Jesus teach using parables? What is the usual focus of his parables?

59-2 What lessons do we gain from the "Wedding Garment" parable?

59-3 The "Pearl of Great Price" parable was given to to teach what?

59-4 What kingdom insights do we learn from the "Wheat & Tears"?

59-5 What value can be gained from considering the parable of the Talents?

AUDIO January 10th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 71:16
"I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only."

Page 60 - The Prodigal Son

60-1 Give an overview of the parable of the Prodigal Son. Who do the principle characters represent and why?

60-2 Likewise give an overview of the "Dives and Lazarus" parable. Who do the principle characters picture? How are these two parables similar?

60-3 What happened to the rich man and what does this picture?

60-4 What is pictured by Lazarus being found in Abraham's bosom?


AUDIO January 17th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 37:7
"Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him."


Page 61 - Not Dead But Sleepeth

61-1 Why did Jesus tell them "the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth"? In the light of Eccl. 3:19, how to we explain "Man does not die the same as beast"?

61-2 What does John 5:29 teach us about the resurrection?

61-3 Why did Jesus say "Lazarus sleepeth" then say "Lazarus is dead"? What do we learn about the destination of those who die from Acts 2:29-35?

61-4 Where else in scripture is death referred to as "sleep"?

61-5 How does Dan. 12:2 confirm our understanding of death and resurrection?

AUDIO January 24th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 2 Samuel 5:10
"David went on and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him."


Page 62 - Capernaum "Cast Down to Hell"

62-1 What did Jesus imply when he said, "Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven"?

62-2 Why will it be more tolerable for Sodom & Gomorrah than for Capernaum?

62-3 What is the proper understanding of the character and purpose of the Day of Judgment?

62-4 How and why have a faithful few, an Elect class, been blessed by having their judgment in advance of the rest of mankind?

AUDIO January 31st, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Isaiah 43:2
"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee."


Page 63 - Sheep and Goats Parable

63-1 What time period is pictured by this parable?

63-2 What characterizes the two classes pictured by the sheep and goats?

63-3 What will be the ultimate destiny of wach of these two classes?

63-4 What does "everlasting fire" represent?

63-5 How were "creed-idols" simular to the idols erected to Moloch?

AUDIO Febuary 7th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 6:51
"I am the living Bread which came down from heaven."


Question from last week:

To enable all to have a fair trial, like that of Adam and Eve, surely all of mankind must be perfect individuals like they were - otherwise if they are still sinful and have an inclination to do bad; how is that a fair trial as was granted to Adam and Eve? If imperfect persons are destroyed after 100 years and are still imperfect, is that a fair trial - due to their being inclined to bad?

Page 64 - Kingdom Work Illustrated"

64-1 What does John 2:11 intimate about the purpose behind the mighty works Jesus performed during his ministry?

64-2 How did the turning of water into wine illustrate the Kingdom?

AUDIO Febuary 14th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 2 Cor. 4:17
"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory."


Page 64 - Kingdom Work Illustrated"

64-3 What feature of the Kingdom was represented by the cleansing of the lepers?

64-4 What role of the Messiah was illustrated when the sick were healed?

64-5 Opening of blind eyes and deaf ears represented what about the Kingdom?

64-6 What aspect of the Kingdom was illustrated by the transfiguration?

AUDIO Febuary 21st, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 34:13
"Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile."


Page 65 - "Hosanna in the Highest"

65-1 What are some valuable lessons to be gained from our Lords anointing at Bethany? How can we participate even now? (Matt 26:7-13)

65-2 What is the implication of our Lord's pronouncement over Jerusalem? (Matt. 33:27-29) How does Rom. 11:7 relate?

65-3 What is the significance of being honored as a king as he rode into Jerusalem? (Matt. 21:8,9; Luke 19:35-40) Was prophecy being fulfilled?

65-4 What the immediate significance and was fore-shadowed by our Lord cleansing the temple? (Mark 11:15-17)

AUDIO Febuary 28th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Matthew 5:13,14
"Ye are the salt of the earth:...Ye are the light of the world."


Page 66 - The Cost of the Kingdom

66-1 What is the cost of entering the Kingdom?

66-2 Why is the cost so high at this time?

66-3 How does Luke 18:25 illustrate this?

66-4 In Mark 10:17-25 Jesus loved the one who asked, "what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?". Why did that one go away sad? What is the principle being taught here?

66-5 How do we explain our Lord's answer to the disciples in Matt. 20:22,23?

AUDIO March 7th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Hebrews 11:30
"By faith the walls of Jericho fell down."


Page 67 - The Memorial Supper

67-1 In what sense is Jesus the Passover lamb?

67-2 How do we obey the intent of John 6:53?

67-3 What is the still deeper meaning of the Passover emblems conveyed by Paul in 1 Cor. 10:16

67-4 What is the lesson to be gained by our Lord washing the disciples' feet?

67-5 Was the triumphal entry on Sunday the 9th or Monday the 10th?

AUDIO March 14th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Samuel 7:3
"Prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only."


Page 68 - "Ecco Homo!" - Behold the Man!

68-1 Starting with the arrest in Gethsemame, trace the sequence of events that led up to Jesus' final appearence before Pilate.

68-2 Why did Pilate say, "Behold the man"? How did the Jews react?

68-3 Why was the crowd so eager to have our Lord crucified? What were their expectations? In what sense are we, in this world, as he was? (1John 4:17)

68-4 Why would a peculiar people be chosen to be a royal priesthood? (1Peter 2:9)

AUDIO March 21st, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Joshua 1:2
"Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan."


Page 69 - The Dying Thief's Hope

69-1 Why did Pilate wash his hands?

69-2 What was inscribed upon Jesus' cross and why? R3562:2

69-3 How did one thief make sport of Jesus?

69-4 How did the other thief defend our Lord and what else did he ask?

69-5 How did our lord respond? What is the correct understanding of his response? What is the lesson of his response?

69-6 Is the citation (Acts 2:31) in the last paragraph correct?

AUDIO April 4th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Matthew 25:8
"And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil."


Page Page 70 - "Quickened in Spirit"

70-1 Was was the prerequisite to having the special enlightenment of the Holy Spirit?

70-2 How and to whom did our Lord initially reveal himself? What were the words he spoke to Mary intended to convey?

70-3 How did our Lord reveal himself to the two on the way to Emmaus and how were they affected?

70-4 Why did Jesus, in the upper room, seem to emphasize and draw attention to the physical aspects of his appearance? (Luke 24:36-43)

AUDIO April 11th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 1:1,3
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,...he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season."


Page 71 - St. Thomas the Doubter


71-1 Are there lessons in our Lord's words to Thomas that are valuable for the feet member of the Gospel Age?

71-2 How does the Bible indicate to us that Jesus was no longer a human, but rather a spirit being upon his resurrection?

71-3 What special purposes were served by our Lord's various appearances after his resurrection?

71-4 How did the Lord appear to Paul? What did Paul mean when he said "He was seen of me as one born before the time"? (1Cor 15:8)

AUDIO April 18th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Matthew 26:27
"And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it."


Page 72 - The Pentecostal Rest

72-1 What and when is Pentecost? (R4307:3)

72-2 How is Pentecost related to rest?

72-3 What did Jesus do that enabled his followers to enter into this true Sabbath rest?

72-4 What did the Apostles do between the Lord's ascension and Pentecost? Why and how was that rejected?

72-5 How has the error of Apostolic Succession been so grievous?

AUDIO April 25th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 2 Timothy 1:3
"I thank God, whom I serve...that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day."


Page 73 - Pentecostal Preaching

73-1 What is the meaning of Matt 16:19 & Matt. 18:18 and to whom do they apply?

73-2 Who is referred to in Isa 61:1 and what is it's commission?

73-3 What were the "keys of the kingdom of heaven" given to Peter and how did he use them?

73-4 What was the scope of the first Pentecostal blessing and when will a second Pentecostal blessing take place and what will be its scope?

AUDIO May 2nd, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 6:37
"Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out."


Page 74 - God's Chosen Vessel

74-1 How was Paul transformed from one who was "breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord" to becoming "a chosen vessel unto Me to bear My Name to the Gentiles"? (Acts 9:1,15)

74-2 How do we know there are 12 Apostles? And how can we be sure Paul was among them?

74-3 What are some of the critical teachings concerning the plan of salvation that we gain from Paul's writings?

AUDIO May 9th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Kings 8:56
"Blessed be the Lord, that hath given rest unto his people."


Page 75 - Gentiles Fellow-Heirs

75-1 If God's Covenant promises belong naturally to the Jews, why was the door of opportunity extended also to the Gentiles?

75-2 When and how did God indicate to Cornelius he was ready to accept his prayers and devotion? What did Cornelius yet need and why?

75-3 How did God prepare Apostle Peter to accept a Gentile? How did Peter respond?

75-4 What did Peter present to Cornelius, his relatives and friends? What happened next? (Rom. 11:17)

AUDIO May 16th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Ephesians 4:26
"Let not the sun go down upon your wrath."


Page 76 - The Church at Antioch

76-1 How did training in the Law help the early Jewish Christians

76-2 How was Antioch notable in the early Christian experience? Who were some of the prominent member of the Antioch ecclesia?

76-3 What was the character of the early meetings at Antioch?

76-4 Why were the early Christians persecuted so severely?

76-5 How can severe experiences ultimately serve a good purpose?

AUDIO May 23rd, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Romans 4:7
"Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered."


Page 77 - Berean Bible Students

77-1 Where does the term "Berean Bible Students" originate from?

77-2 What was the structure and atmosphere of these early gatherings?

77-3 How are we greatly advantaged over these early Berean students?

77-4 How has living in this final stage of the Gospel Age provided a blessed perspective along with spiritual cautions and dangers?

AUDIO May 30th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 16:13
"When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth."


Page 78 - Apostolic Succession

78-1 What is the concept of Apostolic Succession and how did it originate?

78-2 How did the idea of Apostolic Succession contribute to erroneous teachings that so misrepresented the character of our Lord and Jehovah?

78-3 What was the contribution and influence of Pope Pius X in regard to apostolic Succession?

78-4 How was it partially recognized as a mistake and what attempt was made to rectify it? What was the outcome?

AUDIO June 6th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Psalm 149:1,6
"Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth."


Page 79 - "The Holy Roman Empire"

79-1 How and when was the Holy Roman Empire established?

79-2 What teaching formed the basis for the Holy Roman Empire?

79-3 What movement started in the sixteenth Century? How did it affect the Roman Church/State system? What happened with this movement?

79-4 What two severe blows brought the Holy Roman Empire to an end?

79-5 What is the proper scriptural understanding in regard to a union between Church & State?

AUDIO June 13th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Romans 6:22
"Being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life."


Page 80 - Crusades and Crusaders

80-1 What was the background and political climate that gave rise to the Crusades?

80-2 Upon reflection how are the Crusades considered at present?

80-3 What similar political attitudes did Pastor Russell notice in his time and what similar attitudes do we see in our day?

80-4 How are such attitudes so very contrary to the spirit of the Gospel message?

80-5 How will the Messianic Kingdom correct these hateful tendencies?

AUDIO July 4th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: James 4:6,7
"God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God."


Page 81 - Huss, Wycliffe, Tyndale Etc.

81-1 How did the "Church" transform over four centuries from its humble beginnings? What influenced this transformation?

81-2 Who were Huss, Wycliffe and Tyndale? What did they contribute to the benefit of true Christian seekers?

81-3 Who were Cranmer, Latimer and Ridley and for what were they executed?

81-4 What are the "two Hierarchies" mentioned in the last paragraph? What are their differences today and their views in regard to past atrocities?

AUDIO July 11th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Isaiah 55:9
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."

Page 82 - Luther, Zwingli, Melanchthon

82-1 How are Catholics better Catholics and Protestants better Protestants because of Luther?

82-2 What was Luther's background? How did he come to see many of the errors being taught the system?

82-3 What did Luther do? How did he react to being rejected?

82-4 How do the noble characters of these early reformers serve as an example for us?

82-5 If time allows, give a brief overview of Zwingli and Melanchthon and their contributions.

AUDIO July 18th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Luke 11:28
"Blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it."

Page 83 - Tetzel Selling Indulgences

83-1 How did Luther encounter Tetzel? What was Tetzel doing and why?

83-2 What were the premises and claims behind the selling of indulgences?

83-3 What was Luther's reaction to the sale of indulgences?

83-4 Are indulgences still sold today?

83-5 Which texts are used to support the idea of Purgatory? What are the principles of Present Truth that refute the concept of Purgatory?

AUDIO July 25th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Peter 2:21
"For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps."

Page 84 - The Holy (?) Inquisition

84-1 What & when was the "Inquisition"?

84-2 What kind of spirit lead to the inquisition? What kind of spirit do the scriptures portray in contrast?

84-3 Why is there, in the human heart, a treacherous disposition to do evil? What are the root causes of this in the human heart?

84-4 Do we notice a similar spirit today and how do we guard and defend against it from others and within ourselves?

AUDIO August 1st, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 12:26
"If any man serve Me, let him follow Me."

Page 85 - Calvin and Servetus

85-1 Who was Micheal Servetus? What is he noted for?

85-2 Who was John Clavin? What teaching was he noted for?

85-3 What was John Calvin's role in Geneva, Switzerland? Why did John Calvin have Servetus so horribly burned at the stake?

85-4 Who are the elect? What will be their role in relation to the non-elect?

AUDIO August 8th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 John 5:1
"Every one that loveth Him that begat loveth Him also that is begotten of Him."

Page 86 - The Wesleys Mobbed

86-1 Who were the Wesleys? What teachings distinguish them?

86-2 Here CTR states "We should look upon them all (multiplied sects) with sympathy" and "we should the more forgive arrogance and bigotry." What was he trying to convey?

86-3 As we reflect upon the harsh treatment of these reformers, how does the question "What manner of persons ought we to be?" (2 Pet. 3:11) relate?

86-4 How do Rev. 22:17 and Rom. 8:28,29 relate to Election and Free Grace?

AUDIO August 15th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 4:23
"The true worshipers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him."

Page 87 - Our Modern Temples

87-1 What inspired the great temples and cathedrals of Christendom and what did they aspire to accomplish? (A299:3)

87-2 How do the following scriptures apply to this topic? 1 Pet 2:5; John 2:19-21; 1 Cor 3:16; Acts 7:48; Jude 1:20

87-3 How is Solomon's Temple an illustration of the true temple? (R5713)

87-4 What was meant by the following phrase? "... let us remember that coming generations may make similar or worse comments on us for building scores of costly Dreadnaughts for injury to our fellows."

AUDIO August 22nd, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Ephesians 4:15,16
"Grow up into...Christ: from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love."

Page 88 - Rejected and Despised

88-1 In what ways has the scientific community bypassed or rejected what was accomplished by Christ's crucifixion? How has the world in general lost sight of or not even noticed what Jesus did for them? (Matt 24:38)

88-2 What class was illustrated by the "stern-faced divine of very different type, and, Bible in hand, he turns to look at the Divine figure"?

88-3 How have the rituals of Churchianity "starved" them of a higher life?

88-4 Who is the angel in the background holding the cup?

88-5 How can we, who strive to follow our Lord in the way of sacrifice, keep our Lord's example ever fresh and vital before us in our walk?

AUDIO August 29th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Colossians 3:23
"Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men."

Page 89 - Daniel in the Critics' Den

89-1 Using what methods do higher critics discredit Old Testament prophets?

89-2 How has Christendom contributed to this distrust of the Bible? What beautiful Biblical truths have been lost sight of?

89-3 How is such academic scholarship bringing anarchy upon the world?

89-4 How is Labor like the blind giant Samson?

AUDIO September 5th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Corinthians 13:5
"[Love] doth not behave itself unseemly."

Page 90 - "Many Shall Run To and Fro"

90-1 What principle achievement has contributed to the exponential growth of knowledge we've all witness in the past two generations?

90-2 What were some of the notable advances realized in 1914 and what we we witnessed in our lifetime?

90-3 In what sense are these advances "fore-gleams of the great thousand-year Day of Messiah's Kingdom"?

90-4 How does the Bible declare the coming glory of Earth?

90-5 What is Daniel describing in his prophecy of the Time of the End? (Dan. 12:1-10)

AUDIO September 12th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Corinthians 13:7
"[Love] hopeth all things."

Page 91 - "Knowledge Shall Be Increased"

91-1 How has the increase of knowledge had even greater fulfilment in our time?

91-2 What institutions enhance the propagation of knowledge?

91-3 Witnessing such obvious fulfilment, where are we time-wise according to Daniel's prophecy? How should this realization affect us?

91-4 What is the Divine purpose for our planet? (Isa. 45:18) And how do we see the Earth being prepared for that purpose?

AUDIO September 19th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Thessalonians 5:25
"Brethren, pray for us."

Page 92 - "A Time of Trouble"

92-1 What will be the nature of the time of trouble forecast by Daniel? How severe will it be, what will it accomplish, and what will follow it?

92-2 Daniel wrote that "the wise shall understand". Who are the wise and from whence comes their wisdom?

92-3 What does it mean "the mystery will be finished"? (Rev. 10:7)

92-4 Do we still see the trouble as a battle between giants of finance and labor?

92-5 How will anarchy be the end result? How do those that remain safeguard themselves from this time of turmoil and evil?

AUDIO September 26th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Matthew 28:19
"Go ye,...and teach all nations."

Page 93 - Catholic, Militant, Triumphant

93-1 In what sense can the term "catholic" only be properly applied to the True Church?

93-2 When does the militant warfare occur that is alluded to in Psa.149:7-9 and Rom.2:26-27?

93-3 What is the nature of the Church's present warfare? What resources are available for assistance? What is the objective of this present conflict? 1 John 5:4

93-4 What change occurs upon the final victory of those who overcome? How will they operate in the Mediatorial Kingdom?

AUDIO October 3rd, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 15:10
"If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father's commandments, and abide in his love."

Page 94 - New Heavens and New Earth

94-1 What do the pictorial images of "heavens", "earth", "mountains", "sea" and "world" represent in the scriptures?

94-2 What do the scriptures teach us about these various elements in the present and going into the future?

94-3 Why are these elements represented as being consumed with "fire"? Zeph.3:8; 2Peter 3:7,12

94-4 How do the scripture describe the "New Heavens" and the "New Earth"?

AUDIO October 10th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 Corinthians 13:7
" [Love] beareth all things."

Page 95 - Earth Restored, Perfected, Complete

95-1 What restitution work will be accomplished by Messiah's glorious reign during this 7th thousand year millennium?

95-2 What beginnings of restitution blessings do we already witness?

95-3 Compared to what fallen man has been able to accomplish, what can we expect will be achieved with perfect minds and environment free from the curse?

AUDIO October 17th, 2014


The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 5:39
"Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me."

Page 96 - Hallelujah Chorus and Ages to Come

96-1 How will absolute loyalty and obedience be validated?

96-2 What does Eph. 2:7 tell us about the Ages to Come?

96-3 Modern science thinks they have found several possible planets that could support life. How might they eventually be inhabited by Humans?