Bible Audio Archive

This page contains an archive list of all of the Audio Bible Lessons that are available. Each sermon is approximately 30 to 50 minutes long, and the data files are approximately between 5 and 6.5 Mbytes. The files were encoded into the MP3 audio file format at bit rates of 20 and 24 kbps.  For information on learning how to add audio to your web-site and digitize cassette recordings, click here. Please visit our sister site, WordsFitlySpoken.org, for a far more extensive catalog of Bible audio lessons.

Directions:

First, Download and install any MP3 audio player.  Some of the more common players are: Second, Decide if you want to listen to the audio now, or do you want to first download the file completely and then listen later.

To Listen Now: After installing an MP3 player, simply click on the "Listen Now" link adjacent to the lesson to which you want to listen.  The installed player will automatically begin playing the audio lesson without having you having to wait on it completely downloading.

Or, To Save Now and Listen Later: Click on the named link next to the desired lesson.  This will download and save the lesson on your computer.  Once it has completed downloading, you can double-click on the file's icon, which will cause it to automatically start playing.  Please note that you must have first downloaded and installed an MP3 player to listen to the audio lesson.

Index of Lessons

Bible Basics and Fundamental Lessons

Doctrine and Instruction

Evidences and Evolution

Encouragement and Commitment

Miscellaneous

These lessons delivered by Bob Waldron examines the question of the "days of creation". It is intended to be used in parallel with an outline of these lessons.

In an effort to reconcile the Bible account of creation with modern theories of evolution, it has been proposed that the "days" of Genesis are separated by eons or symbolize eons of years, allowing room for the billions of years required for evolution. Theistic evolution theories that blend belief in God and evolution are considered in this outline along with related Bible Audio Lessons. Brief reference is made of a proponent of this doctrine, local to the speaker.

This series of sermons by Paul Earnhart was recorded during worship services at the Church of Christ at Douglas Hills in Louisville, KY.   Each sermon was digitally recorded from the cassette tape recording and digitally filtered to remove static and other noise.  Since the sermons were originally recorded on cassette tape, a few seconds are missing at the beginning or end of some of the sermons because they were cut off by the tape.

This series of sermons delves into Christ's great Sermon on the Mount recorded in the book of Matthew, chapters 5 - 7.  These sermons provide rich, thought provoking material based upon Christ's sermon which calls all people to a radical commitment of one's entire being to God.  I hope these sermons will be as beneficial to you as they are to me.

These two lessons delivered by Paul Earnhart encourages the idea of returning to God's way by studying the "ancient landmarks" established by God. By following these divine directions, we can learn the more about God and His requirements to be part of His kingdom. Other lessons in this series exist but have not yet been acquired.

These two lessons delivered by Paul Earnhart provide heart-searching thoughts for examine our own wills if we have, even slightly, fashioned God after our image. These fundamental, but life changing lessons, even for the mature Christian, offer powerful pause for thought and contemplation.

This series of sermons by Paul Earnhart was recorded during worship services at the Church of Christ at Douglas Hills in Louisville, KY.   The sermons were originally recorded on cassette tape; consequently, a few seconds are missing at the beginning or end of some of the sermons because they were cutoff by the tape.

Each sermon was digitally recorded from the cassette tape and digitally filtered to remove static and other noise.  Unfortunately, the tapes for the sermons preached on the other parts of the book were lost and have not been available for digital copying.

This lesson was given by David Hartsell, who preaches in Auburn, Alabama.  This invaluable teaching helps to better explain the characteristics of God as seen through Jesus.  Primarily, it focuses on balancing the modern "lopsided" view of Jesus, which is that He is all loving and merciful at the expense of justice.  However, studying this lesson will bring a student closer to the understanding that God is both, all merciful and all just.

This lesson probes some of the deep questions found in the book of Romans. These questions challenge us, but leave us with no excuse.

Related to his later lesson regarding Bible Interpretation and Knowing the Truth, this lesson by David Hartsell introduces a plea to open our hearts to God's Word. As is noted in this lesson, this requires us to have a strong love for the truth and to cause our hearts to be tender to God's message for us in the Bible. The importance of acting today is emphasized because delay hardens our heart, making us less receptive and possibly blind to future pleas.

The subject of Bible interpretation and the love of the truth are is of the most fundamental topics of Christianity. David Hartsell presents basic observations on proper interpretation in addition to challenging us to examine our own hearts to see if we have love for the truth, or own selfish desires.

In an effort to do all things according to the pattern, the organization of the church and the work of the church is considered in these two lessons by Paul Earnhart and David Hartsell. Although the approach is slightly different between the two lessons, the conclusion is the same. The interested listener is encouraged to listen to both of these good lessons.

Worshipping God through instruments of music has become a mainstay of most modern assemblies of worship. However, it was not always this way. Paul Earnhart briefly examines the history of worshipping God with instrumental music, but the lesson focuses on God's will, expressed through the Bible, showing how we should worship God.

This lesson investigates all of the good reasons for David using an ox cart to move the ark of the covenant. Comparisons are made between these reasons and the reasons for many practices in the religious world today. Finally after examining David's conclusion from Uzzah's death, comparison is made between the consequences of David's choice and the choice made by many today.

Often considered a matter of personal judgment, this lesson first asks the question, "Does God care about my clothing?" After examining Bible verses that show God does indeed care about our clothing, a search through the Bible is conducted for teaching that establishes a minimal standard of clothing, approved by God.

Examines the Bible basis for the moral known by man as "The Golden Rule" and compares it to many secular "rules" by which some may live. This lesson given by David Hartsell accomplishes this by investigating the Bible authority and eventual consequences of standards such as "might makes right," etc. Further application is made by entreating us to examine ourselves to see if we are really living by "The Golden Rule".

The claim that a noble goal justifies any means necessary to accomplish the end goal is often used as an excuse for disobeying God's commands. This lesson discusses Bible examples of people who practiced such an idea and the divine commentary shown in God's judgment.

Being a preacher is a job that is undervalued by the world, and often taken for granted by the Christians who benefit from the preacher's study. This lesson is not offered to promote sympathy for the preacher, but it is a fundamental challenge to the listener: Are listeners looking for truth or demanding that the preacher "tickle their ears". How and what a preacher preaches is ultimately a reflection of the wishes of the audience who maintains and supports him.

One of the most difficult problems facing many Christians today are questions about marriage, divorce, and remarriage. The question is not difficult to understand or answer, but it is often trying in its application. Unfortunately, personal sacrifice may be a necessary result of a study of this topic, but if necessary, then no sacrifice in this life is worth the loss of heaven and eternity with God.

It is not uncommon for Christians to disagree. In fact, the word "denomination" signifies a named division or sect. The question of fellowship is an important subject that influences our recognition, acceptance, and support of friends, family, spiritual family - all our relationships. Wrestling with this deep and important question is a truth that is at the heart of a Christian's faith, because it is often a choice made in faith.

Any study of fellowship often results in questions of how unity can be achieved. Divisions among a local church, churches, or denominations prompt us to consider this great command given to us by the Lord. Divisions are not acceptable, and unity is vital to completing the work given to us. However, as will be seen, unity at the sake of purity will only lead to the working of man's glory (James 3:17).

This series of 4 lessons was delivered by Bob Waldron on the topic of Calvinism. This doctrine is named after its most well-known proponent, John Calvin. It teaches that God controls all things, including even our wills, such that there is no free will. The implications of this doctrine are monumental. It makes God unfair in condemning the wicked, who He supposedly forced to be wicked. The four part series concludes with the new variations of the doctrine be proposed, Neo-Calvinism. It includes all of the major tenets of this doctrine that are often abbreviated by the mnemonic acronym TULIP.

This basic but challenging lesson examines the nature of the church and its relationship to Christ. Preached in Auburn, AL by Paul Earnhart in the Fall of 1998, this lesson emphasizes the magnificence of this relationship and the inherent responsibility that comes with it.

This lesson based on I Peter 2:11 and delivered in a gospel meeting at Auburn, AL in the Fall of 1998, reminds Christians that this world is not their home. Christians are indeed sojourners and pilgrims in a strange land. They are encouraged not to become at home in this world at the cost of giving up their home and citizenship in God's kingdom of heaven.

The first lesson presented by David Hartsell after his recovery, this sermon offers a thought provoking examination of our physical and spiritual nature. We hope that you will seriously consider the thoughts offered here.

These lessons delivered by Paul Earnhart are an inspiration to all of us who have been "subjected to vanity".  The first lecture is on the question of "why good people suffer?". The second lecture addresses the "thorn in the flesh" which was given to the apostle Paul.  Both of these lessons were dubbed from cassette tapes recorded during a lecture series in Florence, Alabama on the subject of pain and suffering.

As the any Christian lives and grows, he or she eventually sins. After repeated sins, a Christian may begin to despair, carrying a burden of guilt that is not meant to be borne. These lessons discuss the related topics of forgiveness and guilt and provide faith-building teaching on God's promised fulfillment to forgive our sins and how we can learn and grow from our sins, but move past them too. In the final analysis, the foundation is proven to be faith in God's faithfulness.

This lesson, offered by Russ Bowman, reminds us of the profound choice made by Joshua in Joshua 24:15. We are taught to make the same choice of commitment that was made by Joshua as he encouraged the Israelites to commit themselves to the Lord.

One of the most encouraging thoughts that a Christian has to bolster his hope is the memory of faithful saints who have gone before. This lesson by David Hartsell considers saints from both the Old and New Testament who now encourage us through their example.

Procrastination is a natural instinct for pushing away something that we do not wish to do. Unfortunately, the challenging trials that God asks of us cannot be delayed without terrible, and sometimes, eternal consequences. The great hazard imposed by delaying these choices is a choice in and of itself. This lesson considers the danger that abounds in the delay of doing God's will and encourages us to make the decisions that the Bible teaches are right.

This lesson by David Hartsell encourages all Christians to zealously seek the will of the Lord. It considers the consequences when good people do not respond to opportunities. This lesson encourages Christians to realize the many talents and opportunities that God has given them, recognize the responsibilities, and zealously "stand in the gap".

David Hartsell encourages the development of leadership in this lesson delivered in Auburn, Alabama. He points out that this quality is required in both the leaders and the individual members of the church. Without vision and planning on the part of the elders, a church will surely fail, but without initiative and commitment on the part of the members, it still falter. The example of the Old Testament prophet Nehemiah is considered, and relevant lessons are applied.

In John 15, Jesus spoke of Himself as the "true vine," and He discussed how we are to branches in the vine, bearing fruit. This passage is used as the text for this lesson, which emphasizes the importance of "bearing fruit". Only the true branches will bear fruit in the true vine, because those branches that do not bear fruit are "cast out". John 15:1-8

These sins are often considered to be opposite problems: The pride of superiority and the envy of inferiority. This lesson manifests the common weakness, which opens the door to both sins. The attitude is, in fact, identical for both sins. They differ only in the manifestation under opposite circumstances.

Depression afflicts and immobilizes thousands of people from achieving the peace and work that God has prepared for us. Although some people suffer from physiological depression, which is rooted in physical illness, many people suffer from suffer depression. This lesson examines the causes and God-given therapy for such illnesses.

In general, a great deal of effort is spent trying pursuade people to believe in God. However, this brief lesson illuminates that God believes in us. He has demonstrated a certain level of confidence in us, which should encourage us to desire goals higher than we may currently have established for ourselves.

The hustle and bustle of this life can harden our heart. Work, school, hobbies, and other distractions, by definition, distract us from the most important aspect of our lives. These distractions can harden our hearts to the danger of sin and the conditions of our fellow struggling human brothers. This lesson sounds a wake up call to this danger, encourages us to protect ourselves, and to exhort one another. Exhorting our fellow brethren are one of the essential tools that God gives us for keeping our heart tender and caring.

Original recording was old and noisy.  It seems to have been dubbed from reel-to-reel tape to a cassette tape by holding a microphone in front of the speaker of the reel-to-reel player.  An attempt was made to filter out as much static and noise as possible, but it is still difficult to listen to the recording.  Consequently, it has a lot of echo, and the recording is reminiscent of the 'Great Fiery Wizard' in the Wizard of OZ.  The included congregational singing is almost inaudible, but it was left for posterity's sake.

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