WGOD Radio: All Truth, All the Time.
WGOD Radio, with Dr. Paul W. Esposito is produced by Stauros Ministries of Merritt Island, Fl. We teach the New Testament verse by verse through a daily, 15 minute radio broadcast and podcast.
 

Today on WGOD Radio we look at Peter's sermon on the Day of Pentecost.

Direct download: Peters_sermon.mp3
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Preached at ICC on June 28th.

The Apostle Paul revealed a great mystery to us: That the time was coming when the last Gentile was going to come to the faith, and God would, at that time, start to deal with Israel again, after 2000 years of "stupor."

This is the subject of today's sermon. Forgive me for the hum in the background for much of the audio.

Direct download: fulllness_of_the_gentiles.mp3
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Today on WGOD Radio, we look at the Day of Pentecost, and the arrival of the Holy Spirit.

 

Direct download: The_Day_of_Pentecost.mp3
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How did the Apostles choose Judas' replacement?

This is the topic to today's broadcast! 

Direct download: How_to_choose_a_new_apostle.mp3
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Today we continue our study in the Book of Acts, and witness the demise of Judas, one of the twelve.

 

Direct download: The_death_of_Judas.mp3
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Preached at ICC on June 21st. 

Satan has his evil tares right in the Church! How can we spot the difference?

This is the topic of today's sermon!

Direct download: demons_in_disguise.mp3
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As the Lord ascends into heaven, God flips over the hourglass, and the end of this age hangs in the balance.

Are you ready for His return?

You get ONE CHANCE, guaranteed: TODAY!

"Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts." 

Direct download: Jesus_ascends_the_countdown_starts_part_2.mp3
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Today on WGOD Radio, we see the Lord Jesus Christ ascend into heaven, on a cloud.

Thus starts God's "end times" clock!

His return could be at any time--any day, any moment...

Are you ready?

 

Direct download: Jesus_ascends_the_countdown_starts.mp3
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A Hyperbole of Antithesis--Paul W. Esposito, Th.D.

People all the time love to quote Malachi 1:2-3 and Romans 9:13 which says, “Jacob I’ve loved, but Esau I’ve hated,” to prove that God literally hated Esau, and that was His sovereign choice.

I remember learning in  college (Moody Bible Institute) that this example is what’s known as a “hyperbole of antithesis.” Here are two of them:

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. (Luke 14:26)

Let’s break this down:

If anyone comes to me and does not hate

His Father

Mother

Wife

Children

Brothers and Sisters

He cannot be a Christian.

By the way, how are you doing with that?

This brings along with it a hearty laugh, followed by the words, “That’s not what’s intended by that verse!”

“That’s a hyperbole!”

Correct! I agree.

And here’s another example of a hyperbole of antithesis:

As it is written, “Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.” (Romans 9:13)

Notice the comparative structure of both of these.

What the Lord is saying is, your love for Him ought to dwarf your love for everything else, by comparison.

When the smoke clears, at the conclusion of Revelation chapter 19, and the Great White Throne is before one and all, it’s hard to fathom that God hated some 90 % of His creation.

I can still envision this sign hanging over the gates of heaven:

“Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17)

It’s your choice!

This I know, and will boldly declare: GOD LOVES YOU!!

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Today on WGOD Radio we continue our study in the Book of Acts.

Jesus said, when He was questioned regarding His return, 'It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has placed in His own authority.'

And yet people defy this admonition all the time!

Direct download: It_is_not_for_you_to_know.mp3
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