Who or What is a High Priest?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/who-or-what-is-a-high-priest.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWho and what is a high priest? The Bible speaks of many different kinds of priests.  In Genesis 14:18 we read of the first high priest that the Bible introduces to us.  “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the […]

Are the Wicked Annihilated after Death?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/are-the-wicked-annihilated.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAre we to understand from Matthew 10:28 that the soul can be destroyed by God in hell or Gehenna? If so, is the word “destroy” used in the same way as we understand its meaning today? There are two questions here that need to be discussed. […]

What Is the Opposite of Grace?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/what-is-the-opposite-of-grace.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis past week I asked this question on Facebook and received many answers.  The most popular answer was justice (6).  The second most popular was vengeance (4) which is associated with justice, but not quite the same. Two people said, “Wages.” Two people said “accounting for […]

Is there any kind of preaching other than evangelism?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/evangelism-and-preaching-q-a.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe word “evangelism” means to tell the gospel of Jesus Christ to others.  In 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 we read, “Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are […]

Are There Degrees of Punishment in Hell?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/greater-and-lesser-punishments-in-hell.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn 2 Peter 2:20-21 where it says that it would be better for these “not to have known the way of righteousness” than having known them and turned away, is this speaking of a greater or lesser degree of punishment? The Bible does seem to indicate […]

Why Do We Meet Twice on Sunday?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/why-do-we-meet-twice-on-sunday.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe scriptures teach that the church met on Sundays to worship (Acts 20:7). However, we are never told how many times during the day on Sunday. Since we have a command to assemble (Hebrews 10:25), one assembly per Sunday would suffice. We should note too that […]

Does Mark 9:40 conflict with Matthew 12:30?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/for-us-or-against-us.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPlease explain why these verses do not conflict: Mark 9:40, Matthew 12:30, Luke 9:50. Mark 9:40 and Luke 9:50 are parallel accounts.  Matthew 12:30 contains the idea that seems to conflict with the other two verses.  So let’s look at them.  In Mark 9:40 and Luke […]

What does “Things Under the Earth” Mean in Philippians 2:10?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/things-under-the-earth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn Philippians 2:10, what is meant by, “and things under the earth”? Philippians 2:10 in the New King James Version says, “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth.”  […]

How Long did the Seventy-Two of Luke 10 Keep Their Gifts?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/luke-10-and-special-gifts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS There are cases in Luke 9 where Jesus gives special gifts to the 12 apostles.  Jesus also sends 72 disciples to preach the gospel and he gives them the gift to heal and drive out demons.  Are there any other cases of Jesus giving such […]