TRAVEL ITALY IN THE STEPS OF PAUL
In the relatively small area between Naples and Rome the tourist will discover the Roman world which Paul encountered during his two journeys to Rome. This is the world Paul reached so effectively with the powerful message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. For information about tours to Italy please visit www.studytrip.info. For more information about DVDs by Dr Randall Smith, please explore this website.
THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
On a recent tour to Greece, archaeologist Dr Randall Smith, showed us among the ruins of the city of Corinth a platform with the inscription BEMA. A bema is a built up platform in a city centre. Dr Smith explained that a platform or bema such as this, was often used to hand laurels to winners of competitions (1 Cor. 9:25). Even today at sporting events, the winners receive their trophies while standing on a podium. Paul used the image of athletes, receiving laurels at the bema in Corinth, to describe the reward that believers in Christ will receive: “We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad” (2 Cor. 5:10). For information about tours, please visit www.studytrip.info. Concerning Dr Randall Smith’s DVD series, Exploring The Lands Of The Bible, please explore this site.