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Zane Hodges Library features messages on the Bible by Zane C. Hodges. Zane ministered at Dallas Theological Seminary for 27 years as Professor of New Testament. Zane also ministered at Victor Street Bible Chapel in Dallas, Texas for over 50 years and published a number of books focusing on the free gift of eternal life by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone and on the opportunities for eternal rewards for believers. Zane was involved with the founding of the Grace Evangelical Society, served on its board of directors, and wrote and spoke for GES. Zane was known for his faithfulness to the text of the Bible through study and prayer. His life reflected a biblical joyful living faith, as he was a friend and minister to many from all walks of life and all ages.

Zane desired for others to know and believe in Jesus for the absolutely free gift of eternal life. As Jesus said, "Amen, amen, I tell you, whoever believes in Me has eternal life." (John 6:47)

Zane also desired for believers to grow and endure in their faith, so that believers may have the privilege of co-reigning with the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2 Timothy 2:17, believers are told, "If we suffer, we shall also reign with him."

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    • Religion & Spirituality
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Zane Hodges Library features messages on the Bible by Zane C. Hodges. Zane ministered at Dallas Theological Seminary for 27 years as Professor of New Testament. Zane also ministered at Victor Street Bible Chapel in Dallas, Texas for over 50 years and published a number of books focusing on the free gift of eternal life by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone and on the opportunities for eternal rewards for believers. Zane was involved with the founding of the Grace Evangelical Society, served on its board of directors, and wrote and spoke for GES. Zane was known for his faithfulness to the text of the Bible through study and prayer. His life reflected a biblical joyful living faith, as he was a friend and minister to many from all walks of life and all ages.

Zane desired for others to know and believe in Jesus for the absolutely free gift of eternal life. As Jesus said, "Amen, amen, I tell you, whoever believes in Me has eternal life." (John 6:47)

Zane also desired for believers to grow and endure in their faith, so that believers may have the privilege of co-reigning with the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2 Timothy 2:17, believers are told, "If we suffer, we shall also reign with him."

    The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) - Part 2

    The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) - Part 2

    Zane Hodges continues his exposition of the Sermon of the Mount beginning with the thematic statement in Matthew 5:13-16 and continuing with the beginning of the body of the sermon in Matthew 5:17-24.  Why is there an impression in Matthew 5:17 that Jesus came to destroy the Law or the Prophets? What is meant in Matthew 5:18 that all the law will be fulfilled till heaven and earth pass away.  The Lord Jesus Christ is teaching us a standard by which we can live, which is nothing more or less than the righteous standard of His coming kingdom.
    An outline of the  Sermon of the Mount:
    Prologue: Matthew 5:3-12
    Thematic Statement 5:13-16
    Body of Sermon: 5:17-7:12
    Conclusion: Matthew 7:13-27
    Passages mentioned: Nehemiah 8:17; Zechariah 14:16-19; Luke 18:9-14, 1 John 2:22; Matthew 25:32-46.

    • 1 hr
    The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) - Part 1

    The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) - Part 1

    Zane examines why there are 3 Gospels for discipleship, Matthew, Mark and Luke, and what audience was each Gospel directed to?
    Luke – Greek
    Mark – Roman
    Matthew – Hebrew
    How does Matthew’s emphasis for discipleship to the Hebrew audience effect our understanding of the Sermon of the Mount? Matthew is discipleship with the King Jesus. 
    An outline of the  Sermon of the Mount:
    Prologue: Matthew 5:3-12
    Thematic Statement 5:13-16
    Body of Sermon: 5:17-7:12
    Conclusion: Matthew 7:13-27
    In Part 1, Zane explains the Prologue and covers the Beatitudes. The stress of the Beatitudes are on being and not doing. Discipleship to Jesus Christ is character driven not activity driven. The beginning point of all real discipleship to Jesus Christ has to be a recognition that God wants to make you the person that He wants you to be.

    • 39 min
    Luke 10:38-42 – You Aren’t Listening, Are You? (1984 at Christ Bible Fellowship of Del Rio, Texas)

    Luke 10:38-42 – You Aren’t Listening, Are You? (1984 at Christ Bible Fellowship of Del Rio, Texas)

    If you think it is bad to lose communication with a partner in marriage, then it is even worse to lose communication with God.  Did you ever stop to think what a tremendous privilege it would be to have Jesus Christ as a guest in your home? That was exactly the opportunity given to two ladies in this passage by the names of Mary and Martha.  When we turn our attention to the Word of God, it ought to be as if God and I are alone in the world.  God must have our undivided attention.  The more you complain about your lives, the less you will be able to hear God speaking to your heart through His Word. One of the main problems that we have in the Christian life, is that we think we need to do lots of things, that we do not need to do. We overload ourselves with things that we do not have to do, so that we do not have time for the things we really need to do, that is time for the Word of God. Other passages mentioned: John 11; John 6:4-13; Matthew 14:32-38.  This message was given in 1984 at Christ Bible Fellowship of Del Rio, Texas, pastored by Chip Brunott.

    • 32 min
    Romans 2:1-16 - Seminar (Warning: poor audio quality)

    Romans 2:1-16 - Seminar (Warning: poor audio quality)

    April 18, 1988.  Zane gives a seminar on Romans 2:1-16 focusing in particular on verses 5 through 13.  Warning: audio quality on recording is very poor.
    Transcript available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o10CP0at0PFf5UEkbNFR2sl-ItkZ5yUh/view?usp=sharing

    • 45 min
    Questions and Answers on The Christian Life

    Questions and Answers on The Christian Life

    During this Question and Answer session on May 23, 2004 at Coast Bible Church, Costa Mesa, California, Zane Hodges answers the following questions with a focus on the Christian life:
    6:01 – In what sense is it appropriate to speak and sing of Jesus as King, when Jesus is not yet reigning over the earth (John 18, Act 17, 1 Timothy 1, Revelation 19)?
    7:41 – What are the dangers of new movements like Christian “spiritual direction” and “contemplative spirituality”?
    9:33 – Explain 1 Chronicles 22, regarding David being prohibited from building God’s house because of shed blood and wars he had fought, but David had been told by God to shed this blood.
    11:03 – Why was Solomon allowed to build God’s temple, since he also was not very good?
    11:54 – 1 Corinthians 6, please explain passage regarding sexual immorality.
    15:49 – Could the expression that “every sin that a man does is outside the body” in1 Corinthians 6:18 be a Corinthian motto?
    17:55 – In what sense is the inner promptings that we have in our lives coming from the Holy Spirit working in us versus our perfect inner man wanting to do what is naturally right?
    22:41 – Is there a two-pronged approach to transformation, (1) transforming the mind and (2) bringing our body to subjection?
    26:59 – Is there a specific will of God for every decision?  Does God lead me by feelings?
    32:07 – How do you respond to critics of the Bible who say that God in the Old Testament (wrath) is different from God in the New Testament (mercy and grace)?
    40:01 – In Philippians 3:10-11, referring the “outward resurrection of the dead”, could this be referring to Christ’s outward resurrection of the dead instead of Paul’s outward resurrection of the dead?    
    44:25 – Is there a balance needed between serving Jesus Christ versus serving God the Father?

    • 47 min
    Colossians 3:12-15 - The Well Dressed Christian

    Colossians 3:12-15 - The Well Dressed Christian

    In this message given at Christ Bible Fellowship of Del Rio, Texas, pastored by Chip Brunott, Zane Hodges challenges believers to examine their spiritual wardrobe.  What are the qualities that make for a well-dressed Christian?

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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My pastor had some classes with Zane at Dallas Theological and would occasionally make reference to something Zane wrote or said. These snippets were concentrated ideas which would stick in my head for years. I finally did some reading of my own and found Zane’s writing to be very accessible for a non seminary guy, though it does take some time to work through the implications.
An example is an argument he makes that in Hebrews the salvation he is talking about is future (those who will inherit salvation) and tied to works (those who eagerly await). It’s taken me years to get my head around the shape of the type of salvation the author presents but has made huge impacts in my daily exercise of faith.
I find him sermons presented here to be also very valuable, especially where it comes to prompting further study or application of Gods word.

Ahni62 ,

Wonderful Bible Teacher

I never had the privilege of hearing Zane Hodges in person, but I have learned so much from his books, articles and messages and continue to learn from him even though he went to be with the Lord in 2008. His thoughtful, Spirit-led teaching has given me a better understanding of Scripture and how to study and interpret Scripture. I’m thankful that many of his messages have been made available through this podcast. I highly recommend these podcasts.

HB💛 ,

Thank you!

To whoever is responsible for this podcast of Zane Hodges recordings.....I cannot thank you enough!! They are so encouraging and I look forward and savor each one! So happy when I see a new one pop up:) we are so blessed to have these!!!

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