mcgeeThru The Bible, James Vernon McGee

In 1967 Dr. McGee began teaching the Thru the Bible radio program as we know it today. After retiring from the pastorate, he set up radio headquarters in Pasadena, and the radio ministry expanded rapidly. Today the program airs on over 800 stations each day in the United States and Canada, is heard in more than 100 languages around the world and is broadcast worldwide via the Internet.

On the morning of December 1, 1988, a few minutes after a visit with the then Associate Director of Thru the Bible, alert and in conversation centered around his concern for the continuance of the radio ministry, Dr. McGee fell asleep in his chair and quietly passed into the presence of his Saviour.

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Abounding Grace

(2 Corinthians 8 & 9) God wants to talk to believers about our relationship to the material blessings He’s given us and how they are to be used. There are no rules for Christian giving, but He does give clear-cut principles. DOWNLOAD

Ai and I

(Joshua 7) Zeroes in on our greatest enemy who, surprisingly, is sitting in the seat with you at this moment. DOWNLOAD

The Amazing, Alarming, and Awful Apostasy

The apostasy is coming–blatant immorality, rejection of God’s Word, and denial of Christ as our Lord. In this message from the Epistle of Jude, Dr. McGee details the apostasy in our present day. DOWNLOAD

America Needs a Declaration of Dependence

Disturbed by national and international conditions, we fail to ask who is to blame. In this penetrating message, Dr. J. Vernon McGee demonstrates the real answer as suggested in Isaiah 1. DOWNLOAD

America Needs to be Thankful

(2 Chronicles) Most Americans enjoy material blessings that surpass even those of King Solomon, and spiritual blessings abound through faith in Jesus Christ. DOWNLOAD

An X-Ray of the Cross

(Psalm 22) The Gospels record the historical fact of Christ’s death and the events surrounding His crucifixion, but Psalm 22 reveals His thoughts, shows us the anguish of His passion, and lays bare His soul. DOWNLOAD

The Antidote to Anti-Semitism

As fresh outbreaks of Anti-Semitism are appearing in many places, what should Christians do? This booklet deals with the interesting biblical background and presents the antidote. DOWNLOAD

Armageddon: What? Where? When?

(Revelation 16 & Daniel 11) Covers the place and time of Armageddon, the final war, the forces involved in it, the purpose, and the conclusion. DOWNLOAD

Back to Bethel

Dr. McGee examines Genesis 35:1-15 to tell us the story of Jacob who refused to submit to God at home, so God gave him a 20-year education in the far country, and Uncle Laban taught all the classes. After graduation, God called Jacob back to Bethel and he started living for God. DOWNLOAD

Balaam: A Prophet for Profit

(Numbers 22-25) Probes into the thinking of the shadowy character of Balaam, exposing the greed that was there–greed that may be lurking in our own hearts. DOWNLOAD

The Battle of the Gods

(Exodus 7-12) Recognizes the two great spiritual forces in this world, God and Satan, and reveals how the plagues upon Egypt were leveled at its false gods — a telling blow against the satanic deception of the Egyptian people. DOWNLOAD

Behind the Black Curtain in the Upper Room

(John 14) Dr. McGee shows how our Lord taught the much-loved truths of this chapter by building on interruptions from Peter, Thomas, Philip, and Judas. DOWNLOAD

The Best Love

Dr. McGee maintained that many people are getting married who are not prepared for a relationship that God alone can bless. In this well-loved message, Dr. McGee explains that God promises a lasting, happy marriage to a man and woman who are Spirit-filled. DOWNLOAD

Better Than Bethlehem

His birth in Bethlehem was not the first nor the last appearance of Christ in the world. We see Him revealed in the Old Testament; also, the significance of His birth and His unveiling are found in the revelation. DOWNLOAD

Born of a Daughter of David

Traces the genealogy of Jesus from Abraham to His birth at Bethlehem. Explains the difference between the two genealogies in the New Testament and why the virgin birth was imperative. DOWNLOAD

Changing Bitter Waters to Sweet

(Exodus 15:22-25) Dr. McGee focuses on an incident of the Exodus that shows how God uses bitter experiences to educate and prepare us for service. He will not leave us but will lead us into blessing. DOWNLOAD

Charge It!

(Philemon) Back of this epistle is the apostle. Back of his promise is a person who will pay. Back of the charge is collateral, and back of the communication is a confidence that brings comfort to the heart. DOWNLOAD

Christmas in the Home of Abraham?

(Genesis 12-22) Highlights Abraham’s life and shows how Isaac foreshadowed the coming of Jesus Christ. DOWNLOAD

Christmas is God Shining In

The first time Christ came to this earth was not at Bethlehem, but in the Garden of Eden. Christ’s birth takes on new meaning and sheds new light on the place where the star shone so brightly. DOWNLOAD

The Church at Its Best

(Revelation 2:1-5) This was the church at Ephesus, because it had an intense, enthusiastic devotion to the person of Jesus Christ. DOWNLOAD

Confidence, Certainty, and Cheer

(Philippians 1) In the Epistle to the Philippians Paul writes about Christian living at the highest level. If God’s children could learn to live for Christ, there would be confidence, certainty, and cheer in our lives. DOWNLOAD

The Country Preacher Who Came to Town

(Amos 7) Amos, the Old Testament prophet, may have been a “country bumpkin,” but he was God’s man. Fearlessly and powerfully, he gave God’s message that judgment awaits nations living in luxury and lolling in immorality. DOWNLOAD

The Cross Divides Men

(1 Corinthians 1:18) There are two classes of people who come to the cross of Christ. To one, it’s good for nothing – foolishness. But the other group comes before it and finds the power of God unto salvation. DOWNLOAD

The Cross is God’s Christmas Tree

(Romans 5:1-11) God offers us wonderful gifts as benefits of salvation. They’re of infinite beauty because they come out of the heavenlies, and they were purchased with the precious blood of Christ. DOWNLOAD  or Purchase the printed booklet

Daniel: Choosing to Stand Alone

Presents the biblical view of true separation by examining Daniel’s remarkable life. DOWNLOAD

The Dark Side of Love

(Zephaniah) Corrects our mistaken notion that God’s love is a sentimental feeling rather than a deep concern for His own. DOWNLOAD

Darkness and Light: The Day of the Lord

If you’ve ever been confused about prophecy, this is the booklet for you. Dr. McGee clearly spells out God’s scenario for the future as described in the Bible, event by event, from the Rapture to the New Jerusalem. DOWNLOAD

Death of a Little Child

Dr. McGee shares the comfort God gave to him during the heartrending experience of losing his firstborn daughter. Over the years it has been a help to countless grieving parents who need a word of comfort in a lonely and dark hour. DOWNLOAD  or Purchase the printed booklet

Elisabeth: The First Person to Worship Jesus

Looks at the birth of Jesus through the experience of two great women, Mary and Elisabeth, and their wonderful songs of Christmas. DOWNLOAD

Evolution and You (or Why God Hated Esau)

(Obadiah) The rejection of God’s revelation and the acceptance of the theory of evolution as a fact of science was the great delusion of the twentieth century. Pride is the attitude of those who declare their independence from God. DOWNLOAD

Faith + 0 = Salvation

(Galatians 4) God has a place to take away sins, but it’s not the Law. It’s Christ who paid the penalty for your sin. It’s your faith in Him that saves you; nothing else can. DOWNLOAD  or Purchase the printed booklet

From the Top of the Mount of Olives You Can See Forever

(Matthew 24 & 25) Exposition of the Olivet Discourse. Jesus answers His disciples’ questions concerning the last days: 1) “When shall these things be?” 2)”What shall be the sign of thy coming and 3) of the end of the age?” DOWNLOAD

Fruit of the Sycamore Tree

(Luke 19) Dr. McGee’s delightful message on Jesus’ encounter with the despised tax collector, Zacchaeus. A clear presentation of salvation. DOWNLOAD

Gifts of the Spirit

(1 Corinthians 12-14) What are the gifts of the Spirit? Are they from God? How do we get them? What is their purpose? Dr. McGee answers these questions and more. DOWNLOAD

The God of All Comfort

(2 Corinthians 1:3) Is comfort just a pat on the arm and sympathetic platitudes? God’s comfort is to help us, and goes with us through the difficulties of life. DOWNLOAD

God So Loved

(John 3:16) Puts the yardstick on the word “so,” showing God’s love to be infinite in height, wide as “whosoever,” deep as hell, and demonstrated by the length to which He has gone. Includes a clear presentation of the gospel. DOWNLOAD

Golden Bells and Pomegranates

(Exodus 28 & Leviticus 8) The high priest’s robe of the ephod had around the hem golden bells interspersed with pomegranates. Dr. McGee likens the bells to a believer’s verbal convictions and pomegranates to the fruit of a believer’s life. An encouraging and motivating message. DOWNLOAD

The Gospel in the Gates of Jerusalem

(Nehemiah 3) Dr. McGee takes us around the ten gates of the city of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s day and applies the significance of each gate to our own lives. DOWNLOAD

Grace in Three Time Zones

(Titus 2) The three time zones are the past when salvation appeared in the person of Christ; the present when the Holy Spirit teaches and empowers us to live for Christ; and the future when the blessed hope becomes a reality. All of this is by His grace. DOWNLOAD

Guidelines for the Understanding of the Scriptures

Dr. McGee’s introduction to his 5-year Bible study through the entire Word of God. DOWNLOAD

The Greatest Sin in All the World

(Hosea) This message has its background in Hosea’s heartbreak over his unfaithful wife, Gomer–who sold herself into harlotry–and her restoration. Dr. McGee draws paralells to God’s dealings with the nation Israel. DOWNLOAD

Have You Crossed Over Jordan?

(Joshua 22) Dr. McGee correlates Israel’s experience of passing over the Jordan River to enter the Promised Land with our experience of lives transformed through identification with the risen Christ. DOWNLOAD

He is Coming Again!

(John) Presents the second coming of Christ in contrast to His first coming–the Christmas yet to come. A very helpful clarification of the two comings of Christ. DOWNLOAD

Homesick for Heaven

(2 Corinthians 5:6-8) What will the New Jerusalem, our home in the heavens, be like? Dr. McGee examines the intriguing clues given to us in Scripture along with an explanation of what an ambassador for the Lord should do. DOWNLOAD

How Can God Exist in Three Persons?

While we may not be able to fully comprehend all the mysteries of the Trinity, we can at least stand on the fringe of this great truth and worship. DOWNLOAD

How God Prepared the World for the First Coming of Christ

(Matthew 2) The four major divisions of the human race entered into God’s planning and timing when He sent His Son into the world. DOWNLOAD

How It All Began

(Genesis 1:1) The intrusion of human hypotheses regarding our origins has produced a babel of voices drowning out the very clear voice of God in the Book of Genesis. DOWNLOAD

How Russia Will Be Destroyed (or When Russia Comes Down Against Israel)

(Ezekiel 38 & 39) This important sermon details the future invasion of Israel by Russia and her allies, how the stage is being set, and God’s surprising and decisive victory. DOWNLOAD

How to Have Fellowship With God

(1 John 1) How can sinners possibly have fellowship with a holy God? Man has tried three ways – two of which are wrong and one that leads to wonderful, sweet fellowship with God the Father. DOWNLOAD

How to Stand Against Satan

(Ephesians 6) Satan uses every dirty trick to attack the child of God. Have you put on the armor God provides in order to avoid being defeated in your Christian life? DOWNLOAD  or Purchase the printed booklet

How You Can Have the Assurance of Salvation

(1 John 5) A gift is available to every Christian. It’s desperately and devoutly desired but seldom attained. The Bible sets forth this gift as a certainty concerning one’s personal relationship with God. Can we know for certain that we are saved? Yes! DOWNLOAD  or Purchase the printed booklet

The Human Story

(Genesis 3) This chapter is necessary in explaining the tragic consequences of disobedience from Eden until now. Before the curtain falls on man’s little day, God lets us hear the strains of the finale in Revelation 5:9, 10. DOWNLOAD

Is Capital Punishment Christian?

The Ten Commandments dictate: “Thou shalt not kill.” But does that apply to capital punishment carried out by governments? Dr. McGee turns to both the Old and New Testaments to find the answer. DOWNLOAD

Is It Possible For a Saved Person Ever to be Lost?

(Hebrews 6:4-6) In an honest search for its meaning, Dr. McGee tackles this confusing and difficult passage of Scripture, which is oftentimes skipped over by Bible commentators. DOWNLOAD

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