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The True Christian’s Love for the Unseen Christ Video Series


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Logos is pleased to offer the CrossTV/Word Pictures video series The True Christian’s Love for the Unseen Christ as our newest addition to the Logos video library. This 21-part series is accessible for study and reference. The video book series utilizes the same tagging techniques featured in our electronic book collections, so it fits seamlessly into your existing library.

The True Christian’s Love for the Unseen Christ is a 21-part video series on the meaning and necessity of loving Christ. The series takes up the spirit of Thomas Vincent’s classic 17th-century work and applies its edifying message to modern Christianity. It encourages the believer to ever increase their love for Christ, and shows the unbeliever the unlimited joy that flows from this love. It also provides a dire warning to those who profess Christ, but choose not to love Him wholly and entirely. As Thomas Vincent himself writes, “Without love to Christ, we are as much without spiritual life as a dead carcass is without natural life. Faith without love to Christ is a dead faith. And a Christian without love to Christ is a dead Christian. Dead in sin and trespasses. Such “Christians”—no matter what they profess—are still unbelievers. Unbelievers who are under the condemnation and wrath of God. In short, without love to Christ, we may have the name of a Christian, but we are entirely without the nature of a Christian. We may have the outward form of godliness, but we would be entirely lacking the power of godliness.”

Mark Kieler is your host for this eye-opening exposition of Biblical truth. Through this series, he vividly defines what it means to genuinely love Jesus Christ. With this definition, he challenges you to search your own heart and determine whether or not you personally have such a love. And if you find yourself lacking, Mark presents that which is needed to ignite that love and fan it into a roaring blaze.

While the series relies heavily on Thomas Vincent’s poignant and powerful work, it also invokes the writings of other spiritual leaders from days past. These include Jeremiah Burroughs, A. W. Pink, John Bunyan, George Mueller, John Flavel, R. A. Torrey, Charles Spurgeon, John Owen, James Alexander, and others.

1 Peter 1:8 states: “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory.” Let The True Christian’s Love for the Unseen Christ help you fulfill the promise of this verse in your own life.

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  • Title: The True Christian’s Love for the Unseen Christ Video Series
  • Presentor: Mark Kielar
  • Publisher: Logos Bible Software, CrossTV/Word Pictures
  • Running Time: 22 Hours

Episode 1

  • Thomas Vincent: Without Love to Christ (1 Corinthians 13:1-8)
  • If Jesus Has Our Love He Will Have Our Lives
  • It is the nature of all True Christians to love Christ (Romans 8:7-8)
  • What Is A “True” Christian? (Matthew 7:13-14)

Episode 2

  • It Is the Duty of All “True” Christians to Love the "Unseen" Christ (Deuteronomy 6:5)
  • It Is Our Duty to Love Jesus Christ Sincerely (Ephesians 6:24)
  • True Christians Ought To Love Christ Supremely (Matthew 10:37)
  • True Christians Ought To Love Christ with Ardent Love (Luke 24:13-32)
  • True Christians Ought To Love Christ Enduringly (Song of Solomon 8:6)

Episode 3, part 1

  • How Can We Know Whether We Personally Have This “True” Love For Jesus Christ? (John 20:24-25)
  • How Can We Know Whether We Have True love to Jesus Christ? (1 Corinthians 2:14)

Episode 3, part 2

  • You Can Know the Sincerity and Truth of Your Love for Jesus Christ by How Much You Prize and Frequent the Means of Grace Where He Is Found (John 3:3)

Episode 3, part 3

  • How Can We Know Whether We (Personally) Have A True And Sincere Love For Jesus Christ?
  • You Can Know the Sincerity and Truth of Your Love to Jesus Christ by Your Love of Christ’s Image (Psalm 119:97-104)
  • You Can Know the Sincerity and Truth of Your Love to Jesus Christ by Your Obedience to His Commandments (1 John 5:3)

Episode 4

  • We Need To Have a Deep, Passionate, Romantic Love for Jesus Christ As He Has For His Church (Song of Songs 1:1-4)
  • Jesus Christ Is All Together Lovely (Song of Solomon 5:16a)

Episode 5, part 1

  • God Is a Gracious God and Is Willing To Help Us Love His Son
  • Scripture Sets the Highest Mark of Being a Christian as Love (1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:3)
  • How Can I Attain A Sincere, Supreme, Ardent and Enduring Love for Christ? (Ephesians 2:12)
  • How Can Those Who Are Graceless, Christless, And Entirely Without Love For Jesus Christ, Attain Such A Love?

Episode 5, part 2

  • Why Do Not All People Love Jesus Christ?
  • Most urgent Is Those That Do Not Love Jesus Christ
  • How Can Those Who Are Graceless, Christless and Entirely Without Love For Jesus Christ, Attain Such A Love?
  • Human Nature is stubbornly Resistant and Self Righteous (John 3:36)
  • What If You Don’t See Your Sin?

Episode 6, part 1

  • Christians Must Love Christ More (Luke 10:38-42)
  • How Can I Attain Sincere, Supreme, Ardent And Enduring Love For Jesus Christ, If I Only Love Him Now In Low Degree And In Weak Amounts?

Episode 6, part 2

  • There Should Be A Genuine Experience of Jesus Christ in Our Lives (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
  • Put In the Time (Jeremiah 29:13)
  • Pray Frequently, Fervently, Specifically, and Continually
  • Use Good Commentators
  • Apply What We Read, Learn, and Meditate On (Psalm 119:97-104)

Episode 6, part 3

  • Christians Would Use the Privilege of Prayer If They Were More Confident To Pray
  • “True” A Biblical Definition

Episode 6, part 4

  • Prevailing Prayer Principle #1: “You Have Not, Because You Ask Not” (James 4:2b)
  • Prevailing Prayer Principle #2: Let Scripture Dictate What You Ask For In Prayer (Jeremiah 17:9)
  • Prevailing Prayer Principle #3: Be Sure That Your Prayers Are “To God”
  • How Can We Come Into the Presence of God?

Episode 6, part 5

  • Introduction to “Prayerless Prayers” (Malachi 3:10b)
  • Prevailing Prayer Principle #4: Be Sure Your Prayers Are Truly “In Jesus’ Name” (John 14:13-14)
  • Prevailing Prayer Principle #5: Strive And Labor in Your Prayers (Romans 15:30)

Episode 6, part 6

  • The Importance of Praying In the Spirit (Zechariah 4:6b)
  • Prevailing Prayer Principle #6: (Romans 3:11-14)
  • 7 Basic Instructions for Praying In the Spirit
  • What Are The Characteristics Of The Prayer That Is In The Holy Spirit?

Episode 6, part 7

  • Prevailing Prayer Principle #7: Pray For Such Things As God Has Promised, According To His Word (1 John 5:14-15)
  • A Christian’s Life Is Not Always Filled With Health, Wealth and Prosperity (Psalm 91 1-6)
  • George Mueller’s Method for Determining the Will of God
  • Prevailing Prayer Principle #8: Pray Prayers With The Purpose To Advance The Church And Bring Glory To God! (Psalm 73:25)

Episode 6, part 8

  • Six Hindrances to Prevailing Prayer

Episode 6, part 9

  • Our Grace Can Be Measured By Our Thoughts and Meditation on Christ
  • John Flavel “Method of Grace”
  • 8 Meditations on the Evils of Sin (Romans 1:18)

Episode 6, part 10

  • If You Want To Increase Your Love for Jesus Christ, Then Associate Yourself with Those People That Have The Most Love For Christ
  • If You Want To Increase Your Love for Jesus Christ, Then Be Faithful In Attending and Partaking In the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:23-25)
  • If You Want To Increase Your Love for Jesus Christ, Then Decrease the Number of Worldly Distractions That Are In Your Life (1 Corinthians 10:23)

Episode 7, part 1

  • An Exploration of John 14:21
  • In John 14:21 Jesus Promised To Reveal Himself to Us

Episode 7, part 2

  • How Does Jesus Christ “Show Himself” to Those Who Love Him? (1 John 3:2)
  • When Does Jesus Christ “Show Himself” To Those Who Love Him? (Psalm 10:5b)
  • Where Does Jesus Christ Manifest Himself to Those Who Love Him?

Episode 7, part 3

  • Those Who Have No Love to Christ (Ephesians 2:12)
  • Those Who Have Some Love to Christ, but Are without These Manifestations of Christ (Matthew 9:2)
  • The Application for Those Who Do Love Jesus Christ, And Who Are Even Now Experiencing Manifestations of Christ
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About CrossTV/Word Pictures

About CrossTV

CrossTV is “a revolution in Christian television . . . led by the ultimate revolutionary . . . the ultimate non-conformist of all time, Jesus Christ.” Their Word Pictures videos discuss a wide range of topics, including Apologetics, Hermeneutics, and Salvation. Guest speakers on CrossTV include: Josh McDowell, Steve Gallagher, Joni Eareckson Tada, Erwin Lutzer, John MacArthur, and more! For more information about CrossTV, visit their website at

Be sure to check out the other great products from CrossTV, the Apologetics: Defending the Faith Video Series, The Good Steward Video Series, the 2 Sides of the Same Coin Video Series, and A Workman Approved by God Video Series.

About Word Pictures

From CrossTV/Word Pictures:

People are tired of a mock, pseudo, superficial Christianity. They’re realizing that despite all the hype and emotion up front, in the final analysis, much of modern Christianity is nothing more than a “form of Godliness, without the power.” (2 Timothy 3:5) Yet, there is a new, God-sent thirst and hunger amongst a relatively small (but rapidly growing) remnant of people, to experience, know, love, obey, suffer for, and serve the one, true, living God with all their hearts, souls, minds, and strength.

And those same people want a true, straight talking, plain speaking, “don’t tell me what you think I want to hear; tell me what I need to hear,” biblically accurate interpretation and exposition of God’s Word. They want to know what God wants us to know, the way he wants us to know it.

And people have grown weary of being hit up for money, or given “fluff” in place of doctrine, or having their intelligence insulted or placated in the name of Christianity. The result has been a genuine longing for the preaching and teaching that the Spurgeons and Wesleys and Edwardses of yesteryear were renowned for.

“Word Pictures” is one ministry’s God-fearing attempt to be faithful to that call.

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Below are two demo videos from The True Christian’s Love for the Unseen Christ series. The first is a 2:45 minute video, featuring a clip from Episode 6. Here, Mark Kieler discusses 2 Timothy 3:1-5, and identifies the Christian in spiritual decay who has no genuine love for Christ.

In the second, 1:12 minute clip from Episode 4, Mark describes the loveliness of Christ, and why He is worthy of such passionate love.

The demos are presented as Streaming Windows Media files. Both are for demo purposes only. The actual quality of the Logos editions is superior.

Personal Video Book FAQ

Q: Can I skip forward and backward in the video presentations?
A: Yes, you can navigate by clicking in the table of contents (which keeps current with where you are in the video), by entering a time in the active index window, or by pulling the slider bar. Play, pause, and stop buttons are also available. See screenshot at right.

Q: Can I project these videos on a screen or TV for my Sunday school class?
A: No. Personal Video Books are digitized at a size (approximately 312 x 240 pixels) and resolution that looks great on your monitor (see the demo) but is not suitable for public viewing. They are intended for personal use, as an aid to your biblical studies. To increase the size of the video to full screen, double-click it during playback. Be aware that the videos were designed for playback at approximately 312 x 240 pixels, so the resolution quality will be diminished in full screen mode.

If you’re running Libronix DLS v3.0 or greater, here are instructions on enabling full screen playback for CrossTV videos you may already own:


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