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Rightly Dividing The Word

Published: July 8, 2006 (Originally published: July 8, 2006)
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Hi Jack, enjoy your website. What is rightly dividing the word of truth? I’ve b been told it’s just keeping Paul’s letters separate from the rest of the bible and I can see that as far as our being saved by grace thru faith. After that there’s a lot of good things to put our faith to work on in the other books but how do you divide them? Thanks


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According To The Lord’s Own Word

Published: July 7, 2017 (Originally published: July 14, 2012)
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I wonder about this wording in 1st Thes. 4:15. “For this I say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the the coming of the Lord … ” Is Paul referring here to teaching in the scriptures or to personal teaching which he received from the Lord?


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Doormats For Jesus?

Published: July 3, 2006 (Originally published: July 3, 2006)
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In response to ‘Love your Enemies’, I often find it difficult to obtain a balanced view of this scripture. Personally, I hate any sort of confrontation so it would be easy for me to ‘turn the other cheek’, but in your comments you say we are not to be doormats. How are the two viewpoints reconciled? For instance how would you behave to a bully – stand up to them or back down? Thanks. God Bless.


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Armor Bearers

Published: July 17, 2012 (Originally published: July 16, 2012)
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I am an Armor Bearer for my pastor. He told me some things he did while serving as an Armor Bearer to his pastor, like going to wash his car on the weekends, getting up in the middle of the night to go serve him out of town while at other ministries, driving him all around town for different speaking engagements, dropping all of his plans to accommodate him if he has a last minute speaking engagement. Since he is a pastor now, I’m supposed to do all of these things for him. Don’t get me wrong, I try to serve as unto the Lord, but I don’t know if these things are necessarily considered “serving”.


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Why Do I Feel Guilty?

Published: July 8, 2012 (Originally published: July 7, 2012)
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Why am I having so much guilt over not supporting our son? From what I have read and from what people have told us, my husband and I should not support our son’s lifestyle, but it’s breaking my heart. He is 18-1/2, graduated high school this year, quit his job, and just hangs out with his friends. There is nothing physically preventing him from working or going to school (his grandparents have offered to help fund schooling, and he is smart enough that he could have gotten scholarships if he had applied himself). Are we doing the right thing?


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The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 8

Published: September 4, 2013 (Originally published: January 5, 2008)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The overarching principle of the Epistle to the Hebrews is that our position before God is based on our belief that the once-for-all-time sacrifice of our Great High Priest was sufficient for our salvation. Some have said that this letter can be seen as a commentary on Habakkuk 2:4 “The just shall live by faith.”


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The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 9 Conclusion

Published: April 21, 2014 (Originally published: January 12, 2008)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Even the short summary of the impact people of great faith have had on mankind makes Hebrews 11 one of the most encouraging chapters in the entire Bible. Would that each of us could manifest that kind of faith in our lives.


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The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 7

Published: September 4, 2013 (Originally published: December 15, 2007)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Along with Hebrews 6, the chapter we’re about to study is a favorite of the conditional security folks, even though within the chapter itself the writer clearly asserts that by His one sacrifice, the Lord has made us perfect forever.


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The Epistle To The Hebrews Part 6

Published: September 4, 2013 (Originally published: December 8, 2007)
Levitical priests were sinners themselves and had to keep offering sacrifices day after day and year after year, and then they died and another one took their place to do the same thing all over again. We need a high priest who isn't a sinner, who only needs to offer one sacrifice, who lives forever and can save us forever.

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The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 5

Published: September 4, 2013 (Originally published: December 1, 2007)
Having made reference to Jesus as a priest in the order of Melchizedek, (Hebr. 5:10 & 6:26) the author now explains how this connection came to be and why His priesthood is superior to the Levitical priesthood of the Old Covenant. Think of chapter 7 as a commentary on Genesis 14.