The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 7

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Epistle To The Hebrews

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 4

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Epistle To The Hebrews

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We’ve come to the place in our study of Hebrews that’s familiar even to those who haven’t read any other part of the letter. Did the writer intend to warn us that our salvation is conditional and therefore subject to loss? And even more frightening, did he say that once lost it could never be regained? Many people think that’s exactly what’s being said here. Never mind that the rest of the New Testament contains dozens of assurances that our salvation is secure forever, the Letter to the Hebrews (especially chapters 6 and 10) is said by those who argue against eternal security to contain the “fine print” in our contract with God, imposing conditions upon His grace that aren’t mentioned elsewhere. Let’s see if they’re correct.

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The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Epistle To The Hebrews

In our last installment we learned that because the Israelites refused to enter the Promised Land by faith, God declared that they would never enter His rest. We begin this one by learning the spiritual meaning behind the weekly Sabbath.

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The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Epistle To The Hebrews

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Hebrews Chapter 2:4-18

In our last study we saw the anonymous author give proof that Jesus is as superior to the angels as His name (the Son of God) is to theirs (sons of God). The Son of God is the exact representation of His being, His prophet for the Last Days, the sole provider of our purification, and when He had finished His work, He sat down at the right hand of majesty. Now we’ll see that in the process He descended lower than the angels for a little while to become a man in order to save mankind. Let’s begin.

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The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Epistle To The Hebrews

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

A fair number of the questions posed to me have to do with whether our salvation is conditional or not, and what part our behavior plays in obtaining and maintaining it, or causing the loss of it. Answers to these and other questions about our relationship with the Lord are found in the Letter to the Hebrews and so I’ve quoted from there on a regular basis. But although I’ve taught Hebrews a number of times from both pulpit and platform, I’ve never before published a comprehensive study of the letter.

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A Different Gospel?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! (Galatians 1:8)

Within the past few days I received what is essentially the same question from four different people, each unknown to the other as far as I can tell. I had received variations on this question a couple of times in the past, but to read four eMails that were so similar in nature almost one after the other aroused my interest. I decided that maybe the Lord was trying to give me the theme for my feature study this week. Continue reading…

The Gospel According To Paul … Part 10

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Romans

We began this series from the perspective that our time is short and we should make sure we’re ordering what’s left of it around the Lord’s priorities for us. It won’t be long before the life we’ve worked so hard to build for ourselves here will be left behind. All that will remain is the treasure we’ve stored up in Heaven.

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The Gospel According To Paul … Part 9

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Romans

Romans 9 spoke of God’s sovereign election of Israel as His chosen. In chapter 10 we saw how in the obsessive pursuit of a righteousness of their own, they rejected the righteousness that comes from God. But the rejection was clearly temporary, its duration dependent upon their response.

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