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Challenge 11: Matthew 5:41-47 Essay Report.

What does Matthew 5:41-47 mean to a believer?

VS 41 – As Christians we should be willing to go the second mile and put in the extra effort. Back in “Bible days,” a roman could beckon a Jewish man to carry his luggage for a mile. However, Christ taught that the Jewish man should carry the luggage for an extra mile! What a great testimony to the Romans that the Jews allowed themselves to serve others with their time and abilities.

VS 42 – We should be willing to help others who are in need – not just by sharing our possessions with them, but also by giving them our time when they need help. We should also be willing to give and help others without expecting to get something back from them in return.

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What’s the Big Deal About the KJV? {episode 4}: dumbed-down version.

Somewhere between episode 3 of “What’s The Big Deal About The KJV?” and this episode 4, I got caught up inthe busy-ness of my jam-packed life and didn’t realize the latest episode had come out! My apologies for not being more on the ball with this.

If you missed episode 1 of “What’s the Big Deal About the KJV?,” click HERE to watch it. If you missed episode 2, click HERE to watch it. If you missed episode 3, click HERE.

And, as always, I’ve got some more interesting resources for you to give a look-see at:

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Challenge 5: Matthew 5:1-12 Essay Report.

What does Matthew 5:1-12 mean to a believer?

This portion of Scripture has to be one of my absolute favorites among my many favorite passages.

Jesus was always teaching people – regardless of whether He opened His mouth to speak or simply lived His life in and out of every day. The truths taught in this passage of Scripture could have been learned simply by watching the life of the Savior without Him every teaching the Beatitudes from the mountain-top.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” We as mere human beings are nothing in and of ourselves, but in Christ we have everything we could ever want or need. We may not have much as far as riches go here on earth, but one day we will take up residence in Heaven.

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A question that I have thought of more and more, especially now that I have a new puppy in my life.
I think the way the blogger shares his thoughts is a good start to answering questions that many people (no doubt) have about the eternal destiny (or lack thereof) of their pets.

 

What are your thoughts on this?

I was listening to a Q & A session hosted by John MacArthur where he was essentially asked if since the Bible speaks of figures that have characteristics of animals in heaven, will people’s dogs be in heaven with them.  MacArthur first answered somewhat in jest when he said something on the order of people taking great pleasure in many things this life has to offer, like rock collections, but their pet rocks won’t be there.  To which the questioner quickly quipped, “But rocks don’t fetch!”

MacArthur went on to explain that God has given us plenty of things in this life to enjoy that were made for this life only.  He talked about the great love his wife has for various birds that gather around the feeders she strategically placed around their yard, and how they won’t be in heaven either.  He essentially ended his answer by saying that…

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What’s the Big Deal About the KJV? {episode 3}: it’s ridiculous!

If you missed episode 1 of “What’s the Big Deal About the KJV?,” click HERE to watch it. If you missed episode 2, click HERE to watch it.

Here’s a few more resources for you to check out:

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What’s the Big Deal About the KJV? {episode 2}: mass confusion.

If you missed episode 1 of “What’s the Big Deal About the KJV?,” click HERE to watch it.

I wanted to provide you with a few other resources to read at your convenience. I really do think this issue is big and I want to be faithful in defending why I believe what I believe. I just don’t have the time, the skills, or the knowledge to write it all out for you myself. That is why I’m taking advantage of all the other great people out there that have taken their time and devoted it to this subject matter.

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What’s the Big Deal About the KJV? {episode 1}: it’s just coffee.

Those of you who have followed me for any amount of time know by now that I am a KJV-Only IFB. I have written a few posts on the KJV in the past (see below for a list), and I’ve engaged in many debates in defense of the KJV as well (in person, email, comments on this blog, and on facebook). I also hosted Dr. Sam Gipp’s book titled “The Answer Book” on a weekly basis for a few months (although we did not get through the entire book).

Recently, Dr. Sam Gipp has produced a few short videos in defense of the KJV. I think they’re VERY well done videos in which he is very gracious in how he explains his beliefs to other people. I was so impressed with the videos, I’ve decided to host them here on the blog. *and the crowd cheers* (don’t even try to deny it.)  :]

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The God of Bitterness.

I was up until 2:00 in the morning last night trying to get this video finished and uploaded to post today.  it. took. hours. BUT, alas, here it is!

I’ve been listing to alot of preaching lately, and this is the sermon I listened to last night while I cleaned the house. it was dead on. I’ve been going through a few struggles lately, but I know that God is good and He has a purpose and a plan behind everything that happens in my life.

As Bro. McBride stated – sometimes we have to let go of and get rid of something things in our life so that we can continue to grow as Christians. and sometimes we need to add some things to our life so that we can continue to grow. I’ve been doing a little bit of both. And sometimes growing pains hurt – but they’re necessary.

I hope this is as much of a blessing to you as it was to me.

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This Old Book.

 “The words of the LORD are pure words:
as silver tried in a furnace of earth,
purified seven times.

Thou shalt keep them, O LORD,
thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”

~ Psalms 12:6-7

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That Book in your hand.

The following is an excerpt from a book I just finished reading a few days ago. About a week ago I posted a different excerpt from it as a note on facebook (you can read that here), and as of this morning, the discussion under said note is still going on.

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So the question is this:  is the King James Bible “inspired” or “preserved?”  The answer is simple:  both!  It is not inspired in the same fashion as the Originals were.  In the case of the Originals, they started with a blank sheet of paper and when a man was done writing, the result was the inspired originals (Ps. 12:6).  We all know the King James translators did not sit in a room with a blank sheet of paper and write as did Isaiah.  No, they had both Greek and Hebrew manuscripts, numerous early English translations, as well as foreign language translations.  For that reason we say the King James Bible is the preserved Word of God (Ps. 12:7).

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