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AJBT. Matthew 19:13-30. The Cost of Discipleship.

Sent March 15th 2017

AJBT. Matthew 19:13-30. The Cost of Discipleship. Matthew 19:13-30. The Cost of Discipleship. American Journal of Biblical Theology, www.biblicaltheology.com Copyright 2017, Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter Scripture quotes from KJV What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ? As we read the New Testament biblical narrative we encounter many who were described as disciples. We may sometimes think of the twelve Apostles who Jesus called as His disciples, and certainly they were. However, there were many others w...

Matthew 17:1-13. Jesus: Messiah and LORD.

Sent March 10th 2017

Matthew 17:1-13. Jesus: Messiah and LORD. Matthew 17:1-13. Jesus: Messiah and LORD. American Journal of Biblical Theology, www.biblicaltheology.com Copyright 2017, Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter Scripture quotes from KJV Have you ever had the experience that you thought you knew someone quite well, and then were surprised to learn of something in their past, a skill, or a talent that you found remarkable? As we come to know people we see best that part of them that they want us to see. We may also limit our pe...

AJBT. Matthew 16:1-28. Who Do You Say That I Am?

Sent March 3rd 2017

AJBT. Matthew 16:1-28. Who Do You Say That I Am? Matthew 16:1-28. Who Do You Say That I Am? American Journal of Biblical Theology, www.biblicaltheology.com Copyright 2017, Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter Scripture quotes from KJV Who is Jesus? If we were to ask that question of people on a street corner, we would certainly receive a variety of answers. If we are in the Bible belt of America, we would often find answers that are similar to the biblical message, though most would present a testimony that is base...

AJBT. Ruth 3:1-18. Blessed by Love's Integrity

Sent February 24th 2017

AJBT. Ruth 3:1-18. Blessed by Love's Integrity Ruth 3:1-18. Blessed by Love's Integrity American Journal of Biblical Theology Copyright 2017, Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter Scripture quotes from KJV As we go through life, we often face quite significant decisions that will dramatically affect the rest of our lives. These might include situations like job changes, major purchases or sales, and major relationship changes such as marriage and family planning including the care for children and older adults. When we...

. AJBT. Ruth 1:1-22Standing Strong on Love's Commitment

Sent February 17th 2017

. AJBT. Ruth 1:1-22Standing Strong on Love's Commitment Ruth 1:1-22. Standing Strong on Love's Commitment American Journal of Biblical Theology Copyright 2017, Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter Scripture quotes from KJV It is encouraging when we witness examples of selfless and sacrificial commitment that people demonstrate to other people, to a noble cause, or commonly to both. Often when we observe the fallen state of man, it is easy to forget that as evil as the vast majority of world culture has always been, two ...

AJBT. Judges 16:1-31. Dedicating our Gifts to the LORD

Sent February 8th 2017

AJBT. Judges 16:1-31. Dedicating our Gifts to the LORD Judges 16:1-31. Dedicating our Gifts to the LORD Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter The American Journal of Biblical Theology, www.biblicaltheology.com Have you ever given much thought as to what it is that defines you? Many adults will, if asked, respond to such a question with a description with the simple, I am a _____ where the blank identifies their position of employment or socially-defined engagement. I am an engineer, I am a teacher, I am a wife and mother,...

AJBT. Judges 9:1-15, 56-57. The Curse of Selfish Ambition

Sent February 3rd 2017

AJBT. Judges 9:1-15, 56-57. The Curse of Selfish Ambition Judges 9:1-15, 56-57. The Curse of Selfish Ambition Dr. John W (Jack) Carter The American Journal of Biblical Theology. Vol. 18(6) We have probably all heard the quote by Baron Acton, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." There are many types of power, both constructive and destructive. For the purposes of this study we will look at that form of power that is realized when an individual or small group of individuals...

AJBT. Judges 6:1-7:21. Fear to Faith

Sent January 27th 2017

AJBT. Judges 6:1-7:21. Fear to Faith Judges 6:1 - 7:21. Fear to Faith Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter Psalm 8:4-5. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Have you ever seriously considered with wonder and awe the true infinity of power and majesty of our eternal LORD who created all that exists in this physical universe simply for His own pleasure, and how amazing it is ...

AJBT. Judges 4:1-5:3. Accepting Godly Leadership

Sent January 20th 2017

AJBT. Judges 4:1-5:3. Accepting Godly Leadership Judges 4:1 - 5:3 Accepting Godly Leadership The American Journal of Biblical Theology. Vol. 18(3). January 22, 2017 Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter There is no question that the many days of our lives can be punctuated with events and experiences of a dramatic nature. We may experience the mountain-tops of great blessings and the valleys of great challenges as we are engaged in the journey of life. This is true both for those who have turned to the LORD in faith and t...

AJBT. Judges 2:7-23. Paddling Upstream in a Downstream World

Sent January 13th 2017

AJBT. Judges 2:7-23. Paddling Upstream in a Downstream World Judges 2:7-23. Paddling Upstream in a Downstream World Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter Have you ever felt like the whole world seems to become more evil every day? Those of us who are old enough to remember the mid 20th-century and its "Father Knows Best" culture have little difficulty describing the contrast between western culture of fifty years ago and that of today. Most would say that they have witnessed a world that is slipping deeper and d...

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