Hywel R. Jones

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(PART SIX OF A SIX-PART SERIES) We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the […]

Hywel R. Jones
Sunday, November 1st 2020

(PART FIVE OF A SIX-PART SERIES) We are delighted that Dr. Jones has agreed to expand this current study of 1 John from four parts to six, helping us to dig even deeper into this Epistle for the remainder of 2020. In his First Epistle, the apostle John drew an identikit portrait of the […]

Hywel R. Jones
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

(PART FOUR OF A FOUR-PART SERIES) You have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. (1 John 2:20–21) The apostle John’s declaration here, which he […]

Hywel R. Jones
Wednesday, July 1st 2020

(PART THREE OF A FOUR-PART SERIES) I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:13) Although John only disclosed the main purpose of his first letter toward its conclusion, it informed all that he wrote. […]

Hywel R. Jones
Friday, May 1st 2020

(PART TWO OF A FOUR-PART SERIES) That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to […]

Hywel R. Jones
Sunday, March 1st 2020

There are three letters by John in the New Testament. Their titles, which indicate common authorship and order of composition, are only traceable to early church tradition and are not part of the sacred text. Even so, a strong argument has been mounted for their apostolic authorship because of their similar words and truths.1 So […]

Hywel R. Jones
Wednesday, January 1st 2020

Although John 17 has been known as the “High Priestly Prayer” of the Lord Jesus Christ for many years, some reservations have of late been expressed about the suitability of that designation. It has been pointed out that Jesus was praying on earth and not in heaven, that he made no mention of “sacrifice” but […]

Hywel R. Jones
Monday, July 1st 2019

In recent decades, the ministry of preaching has thankfully been regaining its proper place in churches. After a long period of marginalization (and, in some cases, forfeiture) by the combined forces of liberal theology and secular communication theory, there is a resurgence in the primacy and power of the preached word during the divine service.1 […]

Hywel R. Jones
Tuesday, May 1st 2018

A jingle that I had drummed into me as a schoolboy ran, “Good, better, best; never let it rest; until your good is better and your better best.” For quite a while this helped me deal with a tendency to settle for mediocrity instead of pursuing excellence, a useful lesson for someone who preferred a […]

Hywel R. Jones
Wednesday, December 31st 2014

Prayer is a feature of all world religions and also those of a more homespun variety. This is because human beings are made in the image of God and have some awareness of being indebted and accountable to some higher being or power. Pagan petitions for aid and thanksgiving for help are recorded in the […]

Hywel R. Jones
Friday, June 28th 2013

The Book of Job is arguably one of the most misunderstood and abused books of Scripture. Dr. Hywel R. Jones's commentary is a helpful, insightful, and delightful resource. The book of Job "is not about the problem of human suffering in the world at large, but about the suffering of the godly in a fallen […]

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Hywel R. Jones
Thursday, November 6th 2008

Institutions are in trouble these days and professionals are suspect. The political, legal, financial, educational, and even charitable realms of the western world are crumbling. A lack of moral integrity is at the core of this disintegration. This is sad to admit, but it is true–and not only the “have-nots” and the cynics acknowledge it. […]

Hywel R. Jones
Wednesday, May 30th 2007

"Suffering is the badge of all our tribe" are the words of Shylock, the Jew, in Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice. Although he spoke insincerely, what he said was not devoid of truth. But now that Jesus, the Messiah, has come all who believe in him are the people of God in a world […]

Hywel R. Jones
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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