Parable Of The Sower. Follow Up

Q.  From the Parable of the Sower, is being fruitful referring to the nine Spiritual fruits born in our character? Do ‘deeds’ or ‘good works’ then have to follow ‘fruits’? At the believers’ judgment for rewards, will our Lord judge us on works or fruits or are they both the same thing? Thanks for your help.

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What Does God’s Law Mean To Us?

Q.  I have been reading the book of Leviticus and my question is this. As a church saved by grace I find that we still refer back to the law, in this instance, the book of Leviticus for a very detailed and exacting guidance of righteous living before God. I know these guidelines were written for Israel but some of them were and are still relevant to our life today. Many churches will point a finger at specific scriptures that they believe support their doctrine (for example tattooing)   I would appreciate some clarity on this subject.

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The Movie “Son Of God”

Q.  I am seeing a lot of negative talk about the movie Son of God.  They are saying the people who made it are into new age doctrine and spirit channeling and that it is wrong to see this movie.  What is your opinion?  I don’t want to be misled by anyone.  Your thoughts are much appreciated.

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God’s Will Or Human Expectation?

Q.  What is the difference between submitting to the direction God/Jesus has for our lives and doing things because we are Christian?  Example.  All my life I have worked with the kids at church doing Christmas plays, puppets, etc.  I struggle with “Is this the direction God had for my life?” vs. “I do these things because that is what we are to do as Christian people.”  I go on mission trips because I feel it’s my responsibility to help others.  I haven’t ever had this great sense of being called to do something.  I do the things I do because that is what is expected.  Am I wrong?  Will these be burned as wood, hay and stumble at the bema seat?

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Our Heavenly Body

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you (John 14:2).

Recently I had someone object to my belief that Jesus was referring to our eternal home in the New Jerusalem when He said this. This person’s opinion is that Jesus was talking about our post resurrection body and he cited 2 Cor. 5:1-2 in support of it.

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The Financial Burden Is Too Heavy

Q. God bless you with your website and your talent as a teacher. I have learned a great deal. A few years ago, I had a strong desire to own my own restaurant. To make a long story short, it did not do well.  Our debts seem insurmountable, but my wife and I did not want to file bankruptcy, although it was very tempting.  Some days, the burden seems so, so heavy. We do tithe monthly, and would like to do more, but there is nothing left.  I have prayed for God to lighten our load many times. We have absolutely nothing left at the end of the month. What more can we do to find favor with our Lord, Jesus Christ?

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Coming Food Shortages?

Q.  I hear rumors of coming food shortages because of the bad weather all over the US.  They say to stock up on food, water, gas (if possible) and guns and ammo because there will be riots when the grocery stores run out. Do you think there is any truth to this? I know it will be like that after the Rapture but before? I know we are not suppose to store up treasure here on earth and not be frightened by whats to come. So do you think God sees us as weak, not trusting in him if we collect a few things just in case?

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More On Sanctification

Q.   I believe in justification being a one time thing.  But people in my small group say you have to be sanctified also and that takes time.  Could you please expand on what sanctification is and whether it’s something we do or God does.  I would like to know how long sanctification takes and how do we know when it’s been completed enough to now feel confident that we’re going to make it to glorification.

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What Does The Bible Say? Part 4, How Shall We Live?

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series What Does The Bible say?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Everything is permissible – but not everything is beneficial.  Everything is permissible – but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others (1 Cor. 10:23-24)

Having shown the Lord’s clear promise that once we became a believer all the sins of our life were forgiven, we now turn to the logical follow up question.  How should we respond to such an incredible gift? How shall we live?

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