Q. How can a Christian support the Jewish people as the Bible says; Genesis 12:3 , Romans 15:27 as well as other Bible references. I have had conversations with other Christians and there is many varying answers and opinions that are not clarifying the question. I know what Gods word says but I really don’t know how to apply my actions to His Word.
Q. Can we pray directly to the Holy Spirit? I know that He intercedes for us, as he will “groan” on our behalf for the Lord’s will in our life, but can we pray to Him? Also, when we pray to God the Father, we are to pray “In the name of Jesus”. Correct?
Commentary by Jack Kelley
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction (2 Thes. 2:3).
Q. Revelation 13:10 says, “If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he will be killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.” My question is, I know that thousands upon thousands of Tribulation Saints will be killed during this time. Does it mean that the Saints will indeed have to have “patience endurance and faithfulness,” and leave revenge to the Lord? Thank you once again for sharing your wisdom of the scripture.
Q. First thank you for your website and your wisdom, which is why I write. I have been mulling over some personal issues in my life and I’ve been praying for guidance and wisdom but I don’t seem to find the answers I’m looking for. Is there any advice you can give me as to how I can listen for God’s counsel in these matters? I’m trying to avoid my own meddling and instead allow HIS grace to guide me, but I worry I’m unsuccessful. I appreciate your advice on this matter and look forward to your response.
Q. I am so disappointed in my son and the decisions he has made in his life. He has served time in prison, he has been on drugs, he has lied to me, stolen money from me, doesn’t want to work, and is now married with a 2yr old daughter. He stays in trouble with the law, is constantly in and out of court, and owes numerous fines. I have prayed, talked to him, tried to set up opportunities for him, turned him over to God, but it never changes. I don’t know if it is possible for me to give up on my son but I am so tired. Please give me some advice.
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. (Matt 4:18-20)
Q I have a good prayer life, but I’m wondering if any one else might have the same problem I have. It seems a lot of my prayers are repeats: children saved, family saved, President saved, the Gospel preached, health of loved ones, etc., and other prayers I have. Do I really need to say these every night and every morning? Does God get tired of hearing the same requests over and over?
Q. In the Lord’s Prayer, there is a verse that says, “Lead us not into temptation”. Since James 1:13 says that God doesn’t tempt anyone, what is the correct interpretation of this verse?
Q. My question is regarding crosses we have to bear. I recently had a conversation with a friend regarding her struggle with anxiety. She has prayed for god to remove the cause of her anxiety and constantly seeks prayer for this. When she still struggles with the anxiety she feels that it is a cross she has to bear and believes that we all have a cross to bear. I don’t agree with her, I don’t believe that God gives us crosses to bear, he came to free us from fear and anxiety and to make our burdens light. She said God gave Paul a thorn in the flesh and didn’t take it away. Could you shed some light on this matter and is it scriptural?