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Why Prayers for Healing Fail Part 2

Why Prayers For Healing Fail, Part 2

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I’ve received some blow back from my studies on “What Does the Bible Say About Healing” and “Why Prayers For Healing Fail, Part 1”. People have jumped to the conclusion that I’m part of the Word of Faith movement (I’m not) or a charismatic faith healer (not that either, not even charismatic). For the record I’m an Evangelical who takes the Bible very seriously and who believes it means what it says.

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Why Prayers for Healing Fail

Why Prayers For Healing Fail, Part 1

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

People come up with all kinds of reasons why prayers for healing aren’t answered, most of them placing the responsibility on God. He’s not doing that anymore, it wasn’t His will, or His timing. He gave you your disease to help you become a better Christian. He did answer your prayer and the answer was no, and the list goes on.

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Are All Our Sins Forgiven?

Are All Our Sins Forgiven?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I’ve received a number of questions about a recent series of online articles disputing the idea that Jesus died for all our sins, past, present, and future on the cross. The articles make the claim that the Bible teaches no such thing. So let’s find out. Does the Bible teach that all the sins of our life were forgiven at the cross or doesn’t it?

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What Does The Bible Say About Healing?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Because of my middle daughter’s recent bout with cancer (victorious) I have had occasion to study the subject of healing again. In doing so, I’ve come to the conclusion that most people have formed their opinions about healing through hearsay and false teaching rather than from what the Bible actually says about it.  So what does the Bible say about healing?  Let’s find out.

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Responding To Grace

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In part one of this study we discussed five things the Bible says about the way God sees us now that we are born again. We’ll review these briefly and then see what the Bible says about how we should respond. Continue reading…

5 Things You Should Know About How God Sees You

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I’m convinced most Christians don’t have a very good understanding of how God sees us. I’m not surprised about this because it’s really hard for us to comprehend. God sees us so differently from the way we see ourselves and the way others see us, that there’s really no comparison. It’s like He and we are looking at two different people. And in a way that’s true because we can only see ourselves from our past experience, but He has chosen to see us now as we will be in the future when we’re with Him forever. So let’s set aside how we see ourselves for a moment and take a look at five things the Bible says about how God sees us.

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Are We Hedging Our Bets?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

It was the clearest message the Lord has given me in a long time.  I was in bed and half asleep when it came to me. Fearful of forgetting it, I got up and made a bunch of random notes and then went back to bed. When they still made sense the next morning I decided it must have really been Him. Here’s the message I received.

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A Letter From James, Part 5. Conclusion

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In this study we’ll conclude our survey of the the letter from James, half brother of Jesus. The original Apostles named him overseer of the Church in Jerusalem, a position he held until his death in 62AD. James probably wrote his letter around 50 AD or even a little before. The stoning of Stephen in 36 AD had led to the persecution and scattering of the young Church, which was still primarily made up of Jewish converts. This study will focus on chapter 5, the final chapter of his instructions to the scattered Church.

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A Letter From James, Part 4

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

This study will cover chapter four of the letter from James.  You’ll see he still has plenty of good advice for living a victorious Christian life in our times, and he gives it to us in no uncertain terms.  Not for the faint of heart.

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A Letter From James, Part 3

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In part 3 we continue reviewing the instructions James gave to the early church on how to properly live the Christian life. Remember, this letter might have been the first written teaching the Church ever received, predating the Gospels and Paul’s letters, with the possible exception of his letter to the Galatians. This time we’ll cover chapter 3. Let’s begin.

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A Letter From James, Part 2

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We continue our study of the letter from James. In part 1 we determined that the letter was written by James, the half brother of Jesus, around 50 AD when most of the Church was still of Jewish origin. They had been scattered throughout Israel and surrounding countries in the persecution that began after the stoning of Stephen in 36 AD, and James was sending what was probably the first letter ever written to the growing Christian community. This week we’ll look at chapter 2.

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Money And Status In Heaven

Q. When Christians are raptured and go through the Bema Seat judgement, we’re rewarded for what we did while we are on Earth for God. Is it possible to grow, to gain more treasure and earn a more prestigious position (governing 5 cities instead of just one) when we are in the New Jerusalem? Or will our actions on earth all we will be rewarded for? Also, do you think the treasure we store up in Heaven might have something to do with a monetary system we’ll we’ll use to buy and sell there?

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Does Everyone He Calls Come To Him?

Q. You said in one of your posts that God won’t call those who won’t come, but I know there’s a verse in the bible that says the Holy Spirit will quit coming to you eventually if you don’t respond. So how is that not also calling people who won’t come? Please help me understand this.
 

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Wrath Of The Anti-Christ?

Q. It seems that people who don’t believe in the rapture see the tribulation time period as the wrath of the anti-Christ only – a persecution of Christians being allowed by God. Is it accurate to say that the tribulation time period is the wrath of God being unleashed after the rapture, and that the anti-Christ is using the time to make himself God while he can?

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How Can He Do This?

Q. If Jesus is God, who was He praying to in the Garden? And if He’s God, how can He be seated at the right hand of the Father?

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Where’s Their Kingdom?

Q. I find it interesting that everything I read in your responses has the church living in a different location than God’s chosen people for eternity. I’m confused about the kingdom of God. It seems to be offered to the disciples who became part of the church. It says they would be rulers in the kingdom of God. Are the Jews not part of that kingdom?

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Will We Inherit The Earth?

Q. Can you tell me what it means when it says “we shall inherit the earth” like in the beatitudes – I know that we will rule with Jesus during the Millennium but could you help me understand this better?

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Why Create People Who Will Die?

Q. I understand that God sees all past present and future. He knows those who will choose to live for him and those who will reject him, even before He creates them. Why would He create someone knowing that they will die and go to hell?

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