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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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The Persistent Widow

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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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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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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A Letter From James

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

A fair amount of controversy has arisen of late over this letter, some even questioning whether it belongs in the Bible. Others say if it does, it was certainly not meant for the Church. In this series we’ll address these questions while undertaking a verse-by-verse study of the letter.

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Am I Messing With Grace?

Q. I know I am saved by God’s grace thru faith in what Christ accomplished on the cross. But how do we separate law and grace? Spiritually speaking we want to do what we know we should do, but how do we avoid thinking that it’s part of our salvation? In other words, how do I go on living “right” without messing with grace?

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Witnessing And Evangelizing

Q. When we have company over  I always want to “share the gospel”. How does one go about sharing it without sounding like a sales person, without sounding pushy, or gushy or lovey dovey, and without making them feel guilty? I try and get a “I thank God and believe in Jesus” every chance I get but I feel compelled to want and say more. Is it the flesh “wanting” to do more or is it the Holy Spirit prompting me to say and do more? Typically, when I try to do more, I end up stickin’ the old foot in the mouth.

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End Of Birth Pangs, Beginning Of Labor

Q. In the natural order of things, “birth pangs” have a foregone conclusion — progression to true labor, resulting in the birth of a child. Given that the “pangs” appear to be increasing in frequency and intensity worldwide, what event or events, according to Scripture, will signify that the “pangs” are over, and labor has begun in earnest?

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Workers Of Iniquity

Q. What is a worker of iniquity according to the Lord and how do we avoid being numbered among them? I am a Christian who has put his faith and trust on the Lord for eternal life but Matthew 7 still scares me a bit

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The Messiah Clock

Q. Today I read the article about the 200-Year-Old “Messiah Clock”. Do you have any laymen’s explanation about this old Jewish clock.  What does the sentence “the year 6000 will occur in 2239 of the Gregorian calendar, indicating that the Messiah must arrive before then”, mean in today’s terms? Am I correct in assuming, that “last redemption’”  has nothing to do with the rapture, which can be expected anytime?  The article says, that we might be “surprised”. Surprised, in what sense? That we as pre-trib believers are correct, that Jesus CAN come any moment?

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Pastors Who Don’t Teach Prophecy

Q. I have followed your website and ministry for nearly 8 years now and have been encouraged and blessed by your teaching. I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on the resistance of many pastors toward teaching Bible prophecy. Specifically, your advice on how to approach speaking with those in Church authority about the importance of Bible prophecy teaching. How can we talk about this without offending or causing division?  Also, what are your thoughts on the importance of choosing a church that teaches Bible prophecy?

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One Person’s Imagination

Q. I read an article that claims America is the Bibilical “Mystery Babylon” which will be destroyed by a Russian nuclear bomb exploded by 1/1/2016 at 20 mile over the middle of America causing a great electromagnetic field that will turn us into darkness. Also, President Obama is the king of the South and Putin is the king of the North.  Putin will invade America with his allies. Do you think that there is any Scripture to support these alarming predictions?

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Comparing Zeph. 2 And Psalm 83

Q. Only since 1948 has Israel been in control of the coast lands & Ashkelon that were once ancient Philistine. Zeph 2.6-7 is finally being fully fulfilled in modern times.
Both you & Dr Fruchtenbaum have stated that Zeph 2:9 points to a time that is yet future when Israel will possess Moab & Ammon.
Zeph 2:11 talks about a future time when the Lord will famish all the world’s gods and all the nations of the world bow down to the Lord. This verse parallels quite nicely with the Ps 83:16-18 verses which will be fulfilled in the future .
These verses have been partially  fulfilled in the past, therefore they must be fully fulfilled in the future.
Do you feel that Zeph 2:11 is talking about the final fulfillment of the judgments that Asaph prayed for in Psalm 83?

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Love And Forgiveness

Q. I know we must forgive those who hurt or offend us. I have heard preachers say that if you don’t love them from your heart you have not forgiven that person.  Is not forgiveness what we do because we have been forgiven and we are told to forgive others.  Can someone forgive as an act of their will and yet not like the person they’ve forgiven?  Paul said, “As far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.” Could not being around that person on a regular basis be the best way to be at peace with them?

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