Names of Jesus: The Redeemer

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Names of Jesus

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Jesus had to be God to forgive our sins, but He had to be human to redeem us.

“…our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. (Titus 2:13b-14)

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Names of Jesus Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Names of Jesus

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

There are many names and titles of Jesus throughout both the Old and New Testament. This study will not be an exhaustive list, but instead a sampling of some of my favorites. My goal is to give us an opportunity daily to stop and behold the wonder of our Savior as we prepare to celebrate His birth. That we will know Him more each day, (John 17:3) and that we’ll grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior. (2 Peter 3:18) Even though He wasn’t born in December and I’ve written before about giving back Christmas, it’s still true that the majority are still preparing to celebrate it now. Let’s use the opportunity to give the Lord the awe and worship He is due all year long.

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The Passover: History And Prophecy

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The Feasts of Israel have both a historical and a prophetic fulfillment. In this study we’ll review the account of Passover, the world’s oldest continuously celebrated Holy Day, from these two perspectives.

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Tis The Season … 2013

Commentary by Jack Kelley

(This article was originally published in November of 2005 when the controversy over the Christmas season was first heating up.  It’s even more relevant today. I’ve expanded and updated it for this holiday season.)

For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.” (Jeremiah 10:3-4)

A friend once observed that when you see the Christmas decorations begin to go up on Main Street, you know that Thanksgiving must be near. That’s because in the US, Thanksgiving weekend officially kicks off the Christmas season. Special school programs, parties, shopping, all the things Christmas has become these days begin in earnest on the day after Thanksgiving.

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What Really Happened at Christmas?

A Bible Study by Jack  Kelley

In the past I’ve explained why I believe Jesus probably was born sometime in September. If that’s the case then what really happened in December?  Is Christmas just the result of overlaying Christian beliefs on a formerly pagan holiday as some believe, or is there more to it?

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Pentecost 2011

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In 2011 Passover was celebrated beginning at sunset on April 18. On the Hebrew calendar sunset marked the beginning of the 14th day of Nisan. No matter what day of the week it happens to be, Passover always comes on the 14th of Nisan. It’s like Christmas in that regard, which always comes on the 25th of December no matter what day of the week. “What’s that got to do with Pentecost?” you ask.

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Who’s Laughing Now?

Commentary by Jack Kelley

It used to be that the world laughed at Christians for our beliefs. Now I think it’s time to return the favor. I say that because it’s utterly laughable what non-believers are running after in their increasingly futile effort to deny the existence of God. And these farces seem to peak during the Christmas and Easter Holidays.

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Daniel’s Story

“Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding… for you are highly esteemed.”
-Daniel 9:23

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