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Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by mcdirector, Sep 5, 2007.
Thank you, mcd. Dr. Kennedy was used powerfully by the Lord. He will be missed. His family needs our prayers.
What a shocker. Thanks for the info.
That is a shame, he was a good man.
I should have said something. I was so surprised to read it even knowing he'd been sick. I went through his EE training. I've read his books. I've learned so much from him. I'm deeply saddened.
I notice that he had been quite sick, and that he was age 76, quite a few years after the normal retirement age. He had just announced his retirement, but of course never got to enjoy it. Is there a lesson here, about being unwilling to let go and let God when the right time comes? Of course each person has to perceive what the right time is for him/her.
There was a D. C. Baptist pastor several years ago who did everything in his church, led them to give vast sums to missions, stayed on past retirement age, and began to experience serious health problems. But he stayed with it as long as he could. The church planned a grand retirement celebration ... and ended up doing a funeral a week before the retirement.
Let him who has ears to hear, hear. And I need to take note myself ... age 69, working half-time as a Foundation Executive, teaching one course at a seminary, preaching here and there, and about to take on an interim pastorate. Hmm. Let me go back and re-read this posting.
But let me not be remiss, either, in expressing wonder at what Kennedy accomplished in ministry.
Very sad to hear this, my prayers go to his family.
Very sad to hear this. My dad gave to his ministry for years.
There is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel.
Does the Bible endorse retirement?
Was he in Israel?
Actually, I am saddened by most any death, but Kennedy's historical revisionism and reconstructionist outlook was damanging to the nation. He should have stuck with preaching the gospel, something he did quite effectively before he took up the theocratic cause.
I have really enjoyed the teachings of Dr. Kennedy. You talk about a man with knowledge of American History this man was the best.
He will greatly be missed. My prayer is that there is a godly man ready to step in and continue to promote the gospel through the Coral Ridge Ministries.
I'm very sorry to hear it. I greatly appreciated his stand for sound doctrine and holiness, not to mention his tireless work on behalf of the unborn.
I, for one, was very grateful for his courage in standing up for our nation and the Biblical principles it was founded on.
The liberals will rejoice because he's dead, but the angels rejoice because he's home.
May God raise up a thousand more just like him.
I hope him and his family find peace never really heard of him much but I am young. I thought he may have been related to that guy from Crystal Cathedral since they seemed to dress the same way. rest in peace and pray for his family.
I always thought this was interesting... considering my last name...
Evangelism: Training Soul Winners
Dr. James Kennedy, the Founder, President, and CEO of EE, was a young adult working at a dance studio in Tampa, Florida when he was led to Christ through the radio ministry of Donald Grey Barnhouse. Kennedy was listening to the radio one morning when Dr. Barnhouse asked his audience the question: “Suppose you were to die today and stand before God and he asked you, ‘What right do you have to enter my heaven?’- what would you say?” This question affected Kennedy in a profound way. He began to search for the answer, and in a short time, with some help from other godly teachers, Kennedy came to Christ for forgiveness and salvation.
How many of us preachers has used that question before to get someone to think about their eternal destiny... I know i have, and I heard it first from Dr. Kennedy.
So sad to hear this. He was a great preacher. I usually listened to him each Sunday morning as I was getting ready for church.
On a side note, we hosted some middle school kids from Coral Ridge at our church (and at our home) this past summer. They were a great group of kids -- kids you would have over again in a heatbeat.
He will be greatly missed, especially in our denomination.
One could pour all your theology into a saucer, and there would still be room to feed the cat.
First time I heard this. Can you explain what this means ?
To the OP:
One of the tv programs my brother-in-law (who has a great disdain for preachers, me included) he turns to is Dr. Kennedy's.
Sorry to hear about his passing.
:laugh: Are you stereotyping?