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March 15, 2015
I hope his great ministry is being ably carried on by his associates.
January 22, 2015
Dr. James Kennedy...true champion in the fight for the lives of our precious unborn American citizens! A gentle yet strong defender of the Gospel! And a sincerely devout child of our God! I watched him on occassion when he was alive and cherished his wisdom and sermons. And now, watch Kennedy Classics weekly. This man has much to offer, even now though he has left us, thanks to his vision of bringing the church to one's home through the media. And also, thanks to his precious daughter, Jennifer, who has faithfully broadcast her daddy's sermons for years now. God bless this continuing ministry! I treasure its conservative Christian principles and bold presentation of the truth! I also look forward to one day meeting my brother, Dr. Kennedy, in heaven and to personally thank him for all he has given in the name of the Kingdom of our Jesus. God bless and protect and provide for his precious family and ministry.
January 15, 2015
The Late Dr.D.James Kennedy Forever to Known for Preaching all Bibical Truth for
in God's Word in Culture for Jesus Christ. to make a proclaming America for Jesus Christ our Triune God.
November 20, 2014
Dr Billy Graham , Dr.D.James Kennedy,
Rev. Tullan Tehividjan Known for Gospel
of Jesus Christ; Preached at Coral Ridge
Presbyterian Church Memoral Late Dr.D.James Kennedy Founding Pastor
November 06, 2014
2 Chronicles 7:14
If then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land.
Spend some time in reflection as to how you can turn away from any evil in your life. Seek what is good and practice virtue in your daily life. Be an example to others of the Christian way of life.

Late Dr.D. James Kennedy Sermon "Pray for America" of God's Word
October 10, 2014
The Late Dr.D.James Kennedy will be in 2015 be 8th Heavenly Birthday in Heaven;
to blessing for our Triune God of Everlasting life.
September 13, 2014

1 Timothy 6:13-21King James Version (KJV)

13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

King James Version (KJV)

Dr.D. James Kennedy Sermon Creationism:
Science Religon!
September 05, 2014
Happy 7th Heavenly Birthday to the Late
Dr.D.James Kennnedy for Jesus Christ.
July 22, 2014

Dr. D. James Kennedy: A man for the ages

By Robert Meyer

Last week in the mail, I received a letter from Brian Fisher, the executive vice-president of Coral Ridge Ministries. The letter stated that Dr. D. James Kennedy, one of the Christian stalwarts of our times, had retired from his pastorate at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Kennedy had a heart attack last December, and complications from that condition have diminished his mental and physical faculties to the point where he would not be able to resume his duties.

Now as I write this piece, I have just received word that Dr. Kennedy has passed away. It is with a heavy heart and a bit of shock that I continue this piece, but I began this venture with the intention of honoring Dr. Kennedy — and so I shall.

We knew for some time that Dr. Kennedy was in a seriously debilitated condition, so we had some time to absorb this shock, yet time alone is never enough.

Rather than give a biography of Dr. Kennedy, I would rather discuss his accomplishments, and how his ministry has impacted my own life.

I'm not sure when I first heard of Dr. Kennedy, but I do vividly remember that I first saw his T.V. program early in 1999. At that time he was urging those in his audience to be vigilant about the Y2K phenomenon, that they should regard it as more than just another periodic scare. Before his name became familiar to me, I referred to him as the Y2K guy when discussing his broadcast with my wife. Before long, it became the favorite religious program of the several we watched on a regular basis.

My wife and I had attended a reformed church, and the thing I liked right off the bat about Kennedy, was that his sermons were relevant in addressing the current cultural issues. He exemplified the reformed tradition, that Christ is Lord over all of life. Besides the elaborate and beautiful arrangements of traditional hymns, and his timely motivating sermons, the program always made an evangelical appeal to the lost, and presented a documentary about some vital cultural issue.

Dr. Kennedy often received letters from his viewing audience, containing personal testimonials and notes thanking him for his tireless efforts for the kingdom of God. I never wrote Dr. Kennedy personally, and now wish I had. But, I still want to share how he impacted my life.

After one sermon shortly after I began watching his show, Dr. Kennedy said to his viewing audience: "Some of you need to run for public office; some of you need to write letters to the editor." It was as if Kennedy was speaking to me personally. I certainly took him that way. I decided I would try both. I have to admit the political angle didn't turn out as expected, but the writing aspect did bloom into a passion. In fact Dr. Kennedy had a large hand in the fact that you are reading this piece about him today. In my late teens I had a burning desire to move ahead with the things of God, but over time I lost this youthful zeal. I spent most of my 20's and 30's sitting on my hands, but Kennedy helped renew my life with that conviction and zeal.

Kennedy's influences extended well beyond his own sermons and the auxiliary ministries that grew out of his initial calling. Kennedy introduced us to so many other influential Christians through the books and audio/visual materials he endorsed. His documentary segments inspired us to look into certain issues more closely.

What I liked best about Dr. Kennedy was his strong emphasis on the cultural mandate, and the need for the Christian worldview to be a bridge spanning our entire social milieu. While many today bemoan Christian involvement in the public square, Kennedy taught that social and political activism are the Christian's inherent duty.

Too many influential personalities today, are urging people to compartmentalize between their spiritual and social lives. All that has brought about a culture increasingly hostile to Christianity and apathetic toward the very things bringing great harm to society. Kennedy was a watchman on the wall, ever vigilant, sounding the clarion call, warning us against these dangerous trends.

It is reasonable for us to ponder the question of who will (or can) replace the small handful of committed visionaries, that by God's grace, are given to us sparingly in each generation. Over the past five years we have lost such Christian luminaries as Henry Morris, Carl Henry, Adrian Rogers, Jerry Falwell and Billy Bright. Add to that list an ailing Billy Graham, other aging evangelicals, and now Dr. Kennedy. It is easy for the evangelical community to ask who will lead us now, who will replace these fallen stalwarts?

Remember what Jesus said to the religious self-righteous of his day, when they complained about the people who praised and worshiped him. He said that God could raise up the very stones and cause them to worship. God will call new believers to meet the growing challenges of the day. As for Dr. Kennedy, he already had appointed faithful believers to carry on with his vision.

I will miss Dr. Kennedy dearly, yet I will continue to be inspired by his fine example and strong convictions.

© Robert Meyer

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A statement from Rev. Billy Graham was also read: “He was a bold proclaimer of the Gospel and a strengthening of moral and spiritual values in the American life.”

Rev. John Sorenson, Executive Vice-President of Evangelism Explosion International, declared: “He practiced what he preached, he loved sharing the Gospel of Christ with people.”

Rev. Mark Creech declared: “No one in our time has probably understood with greater depth, conveyed with greater passion, or equipped the church with greater skill, to fulfill its two-fold mission – the Cultural Mandate (that Christians are to bring God's truth to bear upon every area of human society) and The Great Commission – than Dr. Kennedy.”

Frank Wright, President of the National Religious Broadcasters, paid tribute to Dr Kennedy's preaching “The full counsel of God.”

Allan Chambers, President of Exodus International said: “Dr Kennedy's strong stand on social and moral issues elevated and compelled public debate. He was an unwavering defender of the Faith, a passionate advocate for truth, a visionary committed to advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a good friend.”

Wendy Wright, of Concerned Women for America, declared: “We honour his legacy of faithfulness to Christ and commitment to fulfilling the Great Commission.”

Rev. Ronald Siegenthaler, CRPC Executive Minister, pledged: “We will worship the Saviour he faithfully served for so many years, and we will exalt the Gospel of free grace through faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ – a message which he proclaimed from this pulpit and to the nations of the world.”

In the keynote message, Dr James Dobson, Founder and Chairman of Focus on the Family, declared: “We have a wonderful heritage in the Christian Faith, but we lost one of the best of these men of Faith last week. When a great oak tree falls, many of us lesser creatures lose a place of shelter and security in its branches. It causes me to wonder, who will be there to carry the banner when this general of leaders is gone? I pray that the Lord will anoint another generation of Jim Kennedys - courageous men and women who will never waver one inch in the defence of righteousness. May God help the younger generation carry on the work that D. James Kennedy did so ably for more than half a century.”

The body of Dr Kennedy was laid to rest Friday 14 September at a private internment ceremony.

Peter Hammond

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