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The Widow And The Oil

Published: February 13, 2019

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In Matt. 6:31-33 Jesus said if we seek His kingdom and His righteousness, God will supply all our needs. Here’s a beautiful story from the Old Testament to show this wasn’t a new idea when Jesus spoke it, but was documented in their history.


The 70 Weeks Of Daniel

Published: February 8, 2019

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Many believe that Daniel 9:24-27 is the most important passage of prophecy in all of Scripture. Almost every mistake I’ve run across in studying the various interpretations of End Times Prophecy can be traced back to a misunderstanding of this passage.


My Grace is Sufficient For You

Published: February 6, 2019

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

For years the Lord has been done a terrible disservice over the issue of Paul’s complaint about the thorn in his flesh, and it’s time to set the record straight. If you’ve been taught that “My Grace is sufficient for you” was the Lord’s excuse for not healing Paul,


Forgiveness

Published: February 4, 2019

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Some one once said that if we ever realized just how much the Lord has forgiven us, we wouldn’t hesitate a moment in forgiving others. I wonder. I think the Lord pretty much nailed us in His parable of the unmerciful servant.


The Parable Of The Shrewd Manager… Part 2, Money

Published: January 30, 2019
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8

The Parable of the Shrewd Manager … Part 1

Published: January 28, 2019
What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight. (Luke 15:15)

Seek Ye First His Kingdom

Published: January 23, 2019
The Lord wanted His people to trust in Him for their security, not in their material possessions. Had man permanently adopted these laws as his own, there would be very little poverty in the world today, and almost no war or oppression...

The True Identity of Jesus of Nazareth

Published: January 21, 2019
Of all the so-called holy books, only the Bible authenticates itself. It does so through a method we call predictive prophecy and it works like this.

The Source of Our Self Esteem

Published: January 16, 2019

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  (James 1:17)


The Bible and Self Development

Published: January 14, 2019

No one looks at a tree growing out of a crack in the rock high above the desert and calls it the devil’s work, but many extol it as a miracle of God’s creation.


Becoming Who We Are

Published: January 9, 2019

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

If you like, you can think of this as a follow up to our study titled OK, I’m Saved. Now What?  Having shown that once we became a believer all the sins of our life were forgiven at the cross,


Happy New Year

Published: January 7, 2019
"You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion." --2 Cor 9:11

A Shepherd’s Story

Published: January 2, 2019
In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.

Names of Jesus: The Good Shepherd

Published: December 24, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away.


Names of Jesus: Light of the World Part 2

Published: December 21, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We read last time that Jesus is the Light of the World:

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


Names of Jesus: The Light of the World

Published: December 20, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Literally this means that those who join Jesus as one of His followers will not be ignorant of spiritual matters but will have the power of understanding especially of the spiritual truth that brings eternal life.


Names of Jesus: The Vine

Published: December 19, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)


Names of Jesus: The Redeemer

Published: December 18, 2018

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,


Joseph’s Christmas Story … Part 1

Published: December 17, 2018
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."(Matt. 1:20-21)

What Really Happened at Christmas?

Published: December 14, 2018

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,


Mary’s Christmas Story… Part 2

Published: December 13, 2018
The angel said to me, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." Luke 1:30-33

Mary’s Christmas Story… Part 1

Published: December 12, 2018
The angel said to me, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." Luke 1:30-33

A Christmas Message

Published: December 11, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Let’s take just a moment to look beyond the controversy over when the Lord came and focus on why He came.  I think Isaiah gave us the best explanation the Bible offers. What follows is my adaptation of Isaiah 53.


The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

Published: December 10, 2018
For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders... --Isaiah 9:6

The Christmas Story … Part 2 (Conclusion)

Published: December 7, 2018
On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. Luke 2:21