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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

The Christmas Story … Part 1

Published: December 5, 2018
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. Isaiah 9:6

Who Are We, Anyway?

Published: December 3, 2018
As we begin another Christmas season, let's review exactly what the Lord's arrival on Earth has done for us. It'll help us remember the reason for the season and rekindle our joy in the midst of all the hustle and bustle.

God’s Blessing Game

Published: November 28, 2018
When the Pilgrims had experienced their first successful harvest in the New World, they decided to give thanks for the Lord's provision, even though half of them had died in the year since their arrival. Inviting the neighboring natives to join them, they held a three-day celebration patterned after their knowledge of the Feast of Tabernacles.

The God Without … A Thanksgiving Message

Published: November 26, 2018
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. (Psalm 100)

Want To vs. Have To: Discovering the Joy of Giving

Published: November 21, 2018
We don't give because He needs our money, but because we need His blessing.

From This Day On I Will Bless You

Published: November 19, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Seek His Kingdom

On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Haggai: “This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Ask the priests what the law says: If a person carries consecrated meat in the fold of his garment,


Are We Religious or Spiritual?

Published: November 14, 2018
Religion is sinful man's vain attempt to cover himself before a Holy God. What is God's way?

Sifting Peter

Published: November 12, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:31-32)


Where, O Death is Your Victory?

Published: November 7, 2018
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. -1 Cor 15:56,57

The Best Verses In The Bible

Published: October 31, 2018

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Here we have God in His most active mode, deliberately weaving every event of our lives together into a tapestry of beneficial effect.


Will He Find Faith On The Earth?

Published: October 29, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I’ve studied what the Bible says about healing for years and years, and two things remain clear to me.  One is that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).   Another is He said anyone with faith in Him would do the things He did (John 14:12). 


In Your Anger Do Not Sin

Published: October 24, 2018
Anger is natural, but the way we respond may be sin.

I Am The LORD; That Is My Name!

Published: October 22, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols. See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” (Isaiah 42:8-9)

Since gracethrufaith.com is a worldwide ministry,


You Must Be Born Again

Published: October 17, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again” (John 3:3)

This started out as my response to someone asking me to defend my view that children who die before reaching the age of accountability go to heaven.


Reconciling Matthew 24 and Daniel 12

Published: October 15, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

A while back I posted a study showing why the phrase “No one Knows The Day or Hour” was meant for the 2nd Coming, not the Rapture. Even though it’s clear that the Great Tribulation is 1260 days long,


The Sermon On The Mount, Conclusion

Published: October 10, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The final installment of our three part study covers Matthew 7, the conclusion of the Lord’s “Sermon on the Mount.”