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David’s Story, Part 3 – 1 Samuel 21-22

Published: February 15, 2021
I hope you're beginning to see the clear parallels between my life and yours. Like it was for me, a throne is God's purpose for you (1 Peter 2:9-12), a cross is his path for you (Matt. 10:37-39), and faith is his plan for you (2 Cor. 5:7).

David’s Story Part 2 – 1 Samuel 18-20

Published: February 10, 2021
My name translates into English as "beloved" and Jonathon's is "God has given." God loved me so much that he gave me Jonathon as a friend.

David’s Story Part 1

Published: February 8, 2021
Obed was the father of my father Jesse, so Boaz and Ruth were my great-grandparents. My name is David, a former shepherd boy from Bethlehem who became Israel's greatest King.

Lord, Teach Us To Pray

Published: February 3, 2021

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

A guest speaker came to our church with an interesting insight on the Lord’s Prayer. Taking line by line, he showed us how to turn it from something we know by heart and can recite without thinking into an impassioned personal discussion with the Lord that can last as long as we want.


Spiritual Gifts … Occupy Part 2

Published: February 1, 2021

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

(Note: If you haven’t already done so, I suggest reading “Occupy Until I Come” as an introduction to this study.)

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit,


Occupy Until I Come

Published: January 27, 2021

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

One of our Q&A posts received more comments than any other we’ve ever posted by a wide margin. It concerned a woman’s frustration because in a recent conversation her friends confirmed that they believe in an any-moment rapture but then went on to tell her their plans for the next 10-20 years,


Amazing Grace

Published: January 25, 2021

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

No portion of scripture provides a more succinct view of our need for a savior than Mark 9-10. When praying recently about how to best present this passage in a Bible study, the Lord clearly said, “Get the big picture.”


Are We Hedging Our Bets?

Published: January 13, 2021

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

It was the clearest message the Lord has given me in a long time.  I was in bed and half asleep when it came to me. Fearful of forgetting it, I got up and made a bunch of random notes and then went back to bed.


The Strangest Miracle

Published: January 11, 2021
The first three Gospels are so much alike that people accuse Matthew and Luke of borrowing heavily from Mark, who supposedly wrote His gospel first. John's gospel is different from all of them.

The Faith To Walk On Water

Published: January 6, 2021
Impossible goals can be brought into perspective through faith.

Happy New Year

Published: January 4, 2021
"You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion." --2 Cor 9:11

The Promise of Things To Come

Published: December 30, 2020
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. Hebr. 11:1-2

A Shepherd’s Story

Published: December 28, 2020
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: Immanuel

Published: December 24, 2020

 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23)

It defies logic that the eternal, Son of God stepped down off His Heavenly throne and became the Son of Man,


Names of Jesus: The Gate

Published: December 23, 2020

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley 

Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate;


Names of Jesus: The Good Shepherd

Published: December 22, 2020

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: The Light of the World

Published: December 21, 2020

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 18, 2020

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 17, 2020

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,


Names of Jesus Introduction

Published: December 16, 2020

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.


Joseph’s Christmas Story … Part 2 (Conclusion)

Published: December 15, 2020
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)

Joseph’s Christmas Story … Part 1

Published: December 14, 2020
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)

A Christmas Message

Published: December 11, 2020

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 Feast of Hanukkah … History And Prophecy

Published: December 10, 2020
He will be succeeded by a contemptible person who has not been given the honor of royalty. He will invade the kingdom when its people feel secure, and he will seize it through intrigue. (Daniel 11:21)

Mary’s Christmas Story… Part 2

Published: December 9, 2020
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