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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

Mary’s Christmas Story… Part 1

Published: December 8, 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

The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

Published: December 7, 2020
For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders... --Isaiah 9:6

What Really Happened at Christmas?

Published: December 4, 2020

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,


Messianic Prophecy In The Old Testament

Published: December 2, 2020

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In the time after their sin and expulsion from the Garden Adam and Eve must have felt incredible despair. They had experienced life both before and after the curse, the only ones to do so, and had first-hand knowledge of the difference.


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

Published: November 18, 2020
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 18, 2020

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,


The God Without … A Thanksgiving Message

Published: November 16, 2020
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)

God’s Blessing Game

Published: November 11, 2020
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 Origin and Destiny of the Gentile Church

Published: November 9, 2020
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in... for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable. (Romans 11:25,29)

The Woman Caught in Adultery

Published: November 4, 2020
It's Your kindness that leads us to repentance O Lord (Romans 2:4)

The Best Verses In The Bible

Published: November 2, 2020

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.


Body, Soul, And Spirit

Published: October 28, 2020
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight.

You’ll be Safe Here … A Commentary on Hebrews 6

Published: October 26, 2020
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. (Hebrews 6:19)

5 Things You Should Know About How God Sees You

Published: October 21, 2020

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I’m convinced most Christians don’t have a very good understanding of how God sees us. I’m not surprised about this because it’s really hard for us to comprehend. God sees us so differently from the way we see ourselves and the way others see us,


Becoming Who We Are

Published: October 19, 2020

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,


OK, I’m Saved. Now What?

Published: October 14, 2020

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: The old has gone, the new has come! (2 Cor. 5:17). Only let us live up to what we have already attained (Phil 3:16).


A Kingdom Or A Family Of Kings?

Published: October 12, 2020

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?”

“Yes, he does,” he replied.

When Peter came into the house,


A New Race of Human … Commentary on Ephesians, Pt. 5

Published: October 7, 2020
Be made new in the attitude of your mind.
Ephe 4:12

Why Ezekiel 38 Will Precede Daniel 9

Published: October 5, 2020

Commentary by Jack Kelley

“Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.

“Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One,


A New Race of Human … Commentary on Ephesians, Pt. 4

Published: September 30, 2020
Be made new in the attitude of your mind.
Ephe 4:12

The Day Of Atonement (Yom Kippur)

Published: September 28, 2020
Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. -Lev. 25:9

The Fall Feasts Of Israel

Published: September 23, 2020

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The fall is arguably the most important time of the year in Judaism. Three of Israel’s holiest days are celebrated then, and all in the space of 3 weeks. They are  Yom Teruah, also called the Feast of Trumpets, followed 10 days later by Yom Kippur,