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The Nephilim

Published: August 24, 2022
"When men began to increase on earth and daughters were born to them, the divine beings saw how beautiful the daughters of men were and they took wives from among those that pleased them. It was then, and later too, that the Nephilim appeared on earth - when the divine beings cohabited with the daughters of men, who bore them offspring. They were the heroes of old, the men of renown." (Genesis 6:2-4, from a Jewish translation of the Torah.)

David’s Story: Conclusion, 2 Samuel 20-24 and 1 Chronicles 20-29

Published: August 22, 2022
The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: "When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings the grass from the earth."

David’s Story: Part 9, 2 Samuel 13-19

Published: August 17, 2022
It didn't take long for Nathan's prophecy about my family to start coming true. Remember, the Lord had Nathan tell me that as a consequence of my sin with Bathsheba calamity would come out of my own household. (Warning: Content may not be appropriate for all ages!)

David’s Story, Part 8 , 2 Samuel 8-12

Published: August 15, 2022
Have mercy on me, O God,according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Psalm 51:1

David’s Story Part 7 – 2 Samuel 5-7

Published: August 10, 2022
I couldn't believe it! I had asked to build Him a house and instead He had promised to build up my house. From this time forth every King of Israel would be descended from me.

David’s Story Part 6 – 2 Samuel 1-4

Published: August 8, 2022
Even in the vacuum of leadership created by Saul's death, I thought it best to wait for the Lord's timing, and it turned out to be a good thing I did. I was going to need all the help I could get.

David’s Story Part 5 – 1 Samuel 27-30

Published: August 3, 2022
There is a way that seems right to man but the end thereof is death.
Prov 14:12

David’s Story, Part 4 – 1 Samuel 23-26

Published: August 1, 2022
That day the Lord showed me that opportunity does not equal mandate. Just because you can do something doesn't mean it's the Lord's will that you should.

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

Published: July 27, 2022
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: July 25, 2022
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: July 20, 2022
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.

He Who Has Ears, Let Him Hear

Published: July 18, 2022
Understanding what God requires.

The Prayers of a Righteous Person

Published: July 11, 2022
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16

Why all the Violence?

Published: July 4, 2022
Just as there were many who were appalled at him- his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness- Isa 52:14

The Lost Sheep, The Lost Coin, And The Lost Son

Published: June 29, 2022
And in Heaven the angels rejoice.

Jesus And Peter

Published: June 27, 2022

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”


Is Jesus God In Human Form?

Published: June 22, 2022

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Recently my belief that Jesus is God in human form was challenged again. This has happened to me several times in the past and while I’ve laid out the Biblical basis for my belief in several articles I’ve never specifically addressed the common objections others have put forth.


Galatians 5

Published: June 20, 2022

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Part 5.  The conclusion of Paul’s case against combining Law and Grace

We’ve arrived at the final chapter of Paul’s letter to the Galatians, where Paul has presented a strong case against combining Law and Grace. In effect, he has said the two are like oil and water;


Galatians Part 4

Published: June 15, 2022

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Part 4 of Paul’s case against combining the Law and Grace

By now you know that Paul’s letter to the Galatians was a vigorous rebuttal to the claims of the so-called Judaizers, Jewish Christians who taught that Gentiles desiring to become Christians had to put themselves under the Law and be circumcised to be saved.


Galatians Part 3

Published: June 13, 2022

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Part 3 of Paul’s case against combining the Law and Grace

Paul has been showing the Galatians that all believers in Jesus are children of God. We are also descendants of Abraham, and heirs according to the promise God gave to Abraham that all nations would be blessed through him.


Galatians Part 2

Published: June 8, 2022

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Part 2 of Paul’s case against combining the Law and Grace

In part 1 we established that the primary purpose of this letter was to contend against a group called the Judaizers, early Jewish Christians who taught that Gentile converts to Christianity also had to observe certain Old Testament rites,


Paul’s Letter To The Galatians

Published: June 6, 2022

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Today we begin a study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians which I’ve subtitled “The Case Against Combining Law And Grace.” Scholars are divided as to the date of this letter. Some place it in the late 40s and others in the early 50s.


Crown Him With Many Crowns

Published: May 30, 2022

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

This verse from the old hymn obviously refers to the Lord in His position as King of Kings. But did you know that you may also receive multiple crowns? There are five types of crowns mentioned in the New Testament that will be given to qualifying believers immediately after the Rapture.


Feeding the 5,000

Published: May 25, 2022
It's the only miracle before the Resurrection mentioned in all four Gospels. It must be important.

Commentary on Romans 9-11 Part 3

Published: May 18, 2022
As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable. (Romans 11:28-29)