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Esther’s Story … Part 2 (Chapters 2-3)

Published: March 9, 2017

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As Esther might have told it today…

As I mentioned last time Mordecai is my cousin, although he’s so much older than I am that he actually remembers life in Jerusalem before the Babylonians destroyed it. When my parents died he took me in and raised me as his own.


Esther’s Story … Part 1 (Intro and Chapter 1)

Published: March 8, 2017

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

(NOTE: Ray C. Stedman’s book “The Queen and I” was a major source of inspiration for this series of articles on the Book of Esther.)

As Esther might have told it today…

Although my Hebrew name is Hadassah, which comes from our name for the myrtle tree,


Job’s Story: Conclusion, Job 37-42

Published: March 4, 2017
The Lord said to Job, "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?" -Job 40:8

Job’s Story: Part 4 Job 20-36

Published: March 1, 2017
The Lord said to Job, "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?" -Job 40:8

Job’s Story: Part 3, Job 15-19

Published: February 27, 2017
The Lord said to Job, "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?" -Job 40:8

Job’s Story: Part 2, Job 3-14

Published: February 25, 2017
The Lord said to Job, "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?" -Job 40:8

Job’s Story: Part 1

Published: February 22, 2017
The Lord said to Job, "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?" -Job 40:8

My Grace is Sufficient For You

Published: February 18, 2017

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,


O You Of Little Faith

Published: February 17, 2017

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Increase Our Faith

Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.

“Where did this man get these things?”


The 70 Weeks Of Daniel

Published: February 15, 2017

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.


Seek Ye First His Kingdom

Published: February 11, 2017
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...

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 12, Conclusion

Published: February 8, 2017
By now you see that Paul has answered the three major theological questions for all mankind in his Letter to the Romans. In addition he's clearly defined the relationship between Israel and the Church in God's overall plan.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 11

Published: February 6, 2017
Having seen that along with the blessings of salvation have come the gifts that give us the ability to respond accordingly, we continue now with Paul's advice on living a life pleasing to God in gratitude for all that He's given us.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 10

Published: February 4, 2017
We began this series from the perspective that our time is short and we should make sure we're ordering what's left of it around the Lord's priorities for us. It won't be long before the life we've worked so hard to build for ourselves here will be left behind. All that will remain is the treasure we've stored up in Heaven.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 9

Published: February 1, 2017
Romans 9 spoke of God's sovereign election of Israel as His chosen. In chapter 10 we saw how in the obsessive pursuit of a righteousness of their own, they rejected the righteousness that comes from God. But the rejection was clearly temporary, its duration dependent upon their response.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 8

Published: January 30, 2017
Our last study began with God's election of Israel as His chosen people. In Chapter 10 we'll see how they came to be rejected.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 7

Published: January 28, 2017
We turn now from a study of doctrine to one of prophecy. A prophecy involving both Jews and Gentiles that unlocks a secret hidden from the foundation of the world. From among both, God would create a new race of man, neither Jew nor Gentile, called the Church.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 6

Published: January 25, 2017
In our last installment we completed Law School, and saw the impossible position we've been placed in. Now we're ready for a close look at the unbelievable blessing we call Grace.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 5

Published: January 23, 2017
Romans 7:1 to 8:21
Having had a righteousness from God imputed to us by faith apart from the Law, we now have the choice to live a life of holiness. No longer enslaved to our sin nature, we can rise above any self-destructive behavior that has caused us, and those around us, sorrow in the past.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 4

Published: January 21, 2017
Romans 5 and 6
Paul spent the better part of three chapters showing us man's desperate need for a savior. Any righteousness we can earn on our own is clearly inadequate to meet God's standards. We need to acquire a righteousness equal to His in order to dwell in His presence.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 3

Published: January 18, 2017
Romans 3:21-4:25
But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 2

Published: January 16, 2017
Romans 2:1- 3:20

Paul continues his view of the world’s spiritual condition. Remember, he’s not writing about believers here. His intent in this introductory survey is to show that everyone needs the Gospel, whether Jew or Gentile. But I’m going to treat some of this as if it applies to us as well,


Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 1

Published: January 14, 2017
Romans 1
The Rapture is getting closer by the day. The Church's days on Earth are clearly numbered and whether we're taken up this year or not it's certainly not too soon to prepare. With that in mind we'll begin a study of Paul's Letter to the Romans, the Gospel according to Paul.

The Promise of Things To Come

Published: January 11, 2017
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

The True Identity of Jesus of Nazareth

Published: January 8, 2017
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.