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

Published: March 11, 2020

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.)

This is part of Jack’s, Bible Thru the Eyes of Its Writers series where he tells the stories in first-person—as if the authors were telling the story themselves.


Psalm 108

Published: March 10, 2020

My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul. Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love,


Psalm 107

Published: March 9, 2020

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say this— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.


I in Them and You in Me

Published: March 9, 2020
You can stop talking with God, but you cannot stop being His child.

Psalm 106

Published: March 6, 2020

Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise? Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.


Psalm 105

Published: March 5, 2020

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength;


Psalm 104

Published: March 4, 2020

Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.


The Prayers of a Righteous Person

Published: March 4, 2020
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16

Psalm 103

Published: March 3, 2020

Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits- who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,


Psalm 102

Published: March 2, 2020

Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly. For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers. My heart is blighted and withered like grass;


If You Are Faithful to Confess

Published: March 2, 2020
"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us." (1 John 1:8)

Psalm 101

Published: February 28, 2020

I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will sing praise.  I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me? I will walk in my house with blameless heart. I will set before my eyes no vile thing.


Psalm 100

Published: February 27, 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;


Psalm 99

Published: February 26, 2020

The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake. Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations. Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy. The King is mighty, he loves justice— you have established equity;


Good Morning, Lord. A Commentary On Psalm 19

Published: February 26, 2020

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Psalm 19 is one of the best daily prayers I’ve ever found. Commit it to memory and use it in your prayers each morning. Just like your daily bath or shower makes you physically clean, praying Psalm 19 makes you spiritually clean. 


Psalm 98

Published: February 25, 2020

Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel;


Psalm 97

Published: February 24, 2020

The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.


Was The Church Foreseen In Old Testament Prophecy?

Published: February 24, 2020

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

There is a view among some Christians that the Church was never foreseen by the prophets of Israel. Those who teach this view claim that since Paul called the Church a mystery that was not made known to men in other generations (Ephes.


Psalm 96

Published: February 21, 2020

Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;


Psalm 95

Published: February 20, 2020

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth,


Psalm 94

Published: February 19, 2020

How long will the wicked, O LORD, how long will the wicked be jubilant? They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting. They crush your people, O LORD; they oppress your inheritance. They slay the widow and the alien; they murder the fatherless. They say,


Did God Really Say?

Published: February 19, 2020
Some feel that the Bible is an anti-intellectual document and if that's true it's only fair, since so many intellectuals seem to be anti-Bible. Here's a case in point.

Psalm 93

Published: February 18, 2020

The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and is armed with strength. The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.The seas have lifted up, O LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice;


Psalm 92

Published: February 17, 2020

It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds,


The Branch

Published: February 17, 2020
There are four passages in the Old Testament that speak of a coming Messiah by referring to Him as "The Branch" but they all portray Him in a different way. Each one previews one of the Gospels.