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David’s Story, Part 8 , 2 Samuel 8-12

Published: January 17, 2014 (Originally published: May 21, 2005)
Have mercy on me, O God,according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Psalm 51:1

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David’s Story: Part 9, 2 Samuel 13-19

Published: January 17, 2014 (Originally published: May 28, 2005)
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!)

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

Published: January 17, 2014 (Originally published: June 4, 2005)
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."

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David’s Story Part 2 – 1 Samuel 18-20

Published: July 23, 2018 (Originally published: March 12, 2005)
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.

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

Published: July 25, 2018 (Originally published: March 19, 2005)
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).

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Why Do We Need Four Gospels?

Published: October 16, 2017 (Originally published: January 22, 2014)
Why couldn't Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John have gotten together and agreed on just one gospel?

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Revelation 13 – 14

Published: January 17, 2014 (Originally published: July 15, 2012)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The Great Tribulation is about to begin on Earth. The Temple will soon be made desolate. When that happens, the Jewish remnant will heed the Lord’s call from Matt. 24:15-16 and flee to a place of supernatural protection as we saw in Rev.


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A Question We’ve All Asked

Published: October 19, 2015 (Originally published: October 19, 2015)
The following question was emailed to our "Ask a Bible Teacher" column this week. Since it's such an important question, I'm responding in our feature article format so as to provide greater detail. This will also allow more people to see it, because it's a question we've all asked.

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Four Lessons From Jonah

Published: June 18, 2014 (Originally published: June 18, 2014)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

For being only four chapters long, the Book of Jonah packs quite a punch.  Jonah was called by God to take a message to Nineveh (modern Mosul in Iraq) but ran away instead. He thought he could escape on a boat bound for Tarshish,


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Isaac And Ishmael, Then And Now

Published: October 30, 2017 (Originally published: January 21, 2012)
Abraham was 75 years old when God called him, about 80 when God promised him a son, 86 when Ishmael was born (Gen. 16:16) and 100 at the time of Isaac's birth. (Gen. 21:5) This made Ishmael 14 years older than Isaac, and about 16 or 17 when Isaac was weaned.