Christian Life

Spiritual Gifts … Occupy Part 2

Published: February 1, 2021 (Originally published: March 14, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

(Note: If you haven’t already done so, I suggest reading “Occupy Until I Come” as an introduction to this study.)

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit,


Occupy Until I Come

Published: January 27, 2021 (Originally published: February 21, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

One of our Q&A posts received more comments than any other we’ve ever posted by a wide margin. It concerned a woman’s frustration because in a recent conversation her friends confirmed that they believe in an any-moment rapture but then went on to tell her their plans for the next 10-20 years,


Are We Hedging Our Bets?

Published: January 13, 2021 (Originally published: July 25, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

It was the clearest message the Lord has given me in a long time.  I was in bed and half asleep when it came to me. Fearful of forgetting it, I got up and made a bunch of random notes and then went back to bed.


Happy New Year

Published: January 4, 2021 (Originally published: January 1, 2016)
"You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion." --2 Cor 9:11

5 Things You Should Know About How God Sees You

Published: October 21, 2020 (Originally published: August 1, 2015)

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 (Originally published: April 13, 2013)

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 (Originally published: April 29, 2015)

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).


Seven Churches of Rev. 2 and 3: Personal

Published: May 6, 2020 (Originally published: July 2, 2003)
Our final look at the seven letters of Revelation 2-3 takes on a personal note. Once again, we'll look at the letters symbolically to reveal the admonitions the Lord gave to each of us. Remember, the challenges and promises that ended the letters were to individuals, and this can only mean that the criticism found there is to be taken personally, not just corporately.

Union And Fellowship Expanded

Published: March 23, 2020 (Originally published: October 14, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I’m frequently asked why I believe we should continue confessing our sins after being born again, since all our sins are already forgiven. People who ask point out that 1 John 1:9 is the only place this is mentioned and if it was so important wouldn’t Jesus have taught it?


Malachi Speaks Again. Part 3

Published: November 13, 2019 (Originally published: June 29, 2013)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We continue our study of the Book of Malachi with chapter 3. As we’ll see the Lord isn’t finished with His criticism of Israel’s behavior, and as was the case with the previous chapters some of His complaints about them could just as easily be made about us.