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Spiritual Gifts … Occupy Part 2

Published: March 15, 2015 (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: March 15, 2015 (Originally published: February 21, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Some of you are aware that we post a “Question Of The Day” on Facebook each day. Recently one of these questions received more comments than any other we’ve ever posted by a wide margin.


The Sermon On The Mount, Conclusion

Published: July 27, 2014 (Originally published: July 26, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The final installment of our three part study covers Matthew 7, the conclusion of the Lord’s “Sermon on the Mount.”


The Sermon On the Mount, Continued

Published: July 27, 2014 (Originally published: July 19, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In our study of Matt. 5:21-48 (Be Perfect, Therefore, As Your Heavenly Father Is Perfect) I showed why I believe that Jesus, while not specifically addressing the Pharisees, certainly had them in mind when He explained what it would take to earn admittance into the Kingdom in one’s own strength.


Savage Wolves

Published: June 22, 2014 (Originally published: June 21, 2014)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.  Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them” (Acts 20:29-30).


What Does The Bible Say? Part 4, How Shall We Live?

Published: February 8, 2014 (Originally published: February 1, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Everything is permissible – but not everything is beneficial.  Everything is permissible – but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others (1 Cor. 10:23-24)

Having shown the Lord’s clear promise that once we became a believer all the sins of our life were forgiven,


The Last Christmas?

Published: December 11, 2013 (Originally published: December 11, 2013)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

Whether you’re following commentaries by prophecy scholars on the nearness of the rapture or predictions by financial experts on the nearness of the world’s economic downfall, the message is the same. This could very well be the last time we celebrate Christmas as we’ve come to know it.


Malachi Speaks Again. Part 3

Published: August 24, 2013 (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.


Israel, The Church, And The Hebrew Roots Movement

Published: April 21, 2013 (Originally published: April 20, 2013)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I have always been a strong advocate of the idea that there is much to be learned about our Christian faith by studying the Old Testament, and especially the  commandments and traditions surrounding the Feasts of Israel.  Having served for a time as the leader of a Messianic congregation where we observed these feasts in their prescribed manner,


Psalm 148

Published: July 13, 2018 (Originally published: January 15, 2013)

Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens, praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the LORD,


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