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A Christmas Message

Published: December 16, 2019 (Originally published: December 24, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Let’s take just a moment to look beyond the controversy over when the Lord came and focus on why He came.  I think Isaiah gave us the best explanation the Bible offers. What follows is my adaptation of Isaiah 53.


Mary’s Christmas Story… Part 2

Published: December 13, 2019 (Originally published: December 21, 2003)
The angel said to me, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." Luke 1:30-33

Mary’s Christmas Story… Part 1

Published: December 12, 2019 (Originally published: December 12, 2015)
The angel said to me, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." Luke 1:30-33

God’s Blessing Game

Published: November 27, 2019 (Originally published: November 21, 2015)
When the Pilgrims had experienced their first successful harvest in the New World, they decided to give thanks for the Lord's provision, even though half of them had died in the year since their arrival. Inviting the neighboring natives to join them, they held a three-day celebration patterned after their knowledge of the Feast of Tabernacles.

Want To vs. Have To: Discovering the Joy of Giving

Published: November 25, 2019 (Originally published: October 8, 2014)
We don't give because He needs our money, but because we need His blessing.

Malachi Speaks Again. Part 4, Conclusion

Published: November 18, 2019 (Originally published: July 6, 2013)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In the Christian Bible, the concluding chapter in the Book of Malachi contains the final words of the Old Testament. It would be 400 years before God spoke to Israel again and then His purpose would be to announce the birth of the Messiah.


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.


Malachi Speaks Again. Part 2

Published: November 11, 2019 (Originally published: June 22, 2013)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We continue in our study of the Minor Prophets with chapter 2 of the Book of Malachi to see what the Lord had him say to the Israelites, and how it applies to us today.


Malachi Speaks Again. Part 1

Published: November 6, 2019 (Originally published: June 15, 2013)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

This is the latest in our series on the minor prophets called “The Prophets Speak Again”. As in the past, we’ll take a message from the Lord to ancient Israel and see if there’s a parallel application in our world today.


The Feast of Tabernacles

Published: October 16, 2019 (Originally published: July 2, 2003)
If anyone is thirsty let him come to me and drink. -John 7:37