Israel

Esther’s Story … Part 2 (Chapters 2-3)

Published: March 20, 2019 (Originally published: November 21, 2004)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As Esther might have told it today…

As I mentioned last time Mordecai is my cousin, although he’s so much older than I am that he actually remembers life in Jerusalem before the Babylonians destroyed it. When my parents died he took me in and raised me as his own.


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

Published: March 18, 2019 (Originally published: November 14, 2004)

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.)

As Esther might have told it today…

Although my Hebrew name is Hadassah, which comes from our name for the myrtle tree,


Haggai Speaks Again Part 2

Published: March 13, 2019 (Originally published: November 12, 2005)
In part one of our study of the Book of Haggai, we learned that before the Israelites could live an abundant life upon returning from Babylon, they had to first complete the Lord's Temple. As New Testament believers we're told that we're the Temple of God. Does the same principle hold true for us concerning our abundant life? Let's find out.

Haggai Speaks Again

Published: March 11, 2019 (Originally published: November 5, 2005)
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "These people say, 'The time has not yet come for the LORD's house to be built.' " Then the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai: "Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?"

Sons of Oil

Published: February 27, 2019 (Originally published: August 28, 2010)
Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD Almighty.
Zech 4:6

A Tale Of Two Brides

Published: February 25, 2019 (Originally published: July 24, 2010)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Whenever I get several questions on the same subject within a few days, I assume someone is trying to give me a topic for the feature article. This is especially true if it’s unrelated to anything I’ve recently written about, as was the case this week.


The 70 Weeks Of Daniel

Published: February 8, 2019 (Originally published: April 8, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Many believe that Daniel 9:24-27 is the most important passage of prophecy in all of Scripture. Almost every mistake I’ve run across in studying the various interpretations of End Times Prophecy can be traced back to a misunderstanding of this passage.


The Parable of the Shrewd Manager … Part 1

Published: January 28, 2019 (Originally published: March 9, 2016)
What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight. (Luke 15:15)

Seek Ye First His Kingdom

Published: January 23, 2019 (Originally published: October 24, 2004)
The Lord wanted His people to trust in Him for their security, not in their material possessions. Had man permanently adopted these laws as his own, there would be very little poverty in the world today, and almost no war or oppression...

The True Identity of Jesus of Nazareth

Published: January 21, 2019 (Originally published: January 29, 2005)
Of all the so-called holy books, only the Bible authenticates itself. It does so through a method we call predictive prophecy and it works like this.