Salvation

Esther’s Story … Part 3 (Chapters 4-8)

Published: March 18, 2020 (Originally published: November 28, 2004)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As Esther might have told it today…

The foiled assassination plot against the King can be likened to your salvation experience. Remember, due to Mordecai’s timely warning the two officers who plotted the King’s death were discovered and sentenced to die. Most translations of my story say they were hanged,


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

Published: March 16, 2020 (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.


I in Them and You in Me

Published: March 9, 2020 (Originally published: June 30, 2003)
You can stop talking with God, but you cannot stop being His child.

If You Are Faithful to Confess

Published: March 2, 2020 (Originally published: January 15, 2014)
"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us." (1 John 1:8)

Two Roads, Two Gates, One Goal

Published: February 12, 2020 (Originally published: July 18, 2009)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matt.


Why Do You Do What is Unlawful on the Sabbath?

Published: January 22, 2020 (Originally published: October 23, 2013)

The Pharisees and teachers of the Law often asked the above question of the Lord. Why did He persist in doing things guaranteed to arouse the ire of His detractors? It seems like almost every time He healed someone, it was on the Sabbath.


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.


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.

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

The Covenant Relationship

Published: August 12, 2019 (Originally published: February 10, 2016)
And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt. (1 Samuel 18:3-4)