Topical Studies

Receive The Holy Spirit

Published: May 15, 2024 (Originally published: March 27, 2010)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I’ve gotten a raft of comments on my comparison of John 20:22 with Acts 2:1-4 in my answer to a recent question. Some were more diplomatic than others in suggesting my understanding of these verses leaves something to be desired.


Get Behind Me Satan, Part 2

Published: May 15, 2024 (Originally published: July 16, 2016)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” (Matt. 16:23)


Get Behind Me Satan, Part 1

Published: May 13, 2024 (Originally published: July 9, 2016)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.  He spoke plainly about this,


The Feast of First Fruits

Published: May 8, 2024 (Originally published: April 18, 2004)
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
1 Cor 15:20

Seven Churches of Rev. 2 and 3: Personal

Published: May 6, 2024 (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.

Seven Churches of Rev. 2 and 3: Congregations

Published: May 1, 2024 (Originally published: July 2, 2003)
In recent articles, we've focused on the prophetic nature of the seven letters of Revelation 2-3. Now let's shift to another level of application. I've offered the opinion that all the letters are applicable to all congregations throughout the church age and to each member of those congregations. The challenges and promises that end the letters are to individuals, so the criticism found in the letters is meant to be taken personally, not just corporately.

Solving the Three Day Three Night Mystery

Published: April 15, 2024 (Originally published: March 19, 2016)

Note: Jack originally published this article in 2003. It remains one of the most popular on this site, and for good reason. It’s a great example of what we love about his studies: taking God at His Word and not relying on human logic or tradition. This study has been an eye opener for so many,


The Passover: History And Prophecy

Published: April 10, 2024 (Originally published: April 12, 2014)
The feasts of Israel have both historical and prophetic fulfillments. Today being Passover we'll take a look at the world's oldest continuously celebrated Holy Day from these two perspectives.

Easter in Three Verses, He Is Risen!

Published: April 8, 2024 (Originally published: April 11, 2004)
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
1 Corinthians 15:20

The Last Eight Days, Part 3. Conclusion

Published: April 3, 2024 (Originally published: April 7, 2012)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Wednesday 13 Nisan. The Betrayal

Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people.