Holidays and Holy Days

Names of Jesus Introduction

Published: December 15, 2016 (Originally published: December 16, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

There are many names and titles of Jesus throughout both the Old and New Testament. This study will not be an exhaustive list, but instead a sampling of some of my favorites. My goal is to give us an opportunity daily to stop and behold the wonder of our Savior as we prepare to celebrate His birth.


Messianic Prophecy In The Old Testament

Published: December 8, 2015 (Originally published: December 9, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In the time after their sin and expulsion from the Garden Adam and Eve must have felt incredible despair. They had experienced life both before and after the curse, the only ones to do so, and had first hand knowledge of the difference.


Holiday Leftovers

Published: April 15, 2015 (Originally published: April 15, 2015)
Tasty morsels of theology hidden in the Easter story.

Passover and Palm Sunday

Published: March 29, 2015 (Originally published: March 28, 2015)
Those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

The Feast of Hanukkah … History And Prophecy

Published: December 16, 2014 (Originally published: December 17, 2014)
He will be succeeded by a contemptible person who has not been given the honor of royalty. He will invade the kingdom when its people feel secure, and he will seize it through intrigue. (Daniel 11:21)

The Coming Blood Moons

Published: October 2, 2014 (Originally published: October 1, 2014)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

I first wrote about the so-called blood moons five years ago.  At the time a video series on the subject was being heavily marketed as revealing the date of the second coming. By now most people no longer believe that, but the series is still popular and since we’re getting close to the next one’s arrival I’ve been getting questions about the blood moons again.


Between First Fruits and Pentecost

Published: April 19, 2017 (Originally published: June 7, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

For some time now, I’ve been puzzled about the time between the resurrection and the ascension—wondering why the Lord lingered during those 40 days.  It certainly wasn’t to complete His mission.  By all accounts, He had already accomplished everything He came to do.


The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Published: December 29, 2013 (Originally published: December 28, 2013)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

On the night Jesus was born, the Parthians (remnant of Persia and forerunners of today’s Iran) and the Romans (forerunners of the End Times Kingdom of the anti-Christ) were at odds with each other. The Syrians didn’t like the Jews and had tried unsuccessfully to conquer them,


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.


Who’s Laughing Now?

Published: August 5, 2014 (Originally published: April 15, 2006)
It used to be that the world laughed at Christians for our beliefs. Now I think it's time to return the favor. I say that because it's utterly laughable what non-believers are running after in their increasingly futile effort to deny the existence of God.