Topical Studies

The Bond Servant

Published: April 25, 2022 (Originally published: April 18, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Paul, a bond servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, and set apart to the gospel of God (Romans 1:1).

Most translations of Romans 1:1 use either slave or servant in defining Paul’s relationship with the Lord,


The Beatitudes, Blessed Are We

Published: April 20, 2022 (Originally published: August 5, 2015)
Once in a while I'm asked to do a study on a specific portion of Scripture. While we're waiting for the other shoe to drop in the Middle East, I'd like to respond to one I received recently concerning a portion of the Sermon on the Mount commonly called "The Beatitudes".

Melchizedek, Jesus, And Us

Published: April 18, 2022 (Originally published: May 11, 2013)
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." (Psalm 110:4)

OSAS, The Whole Story

Published: April 11, 2022 (Originally published: October 7, 2006)
If you follow our "Ask a Bible Teacher" feature, you know how many comments I've received lately that question the Doctrine of Eternal Security (OSAS). Based on their content I've concluded that many people neither understand OSAS nor have they considered the alternative.

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

Published: March 9, 2022 (Originally published: July 1, 2015)
This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart ...Matt 18:35

Our Heavenly Body

Published: March 7, 2022 (Originally published: March 1, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you (John 14:2).

Recently I had someone object to my belief that Jesus was referring to our eternal home in the New Jerusalem when He said this.


I in Them and You in Me

Published: February 16, 2022 (Originally published: June 30, 2003)
You can stop talking with God, but you cannot stop being His child.

The Parable of the Tenants

Published: February 2, 2022 (Originally published: June 17, 2015)
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations ... -Matt. 28:18

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

Published: January 31, 2022 (Originally published: May 6, 2015)
So the last will be first, and the first will be last. Matt 20:16

God’s Plan In A Nutshell

Published: January 26, 2022 (Originally published: January 31, 2015)

Perspective by Jack Kelley

You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you (Ezekiel 28:12,15).