Topical Studies

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.


Is God In Total Control Of Everything?

Published: November 21, 2015 (Originally published: November 21, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

There’s a theory, only hinted at in Scripture, that Planet Earth had been the domain of Satan prior to his rebellion. Although he was only a created being, Satan was an enormously powerful dignitary in God’s Universe (Jude 1:9).


Why Did God Do That?

Published: November 15, 2015 (Originally published: November 14, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I get a lot of questions about the relationship between God and Satan. Most of them are from people who want to know how God can tolerate Satan in His presence, and as far as I can tell the Bible offers no explanation for this.


As It Was In The Days Of Noah

Published: November 10, 2015 (Originally published: November 11, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man (Matt 24:37). The time leading up to the Great Flood was a lot like our time today in that it was characterized by a deliberate and escalating disregard for the ways of God.


His Mercies Are New Every Morning

Published: November 7, 2015 (Originally published: November 7, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)


Life In The Garden

Published: December 12, 2016 (Originally published: November 4, 2015)

A Featured Article by Jack Kelley

There was such peace and harmony in The Garden. Every need was met, every desire of the heart fulfilled. Scholars speculate on the length of time Adam and Eve enjoyed Life in the Garden, but no one really knows. I believe it was long enough to give them a very clear perspective on the differences they experienced after the fall.


Our Life Is A Ministry

Published: November 1, 2015 (Originally published: October 31, 2015)

Note: This is one of my very favorite articles Jack has written! And it means something new to me now. I thank the God of all comfort, for the words I have received from those of you who have also lost a spouse/partner/best friend (for Jack was all three,


Rapture Mania

Published: October 28, 2015 (Originally published: October 28, 2015)
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. (2 Timothy 4:3)

A Question We’ve All Asked

Published: October 19, 2015 (Originally published: October 19, 2015)
The following question was emailed to our "Ask a Bible Teacher" column this week. Since it's such an important question, I'm responding in our feature article format so as to provide greater detail. This will also allow more people to see it, because it's a question we've all asked.