Topical Studies

The Bond Servant

Published: April 23, 2018 (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 18, 2018 (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".

OSAS, The Whole Story

Published: April 9, 2018 (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 12, 2018 (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, 2018 (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.


No One Knows The Day Or The Hour

Published: February 5, 2018 (Originally published: June 14, 2014)
A comparison of the Purpose of the Great Tribulation and the Nature of the Church in defense of the Pre-Trib position.

The Parable of the Tenants

Published: January 31, 2018 (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 29, 2018 (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 24, 2018 (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).


Grounded In Reason … The Four Factors Of Faith

Published: December 4, 2017 (Originally published: November 1, 2014)
If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you.
Luke 17:6