Topical Studies

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.

Thoughts on Healing & an Update

Published: October 18, 2015 (Originally published: October 17, 2015)
As you go, preach this message: "The kingdom of heaven is near." Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. (Matthew 10:7, 8)

Union And Fellowship Expanded

Published: December 12, 2016 (Originally published: October 14, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I’m frequently asked why I believe we should continue confessing our sins after being born again, since all our sins are already forgiven. People who ask point out that 1 John 1:9 is the only place this is mentioned and if it was so important wouldn’t Jesus have taught it?


Everything Is Permissible

Published: October 6, 2015 (Originally published: October 7, 2015)
I get a fair amount of email from people who are seriously troubled by "low level bondage". What I mean by that term is that they've taken something that most would consider a fairly minor thing and either by them selves or with some "help" from friends have become totally obsessed over it.

Spirit of Fear

Published: October 4, 2015 (Originally published: October 3, 2015)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)

I first wrote an article by this name in October of 2014. The level of fear among pre trib evangelicals was on the rise even then. 


The Salt Of The Earth

Published: September 29, 2015 (Originally published: September 30, 2015)
A simple line at Mark 9:50 says so much-- have salt in yourselves.

Who We Are In Christ

Published: September 13, 2015 (Originally published: September 12, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As I’ve said earlier in this series, I am not part of the “word of faith” movement and I am not a charismatic faith healer. I am an evangelical Christian who takes the Bible very seriously, believing it means just what it says.


Isaac And Ishmael, An Allegory

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

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.


Why Prayers For Healing Fail, Part 3

Published: September 6, 2015 (Originally published: September 5, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In our series titled, What Does the Bible Say About Healing, we’ve been looking at reasons why prayers for healing fail. Today we continue with Part 3. Please don’t look at any one of these reasons as being necessarily applicable to you.


Love Is A Verb

Published: September 1, 2015 (Originally published: September 2, 2015)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Ephes. 5:25)

This command is unique in that it has no parallel in human relationships. Wives are not commanded to love their husbands this way,