Topical Studies

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,


Why Prayers For Healing Fail, Part 2

Published: September 1, 2015 (Originally published: August 29, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I’ve received some blow back from my studies on “What Does the Bible Say About Healing” and “Why Prayers For Healing Fail, Part 1”. People have jumped to the conclusion that I’m part of the Word of Faith movement (I’m not) or a charismatic faith healer (not that either,


Why Prayers For Healing Fail, Part 1

Published: September 1, 2015 (Originally published: August 22, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

People come up with all kinds of reasons why prayers for healing aren’t answered, most of them placing the responsibility on God. He’s not doing that anymore, it wasn’t His will, or His timing. He gave you your disease to help you become a better Christian.


A Kingdom Or A Family Of Kings?

Published: August 19, 2015 (Originally published: August 19, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?”

“Yes, he does,” he replied.

When Peter came into the house,


What Does The Bible Say About Healing?

Published: September 1, 2015 (Originally published: August 15, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Because of my middle daughter’s recent bout with cancer (victorious) I have had occasion to study the subject of healing again. In doing so, I’ve come to the conclusion that most people have formed their opinions about healing through hearsay and false teaching rather than from what the Bible actually says about it. 


Are We Hedging Our Bets?

Published: July 26, 2015 (Originally published: July 25, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

It was the clearest message the Lord has given me in a long time.  I was in bed and half asleep when it came to me. Fearful of forgetting it, I got up and made a bunch of random notes and then went back to bed.


And There Was Evening And There Was Morning

Published: July 16, 2015 (Originally published: July 15, 2015)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

The other day I received an interesting response to my answer stating that the Bible supports an approximate 6000 year history for the human race. This person didn’t dispute the Bible, only our interpretation of it, in disagreeing with my answer.

The essence of his response was that since science has found what it considers to be persuasive evidence that contradicts the literal view of the creation account,