Topical Studies

Names of Jesus: The Vine

Published: December 19, 2017 (Originally published: December 18, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)


A Christmas Message

Published: December 11, 2017 (Originally published: December 24, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Let’s take just a moment to look beyond the controversy over when the Lord came and focus on why He came.  I think Isaiah gave us the best explanation the Bible offers. What follows is my adaptation of Isaiah 53.


The Christmas Story … Part 2 (Conclusion)

Published: December 6, 2017 (Originally published: December 14, 2013)
On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. Luke 2:21

The Christmas Story … Part 1

Published: December 5, 2017 (Originally published: December 7, 2013)
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. Isaiah 9:6

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

Who Are We, Anyway?

Published: November 29, 2017 (Originally published: November 28, 2015)
As we begin another Christmas season, let's review exactly what the Lord's arrival on Earth has done for us. It'll help us remember the reason for the season and rekindle our joy in the midst of all the hustle and bustle.

The God Without … A Thanksgiving Message

Published: November 27, 2017 (Originally published: November 25, 2015)
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. (Psalm 100)

Want To vs. Have To: Discovering the Joy of Giving

Published: November 22, 2017 (Originally published: October 8, 2014)
We don't give because He needs our money, but because we need His blessing.

God’s Blessing Game

Published: November 20, 2017 (Originally published: November 21, 2015)
When the Pilgrims had experienced their first successful harvest in the New World, they decided to give thanks for the Lord's provision, even though half of them had died in the year since their arrival. Inviting the neighboring natives to join them, they held a three-day celebration patterned after their knowledge of the Feast of Tabernacles.

From This Day On I Will Bless You

Published: November 15, 2017 (Originally published: September 27, 2008)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Seek His Kingdom

On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Haggai: “This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Ask the priests what the law says: If a person carries consecrated meat in the fold of his garment,