Topical Studies

Coming Full Circle

Published: May 1, 2015 (Originally published: November 28, 2010)

A Bible study by Jack Kelley

After answering recent questions on the Age of Accountability, I concluded that the Q & A format doesn’t lend itself to providing a comprehensive answer. Here’s the rest of the story.

The Book Of Life

Published: August 27, 2015 (Originally published: October 23, 2010)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The word book appears 188 times in the Bible. The Hebrew version is cepher (pronounced safer) and the Greek is biblos from which we get the English word Bible. The first mention of a book is in Genesis 5:1 introducing the stories of 8 patriarchs that Moses wove together to form the book of Genesis.

Psalm 25

Published: November 13, 2019 (Originally published: August 10, 2010)
To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.

Living The Christian Life In Hard Times

Published: February 20, 2016 (Originally published: July 17, 2010)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

There’s no doubt we’re living in some of the most difficult times of our generation.  Many workers have exhausted their jobless benefits and having given up on looking for work.  Home ownership is still beyond the reach of most first time buyers,

Receive The Holy Spirit Part 2 … The Gifts

Published: April 26, 2017 (Originally published: April 3, 2010)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Last time we discovered Pentecost was not the day the Disciples received the Holy Spirit, but instead, it was a time when He came upon them with an unmistakable display of power (Acts 2:1-4). Remember, they had already performed miracles in the Lord’s name.

Receive The Holy Spirit

Published: April 22, 2017 (Originally published: March 27, 2010)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I’ve gotten a raft of comments on my comparison of John 20:22 with Acts 2:1-4 in my answer to a recent question. Some were more diplomatic than others in suggesting my understanding of these verses leaves something to be desired.

Kingdom Dollars

Published: August 11, 2013 (Originally published: September 26, 2009)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”

Seven Men Named Jesus

Published: (Originally published: )
I recognize the name, but are you sure we're talking about the same man?

Where Your Treasure Is

Published: August 11, 2013 (Originally published: October 18, 2008)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Store Up Treasure In Heaven

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted,

Was The Church Foreseen In Old Testament Prophecy?

Published: August 31, 2008 (Originally published: August 30, 2008)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

There is a view among some Christians that the Church was never foreseen by the prophets of Israel. Those who teach this view claim that since Paul called the Church a mystery that was not made known to men in other generations (Ephes.