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".

Melchizedek, Jesus, And Us

Published: April 16, 2018 (Originally published: May 11, 2013)
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." (Psalm 110:4)

The Feast of First Fruits

Published: April 11, 2018 (Originally published: April 18, 2004)
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
1 Cor 15:20

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 Passover: History And Prophecy

Published: April 4, 2018 (Originally published: April 12, 2014)
The feasts of Israel have both historical and prophetic fulfillments. Today being Passover we'll take a look at the world's oldest continuously celebrated Holy Day from these two perspectives.

Solving the Three Day Three Night Mystery

Published: March 28, 2018 (Originally published: March 19, 2016)

Note: Jack originally published this article in 2003. It remains one of the most popular on this site, and for good reason. It’s a great example of what we love about his studies: taking God at His Word and not relying on human logic or tradition. This study has been an eye opener for so many,


Easter in Three Verses, He Is Risen!

Published: March 26, 2018 (Originally published: April 11, 2004)
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
1 Corinthians 15:20

The Last Eight Days, Part 3. Conclusion

Published: March 21, 2018 (Originally published: April 7, 2012)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Wednesday 13 Nisan. The Betrayal

Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people.


The Last Eight Days, Part 2

Published: March 19, 2018 (Originally published: March 31, 2012)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Tuesday 12 Nisan.  A Prophecy Lesson

Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “I tell you the truth,