Topical Studies

The Bible and Self Development

Published: January 8, 2018 (Originally published: July 2, 2003)

No one looks at a tree growing out of a crack in the rock high above the desert and calls it the devil’s work, but many extol it as a miracle of God’s creation.


Happy New Year

Published: January 3, 2018 (Originally published: January 1, 2016)
"You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion." --2 Cor 9:11

Names of Jesus: The Gate

Published: December 27, 2017 (Originally published: December 22, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley 

Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate;


Names of Jesus: The Good Shepherd

Published: December 22, 2017 (Originally published: December 21, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away.


Names of Jesus: Light of the World Part 2

Published: December 21, 2017 (Originally published: December 20, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We read last time that Jesus is the Light of the World:

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


Names of Jesus: The Light of the World

Published: December 20, 2017 (Originally published: December 19, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Literally this means that those who join Jesus as one of His followers will not be ignorant of spiritual matters but will have the power of understanding especially of the spiritual truth that brings eternal life.


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