Topical Studies

Names of Jesus: The Redeemer

Published: December 17, 2020 (Originally published: December 17, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Jesus had to be God to forgive our sins, but He had to be human to redeem us.

“…our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own,


Names of Jesus Introduction

Published: December 16, 2020 (Originally published: December 16, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

There are many names and titles of Jesus throughout both the Old and New Testament. This study will not be an exhaustive list, but instead a sampling of some of my favorites. My goal is to give us an opportunity daily to stop and behold the wonder of our Savior as we prepare to celebrate His birth.


A Christmas Message

Published: December 11, 2020 (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 Feast of Hanukkah … History And Prophecy

Published: December 10, 2020 (Originally published: December 17, 2014)
He will be succeeded by a contemptible person who has not been given the honor of royalty. He will invade the kingdom when its people feel secure, and he will seize it through intrigue. (Daniel 11:21)

Messianic Prophecy In The Old Testament

Published: December 2, 2020 (Originally published: December 9, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In the time after their sin and expulsion from the Garden Adam and Eve must have felt incredible despair. They had experienced life both before and after the curse, the only ones to do so, and had first-hand knowledge of the difference.


From This Day On I Will Bless You

Published: November 18, 2020 (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,


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

Published: November 18, 2020 (Originally published: October 8, 2014)
We don't give because He needs our money, but because we need His blessing.

The God Without … A Thanksgiving Message

Published: November 16, 2020 (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)

God’s Blessing Game

Published: November 11, 2020 (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.

The Woman Caught in Adultery

Published: November 4, 2020 (Originally published: July 9, 2014)
It's Your kindness that leads us to repentance O Lord (Romans 2:4)