Topical Studies

Names of Jesus: The Good Shepherd

Published: December 22, 2021 (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 18, 2021 (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 17, 2021 (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 16, 2021 (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)


Names of Jesus: The Redeemer

Published: December 15, 2021 (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 14, 2021 (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 8, 2021 (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 1

Published: December 6, 2021 (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

Believe In Your Heart

Published: November 10, 2021 (Originally published: April 23, 2014)
If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. -Romans 10:9

The Branch

Published: October 27, 2021 (Originally published: August 6, 2014)
There are four passages in the Old Testament that speak of a coming Messiah by referring to Him as "The Branch" but they all portray Him in a different way. Each one previews one of the Gospels.