Topical Studies

Receive The Holy Spirit

Published: June 30, 2021 (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.


The Last Eight Days, Part 2

Published: April 12, 2021 (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,


Prophecies Of The Lord’s Death And Resurrection

Published: March 29, 2021 (Originally published: March 23, 2016)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey (Zechariah 9:9).


Passover and Palm Sunday

Published: March 24, 2021 (Originally published: March 28, 2015)
Those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

Lord, Teach Us To Pray

Published: February 3, 2021 (Originally published: September 1, 2007)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

A guest speaker came to our church with an interesting insight on the Lord’s Prayer. Taking line by line, he showed us how to turn it from something we know by heart and can recite without thinking into an impassioned personal discussion with the Lord that can last as long as we want.


Spiritual Gifts … Occupy Part 2

Published: February 1, 2021 (Originally published: March 14, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

(Note: If you haven’t already done so, I suggest reading “Occupy Until I Come” as an introduction to this study.)

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit,


Amazing Grace

Published: January 25, 2021 (Originally published: May 21, 2016)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

No portion of scripture provides a more succinct view of our need for a savior than Mark 9-10. When praying recently about how to best present this passage in a Bible study, the Lord clearly said, “Get the big picture.”


Are We Hedging Our Bets?

Published: January 13, 2021 (Originally published: July 25, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

It was the clearest message the Lord has given me in a long time.  I was in bed and half asleep when it came to me. Fearful of forgetting it, I got up and made a bunch of random notes and then went back to bed.


The Strangest Miracle

Published: January 11, 2021 (Originally published: May 20, 2015)
The first three Gospels are so much alike that people accuse Matthew and Luke of borrowing heavily from Mark, who supposedly wrote His gospel first. John's gospel is different from all of them.

The Faith To Walk On Water

Published: January 6, 2021 (Originally published: April 2, 2016)
Impossible goals can be brought into perspective through faith.