Topical Studies

How To Win Your Crowns

Published: June 4, 2018 (Originally published: April 22, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

So, forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All of us who are mature should take such a view of things.


Crown Him With Many Crowns

Published: May 30, 2018 (Originally published: July 22, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

This verse from the old hymn obviously refers to the Lord in His position as King of Kings. But did you know that you may also receive multiple crowns? There are five types of crowns mentioned in the New Testament that will be given to qualifying believers immediately after the Rapture.


Commentary on Romans 9-11 Part 3

Published: May 21, 2018 (Originally published: June 30, 2003)
As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable. (Romans 11:28-29)

Commentary on Romans 9-11 Part 2

Published: May 16, 2018 (Originally published: June 30, 2003)
Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. (Romans 10:4)

Commentary on Romans 9-11

Published: May 14, 2018 (Originally published: June 30, 2003)
"I will have mercy upon whom I will have mercy," He said, "And I will have compassion upon whom I will have compassion." (Exodus 33:19).

What Kind Of Life Can We Expect?

Published: May 7, 2018 (Originally published: August 12, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Here’s a good question. A website follower wrote, “For some time I have been discussing and studying Matt. 6:25-34 regarding what the Lord promised to provide for the believer. Taken literally, it seems to say that we are promised food and clothes and that’s it.


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)

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.