Spiritual Life

From This Day On I Will Bless You

Published: November 20, 2019 (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,


Are You Average Or Normal?

Published: September 16, 2019 (Originally published: May 31, 2008)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

Tired of just being average? Discover how to become normal instead. Among all of mankind, only Christians have the potential to become normal, because by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.


The Law Of Displacement

Published: July 29, 2019 (Originally published: June 9, 2007)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

If you follow our “Ask A Bible Teacher” feature you know that folks write in from time to time for advice on overcoming bad habits. Along with all of its exciting prophecy, uplifting promises and inspirational stories, the Bible contains some very practical tools designed to free us from the bondage of our old lives.


The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 9 Conclusion

Published: July 17, 2019 (Originally published: January 12, 2008)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Even the short summary of the impact people of great faith have had on mankind makes Hebrews 11 one of the most encouraging chapters in the entire Bible. Would that each of us could manifest that kind of faith in our lives.


The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 8

Published: July 15, 2019 (Originally published: January 5, 2008)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The overarching principle of the Epistle to the Hebrews is that our position before God is based on our belief that the once-for-all-time sacrifice of our Great High Priest was sufficient for our salvation. Some have said that this letter can be seen as a commentary on Habakkuk 2:4 “The just shall live by faith.”


The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 7

Published: July 10, 2019 (Originally published: December 15, 2007)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Along with Hebrews 6, the chapter we’re about to study is a favorite of the conditional security folks, even though within the chapter itself the writer clearly asserts that by His one sacrifice, the Lord has made us perfect forever.


The Epistle To The Hebrews Part 6

Published: July 8, 2019 (Originally published: December 8, 2007)
Levitical priests were sinners themselves and had to keep offering sacrifices day after day and year after year, and then they died and another one took their place to do the same thing all over again. We need a high priest who isn't a sinner, who only needs to offer one sacrifice, who lives forever and can save us forever.

The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 5

Published: July 3, 2019 (Originally published: December 1, 2007)
Having made reference to Jesus as a priest in the order of Melchizedek, (Hebr. 5:10 & 6:26) the author now explains how this connection came to be and why His priesthood is superior to the Levitical priesthood of the Old Covenant. Think of chapter 7 as a commentary on Genesis 14.

The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 4

Published: July 1, 2019 (Originally published: November 24, 2007)
We've come to the place in our study of Hebrews that's familiar even to those who haven't read any other part of the letter. Did the writer intend to warn us that our salvation is subject to loss? And even more frightening, did he say that once lost it could never be regained?

The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 3

Published: June 26, 2019 (Originally published: November 17, 2007)
In our last installment we learned that because the Israelites refused to enter the Promised Land by faith, God declared that they would never enter His rest. We begin this one by learning the spiritual meaning behind the weekly Sabbath.