Spiritual Life

The Sermon On the Mount, Continued

Published: October 8, 2018 (Originally published: July 19, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In our study of Matt. 5:21-48 (Be Perfect, Therefore, As Your Heavenly Father Is Perfect) I showed why I believe that Jesus, while not specifically addressing the Pharisees, certainly had them in mind when He explained what it would take to earn admittance into the Kingdom in one’s own strength.


Be Perfect, As Your Heavenly Father Is Perfect

Published: October 3, 2018 (Originally published: July 12, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Matt. 5:21-48 is a part of the Sermon on the mount that has always bothered me. It’s not what Jesus taught that’s a problem for me, but how it has been perceived.


He Who Has Ears, Let Him Hear

Published: July 16, 2018 (Originally published: February 26, 2014)
Understanding what God requires.

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.


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".

Our Heavenly Body

Published: March 7, 2018 (Originally published: March 1, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you (John 14:2).

Recently I had someone object to my belief that Jesus was referring to our eternal home in the New Jerusalem when He said this.


Grounded In Reason … The Four Factors Of Faith

Published: December 4, 2017 (Originally published: November 1, 2014)
If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you.
Luke 17:6

Life’s Most Important Choices

Published: November 6, 2016 (Originally published: March 4, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Recently I’ve been asked about witnessing to “unsaved believers” as one writer called them. I usually refer to them as Christians-in-name-only. They call themselves Christians and do some things that make them appear to be Christians. They go to Church, make regular contributions,


The Promise Of A Lifetime

Published: September 2, 2016 (Originally published: April 28, 2012)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,