Spiritual Life

Wrestling With God

Published: February 7, 2016 (Originally published: February 6, 2016)
That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maidservants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. (Genesis 32:22-25)

Is God In Total Control Of Everything?

Published: November 21, 2015 (Originally published: November 21, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

There’s a theory, only hinted at in Scripture, that Planet Earth had been the domain of Satan prior to his rebellion. Although he was only a created being, Satan was an enormously powerful dignitary in God’s Universe (Jude 1:9).


Our Life Is A Ministry

Published: November 1, 2015 (Originally published: October 31, 2015)

Note, Oct 2015: This is one of my very favorite articles Jack has written. And it means something new to me now. I thank the God of all comfort, for the words I have received from those of you who have also lost a spouse/partner/best friend (for Jack was all three,


Thoughts on Healing & an Update

Published: October 18, 2015 (Originally published: October 17, 2015)
As you go, preach this message: "The kingdom of heaven is near." Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. (Matthew 10:7, 8)

Everything Is Permissible

Published: October 6, 2015 (Originally published: October 7, 2015)
I get a fair amount of email from people who are seriously troubled by "low level bondage". What I mean by that term is that they've taken something that most would consider a fairly minor thing and either by them selves or with some "help" from friends have become totally obsessed over it.

The Salt Of The Earth

Published: September 29, 2015 (Originally published: September 30, 2015)
A simple line at Mark 9:50 says so much-- have salt in yourselves.

Who We Are In Christ

Published: September 13, 2015 (Originally published: September 12, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As I’ve said earlier in this series, I am not part of the “word of faith” movement and I am not a charismatic faith healer. I am an evangelical Christian who takes the Bible very seriously, believing it means just what it says.


Isaac And Ishmael, An Allegory

Published: September 8, 2015 (Originally published: September 9, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.


Why Prayers For Healing Fail, Part 3

Published: September 6, 2015 (Originally published: September 5, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In our series titled, What Does the Bible Say About Healing, we’ve been looking at reasons why prayers for healing fail. Today we continue with Part 3. Please don’t look at any one of these reasons as being necessarily applicable to you.


Love Is A Verb

Published: September 1, 2015 (Originally published: September 2, 2015)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Ephes. 5:25)

This command is unique in that it has no parallel in human relationships. Wives are not commanded to love their husbands this way,