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A Shepherd’s Story

A Shepherd’s Story A Christmas Story by Jack Kelley In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and…

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The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. The virgin shall be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14). There is perhaps no prophecy in the Old…

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Solving the Three Day Three Night Mystery

Solving the Three Day Three Night Mystery A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Note: Jack originally published this article in 2003. It remains one of the most popular on this site, and for good reason. It’s a great example of what we love about his studies: taking God at His…

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Probing the First Advent (Part 2 of 2)

Probing the First Advent (Part 2 of 2) By Col. Tim Moore In Part 1, we looked at how those of us looking for our Blessed Hope and awaiting our transformation in the twinkling of an eye at the Rapture must accept the blessed assurance that the time of His…

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Probing the First Advent (Part 1 of 2)

Probing the First Advent (Part 1 of 2) By Col. Tim Moore The First Advent of Jesus can teach us some important lessons about the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, the timing of God, and the blessing of living with an eternal perspective. Literal Fulfillment of Prophecy The Bible tells us…

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Was the Bethlehem Innkeeper a Schmuck?

Was the Bethlehem Innkeeper a Schmuck? By Nathan E. Jones How astounding that nearly 700 years before Jesus was born the Prophet Micah (5:2) prophesied the exact city the Messiah would be born in — Bethlehem Ephrathah! Every Christmas I read the wonderful story of that little town, but am…

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The Truth of the Virgin Birth

The Truth of the Virgin Birth By Dr. David R. Reagan I’d like to begin by asserting my thesis right up front: Belief in the virgin birth of Jesus is absolutely essential to the Christian faith. To deny the virgin birth is to deny the deity of Jesus, and if…

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Rediscovering Mary

Rediscovering Mary By Dr. David Reagan There are two things that have always bothered me about Mary, the mother of Jesus. First, I have been appalled by the efforts of the Catholic Church to deify her — to make her into a god. Second, I have been troubled by the…

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The Messiah’s Unique Address

The Messiah’s Unique Address By Dr. David Reagan My all-time favorite drama is Our Town, written in 1937 by Thornton Wilder and performed for the first time in 1938, the year of my birth. I witnessed Our Town my first time in 1953 when I was in junior high school.…

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On What Jewish Feast Was Jesus Born?

On What Jewish Feast Was Jesus Born? By Dr. David Reagan According to Luke 1:24-26, Mary conceived Jesus in the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy with John the Baptist. This means that Jesus was born 15 months after the angel Gabriel appeared to Elizabeth’s husband, Zacharias, and informed him that…

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