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  • Mapping out the Bible

    Inside BST
    Mapping out the Bible For most of us, place names mentioned in the Bible don't have much meaning. We've never been to these locales, and we may not even be sure where they are. But it doesn't have to be that way.
  • 10 Considerations for Understanding Biblical Faith

    Ron Edmondson
    10 Considerations for Understanding Biblical Faith To understand faith I always have to put it in terms of a relationship. When we speak of a Biblical faith, we are speaking in terms of having faith… trusting… based upon our relationship with God through His son, Jesus Christ.
  • How to Fight the Good Fight for Joy

    Mark Altrogge
    How to Fight the Good Fight for Joy So how do we experience Christ’s joy now? As John Piper says, it’s a fight, part of the good fight of faith. Here are some ways to fight...
  • How Should Christians Respond to Other Religions?

    Theologically Driven
    How Should Christians Respond to Other Religions? Recent decades have provided Christians with an increasing evaluation of and interaction with various world religions. The growth of immigration from non-Christian nations combined with a greater global awareness through travel and communication have confronted Christians with the reality of diversity in faith and practice.
  • The Past, Present, and Future of Our Salvation (Philippians 1:5-6)

    Matthew Harmon
    The Past, Present, and Future of Our Salvation (Philippians 1:5-6) What was true of the Philippians is true of us as believers today. God is the one who began the great work of redemption in us, making us a new creation by the work of his Spirit.
  • Mending Offenses

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Mending Offenses It is impossible to live in a fallen world populated with fallen people in yet unconverted flesh and not hurt others or be hurt by them, and as believers we can do one of two things in response.
  • No Stone Left Unturned: Solving a Minor Mystery

    The Good Book Blog
    No Stone Left Unturned: Solving a Minor Mystery Recently, while reading through the minor prophet Haggai in the LXX (the Greek Old Testament), I noticed a phrase that looked familiar.
  • The Oldest Trick in the Book

    Michael J. Kruger
    The Oldest Trick in the Book The Puritan Thomas Brooks reminds us that there is also an “oldest trick in the book” when it comes to Satan’s devices against us. What is this first device?
  • Applying the Gospel to Parenting

    Randy Newman
    Applying the Gospel to Parenting I did not do the best job I could as a parent. By God’s grace, I did a lot of good things. But I did quite a few bad things as well.
  • Learning to be Content with the Fences of Life

    Ron Edmondson
    Learning to be Content with the Fences of Life I often find myself testing the boundaries - the fences God has placed me in life - only to find out what God had for me was best.
  • At the End of the Second Century, the Muratorian Fragment Lists 22 of Our 27 NT Books

    Michael J. Kruger
    At the End of the Second Century, the Muratorian Fragment Lists 22 of Our 27 NT Books This series is designed to introduce lay Christians to the basic facts of how the New Testament canon developed. One of the key data points in any discussion of canon is something called the Muratorian fragment.
  • God’s Word for the New Year

    Founders Ministries Blog
    God’s Word for the New Year What difference does it make if we have an inerrant, infallible Bible if we are unwilling to give ourselves to its study and cultivate a submissive obedience to it’s precepts and doctrines? I fear that the blessing of having God’s Word so readily accessible to us brings with it the great danger of taking it for granted.
  • Sent to Serve

    Philip Nation
    Sent to Serve God’s mission existed prior to the church, as we can see when reading the whole of the Old Testament, and has been assigned as the primary work of the church, as seen in reading the whole of the New Testament.
  • Exponential Mentoring

    The Good Book Blog
    Exponential Mentoring In an ideal world, all Christians would maintain three types of spiritual relationships as they walked through life.
  • What Is the "Sin Unto Death" (1 John 5:16b)?

    Craig Blomberg
    What Is the If we knew who those people were who had so hardened their hearts that they had committed what Jesus calls blasphemy against the Spirit (Matt. 12:32) so that God gives them over to their depravity (Rom. 1:24, 26, 28), we could stop praying for them, knowing it was pointless. But we don't have such knowledge.
  • God’s Words or Man’s Words? Understanding the Doctrine of Inspiration

    Chris Russell
    God’s Words or Man’s Words? Understanding the Doctrine of Inspiration If the Bible is made up of words that have come from God, why are the writings of the 40 different authors of the various books of the Bible distinct in their style, approach, vocabulary, and perspective?
  • When God Says “No” ... Pray

    When God Says “No” ... Pray David heard the Lord's "no" and quietly accepted it without resentment. That's awfully hard to do.
  • The Incredible, Unfathomable, Steadfast Love of God

    Stephen Altrogge
    The Incredible, Unfathomable, Steadfast Love of God My love for the Lord and others is so fickle. Some days I’m hot, some days I’m cold, some days I’m thankful, some days I grumble. But incredibly, God’s love is steadfast.
  • Teaching Our Children Through Prayer

    The Good Book Blog
    Teaching Our Children Through Prayer I believe that when we pray with our children, our children learn about our relationship with the Lord and what we believe about God. Let’s look at three things we teach our children when they listen to us pray.
  • When God Changes Our Plans

    The Good Book Blog
    When God Changes Our Plans To say the least, I don’t deal with a “change in plans” well, especially when I am on vacation. Changes for me equal stress, hassles, and more work.