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  • Reliance on God in Affliction

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Reliance on God in Affliction Often we start to think about what is happening to us and then start to get depressed over the lack of control we have. We start to spiral inward and imagine the worst possible scenarios increasing our despair and helplessness.
  • 8 Practical Ways to Use Facebook for Ministry

    Chris Russell
    8 Practical Ways to Use Facebook for Ministry While Facebook is a great place to stay closely connected with your best friends and family members, I would encourage you to add in a ministry component to what you do online. Here's how...
  • 12 Things To Do When You’re Criticized

    Mark Altrogge
    12 Things To Do When You’re Criticized How do we respond to criticism? I haven’t always done well and I’m still learning, but here are a few things I try to think of when others criticize me.
  • The Greatest Obstacles to My Faith

    Ron Edmondson
    The Greatest Obstacles to My Faith If I want to please God, which I do, then I have to be a man of mature faith.
  • Does the Bible Tell Us What Church Should Look Like?

    Stephen Altrogge
    Does the Bible Tell Us What Church Should Look Like? To claim that the Bible doesn’t tell us what church should look like allows a person to substitute his own preferences for the clear teaching of scripture. So what does the Bible have to say about church?
  • Did Paul Write Hebrews?

    Theologically Driven
    Did Paul Write Hebrews? If you think Paul wrote Hebrews, you’re in good company. One problem with this conclusion, however, is that what Paul says in Gal 1:11–12 seems to contradict what Paul says in Heb 2:3, presuming Paul wrote Heb 2:3.
  • The Uniqueness of Sex

    Craig Blomberg
    The Uniqueness of Sex The Bible hasn't changed, nor has God's Spirit, which enables humans to obey Scripture. So why are we giving up (or giving in) so ridiculously easily and prematurely in this area?
  • A Salvation Bought With Blood, Sweat, and Tears

    Stephen Altrogge
    A Salvation Bought With Blood, Sweat, and Tears Jesus fought for our salvation with loud cries and tears. Cries of desperation, discouragement, exhaustion, and numbness. Tears of grief, betrayal, and heartache.
  • 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.
  • 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.