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  • 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...
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 3 Things We Teach Our Children through Prayer

    The Good Book Blog
    3 Things We Teach 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.
  • Following Jesus' Training Model

    Founders Ministries Blog
    Following Jesus' Training Model In this post we will look at three areas of priority in Jesus’ training model that serves as a model for pastoral mentors: relationships, proclamation, and focus.
  • The Best Time to Plant a Tree

    Dr. Ray Pritchard
    The Best Time to Plant a Tree Maybe this is the year you want to plow some new ground spiritually.