Topical Studies

  • Study the Word for More Than Words

    David Mathis
    Study the Word for More Than Words Staying a Christian in seminary means seeing the Bible as more than just a textbook. Delighting in God through taking in his word isn’t an annual, monthly, or even weekly event for the healthy Christian, but a daily rhythm.
  • Holding out on Forgiveness

    Jessi Gering
    Holding out on Forgiveness Forgiveness isn’t grudging or passive—it’s actively showing acceptance. And it’s not contingent on whether I feel the other person is deserving of that forgiveness.
  • Beyond Sunday: The Father Honors His Son

    Beyond Sunday: The Father Honors His Son How much greater things are said of Christ by the Father!
  • A Day of Hope

    Jarrid Wilson
    A Day of Hope Have you ever felt hopeless, worthless, or just downright useless? Today is a day to focus on the hope that God has purposed for your life.
  • Someone Will Sin Against You Today, Are You Ready?

    Tim Brister
    Someone Will Sin Against You Today, Are You Ready? What if I told you that on a daily basis you are going to be faced with potential crises or disasters that required a response from you? What if it was not a distant potentiality but an eminent reality? How would you prepare yourself for such situations? Would you be trained to know how to respond?
  • Dealing with Hidden Sin

    David L. Talley
    Dealing with Hidden Sin Sin is a reality with which we all must live. No one can escape the struggles we have with rebelling against God’s call on our lives. The battle can be overwhelming, but it does not have to result in demoralizing defeat.
  • Prayer with an Attitude

    Michael M. Smith
    Prayer with an Attitude The Bible tells us we should “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Unfortunately, for many of us, a few minutes spent in prayer feels like forever. Why do we struggle so much with prayer when we know how vital it is to our relationship with God?
  • Beyond Sunday: A Gospel Explosion

    Beyond Sunday: A Gospel Explosion The Book of Acts tells us something about how the gospel began to explode throughout the world. And we can learn much about that for our own day.
  • Rahab—Unlikely Ally

    Jerald Daffe
    Rahab—Unlikely Ally That Rahab played a pivotal role in this story is amazing. Her occupation raises eyebrows. Her faith appears so strong while lacking so much knowledge of God.
  • 3 Sins Against the Holy Spirit

    Greg Laurie
    3 Sins Against the Holy Spirit There are six specific sins that can be committed against the Holy Spirit. Today, allow me to focus on one that can be committed by believers—grieving the Holy Spirit.
  • Does God Control “Random” Events?

    Vern S. Poythress
    Does God Control “Random” Events? What about seemingly random events? Does God control them?
  • Discipleship Takes Time

    Philip Nation
    Discipleship Takes Time Discipleship is more than merely consuming information and modifying your behavior. It is relating day-by-day to Jesus and His church.
  • Beyond Sunday: Not Shaken

    Beyond Sunday: Not Shaken Faith gives us living joy, and bestows dying rest.” This lets our hearts be glad no matter the circumstances.
  • When Did Jesus See Satan "Fall Like Lightning"?

    Michael S. Heiser
    When Did Jesus See Satan In one of the more enigmatic verses in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus tells His disciples, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven" (Luke 10:18). When did He mean?
  • 12 Things to Thank God for in the Midst of Affliction

    Mark Altrogge
    12 Things to Thank God for in the Midst of Affliction Giving thanks helps us focus on God, steers us away from complaining, strengthens our faith, and brings glory to Jesus.
  • The God of All Comfort: A Study of 2 Corinthians

    R. Kent Hughes
    The God of All Comfort: A Study of 2 Corinthians By any estimation 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 frames the Bible’s greatest text on comfort. What can we learn from Paul's words?
  • Four Ways God Leads His People

    John Piper
    Four Ways God Leads His People I see at least four methods that God uses to lead us in his will. I put them in four "D’s" to help me remember them.
  • Beyond Sunday: Higher Reconciliation

    Beyond Sunday: Higher Reconciliation "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)
  • The Doctrine of the Trinity

    Benjamin B. Warfield
    The Doctrine of the Trinity The term "Trinity" is not a Biblical term, but it lies in Scripture in solution. When it is crystallized from its solvent, it does not cease to be Scriptural, but only comes into clearer view.
  • God Saves Us from the Penalty and Power of Sin

    Colin S. Smith
    God Saves Us from the Penalty and Power of Sin I want to introduce you to three characters to help you understand how God saves us from the penalty and the power of sin. Which one do you identify with most?