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Topical Studies

  • 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.
  • Beyond Sunday: Ending the Search for Peace

    Beyond Sunday: Ending the Search for Peace Faith in God's word, believing God, and laying hold on His power in resurrection is faith that this has lifted us out of the whole effect of our sins.
  • All Things Subject to the Risen Christ

    John Piper
    All Things Subject to the Risen Christ Marvel at the power of the risen Jesus today to subject all things to himself. Marvel that one day, at his coming, he will use this power to transform your body into a body like his. Marvel that today your citizenship is in heaven where Christ rules—or if it’s not, put it there today.
  • Christ Alone

    Philip Graham Ryken
    Christ Alone Of all the things that Paul could have said about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, the one thing that he emphasized was His death on the cross.
  • The God Who Actually Does Know What You’re Going Through

    Stephen Altrogge
    The God Who Actually Does Know What You’re Going Through When someone is going through the meat grinder we can only know a tiny portion of what they are really experiencing. Our limited ability to know the suffering of others is what makes 2 Corinthians 7:6 so precious.
  • Beyond Sunday: No Longer Dead

    Beyond Sunday: No Longer Dead When it comes to our hope to improve ourselves, grace is our only resource.
  • The Messiah Foretold

    Philip Nation
    The Messiah Foretold God shatters our expectations. His love for humanity drove Him to provide the Savior who can make all things new.
  • Jesus Through the Bible

    Philip Graham Ryken
    Jesus Through the Bible The salvation that was expected in the Old Testament is exhibited in the Gospels and then explained in the rest of the New Testament.
  • Truly Getting the Gospel

    Tim Brister
    Truly Getting the Gospel Christians who truly get the gospel discover its power again and again on a daily basis. The “living and active” nature of the Word is doing its effectual work as the Spirit convicts, renews, and reforms our lives in ways that demonstrate the transforming power of Jesus.
  • Beyond Sunday: Taking Up the Cross

    Beyond Sunday: Taking Up the Cross Following Christ means putting aside our own expectations and desires. Often we have to take up our cross daily by shedding everything else.
  • Faith, Doubt, and Faith Again: Genesis 12:1 through 13:18

    Josh Rice
    Faith, Doubt, and Faith Again: Genesis 12:1 through 13:18 As we turn to the life of Abraham we see that doubt is not something inherently opposed to faith; it is actually a vital part of its development.
  • The Intangible God

    Kate Roberts
    The Intangible God “No one has ever seen God.” It’s an expression that exemplifies loneliness. Why the stark contrast with the surrounding text, which focuses on God’s presence and love?
  • March 29, AD 33: The King Comes for His Kingdom

    Andreas J. Köstenberger and Justin Taylor
    March 29, AD 33: The King Comes for His Kingdom After observing the Sabbath (Friday evening through Saturday evening) at Bethany, Jesus arose Sunday morning to enter the city of Jerusalem. It was March 29, AD 33—the first day of the last week of his earthly life.
  • Do I Answer a Fool? Or Do I Not?

    Theologically Driven
    Do I Answer a Fool? Or Do I Not? In Proverbs 26:4 we are commanded not to answer a fool, but in the very next verse we’re commanded to answer a fool. So do I or do I not answer a fool? This raises a larger issue about how to apply the various sayings found in the book of Proverbs.
  • Beyond Sunday: He Gives Sleep

    Beyond Sunday: He Gives Sleep Faith brings calm with it, and banishes the disturbers who both by day and by night murder peace.
  • Trusting an Unchanging God, Part 2

    Kay Arthur
    Trusting an Unchanging God, Part 2  God never changes. That's as comforting as it is sobering. Are there ways you've been turning to the wrong sources for answers and success instead of turning to God? I want to assure you that God will hear and respond to your cries to Him.
  • What Did Jesus Say about Divorce?

    Charles R. Swindoll
     What Did Jesus Say about Divorce? The Bible's teaching on divorce is expansive; however, in this short piece, we'll narrow our focus to one important aspect of Jesus's teaching from Mark 10:1–12—the condition for divorce.
  • Romans: The Greatest Letter Ever Written

    French L. Arrington
    Romans: The Greatest Letter Ever Written From studying Paul’s letter to the Romans, we can learn the content of the Christian faith like nowhere else in the New Testament. In his letter, Paul opens vistas to the gospel, shining a light on what we can experience by embracing and living in the Good News of Christ.
  • Why Does Jesus Use the Phrase “I Am”?

    Michael J. Kruger
    Why Does Jesus Use the Phrase “I Am”? One of the most stunning scenes in the Gospel of John is when Jesus debates the Jewish leadership at the end of chapter eight and declares, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am” (8:58).
  • Beyond Sunday: The Potter and the Clay

    Beyond Sunday: The Potter and the Clay If we examine the right that God has over us, in a more general way, with regard to his intelligent creatures, we may consider God in two different ways: as Creator and Lord of all, or as moral Governor and Judge.