Topical Studies

  • Beyond Sunday: The Sons of God, the Daughters of Man

    Beyond Sunday: The Sons of God, the Daughters of Man The sons of Seth intermingled themselves with the excommunicated race of Cain: They took wives of all that they chose.
  • Studying Mark's Gospel: The Kingdom Is Dawning

    Thomas Klock
    Studying Mark's Gospel: The Kingdom Is Dawning As we study this week, we will see an action-packed beginning to Jesus' ministry in the region of Galilee, and see that there is much we can learn from this as well.
  • How to Cope Theologically with Apostasy

    Craig Blomberg
    How to Cope Theologically with Apostasy Sadly, I have watched people abandon professions of faith in Christ at a variety of times in my life. I have heard others tell their stories, whom I have encountered only after the fact.
  • The Secret of Joy: Psalm 126

    Josh Moody
    The Secret of Joy: Psalm 126 Psalm 126 shows us not only that “laughter” and God go together but also God and “joy.” This psalm is written to help you discover the secret of joy.
  • Does the New Testament Misquote the Old Testament?

    Michael S. Heiser
    Does the New Testament Misquote the Old Testament? Sometimes when a New Testament writer quotes the Old Testament, the two passages do not match precisely. Is the New Testament writer misquoting the Old Testament? Or is there another explanation?
  • Beyond Sunday: Then for the Gentiles

    Beyond Sunday: Then for the Gentiles There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. (Rom. 2:6-10)
  • Studying Mark's Gospel: Beginnings

    Thomas Klock
    Studying Mark's Gospel: Beginnings The long awaited time had finally come: God, in the fullness of time, came to our world in the person of His Son.
  • Walk Thru the Life of Peter: Growing Bold Faith

    Walk Thru the Bible
    Walk Thru the Life of Peter: Growing Bold Faith We are in a relentless, violent spiritual battle against an enemy who doesn't want us to fulfill our calling, either individually or corporately. Whether we have been persecuted like Christians in a hostile culture or not, Peter's words to the persecuted still ring true for us.
  • What Does It Mean to "Seek the Lord"?

    John Piper
    What Does It Mean to Seeking the Lord means seeking his presence. But aren't his children always in his presence? Yes and no.
  • I Am a Great Witness… of Lesser Things

    Tim Brister
    I Am a Great Witness… of Lesser Things We are hardwired to talk to other people about what impresses us the most. Unfortunately, too often our conversation indicates we are far too easily impressed by trivial things.
  • Beyond Sunday: Just Keep Quiet!

    Beyond Sunday: Just Keep Quiet! If only you would be altogether silent! For you, that would be wisdom. (Job 13:5)
  • 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?
  • Being a Titus 2 Woman

    John Barnett
    Being a Titus 2 Woman The whole goal of a Titus 2 woman is to train younger women in Biblical, simple-to-measure, Spirit-empowered, love-based living. Here are the 6 characteristics.
  • Does God Ever Change His Mind?

    Sam Storms
    Does God Ever Change His Mind? Changing our minds feels so natural to us as humans, it’s hard to envision life without it. But what would it mean for God to change his mind? Does he? Could he? Or are all his plans and purposes unchangeable?
  • Practicing the Presence of God... Like Nehemiah

    The Good Book Blog
    Practicing the Presence of God... Like Nehemiah There are lots of hints in the biblical book that bears his name that Nehemiah was a person who lived with an ongoing awareness of the presence of the Lord, and who highly valued the importance of communion with God.
  • Beyond Sunday: A Family Affair

    Beyond Sunday: A Family Affair When Christ's family looked for Him, they did not go in to find Him. They wanted Him to obey their wishes.
  • Theology at Midnight

    Dr. Ray Pritchard
    Theology at Midnight You discover your theology at midnight. Until then, it's all theoretical. When midnight comes, you discover the difference between theory and reality.
  • Choosing Your Life Verse

    Theresa Ceniccola
    Choosing Your Life Verse Have you ever been asked what your “life verse” is? You know, the scripture quote that seems to speak to you directly – the one that holds a personal meaning for you.
  • Four Ways God Leads His People

    John Piper
    Four Ways God Leads His People I see at least four methods that God uses to leads us in his will. I put them in four "D’s" to help me remember them.
  • How to Read a Psalm

    Theologically Driven
    How to Read a Psalm When I have preached on a psalm in a church, some people have mentioned to me that they were familiar with a verse from the psalm but they had not thought about the passage’s overall message. I have often wondered if believers have a good reading strategy for getting the most out of a psalm.