Topical Studies

  • Studying Mark's Gospel: The Teachings of Jesus

    Thomas Klock
    Studying Mark's Gospel: The Teachings of Jesus The first half of Mark 10 addresses five teachings of Jesus that are important for us to know and to practice in our lives. Let’s hear what Jesus said about these topics.
  • Why Christians Can Be Both Humble and Certain

    Michael J. Kruger
    Why Christians Can Be Both Humble and Certain One of the most common objections made to the absolute claims of Christianity is that Christians are arrogant. Christians are arrogant to claim that they are right; arrogant to claim others are wrong; arrogant to claim that truth can be known.
  • Discovering the Power of Luke's Gospel: A Greek Word Study without Greek

    Andrew B. Perrin
    Discovering the Power of Luke's Gospel: A Greek Word Study without Greek Those students of the Bible who don't read Greek can still reach beyond the English Bible to the original Greek in four easy steps.
  • Beyond Sunday: Coming out Gold

    Beyond Sunday: Coming out Gold While living in the midst of great prosperity, Job was suddenly overwhelmed by a series of trials that fell upon him. Amid all his sufferings he maintained his integrity.
  • Studying Mark's Gospel: Transformation and Exhortation

    Thomas Klock
    Studying Mark's Gospel: Transformation and Exhortation At this time, Jesus “steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51), and in this middle section of Mark we’ll see how there is a definite change in things from Caesarea Philippi on.
  • Telling Your Story

    Randy Newman
    Telling Your Story The task of evangelism often includes telling our individual story along with the larger gospel story. Weaving the two together makes for a powerful articulation of God’s gracious work through all times and his specific salvific work in an individual heart – namely, yours.
  • Forgiveness: The Very Essence of Our Faith

    Steve Arterburn
    Forgiveness: The Very Essence of Our Faith Forgiveness is something all of us want to receive but most of us hesitate to give. Jesus makes it clear, however, that we can’t have it without giving it.
  • Love Like Jesus

    Woodrow Kroll
    Love Like Jesus To see what fruit pleases the Lord, read the Word with the sole intent of identifying every action verb—those "good works" that both Jesus and His disciples practiced.
  • Beyond Sunday: Buy Wisdom

    Beyond Sunday: Buy Wisdom Wisdom, in the ancient world, was a way of viewing and approaching life, instructing the young in proper conduct and morality, and answering questions about life's meaning...
  • Studying Mark's Gospel: Questions Demanding an Answer

    Thomas Klock
    Studying Mark's Gospel: Questions Demanding an Answer It is interesting that the more we dig into Mark we find it isn’t the “comic book Gospel” thrown together in non-stop action it appears to be at first glance, but we can see how this is a very well crafted account to minister to the group Mark wrote to.
  • Has God Called You to Ministry?

    Al Mohler
    Has God Called You to Ministry? Though all Christians are called to serve the cause of Christ, God calls certain persons to serve the church as pastors and other ministers. Has God called you to ministry?
  • Created for Community

    Bob Thune & Will Walker
    Created for Community Community is something we all want. How did we get this way? How did this craving, this longing, get hardwired into us? The Bible answers that question by explaining that we are created in the image of God. God created us for community.
  • Rescue Your Prayer Life

    Brian Hedges
    Rescue Your Prayer Life Among the disciplines of Christian living, prayer tops the list as most challenging. Read how the doctrine of the Trinity can rescue your prayer life.
  • Beyond Sunday: Walking in the Truth

    Beyond Sunday: Walking in the Truth The false doctrine which was abroad at that moment was the denial of the truth of Christ come in the flesh.
  • Studying Mark's Gospel: Hypocrisy or Religiosity?

    Thomas Klock
    Studying Mark's Gospel: Hypocrisy or Religiosity? Religion had become hypocritical, sterile, and dead under the leadership of the Pharisees, and compromised with the world under the Sadducees. Let’s see what we can learn from Mark 7 as we turn to it now.
  • Can a Person Be “Overly Righteous”?

    Theologically Driven
    Can a Person Be “Overly Righteous”? Can “be not overly righteous” really be saying what it seems to be saying? Does God actually want us to tone down our righteousness?
  • How to Develop Your Prayer Life

    Donald Grey Barnhouse
    How to Develop Your Prayer Life Prayer is the growth of a soul as we come in contact with God. As the soul grows, the prayer life deepens.
  • Five Proven Weapons in the Fight for Holiness

    John Piper
    Five Proven Weapons in the Fight for Holiness Having promises at hand that suit the temptation of the hour is one key to successful warfare against sin. But there are times when we don’t have a perfectly suited word from God in our minds.
  • Beyond Sunday: True Freedom

    Beyond Sunday: True Freedom Christ will not be the Savior of any who will not own and rely upon him as their only Savior.
  • Studying Mark's Gospel: Compassion and Faith

    Thomas Klock
    Studying Mark's Gospel: Compassion and Faith In Mark, we can learn a lot about having a true heart of compassion, but also we also see how to deal with our faith being tested when the enemy tries to stop us.