Topical Studies

  • Beyond Sunday: Christ's Gift to the Church

    Beyond Sunday: Christ's Gift to the Church There are no qualities, no excellencies in Christ, which are not ours through the gift of Himself.
  • Studying Mark's Gospel: The Son of Man Is Presented

    Thomas Klock
    Studying Mark's Gospel: The Son of Man Is Presented This week we begin our look at Jesus’ suffering and also the events that transpired during this last week of His earthly ministry.
  • How God Uses Stress for Our Good and His Glory

    Randy Alcorn
    How God Uses Stress for Our Good and His Glory Stress is an effective tool in the hands of our God, a tool that is intended both for His glory and our good. In this article we will look at some ways God uses stress.
  • The Gospel in Galatians: By Grace Alone

    Sacra Script Ministries
    The Gospel in Galatians: By Grace Alone Christians affirm that salvation comes from God alone, but too often our daily walk suggests his gift is incomplete until we step in. This is an old problem, which the letter of Galatians dealt with a long time ago.
  • If God Doesn’t Need Anything, Then Why Does He Command Us to Serve Him?

    Mark Altrogge
    If God Doesn’t Need Anything, Then Why Does He Command Us to Serve Him? God doesn’t need anything. He doesn’t need our worship, our work or our money. So why does God command us to worship, serve, and give our money to him?
  • Beyond Sunday: A Good Requirement

    Beyond Sunday: A Good Requirement The good which God requires of us is, not the paying a price for the pardon of sin and acceptance with God, but love to himself; and what is there unreasonable, or hard, in this?
  • Studying Mark's Gospel: Transition and Servanthood

    Thomas Klock
    Studying Mark's Gospel: Transition and Servanthood This week we will complete Mark 10 and examine the transition toward the last part of the Gospel, as well as Jesus’ definition and example of servanthood.
  • Freedom from Sin

    R. Kent Hughes
    Freedom from Sin How do those of us who are under grace live without being characterized by sin? How are we to live lives of victory? Paul shows us in Romans.
  • Why Do Modern Christians Rarely Talk about Rewards in Heaven?

    Michael J. Kruger
    Why Do Modern Christians Rarely Talk about Rewards in Heaven? When is the last time you heard a sermon that suggested that a motive for our obedience should be the rewards we receive in heaven? I imagine for most of us it has been a long time, maybe even never.
  • Beyond Sunday: For a Season

    Beyond Sunday: For a Season There is a certain time appointed by God, which no human mind or action can alter. By virtue of this appointment of God, all changes that happen in the world, whether comforts or calamities, come to pass.
  • 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.