Topical Studies

  • Living Sacrifice

    Jarrid Wilson
    Living Sacrifice We all make mistakes. We all mess up. We all fall short. But in the core of your heart, do you understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus?
  • For Such a Time as This: Life Lessons from the Book of Esther

    Thomas Klock
    For Such a Time as This: Life Lessons from the Book of Esther Esther is the best “textbook" of the Scriptures about the providence of God, and how He works in the perfect way and the perfect timing to accomplish His purposes.
  • Assurance of God's Love

    Mason Rutledge
    Assurance of God's Love This is where the faith journey starts: understanding that God loves you. If you do not have an assurance of God’s love, your faith journey will not last long.
  • Did the OT Prophets Know What They Were Saying?

    Expository Thoughts
    Did the OT Prophets Know What They Were Saying? Is it possible that the OT prophets did not understand the meaning of what they wrote?
  • Abigail—Wise and Determined

    Jerald Daffe
    Abigail—Wise and Determined Abigail reveals how wisdom and determined action need to partner in order to save good people from disaster.
  • How Gospel-Centered Churches Handle False Teaching and False Teachers (Titus 1:10-16)

    Matthew Harmon
    How Gospel-Centered Churches Handle False Teaching and False Teachers (Titus 1:10-16) All one has to do is walk into most Christian bookstores or tune into so-called Christian radio/TV to realize that false teaching is alive and well. So how should a gospel-centered church respond?
  • The Most-Read Bible Study Articles of 2012

    Inside BST
    The Most-Read Bible Study Articles of 2012 We featured a number of Bible study articles on the site in 2012 that helped you dig deeper in your understanding of Scripture. Here are the ten most popular.
  • Beyond Sunday: A Year of Training in Righteousness

    Beyond Sunday: A Year of Training in Righteousness The Bible is the world's most widely distributed book, with 2.5 billion copies were distributed between 1815 and 1975. The evidence of this is many changed lives. Is this the year for yours to change?
  • Ethical Issues

    R. Keith Whitt
    Ethical Issues The overarching issue facing believers continues to be, Will we stubbornly cling to our personal views or will we commit to biblical standards? Will we follow the absolute principles of the Word of God or be tempted to devise our own guidelines as we are influenced by culture?
  • Seeing Beyond the Suffering This Year

    Ray Pritchard
    Seeing Beyond the Suffering This Year Struggle in the Christian life is inevitable, lifelong and ultimately beneficial. We encounter God’s grace through our trials in ways that would not happen if the trials had not come in the first place. But how do we see that in our trials?
  • Philippians 3: The Best New Year's Resolution

    Randy Alcorn
    Philippians 3: The Best New Year's Resolution There isn’t a better New Year’s resolution than what starts in the words of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 3:7-8.
  • The Most-Read Bible Verses of 2012

    Inside BST
    The Most-Read Bible Verses of 2012 Now that Christmas has passed, a new year is almost here. Before we get there, however, we wanted to take a quick look back at what you've been reading this year on BST. To kick of the festivities, here's a look at the most-read Bible verses of 2012.
  • Jesus Came to Destroy Something

    John Piper
    Jesus Came to Destroy Something The people who will experience the fullest meaning of Christmas on Tuesday are the people who know and feel that there is something in them that needs to be destroyed.
  • Verses to Read for Christmas

    Let these verses guide you as you celebrate the birth of Jesus.
  • The Strange Math of Jesus: Emptying Himself by Adding Human Nature

    Bruce Ware
    The Strange Math of Jesus: Emptying Himself by Adding Human Nature Since the divine nature in Jesus was eternal and infinite while the human nature in Jesus was created and finite, one of the questions we ponder is just how these two natures could coexist in the one person.
  • Immanuel: God with Us Forever

    Randy Alcorn
    Immanuel: God with Us Forever The best part of Christmas is not the presents we receive, but the presence of God with us. Christmas can be a hint, a foretaste of the celebration God’s family will enjoy together.
  • Beyond Sunday: What Brought Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem? Was There Really a Census?

    Beyond Sunday: What Brought Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem? Was There Really a Census? When others cast doubt on the historical accuracy of Bible events, such as the census mentioned in Luke 2, be prepared.
  • The Birth of Jesus Through Joseph's Eyes

    R.C. Sproul
    The Birth of Jesus Through Joseph's Eyes When we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmastime, our attention is most often given to Luke’s account, because it gives us so much information. But Matthew's account is just as important in our understanding the event through the eyes of Joseph.
  • Preaching Advent as the Return to Paradise

    Harold C. Perdue
    Preaching Advent as the Return to Paradise The words of the prophet Isaiah speak to a longing to recover what is now only a memory. So no wonder that Christmas is so marvelous, that Advent is such an important group of Sundays for us.
  • Verses for Giving Thanks

    Verses for Giving Thanks As you celebrate Thanksgiving today, use these verses to remind yourself the real reason we have to be thankful.