Topical Studies

  • Are You a Christian Struggling with Guilt?

    Ron Edmondson
    Are You a Christian Struggling with Guilt? Are you a believer, but you can’t seem to shake the feeling of guilt? You know God saved you, but you still feel so much guilt from your past?
  • Beyond Sunday: All Things Created by Christ, for Christ

    Beyond Sunday: All Things Created by Christ, for Christ Christ's role in creation gives not only unity to all creation, but places it in living connection with Him.
  • Studying Mark's Gospel: Love, Legalism, and Lordship

    Thomas Klock
    Studying Mark's Gospel: Love, Legalism, and Lordship Let’s turn to the lessons that this chapter teaches as we look at the love of Jesus, the legalism of the religious leaders, and Jesus’ ultimate lordship over the very things they accused Him of!
  • The Two Different Outcomes of Affliction

    Mark Altrogge
    The Two Different Outcomes of Affliction In fact, Christians are promised afflictions, and plenty of them. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous.” But the outcome of afflictions is different for believers and unbelievers.
  • Neglecting the Old Testament

    Al Mohler
    Neglecting the Old Testament In our circles—our pulpits, Sunday school classes, and Bible study groups—the biggest problem is the ignorance and neglect of the Old Testament. We must admit it: a good many evangelical preachers and Bible teachers simply have no idea what to do with the Old Testament.
  • Remembering Our Place When Wronged

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Remembering Our Place When Wronged When hurt and abused, we tend to be quicker to punish and revile. We need help. We need God abiding in us. We need to believe and practice what Joseph believed and practiced.
  • 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)
  • 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.