Topical Studies

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beyond Sunday: Looking for the Ark

    Beyond Sunday: Looking for the Ark "Then let us bring again the ark of our God to us, for we did not seek it in the days of Saul."
  • 13 Scriptures to Meditate on When Your Future Is Uncertain

    Mark Altrogge
    13 Scriptures to Meditate on When Your Future Is Uncertain At one time or another, all of us will face times of uncertainty. The reality is that none of us are secure in this world except in Christ. Nothing is certain.
  • How to Pray for Your Daily Bread

    Adrian Rogers
    "Bread" in this prayer is really symbolic of any need you have. Do you have a need today? God delights to meet your need.
  • His Last Friday Was His Best

    Mark Altrogge
    His Last Friday Was His Best Even while dying on the cross, Jesus performed an 11th-hour miracle. He transformed the heart of a hardened criminal.
  • The Bridge

    Craig Blomberg
    The Bridge It is fashionable in some circles these days to lampoon the historic Christian doctrine of substitutionary atonement as divine child abuse. But to do so is a tragic mistake.