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
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
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?
Is it possible that the OT prophets did not understand the meaning of what they wrote?
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)
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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
As you celebrate Thanksgiving today, use these verses to remind yourself the real reason we have to be thankful.
What's the Best Thanks to Give?
In the harried frenzy that surrounds the holiday season, we sometimes forget the purpose of it all—to give thanks. So what's the best thanks to give this year?
An Attitude of Thanksgiving
Psalm 136 is a psalm that Spurgeon called one of Israel’s favorites because it was so simple. The refrain of this psalm is a refrain of praise to God’s grace--grace, mercy, and loyal love that leads us to thanksgiving.
Who Are You Serving This Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is a great day to imitate Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve. Here are a few ideas.
Did Paul Write Philippians in Rome?
While some have suggested that Paul writes to the Philippians from Caesarea or Ephesus, I am persuaded the evidence points to the traditional view of Rome.
The Sacrament of Evangelism: We're Missing Out
This book is about evangelism and discipleship, but on an even deeper level it is about the presence of God in the life of the believer.
All Saints' Day, November 1
The Bible doesn’t teach us to pray to the saints, through the saints, or for saints. Rather, we remember the saints and to allow the testimony of their faith spur us on.
Overcoming Anxiety for Jesus
Somehow we think we still have the power to mess things up. But God's care is not theoretical. It is intensely practical.
Bible Study Won’t (Necessarily) Change Your Life
It is possible to know the Scriptures, read the Scriptures, revere the Scriptures and miss the point entirely.