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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What's the Best Thanks to Give?

    Deborah J. Thompson
    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

    Michael Milton
    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?

    Mark Altrogge
    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?

    Matthew Harmon
    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

    Stan Guthrie and Jerry Root, Authors
    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

    Alex Crain
    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

    Stan Guthrie
    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

    Trevin Wax
    It is possible to know the Scriptures, read the Scriptures, revere the Scriptures and miss the point entirely.