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Topical Studies

  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What Makes the Gospel Good News?

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    What Makes the Gospel Good News? The gospel is necessary in order to change the heart from its natural pursuit and slavery to sin toward the pursuit of things pertaining to Christ. The gospel is good news. But what is the good news?
  • Why Do We Sing So Many Songs about the Cross?

    Mark Altrogge
    Why Do We Sing So Many Songs about the Cross? Why so many songs about the blood of Jesus? Why so many songs about salvation? There are plenty of other topics we could sing about. Why so many songs about what Jesus did on Calvary?
  • A Forever Kind of Love

    Stephen Davey
    A Forever Kind of Love If God loves us, we assume it must mean that we are not all that bad. Not only is this view false in every way, it destroys a deep appreciation for the amazing beauty of God’s love — that He loved the unlovely, and died for the unloving.
  • The Date of Easter

    Theologically Driven
    The Date of Easter People are often surprised when they discover that a series of significant and sometimes very bitter controversies have taken place over how to calculate the date of Easter.
  • Jehoiada: Exerting Godly Influence

    Dr. Jerald Daffe
    Jehoiada: Exerting Godly Influence Jehoiada faced the challenge that almost all of us face. That is, how do we exert influence when we have so little power?
  • The Gospel: Far More Than a Key to the Front Door

    Mark Altrogge
    The Gospel: Far More Than a Key to the Front Door The gospel isn’t only for unbelievers to receive forgiveness of sins, but for every believer every day of our lives. It’s our meat and drink, our oxygen.
  • Asa: Strength in God

    Dr. Jerald Daffe
    Asa: Strength in God Every ruler, at the end of his days, was summed up with a single phrase, and God was the sole measuring stick of the worth of that ruler's leadership.
  • Young and Mighty

    Jarrid Wilson
    Young and Mighty The real question is, will you follow the calling God has given you, or will you give up because of the opinions that surround you?