Topical Studies

  • Who Were the Godfearers, and Which "God" Did They Fear?

    Chelica Hiltunen
    Who Were the Godfearers, and Which The meanings of words change over time, which is why we need to consider original historical, social and religious contexts of terms like ‘Godfearer'
  • Does God Care How Much We Give?

    Francis Chan
    Does God Care How Much We Give? God didn’t just give a little for us; He gave His best. He gave Himself. John says that it is no different for us: True love requires sacrifice.
  • Curiosity and Christ

    David Murray
    Curiosity and Christ Should Christians support and celebrate the Mars Exploration Program? More importantly, does God?
  • Romans: Cornerstone of Christian Living

    Charles Swindoll
    Romans: Cornerstone of Christian Living Why must righteousness be a gift from God? Because all humanity is unrighteous, corrupted by sin and unable to live according to God's perfect standards. So suggests Paul in his "grandest, most comprehensive statement of the gospel," the letter to the Romans.
  • When Christians Sin

    Sinclair Ferguson
    When Christians Sin Does the church too often reverse the gospel or react without a proper sense of biblical responsibility?
  • Breaking Free From Worry by Knowing Jesus

    Greg Laurie
    Breaking Free From Worry by Knowing Jesus Are you a person who is gripped by worry today? Before you can know the peace of God, you need to have peace with God. But this is only possible through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • God Our Mother?

    Paul Lamey
    God Our Mother? Does it really make a difference in our lives if we think of God as mother rather than father? Or is it just an issue of semantics?
  • Protecting Your Pastor's Marital Fidelity

    Eric C. Redmond
    Protecting Your Pastor's Marital Fidelity How can the church walk alongside its pastor to help him keep his marriage vows with joy?
  • Does the Old Testament Affirm Capital Punishment? Would Jesus?

    Andrew Tallman
    Does the Old Testament Affirm Capital Punishment? Would Jesus? This may strike those who have actually read the Bible as a bit ludicrous. But many, in fact, do not know what it says.
  • Limit Your Liability, Lose Your Freedom

    Colin Smith
    Limit Your Liability, Lose Your Freedom Why would anyone who had found freedom in Christ want to turn back to the law? Why would anyone let themselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery? Why would anyone want to be under the law?
  • The Witness of Scripture: Work of Men, or Word of God?

    Regis Nicoll
    The Witness of Scripture: Work of Men, or Word of God? The Bible is the account of God’s activity in and beyond time. But is it a trustworthy account? To answer that we need to establish three things...
  • Jesus: Israel's Messiah

    Phil Moore
    Jesus: Israel's Messiah Matthew was a Jew who wrote his gospel primarily for Jews. Unless you grasp that, you will fail to understand the depth of its message.
  • A Welcome to Honest Living

    Paul Tripp
    A Welcome to Honest Living The Bible is honest about life in this fallen world. In its refusal to minimize, diminish, or deny harsh realities, the Bible welcomes you to be honest as well.
  • The Early Church Had Conflict?

    Alex Crain
    The Early Church Had Conflict? Looking at the state of Christianity in the world today with all its various camps and divisions, it’s tempting to idealize the early church as a perfect time of peace and harmony. But then the book of James disrupts that rose-colored view.
  • How to Trace the Fire of the Holy Spirit

    Sharon W. Betters
    How to Trace the Fire of the Holy Spirit Journal to track your spiritual journey. It is a means to "trace the fire of the Holy Spirit" in your life and the life of your church.
  • "Soul" Searching in Deuteronomy 6:5: A Hebrew Word Study without Hebrew

    Andrew B. Perrin
    How well does the English translation "soul" in this verse convey the meaning of the underlying Hebrew word?
  • How to Read the Bible Theologically

    J.I. Packer
    How to Read the Bible Theologically J.I. Packer - To read the Bible "theologically" means to read the Bible "with a focus on God."
  • Nine Ways to Know That the Gospel of Christ Is True

    John Piper
    Nine Ways to Know That the Gospel of Christ Is True A compelling list shared by John Piper explaining how we can be sure Jesus was who He claimed to be.
  • The Ultimate How-To Guide: How to Display God's Character

    Mark Dever
    The Ultimate How-To Guide: How to Display God's Character Imagine a son whose father journeyed to a distant country and then wrote his son a series of letters, instructing him on how he was to carry on the family name and how he was to conduct the family business. Yet suppose that the son never read his father’s letters. How would this son ever learn to represent the father and conduct the father’s business? He wouldn’t. And neither does the local church that ignores the Word of God.
  • The Explicit Gospel: A Response

    Dr. Stanley J. Ward
    The Explicit Gospel: A Response Chandler’s (2012) book, The Explicit Gospel, lays an important theological foundation for ministry leaders – a description of the gospel that is explicit for those we lead