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Topical Studies

  • Dealing with Hidden Sin

    David L. Talley
    Dealing with Hidden Sin Sin is a reality with which we all must live. No one can escape the struggles we have with rebelling against God’s call on our lives. The battle can be overwhelming, but it does not have to result in demoralizing defeat.
  • Prayer with an Attitude

    Michael M. Smith
    Prayer with an Attitude The Bible tells us we should “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Unfortunately, for many of us, a few minutes spent in prayer feels like forever. Why do we struggle so much with prayer when we know how vital it is to our relationship with God?
  • Beyond Sunday: A Gospel Explosion

    Beyond Sunday: A Gospel Explosion The Book of Acts tells us something about how the gospel began to explode throughout the world. And we can learn much about that for our own day.
  • Rahab—Unlikely Ally

    Jerald Daffe
    Rahab—Unlikely Ally That Rahab played a pivotal role in this story is amazing. Her occupation raises eyebrows. Her faith appears so strong while lacking so much knowledge of God.
  • 3 Sins Against the Holy Spirit

    Greg Laurie
    3 Sins Against the Holy Spirit There are six specific sins that can be committed against the Holy Spirit. Today, allow me to focus on one that can be committed by believers—grieving the Holy Spirit.
  • Does God Control “Random” Events?

    Vern S. Poythress
    Does God Control “Random” Events? What about seemingly random events? Does God control them?
  • Discipleship Takes Time

    Philip Nation
    Discipleship Takes Time Discipleship is more than merely consuming information and modifying your behavior. It is relating day-by-day to Jesus and His church.
  • Beyond Sunday: Not Shaken

    Beyond Sunday: Not Shaken Faith gives us living joy, and bestows dying rest.” This lets our hearts be glad no matter the circumstances.
  • When Did Jesus See Satan "Fall Like Lightning"?

    Michael S. Heiser
    When Did Jesus See Satan In one of the more enigmatic verses in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus tells His disciples, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven" (Luke 10:18). When did He mean?
  • 12 Things to Thank God for in the Midst of Affliction

    Mark Altrogge
    12 Things to Thank God for in the Midst of Affliction Giving thanks helps us focus on God, steers us away from complaining, strengthens our faith, and brings glory to Jesus.
  • The God of All Comfort: A Study of 2 Corinthians

    R. Kent Hughes
    The God of All Comfort: A Study of 2 Corinthians By any estimation 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 frames the Bible’s greatest text on comfort. What can we learn from Paul's words?
  • Four Ways God Leads His People

    John Piper
    Four Ways God Leads His People I see at least four methods that God uses to lead us in his will. I put them in four "D’s" to help me remember them.
  • Beyond Sunday: Higher Reconciliation

    Beyond Sunday: Higher Reconciliation "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)
  • The Doctrine of the Trinity

    Benjamin B. Warfield
    The Doctrine of the Trinity The term "Trinity" is not a Biblical term, but it lies in Scripture in solution. When it is crystallized from its solvent, it does not cease to be Scriptural, but only comes into clearer view.
  • God Saves Us from the Penalty and Power of Sin

    Colin S. Smith
    God Saves Us from the Penalty and Power of Sin I want to introduce you to three characters to help you understand how God saves us from the penalty and the power of sin. Which one do you identify with most?
  • Study with Purpose: Seeing the “Big Story” of the Bible

    Jen Wilkin
    Study with Purpose: Seeing the “Big Story” of the Bible We must have in mind the purpose that the Bible itself intends us to have when we open its cover. No lesser purpose will do.
  • What is This World Coming To? Exactly What Jesus Said It Would Come To.

    Stephen Altrogge
    What is This World Coming To? Exactly What Jesus Said It Would Come To. Every so often I hear someone say in despair, “What is this world coming to?” This kind of comment usually comes in response to a doomsday report of some kind. But we shouldn’t be shocked or dismayed. The world is coming to exactly what Jesus said it would come to, and this actually gives us a lot of hope.
  • Beyond Sunday: Holding On

    Beyond Sunday: Holding On Although the world often threatens to break Christians down, Christ is never worn out from guarding and protecting us.
  • John: A Gospel for the World

    Justin Buzzard
    John: A Gospel for the World John is organized around carefully crafted narrative strands that highlight both the signs and teachings of Jesus. This gives John’s Gospel a sense of depth as the reader is presented with a rich, multi-layered, and cosmic display of the identity, works, words, and mission of Jesus.
  • The Most Underrated Spiritual Discipline

    Stephen Altrogge
    The Most Underrated Spiritual Discipline The freeness with which I can pray causes me to take prayer for granted. Think for a moment of all that takes place when I pray.