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Topical Studies

  • Facing Today with the Book of Hebrews

    John D. Barry
    Facing Today with the Book of Hebrews When we read the book of Hebrews, we encounter a community of Christians living in a time of trial, struggling to understand God in the midst of suffering. Their story is our story.
  • And Be Thankful: A Thanksgiving Meditation

    Dr. Michael Youssef
    And Be Thankful: A Thanksgiving Meditation By submitting our requests to God with a thankful heart, we receive peace that transcends all understanding.
  • The God Who Provides

    James Montgomery Boice
    The God Who Provides Do you see spiritual things clearly? Or is your vision of God and His will for your life clouded by spiritual cataracts or near-sightedness brought on by an unhealthy preoccupation with things?
  • God Has Dealt Bountifully with Me

    The Good Book Blog
    God Has Dealt Bountifully with Me Thanksgiving is almost here. Sometimes, though, we have trouble entering into the full spirit of Thanksgiving. And we feel sad, and even a bit ungrateful as Thanksgiving approaches.
  • The Quest for (Self) Justification

    Tim Brister
    The Quest for (Self) Justification Even our expressions of thanksgiving can be a form of self-justification, and this is what we discover from this man in our text. Such self-justified thanksgiving is unacceptable to God.
  • Beyond Sunday: Worthy of Thanks

    Beyond Sunday: Worthy of Thanks When we focus on our problems, we forget that giving thanks must be as natural as breathing.
  • Uzziah: God-Given Success

    Dr. Jerald Daffe
    Uzziah: God-Given Success The "self-made" person, so revered in modern society, is a myth. No one creates themselves. The Bible is clear that everything about our lives is a gift.
  • Turn Your Cash into Thanks and Praise

    Mark Altrogge
    Turn Your Cash into Thanks and Praise We tend to think of the blessings WE will get through our generosity. How WE will reap. Or we think of the joy we will give OTHERS. But don’t forget what GOD will get when we give – thanksgiving and praise.
  • A Week of Thanksgiving

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss
    A Week of Thanksgiving Cultivating a thankful heart will result in speaking thankful words. But we all need periodic reminders to be thankful, and, for most of us, developing the habit of thankfulness may require some practice! Here are some practical suggestions for devoting one week to practicing thankfulness.
  • Service to Others as Thanksgiving to God

    Alan Knox
    Service to Others as Thanksgiving to God The clear (and abundant) principle here is that our service to others results in thanksgiving to God on many different levels and by many different people.
  • Beyond Sunday: The Elements of Giving Thanks

    Beyond Sunday: The Elements of Giving Thanks Three elements enter into our appeal to God: Prayer, the outpouring of the soul; supplication, stating our desires; and thanksgiving; we must always come to God, not in a complaining spirit, but with thankfulness for present mercies.
  • Ditches and Canyons: How the Bible Helps with Contemporary Issues

    Michael R. Emlet
    Ditches and Canyons: How the Bible Helps with Contemporary Issues Although the Bible does not give an exhaustive, step-by-step approach to modern problems, it does provide a comprehensive view of people and problems that allows us to wisely dive into the thorniest issues of contemporary life.
  • 5 Ways to Stop Discouragement from Getting the Best of You

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    5 Ways to Stop Discouragement from Getting the Best of You Discouragement and disappointment are normal emotions we all experience even as Christians, but it’s important to know how to make sure those debilitating emotions don’t get the best of us.
  • Theology at Midnight

    Dr. Ray Pritchard
    Theology at Midnight You discover your theology at midnight. Until then, it's all theoretical. When midnight comes, you discover the difference between theory and reality.
  • The Lord is with You

    Ron Edmondson
    The Lord is with You Take a moment and savor this verse. Read it. Read it again. Read it one more time! Pretty amazing, isn’t it?
  • Beyond Sunday: Death for the Rebels

    Beyond Sunday: Death for the Rebels When we were without strength and were powerless to save ourselves (in God's own chosen time), Christ died for the ungodly - for the rebels.
  • Connecting the Bible with Real Life

    Michael R. Emlet
    Connecting the Bible with Real Life On difficult or "modern" issues, we often treat the Bible as irrelevant. But there are answers in God's Word to even the toughest problems.
  • Forgetful Believers

    Founders Ministries Blog
    Forgetful Believers Forgetfulness is a common, yet deadly spiritual disease. That is why God's Word gives so much emphasis to calling us to remember.
  • Creating a Legacy to God’s Faithfulness

    Charles R. Swindoll
    Creating a Legacy to God’s Faithfulness Sitting on the banks of the Jordan River that day, the Israelites learned an object lesson on how to create a legacy. Think for a moment, where are your physical reminders of God’s legacy in your life?
  • The Hardest Truth of the Bible

    Colin Smith
    The Hardest Truth of the Bible But here’s something I’ve discovered—the hardest truths can produce the most tender hearts. If you grasp this most difficult of doctrines, God will use it to soften your heart today.