Topical Studies

  • Praying Without Asking

    The Good Book Blog
    Praying Without Asking One of the exercises I have my spiritual formation students do is a prayer exercise in which they are to spend 30 minutes in prayer however they wish, but with one specific instruction – they are not supposed to ask for anything, for themselves or anyone else.
  • The Testing of Your Faith

    Christopher Ash
    The Testing of Your Faith The glory of God is more important than your or my comfort. That is a statement with which all Christians will readily agree... in theory
  • Are You Concerned About Your Future?

    Kay Arthur
    Are You Concerned About Your Future? Do you know that what concerns you is of the utmost concern to God? If you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ, every need, every trial, every temptation that touches you, touches God, because you are part of His Son.
  • Beyond Sunday: Keep Your Knees from Knocking

    Beyond Sunday: Keep Your Knees from Knocking The path of godliness … was to be made easy, a beaten path to weak and lame souls; and they would feel more than stronger souls the comfort and value of such a path.
  • Five Steps to Peace in a Really Bad Situation

    Paul Dean
    Five Steps to Peace in a Really Bad Situation How can we get peace if we're headed into or in the midst of a crisis? God tells us how to do just that.
  • Following Joshua

    Joseph Coleson
    Following Joshua The book of Joshua has much to teach us and much with which to inspire the church today as we, too, follow where God would have us go.
  • How to Fix Bad Decisions

    Chris Russell
    How to Fix Bad Decisions “OK, so what do I do if I’ve already messed up? How do I fix a bad decision?” With this question in mind, I wanted to offer help for those times when we realize we’ve blown it.
  • Standing Out: When You Don't Fit In

    Jarrid Wilson
    Standing Out: When You Don't Fit In We all want to be liked, cherished, and appreciated by our peers. But what if I told you that God could care less about these things?
  • Beyond Sunday: Not Just Proverbial

    Beyond Sunday: Not Just Proverbial A proverb is a pithy sentence, concisely expressing some well-established truth lending to various illustrations and applications.
  • God is Jesus

    Trevin Wax
    God is Jesus Declaring the divinity of Jesus by stating matter-of-factly that He is God does not really resolve anything until we have painted the biblical picture of the true God.
  • Comforting Arms

    Dr. Stephen Davy
    Comforting Arms God doesn’t just pat us on the back when we are in mourning.
  • The Basis of a Christian Marriage

    R.C. Sproul
    The Basis of a Christian Marriage One of the things I like most about the traditional wedding ceremony is that it includes an explanation as to why God created marriage.
  • 7 Ways to Make Bad Decisions

    Ron Edmondson
    7 Ways to Make Bad Decisions In my experience, there are a few common factors that lead to me making a bad decision. Here are 7 ways to make bad decisions...
  • Beyond Sunday: Washing Hands

    Beyond Sunday: Washing Hands "We learn, for one thing, that hypocrites generally attach great importance to mere outward things in religion."
  • An Everlasting Picture: Pentecost and the Story of Ruth

    Walk Thru the Bible
    An Everlasting Picture: Pentecost and the Story of Ruth Scripture is clear that God is preparing a bride for his Son; this is what all of history is leading up to. Like Ruth, the bride of Christ begins as a foreigner from an immoral land steeped in idolatry; but in our desolation, we commit to him and he takes us in.
  • Of Earthquakes and End Times

    Craig Blomberg
    Of Earthquakes and End Times What’s crucial is to read the text carefully. Wars and rumors of wars should not alarm God’s people. The end is still to come. Such portents do not herald the end!
  • What is Godliness? Paul's First Letter to Timothy

    R. Kent Hughes and Bryan Chapell
    What is Godliness? Paul's First Letter to Timothy For Paul godliness is no static, stained-glass word. It is active—kinetic obedience that springs from a reverent awe of God.
  • Staying in His Love

    Greg Laurie
    Staying in His Love I am amazed at how certain people will think that, because they were privy to a special time of blessing or a notable time in church history, they are somehow exempt from living the Christian life in the present day.
  • Beyond Sunday: Be Afraid

    Beyond Sunday: Be Afraid Serve the Lord with fear; let reverence and humility be mingled with your service.
  • Faith for Every Decision

    Josh Rice
    Faith for Every Decision At its heart, the story of Abraham is the story of God's sovereignty over the lives of those with whom He enters a covenant.