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Topical Studies

  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Jehoshaphat: Help in Distress

    Dr. Jerald Daffe
    Jehoshaphat: Help in Distress Distress is so interwoven into the biblical story that we almost stop noticing its power.
  • Talking to Yourself

    Randy Newman
    Talking to Yourself Becoming fluent in positive, healthy, truthful, Scripture-saturated internal dialogue should be a high priority for all of us. Talking to yourself is an important life-skill that requires practice, careful consideration, and perseverance.
  • Living Sacrifice

    Jarrid Wilson
    Living Sacrifice We all make mistakes. We all mess up. We all fall short. But in the core of your heart, do you understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus?
  • For Such a Time as This: Life Lessons from the Book of Esther

    Thomas Klock
    For Such a Time as This: Life Lessons from the Book of Esther Esther is the best “textbook" of the Scriptures about the providence of God, and how He works in the perfect way and the perfect timing to accomplish His purposes.
  • Did the OT Prophets Know What They Were Saying?

    Expository Thoughts
    Did the OT Prophets Know What They Were Saying? Is it possible that the OT prophets did not understand the meaning of what they wrote?
  • How Gospel-Centered Churches Handle False Teaching and False Teachers (Titus 1:10-16)

    Matthew Harmon
    How Gospel-Centered Churches Handle False Teaching and False Teachers (Titus 1:10-16) All one has to do is walk into most Christian bookstores or tune into so-called Christian radio/TV to realize that false teaching is alive and well. So how should a gospel-centered church respond?
  • The Most-Read Bible Study Articles of 2012

    Inside BST
    The Most-Read Bible Study Articles of 2012 We featured a number of Bible study articles on the site in 2012 that helped you dig deeper in your understanding of Scripture. Here are the ten most popular.
  • The Most-Read Bible Verses of 2012

    Inside BST
    The Most-Read Bible Verses of 2012 Now that Christmas has passed, a new year is almost here. Before we get there, however, we wanted to take a quick look back at what you've been reading this year on BST. To kick of the festivities, here's a look at the most-read Bible verses of 2012.
  • Preaching Advent as the Return to Paradise

    Harold C. Perdue
    Preaching Advent as the Return to Paradise The words of the prophet Isaiah speak to a longing to recover what is now only a memory. So no wonder that Christmas is so marvelous, that Advent is such an important group of Sundays for us.
  • Verses for Giving Thanks

    Verses for Giving Thanks As you celebrate Thanksgiving today, use these verses to remind yourself the real reason we have to be thankful.