Topical Studies

  • 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
  • Pleasures Forevermore

    R.C. Sproul, Jr.
    Pleasures Forevermore There is no shame in being poor. There is no guilt in being wealthy. There is, however, shame in failing to give thanks.
  • The Masculine Mandate

    Richard Phillips
    The Masculine Mandate If we want to be the men God is calling us to be—men who are rightly admired and respected by those we love, men who faithfully fulfill our duty before God—then we will make as our motto and watchword the Masculine Mandate that we have received from God...
  • Captive No More

    Greg Laurie
    Captive No More Is there a certain sin that seems to have a foothold in your life? Do you wonder if you ever will gain victory over it?
  • Yearning for Peace: The Human Heart and Memorial Day

    Chuck Colson
    Yearning for Peace: The Human Heart and Memorial Day The members of our armed forces long to accomplish their mission and return home to their loved ones. Why is it that we humans long for lasting peace? The answer is simple: We were made for it.
  • First and Foremost

    Greg Laurie
    First and Foremost With the first commandment, God was establishing the fact that He is our God and was showing us His place in our lives ...
  • Antidote for 'Corinthian Disease': Agape Love

    Eric Hogue
    Antidote for 'Corinthian Disease': Agape Love The Corinthians were Jesus believers with tough outer skin, "spiritual knuckle-heads" just like me.
  • Making Room for Atheism

    John Piper
    Making Room for Atheism An informed biblical worldview supports pluralism, democracy, and freedom. Christians should neither tolerate coercive secularization of the government, nor should they aim to establish a theocracy.
  • Defending the Unstoppable Gospel

    Trevin Wax
    Defending the Unstoppable Gospel In all our talk about defending the gospel, it's possible that we might think of the good news as fragile and vulnerable. God forbid!
  • What Do You Believe About the Bible?

    Marvin A. McMickle
    What Do You Believe About the Bible? Heaven and earth may pass away, but the word of our God shall stand forever.
  • There is a Way to Be Happy, Even in Sadness

    John Piper
    There is a Way to Be Happy, Even in Sadness Neither Jesus nor the Holy Spirit has ever sinned. But both have grieved. Both have been sorrowful. Therefore, godly sorrow is possible.
  • Three-Dimensional Jesus

    Phil Moore
    Three-Dimensional Jesus Matthew gives us three clear statements about Jesus's mission. If we miss one of them, we will only follow a two-dimensional shadow of the real Jesus, and when it comes to following Jesus, two out of three is very bad indeed.
  • Learning to Pray… Again

    Thabiti Anyabwile
    Learning to Pray… Again I suspect that most Christians are burdened by their lack of prayer and the seeming ineffectiveness of prayer. We read “pray without ceasing” and it becomes “guilt without ceasing.”
  • Seven 'Last Days' Passages You'll Rarely Hear Pastors Preach On

    Paul R. Lopez
    Seven 'Last Days' Passages You'll Rarely Hear Pastors Preach On When was the last time you heard a "last days" sermon from the Old Testament?
  • Beyond Sunday: Is Union with Christ Mysticism?

    Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
    Beyond Sunday: Is Union with Christ Mysticism? Paul's teaching on union with Christ has often been labeled as Christian "mysticism." This is an appropriate term if understood in a qualified sense.
  • The Art of Living Well

    The Art of Living Well Solomon’s timeless book of Proverbs provides nuggets of wisdom that are guaranteed to bring success in every area of life.
  • The Women in Christ's Life: Anna, The Prophetess

    Kris Swiatocho
    The Women in Christ's Life:  Anna, The Prophetess As a widow and a single woman, Anna knew her purpose and she didn't let anyone's opinions or comments keep her from it. Her choice would not only affect her life in an abundant way, but also the lives of others ever since.
  • Eight Reasons Why I Believe That Jesus Rose from the Dead

    John Piper
    Eight Reasons Why I Believe That Jesus Rose from the Dead People are finding what they want to find in "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" and other not-so-new arguments. No thinking person wants to believe a lie. Thankfully, there's so much evidence that supports faith in Christ.
  • The Ironies of the Cross (part 4 of 4)

    D.A. Carson
    The Ironies of the Cross (part 4 of 4) The entire Bible pivots on one weekend in Jerusalem about 2000 years ago. And it is as important to know and meditate on what these events mean as to know that they happened. Read part four of Dr. Carson's insightful series on the cross of Christ.
  • The Ironies of the Cross (part 3 of 4)

    D.A. Carson
    The Ironies of the Cross (part 3 of 4) The entire Bible pivots on one weekend in Jerusalem about 2000 years ago. And it is as important to know and meditate on what these events mean as to know that they happened. Read part three of Dr. Carson's insightful series on the cross of Christ.