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Topical Studies

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What's the Best Thanks to Give?

    Deborah J. Thompson
    What's the Best Thanks to Give? In the harried frenzy that surrounds the holiday season, we sometimes forget the purpose of it all—to give thanks. So what's the best thanks to give this year?
  • An Attitude of Thanksgiving

    Michael Milton
    An Attitude of Thanksgiving Psalm 136 is a psalm that Spurgeon called one of Israel’s favorites because it was so simple. The refrain of this psalm is a refrain of praise to God’s grace--grace, mercy, and loyal love that leads us to thanksgiving.
  • Who Are You Serving This Thanksgiving?

    Mark Altrogge
    Thanksgiving is a great day to imitate Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve. Here are a few ideas.
  • Did Paul Write Philippians in Rome?

    Matthew Harmon
    Did Paul Write Philippians in Rome? While some have suggested that Paul writes to the Philippians from Caesarea or Ephesus, I am persuaded the evidence points to the traditional view of Rome.
  • The Sacrament of Evangelism: We're Missing Out

    Stan Guthrie and Jerry Root, Authors
    The Sacrament of Evangelism: We're Missing Out This book is about evangelism and discipleship, but on an even deeper level it is about the presence of God in the life of the believer.
  • All Saints' Day, November 1

    Alex Crain
    All Saints' Day,  November 1 The Bible doesn’t teach us to pray to the saints, through the saints, or for saints. Rather, we remember the saints and to allow the testimony of their faith spur us on.
  • Overcoming Anxiety for Jesus

    Stan Guthrie
    Overcoming Anxiety for Jesus Somehow we think we still have the power to mess things up. But God's care is not theoretical. It is intensely practical.