Topical Studies

  • The Ironies of the Cross (part 1 of 4)

    D.A. Carson
    The Ironies of the Cross (part 1 of 4) Nothing is more central to the Bible than Jesus' death and resurrection. 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.
  • Does God Need a Co-Signer?

    Michael S. Heiser
    Does God Need a Co-Signer? God swears by His own character when entering a covenant since there is no one above Him who needs to co-sign the agreement.
  • Is the Bible Trustworthy?

    Bill Bright
    Is the Bible Trustworthy? Do you accept the Bible as absolute truth? Do you know the peace and blessing that comes from living its supernatural, life-transforming message?
  • Leaders Who Belong to the Order of the Towel Model True Leadership

    Dr. Bill Lawrence
    Leaders Who Belong to the Order of the Towel Model True Leadership One of the greatest needs in the church is true servant leadership born of love and done according to our ultimate Example.
  • Do Not Be Ashamed of the Gospel

    Dr. Michael Youseff
    Do Not Be Ashamed of the Gospel We are at all times challenged to stand firm in our faith in Jesus Christ. Our culture tries to intimidate Christians with accusations that we are backward or narrow-minded. How we react to these charges is an indication of our spiritual progress.
  • The Challenges We Face: A New Generation of Gospel Ministers Looks to the Future

    Albert Mohler
    The Challenges We Face: A New Generation of Gospel Ministers Looks to the Future Will this generation of gospel ministers finish the race? It will require gospel faithfulness at every turn.
  • Does the Author of Ecclesiastes Need Prozac?

    Miles Custis
    Does the Author of Ecclesiastes Need Prozac? The author of Ecclesiastes is often labeled a depressed pessimist. But a careful study reveals the author to be an honest—and hopeful!—realist about life, not a candidate for Prozac.
  • Real Men Flee Temptation

    Andrew Gutierrez
    Real Men Flee Temptation Yes, that’s right — real men run away.
  • Why the Cross? (part 1)

    Dr. John Blanchard
    Why the Cross? (part 1) The cross decorates millions of buildings and bodies around the world. Are any other instruments of death so universally popular in this way? Why the cross?
  • One-Way Love

    Tullian Tchividjian
    One-Way Love Won’t you suspend your incredulity and conditionality for just one moment and believe? Won’t you stop yourself from saying, “Yes, but…” for just one hour?
  • The Power of Words and the Wonder of God

    Paul Tripp
    The Power of Words and the Wonder of God The tongue is a powerful force---for good or evil. So how might our churches, homes, and culture change if we used words with Christian intentionality and eloquence?
  • Love by Recognizing Gifts Rather Than Faults

    Cliff Young
    Love by Recognizing Gifts Rather Than Faults If we continue to practice finding wrong with each other, how do we expect to have strong meaningful relationships for ourselves?
  • Leavened Lives

    James Burke
    Leavened Lives Beware of the leaven...
  • Job's Loss, Job's Gain: Our Suffering, Our Pain

    Ritchie Johnson
    Job's Loss, Job's Gain: Our Suffering, Our Pain Job's story raises an important question: How is suffering an opportunity for me to bless others?
  • Is the Sabbath Still Required for Christians?

    Thomas R. Schreiner
    Is the Sabbath Still Required for Christians? Jesus does not clearly abolish the Sabbath, nor does he violate its stipulations. But if the Sabbath is a holdover from the Mosaic covenant, are Christians bound to observe it?
  • Three Things the New Pastor Wants Most

    Joe McKeever
    Three Things the New Pastor Wants Most The more I reflected on it, the more I realized any pastor coming into a new church would give a month's salary for these three gifts.
  • The Odd Couple: Psalms 1 and 2

    John Screnock
    The Odd Couple: Psalms 1 and 2 Psalms 1 and 2 are as different as night and day, but can be studied as one unit using a method scholars call the canonical approach.
  • Gambling and the Common Good

    Russell Moore
    Gambling and the Common Good Too many of our “opponents” see us as morally-prissy Victorians who don’t want people doing “naughty” things in our presence. Let’s demolish that pretense.
  • Eight Summarizing Words on the Gospel

    D.A. Carson
    Eight Summarizing Words on the Gospel The gospel is not a narrow set of facts or mere formula to gain entrance to heaven. It is a broad category that holds much of the Bible together---taking people from alienation from God all the way through conversion and discipleship to the new heaven and earth.
  • Any Other Gospel is Not the Gospel at All

    T.M. Moore
    Any Other Gospel is Not the Gospel at All There has to be an explanation why - despite millions who claim to be born-again Christians - the morals of America continue to decline, the young are abandoning their upbringing, and the public square is devoid of seriously-taken Christian voices.