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Topical Studies

  • A Welcome to Honest Living

    Paul Tripp
    A Welcome to Honest Living The Bible is honest about life in this fallen world. In its refusal to minimize, diminish, or deny harsh realities, the Bible welcomes you to be honest as well.
  • The Early Church Had Conflict?

    Alex Crain
    The Early Church Had Conflict? Looking at the state of Christianity in the world today with all its various camps and divisions, it’s tempting to idealize the early church as a perfect time of peace and harmony. But then the book of James disrupts that rose-colored view.
  • How to Trace the Fire of the Holy Spirit

    Sharon W. Betters
    How to Trace the Fire of the Holy Spirit Journal to track your spiritual journey. It is a means to "trace the fire of the Holy Spirit" in your life and the life of your church.
  • "Soul" Searching in Deuteronomy 6:5: A Hebrew Word Study without Hebrew

    Andrew B. Perrin
    How well does the English translation "soul" in this verse convey the meaning of the underlying Hebrew word?
  • How to Read the Bible Theologically

    J.I. Packer
    How to Read the Bible Theologically J.I. Packer - To read the Bible "theologically" means to read the Bible "with a focus on God."
  • Nine Ways to Know That the Gospel of Christ Is True

    John Piper
    Nine Ways to Know That the Gospel of Christ Is True A compelling list shared by John Piper explaining how we can be sure Jesus was who He claimed to be.
  • The Ultimate How-To Guide: How to Display God's Character

    Mark Dever
    The Ultimate How-To Guide: How to Display God's Character Imagine a son whose father journeyed to a distant country and then wrote his son a series of letters, instructing him on how he was to carry on the family name and how he was to conduct the family business. Yet suppose that the son never read his father’s letters. How would this son ever learn to represent the father and conduct the father’s business? He wouldn’t. And neither does the local church that ignores the Word of God.
  • 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.”