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Topical Studies

  • The Hardest Truth of the Bible

    Colin Smith
    The Hardest Truth of the Bible But here’s something I’ve discovered—the hardest truths can produce the most tender hearts. If you grasp this most difficult of doctrines, God will use it to soften your heart today.
  • Beyond Sunday: The Election that Matters

    Beyond Sunday: The Election that Matters God has called you by his word and his Spirit; he has elected you, separated you from the world, through sanctification of the Spirit.
  • Nebuchadnezzar's Restless Night

    Douglas Connelly
    Nebuchadnezzar's Restless Night According to Daniel 2:29, Nebuchadnezzar went to bed one night thinking about the future. He had a dream that was too important to pass over lightly.
  • Is Mental Illness Actually Biblical?

    Stephen Altrogge
    Is Mental Illness Actually Biblical? I believe that treating mental illness as only (or even primarily) a spiritual problem is both profoundly unbiblical and incredibly hurtful to those who struggle with mental illness.
  • Unauthorized Fire

    R.C. Sproul
    Unauthorized Fire There is an incident in the biblical record that causes abiding consternation for many of God’s people. It is the story of how two of the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, were slain suddenly by God.
  • The Magician Meets Philip & Peter

    Michael S. Heiser
    The Magician Meets Philip & Peter "Simon the Magician" tried to purchase the power of the Holy Spirit from Peter. His name consequently has not been remembered for any great deeds, but for the payment of money for church office ('simony'). But is that all there is to the story? Hardly. Don't look away now or you'll miss what's behind the "magic."
  • Beyond Sunday: Dying to Multiply

    Beyond Sunday: Dying to Multiply As the germ of life in the grain of wheat can only pass into other grains by departing from the original grain and leaving it dead, so the life which was in Christ Jesus...
  • Faith and the Covenant: Genesis 15:1-17:13; Colossians 2:10-13

    Josh Rice
    Faith and the Covenant: Genesis 15:1-17:13; Colossians 2:10-13 God's covenants with humanity started with a nomad named Abram, whom God chose to be the primary vessel through which He would reach all of humanity.
  • The Power of Position: Rising Above the Frustrations of Life

    Walk Thru the Bible
    The Power of Position: Rising Above the Frustrations of Life We have rituals, habits, tricks, routines, formulas, and all sorts of other means to influence a situation. That’s because we feel out of control, and we’re desperate to have some semblance of mastery over our circumstances.
  • The Future and Prophetic Scenarios

    Hank Hanegraaff
    The Future and Prophetic Scenarios The best way to "keep watch" as Jesus commanded is to know what God has revealed and to attempt a biblical understanding of events. Just bear in mind that not all end-times opinions are facts.
  • The Tension of Evangelism

    Randy Newman
    The Tension of Evangelism How do you go about resolving the tension between, on the one hand, having a “dialogue” approach to evangelism and viewing it as a process, and, on the other hand, wanting to get the whole gospel into the conversation?
  • Beyond Sunday: Entering the Kingdom

    Beyond Sunday: Entering the Kingdom They have omitted the one thing needful, a faithful obedience.
  • Can We Still Believe in Life after Death? Part 3

    Dr. Ray Pritchard
    Can We Still Believe in Life after Death? Part 3 As we survey this monumental encounter between Jesus and the Sadducees, we are left with two great certainties for our lives.
  • How to Grow Strong in Your Faith

    Mark Altrogge
    How to Grow Strong in Your Faith In Romans 4, Paul tells us Abraham “grew strong in his faith” and urges us to walk in Abraham’s footsteps. To believe like he believed. How do we do this?
  • The Big Picture of the Old Testament

    C. John Collins
    The Big Picture of the Old Testament When it comes to describing “the theology of the Old Testament,” not everyone is convinced that there is a single theology represented in these diverse books. It's more fruitful to understand the Old Testament as a whole in terms of an unfolding story, with five basic components.
  • How Many Missionary Journeys Did Paul Take?

    Alan Knox
    How Many Missionary Journeys Did Paul Take? Scripture does not tell us whether or not Paul traveled to Spain, but in the Book of Acts and in Paul’s letters, we can tell that Paul went on many more than four journeys.
  • Beyond Sunday: God Rather Than Men

    Beyond Sunday: God Rather Than Men Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men!” (Acts 5:29)
  • Can We Still Believe in Life after Death? Part 2

    Dr. Ray Pritchard
    Can We Still Believe in Life after Death? Part 2 In answering the Sadducees, Jesus says that the resurrection is not a continuation of this life but a transformation of all that we have known.
  • The Blessing in Disillusionment

    Wendy Alsup
    The Blessing in Disillusionment I always felt that I was living my life according to God’s plan. I built dreams and created expectations, assuming that they would be fulfilled if I made the right choices. But then I woke up to a reality that didn’t match my hopes.
  • Jeremiah: Answering the Call

    Philip Graham Ryken
    Jeremiah: Answering the Call Everyone who believes in Christ has a special calling to a particular sphere of obedience and ministry. Jeremiah was not just set apart for salvation, he was set apart for vocation. God had work for him to do.