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Topical Studies

  • Beyond Sunday: Death for the Rebels

    Beyond Sunday: Death for the Rebels When we were without strength and were powerless to save ourselves (in God's own chosen time), Christ died for the ungodly - for the rebels.
  • Connecting the Bible with Real Life

    Michael R. Emlet
    Connecting the Bible with Real Life On difficult or "modern" issues, we often treat the Bible as irrelevant. But there are answers in God's Word to even the toughest problems.
  • Forgetful Believers

    Founders Ministries Blog
    Forgetful Believers Forgetfulness is a common, yet deadly spiritual disease. That is why God's Word gives so much emphasis to calling us to remember.
  • Creating a Legacy to God’s Faithfulness

    Charles R. Swindoll
    Creating a Legacy to God’s Faithfulness Sitting on the banks of the Jordan River that day, the Israelites learned an object lesson on how to create a legacy. Think for a moment, where are your physical reminders of God’s legacy in your life?
  • 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.