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Topical Studies

  • The Doctrine of the Trinity

    Benjamin B. Warfield
    The Doctrine of the Trinity The term "Trinity" is not a Biblical term, but it lies in Scripture in solution. When it is crystallized from its solvent, it does not cease to be Scriptural, but only comes into clearer view.
  • God Saves Us from the Penalty and Power of Sin

    Colin S. Smith
    God Saves Us from the Penalty and Power of Sin I want to introduce you to three characters to help you understand how God saves us from the penalty and the power of sin. Which one do you identify with most?
  • Study with Purpose: Seeing the “Big Story” of the Bible

    Jen Wilkin
    Study with Purpose: Seeing the “Big Story” of the Bible We must have in mind the purpose that the Bible itself intends us to have when we open its cover. No lesser purpose will do.
  • What is This World Coming To? Exactly What Jesus Said It Would Come To.

    Stephen Altrogge
    What is This World Coming To? Exactly What Jesus Said It Would Come To. Every so often I hear someone say in despair, “What is this world coming to?” This kind of comment usually comes in response to a doomsday report of some kind. But we shouldn’t be shocked or dismayed. The world is coming to exactly what Jesus said it would come to, and this actually gives us a lot of hope.
  • Beyond Sunday: Holding On

    Beyond Sunday: Holding On Although the world often threatens to break Christians down, Christ is never worn out from guarding and protecting us.
  • John: A Gospel for the World

    Justin Buzzard
    John: A Gospel for the World John is organized around carefully crafted narrative strands that highlight both the signs and teachings of Jesus. This gives John’s Gospel a sense of depth as the reader is presented with a rich, multi-layered, and cosmic display of the identity, works, words, and mission of Jesus.
  • The Most Underrated Spiritual Discipline

    Stephen Altrogge
    The Most Underrated Spiritual Discipline The freeness with which I can pray causes me to take prayer for granted. Think for a moment of all that takes place when I pray.
  • 8 Weeks in Malachi

    John D. Barry
    8 Weeks in Malachi Our tempers often cause us to forget how gracious the Lord is. We only see half the picture. In this eight-week study, the words of Malachi will reveal the other half.
  • The Message and the Messenger: In Sync with the Heartbeat of God

    Walk Thru the Bible
    The Message and the Messenger: In Sync with the Heartbeat of God Can we get on board with the big picture of God's purposes? Will we align our hearts with the missionary heart of God?
  • Beyond Sunday: Not a Burden

    Beyond Sunday: Not a Burden Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden... Hebrews 13:17 Pastors and other church leaders walk around with a target painted on their backs.
  • The Rise of the Antichrist

    Ron Rhodes
    The Rise of the Antichrist Revelation pictures the antichrist as a beast 32 times. The image points to the brutal, bloody, uncontrolled, and wild character of this diabolical dictator.
  • The Holy Spirit, the Word of God, and You

    Randy Alcorn
    The Holy Spirit, the Word of God, and You The Holy Spirit’s presence in the life of the reader is essential to his total understanding, appreciation, and implementation of Scripture.
  • God’s Word is Necessary

    Kevin DeYoung
    God’s Word is Necessary There is no other book like the Bible. It reveals a different kind of wisdom, comes from a different source, and tells of a different love.
  • Serving Isn’t Enough

    Jarrid Wilson
    Serving Isn’t Enough God is proud of you for serving the local Church. He is applauding you for all your hard work, and the angels are rejoicing over your blistered hands and dirty clothes. But at the end of the day, will that alone sustain you?
  • Beyond Sunday: A Mask of Devotion

    Beyond Sunday: A Mask of Devotion Works of utility should never be set in opposition to the promptings of self-sacrificing love.
  • Making an Idol of Ministry

    Dave Kraft
    Making an Idol of Ministry “Idolatry creep” sneaks up on you because you can easily and quickly justify it by saying that everything you do is for the Lord, believing your motives are pure. Having men in the place of where Jesus should be was ministry idolatry—plain and simple and painful to admit
  • Facing Adversity and Being in God’s Will

    Ron Edmondson
    Facing Adversity and Being in God’s Will For some time Saul chased David. David hid out, all alone, which is the setting we find him in during the writings of many of the Psalms. David was God’s choice for king and yet he was placed in incredible adversity. What does this tell us?
  • Acts: The Remedy for "Irrelevant" Church

    R. Kent Hughes
    Acts: The Remedy for In our day one of the nicer things said about the institutional church is that it is “irrelevant.” The book of Acts carries the remedy.
  • The Distinguishing Mark of Christianity

    John MacArthur
    The Distinguishing Mark of Christianity Jesus is Lord is the distinguishing article of Christianity and marks the essential confession of faith. Jesus proclaimed it to His disciples, His enemies, and His casual inquirers alike - and He refused to tone down its implications.
  • Beyond Sunday: A New Creation

    Beyond Sunday: A New Creation Observe that at first there was nothing desirable to be seen, for the world was without form and void. In like manner the work of grace in the soul is a new creation