Topical Studies

  • Falling in Love?

    Craig L. Blomberg
    Falling in Love? The phrase "falling in love" isn't a biblical expression. In fact, the Bible reveals that love is much greater than just a feeling.
  • A Deeper Look at Love

    Hazel Offner
    A Deeper Look at Love It is sometimes difficult for a modern person, who associates love with uncontrollable feelings, to understand how the Bible can command love of God, neighbors, even enemies. But in the Bible the many terms translated as “love” do not refer primarily to feelings.
  • He Laid Hold of Their Feet

    Tim Brister
    He Laid Hold of Their Feet Those of us who represent the King must always remember that we look most like Jesus, not when we are looking down on others from a platform, but when we are looking up at them from a basin.
  • Beyond Sunday: The Requirement of Justice - And Love

    Beyond Sunday: The Requirement of Justice - And Love Just? Surely then he will punish; no, for this very reason he will pardon.
  • The Gospel of the Holy Spirit

    Trevin Wax
    The Gospel of the Holy Spirit How important is the Holy Spirit in your understanding of the gospel?
  • What Is God Calling You to Do?

    Ron Edmondson
    What Is God Calling You to Do? What is God calling you to do today that is bigger than you; that in order to accomplish it will require an even greater display of faith than you have ever displayed before?
  • From Spiritual Death to Resurrection Power

    R. Kent Hughes
    From Spiritual Death to Resurrection Power In Ephesians 2 Paul takes us down to the Death Valley of the Soul and then up to “the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” The journey’s contrast will enhance our appreciation for what we have in Christ and will influence the way we live.
  • How Long, O Lord?

    Dr. Kenneth Puls
    How Long, O Lord? If you have ever experienced the glory of God, you know that nothing else will ever satisfy your soul like God. And like Isaiah, we want this joy, not just for ourselves, but for others... even when it seems no one is listening.
  • Beyond Sunday: Another Kind of Holiness

    Beyond Sunday: Another Kind of Holiness No one can explain the phenomena of Israel and the Holy One of Israel adequately without realizing the fundamental distinctive of Yahweh's transcendence.
  • Christ in You

    R. Keith Whitt
    Christ in You When Christ dwells within us we enter a new life path. Prayer and Scripture study help us discover and apply the principles of life in Christ.
  • Experiencing the Riches of God's Grace

    Michael Youssef
    Experiencing the Riches of God's Grace In Ephesians 1, Paul invites us into the very throne room of God as he shows us the blessings God has stored up for us in his treasure house - blessings we already fully possess if we belong to Jesus Christ
  • Abundant Grace

    James Montgomery Boice
    Abundant Grace If we are ever to understand the grace of God, we must begin with the knowledge that God has acted graciously toward us in Christ entirely apart from human merit.
  • True Communion

    The Good Book Blog
    True Communion Recently, I read through Luke 22, which includes the Last Supper and the events surrounding it, and I was struck by some of the words spoken by Jesus on this momentous occasion.
  • Beyond Sunday: Rehearsing Glory

    Beyond Sunday: Rehearsing Glory The gratitude of the church is lasting as well as deep. On her tablets are memorials of great deliverances, and, as long as she shall exist, her sons will rehearse them with delight.
  • When God Calls

    Tullian Tchividjian
    When God Calls The man Jonah is indeed like us in a number of ways. Learning to identify with him is our key to the meaning of his story—and our big mistake if we fail to do so.
  • Which Is Harder—to Leave or to Stay?

    Craig Blomberg
    Which Is Harder—to Leave or to Stay? Paul has already been ministering in Ephesus longer than in any community we know of throughout his apostolic missionary career. He has already promised the Christians in the churches of Greece, including the Corinthians, that he will be visiting them again. What’s the hold up?
  • What Is Heaven Like?

    Dr. Ray Pritchard
    What Is Heaven Like? Everyone wants to know about heaven and everyone wants to go there. The Bible tells us everything we can know for certain about heaven.
  • How God Feels about the Poor

    Dr. J. Vernon McGee
    How God Feels about the Poor In the days of Amos, God accuses them of making "the poor of the land to fail." That is, the poor were brought down to such a low poverty level that they never could escape from it.
  • Beyond Sunday: The Real Temptation

    Beyond Sunday: The Real Temptation When Jesus was tempted in the desert, it's easy to miss what's really at stake.
  • Pursuing Peace in Our Relationships: A Guide to Romans

    Robert D. Jones
    Pursuing Peace in Our Relationships: A Guide to Romans What does the assurance of the gospel have to do with pursuing peace in our relationships? Everything. It fills us with joy, power, and confidence as we gratefully obey God in our relationships.