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Topical Studies

  • Beyond Sunday: Waiting for the Day

    Beyond Sunday: Waiting for the Day The apostle applies this difference of position – namely, that we belong to the day, and that it cannot therefore come upon us as a thief – to the character and walk of the Christian.
  • Are We Misreading Scripture?

    E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O'Brien
    Are We Misreading Scripture? Even without learning the original languages of the Bible, you can get beyond the cultural barriers that may be keeping you from seeing what Scripture really teaches.
  • What We Can Learn from the Transfiguration

    Tim Brister
    What We Can Learn from the Transfiguration This morning, I focused on Luke 9:28-36, the passage on the transfiguration of Jesus. As I reflected on this text, I realized that what was happening was a heavenly form of gospel community.
  • Praying the Scripture: A Case Study

    Expository Thoughts
    Praying the Scripture: A Case Study I am pretty certain that good praying is not marked by its use of King James English. I think what sticks out in my mind about such individuals is that their prayers are well versed in Scripture.
  • 7 Thoughts on Church Discipline

    Ron Edmondson
    7 Thoughts on Church Discipline I am frequently asked about my thoughts on church discipline. I’ve learned that most of the time, when someone asks, they have a personal agenda they are attempting to address, far more than they have a concern for Biblical accuracy.
  • Beyond Sunday: Here Is Your Mother

    Beyond Sunday: Here Is Your Mother Even with His last breath, Jesus took care of His family.
  • Sarah—Mother of Nations

    Jerald Daffe
    Sarah—Mother of Nations While certainly not perfect, Sarah is blessed of God to be the mother of a nation through whom the world will be blessed.
  • Proverbs 31: An Impossible Standard?

    The Good Book Blog
    Proverbs 31: An Impossible Standard? Many women, and men, too, avoid studying Proverbs 31:10-31 because they think it presents an unrealistic and unattainable standard for women. But would God really put a job description in His Word if it were unattainable?
  • Mother’s Day and Mixed Emotions

    April Motl
    Mother’s Day and Mixed Emotions Mother's Day can bring mixed emotions. The idyllic imagery of motherhood often doesn't match up with the reality that the relationships involved are often far more complicated than we wish. If Mother's Day is bittersweet for you, here's some encouragement from God's word.
  • Lifting Our Gaze Upward

    Kate Roberts
    Lifting Our Gaze Upward The previous months had been wrought with bad decisions and the consequences were catching up with me. I was trying to get rid of old habits, but I was missing something.
  • Beyond Sunday: Wounds from the Surgeon

    Beyond Sunday: Wounds from the Surgeon The surgeon, who makes a wound even more painful by probing and opening it, does so to let out the matter and make way for his medicine.
  • Deborah—Leadership Model

    Jerald Daffe
    Deborah—Leadership Model Deborah provides a picture of leadership that wasn't normally seen in the society of her time.
  • Why Should We Pray?

    John Bornschein
    Why Should We Pray? Prayer is so vital to all that God wants to do on the earth, and it is so essential to us, that He commands us to do it all the time. Here are a few reasons why.
  • Thy Kingdom Come: The Prayer that Changes the World

    Michael Milton
    Thy Kingdom Come: The Prayer that Changes the World The Lord’s Prayer can be rote, or it can become a divine force unleashing God’s glorious blessing. How is “Thy kingdom come” a prayer that literally changes the world?
  • Perspectives on Prayer from Daniel 9–10

    Randy Alcorn
    Perspectives on Prayer from Daniel 9–10 Daniel chapters 9 and 10 provide an important look at how we should approach prayer. We see that prayer isn’t passive, it’s active. It’s really doing something. Prayer isn’t the least we can do, it’s the most.
  • Beyond Sunday: Peter's Command

    Beyond Sunday: Peter's Command Though Christians cannot always be exactly of the same mind, yet they should have compassion one of another, and love as brethren
  • To Live Is...

    Greg Laurie
    To Live Is... Is it an alarm or a calling that gets you out of bed in the morning? The apostle Paul was clear about what he lived for...
  • The Gospel: A Continuing Requirement

    Tullian Tchividjian
    The Gospel: A Continuing Requirement The story of Jonah shows us that the gospel—the good news that God relentlessly pursues sinners in order to rescue them—is just as much for Christians as it is for non-Christians.
  • How God Communicates Truth

    C. Michael Patton
    How God Communicates Truth We look for sources of authority to guide and direct our lives, and we have all kinds of options. And you know what? These options will not always agree. So where do you go for authority in your Christian walk?
  • When God Changes Our Plans

    The Good Book Blog
    When God Changes Our Plans To say the least, I don’t deal with a “change in plans” well, especially when I am on vacation. Changes for me equal stress, hassles, and more work.