Topical Bible Study
A Matter of Trust
Are you faithfully using the gifts God has given you?
Fear of the Lord
by Larry Burkett
As believers, we should have a fear of God. We should be in awe of His power, His love, His grace and His compassion.
What Is the Concept Of "Already but Not Yet"?
The theological concept of “already but not yet” holds that believers are actively taking part in the kingdom of God, although the kingdom will not reach its full expression until sometime in the future.
Who Are the Two Witnesses in the Book of Revelation?
There are three primary viewpoints on the identity of the two witnesses in Revelation.
"Be Holy": Does This Apply to Us Today?
by John Bevere
The call to holiness isn’t something that went away under the new covenant. It’s an invitation to deeper fellowship with God, and it stands to this day.
"Because Bible Says So"
by Josh McDowell
Why is lying wrong? Josh McDowell explains why our answer must go beyond "Because the Bible says so."
"Come up Here!"
by Charles Spurgeon
We are not called down to the grave, but up to the skies. Our heaven-born spirits should long for their native air. Yet should the celestial summons be the object of patient waiting.
by Dr. Ed Young
When you marry an unbeliever, the devil is your father-in-law, and you are compromising your life as far as God’s best is concerned.
"Have Mercy on Us"
by Encounter with God
Sometimes, like the blind men outside Jericho, we simply must wait for Jesus -- and then call out with persistence and determination, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us."
"He First Loved us"
by Anne Graham Lotz
God always takes the initiative.
"Hem" We Need
by Dr. James Merritt
People all around us are hurting. Learn how your acts of kindness can lead those who are suffering to an ultimate healing in Jesus!
"I Am the Resurrection and the Life"
by Dr. Michael Youssef
When you were dead in your sins, God called you by name. You were called to come out of your sins and to experience the power of the Resurrection.
"If Christ Rose, Everything Changes"
by Bryant Wright
If Christ rose from the dead, then nothing is impossible. Because of the resurrection, we can find the strength to face any challenge.
by Charles Spurgeon
"Only return"--those are God's two gracious words--"only return." If you've been wandering away from the Lord, repent and return to Him. He will not cast you away.
by Jeff Jones
Put the Lord first and make Jesus the center of your life. Live to glorify Him and you'll realize it's not about you anymore.
Romans 3:10-12 suggests that God does not use a sliding scale of sin. If we want to know who's on the "shady list" of sinners, then we'd better look in the mirror!
"Who Is the Lord?"
by Martin Manser
Whatever you are facing today, if you will come at it in the name of the LORD, it will have to give way to Him.
"Woe to You," Pharisees
by Chris and Grace Hansen
The term “woe to you” is not used much these days, but in the Bible it is used fairly often and what follows is not good. Jesus delivered seven woes to the religious leaders in His day.
#Good or God: A New Perspective
by John Bevere
Living in line with true goodness requires that we see things God’s way. We must know His Word and seek His will.
by Jud Wilhite
After all that Paul had achieved, he knew his current location in relation to the finish line. Do you know yours?
(John 1:1-18) The Word Becomes Flesh
The apostle John begins his story with a clear statement that would mark the rest of his gospel: Jesus, who is God, became man out of love for us.
(John 1:19-34) The Lamb of God
From the beginning, John the Baptist made it clear that Jesus would cover the payment of sin once and for all.
(John 1:35-51) The First Disciples
It was not necessary for the first disciples to see miracles to decide to follow Jesus, but in their hearts they kept hoping to see the Messiah arrive.
(John 10:22-42) The Shepherd Knows His Sheep
The security of God's sheep lies in the power of the Shepherd, Who will not let anyone take them from Him.
(John 11:1-16) The Death of Lazarus
This story, in addition to showing the love and power of Jesus, also reflects that not only is there always a purpose in everything He does, but also in the timing in which He chooses to do it.
(John 11:17-44) Jesus Comforts Lazarus' Sisters
Jesus is not only the resurrection and the life, but He transmits the resurrected life to every believer so that death will not triumph over him. Because of Jesus, the believer can say, "Death, where is thy sting?"
(John 11:45-57 and 12:1-11) The Plot to Kill Jesus
Although the religious leaders could not deny the reality of the signs made by Jesus, their lack of faith and fear of losing power made them plot to kill not only Jesus, but the sign of Jesus' power, Lazarus.
(John 12:12-36) Jesus' Triumphal Entry
Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey, fulfilling Zechariah's ancient prophecy but also preparing to carry out the rest of what was written of Him -- that He would suffer and die for our sins, and then rise again in power.
(John 12:37-50) Belief and Unbelief Among the Jews
Many were blind to Jesus' glory, as they are today, because they would not believe in Him. Isaiah prophesied that would happen. Those who see His glory mustn't fear losing the praise of men, but focus on praise from God.
(John 13:1-18) Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet
In this chapter, the apostle John begins a lengthy account of the last night in the life of Jesus, whose main focus is His teaching on love.
(John 13:19-38) Jesus Predicts Betrayal and Denial
Jesus gives His disciples a new command -- to love one another, which is how one distinguishes a real follower of His -- just after announcing the betrayal of Judas and the denial of Peter.
(John 14:1-14) The Way
Jesus is the only way to the Father, because He is the truth and the life.
(John 14:15-31) Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
Fulfilling the instructions given by Jesus is only possible under the divine intervention of the Holy Spirit, and Jesus promises His disciples that it's for their good that the Spirit comes.
(John 15:1-17) The Vine and the Branches
The believer can not bear fruit if he is separated from his union and communion with Christ, just as a branch out of contact with the vine has no life.
(John 15:18-27 and 16:1-15) The World's Hatred
The essence of the believer, his new life, comes from God and, therefore, goes against the essence of the world. That is why the world hates Jesus' followers. But Jesus gives His believers His Spirit, to triumph over the world.
(John 16:16-33) Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
The reality of the resurrection is the guarantee that all the promises of God are true, which produces a joy that even the attacks of the world can not extinguish.
(John 17:1-26) Jesus' Prayer for Protection and Unity
The 17th chapter of John contains the longest recorded prayer of Jesus in the Bible, in which He pleads for Himself, for His disciples and for the unity of all believers.
(John 18:1-24) Jesus Arrested
Judas leads soldiers and religious leaders to arrest Jesus, but they can't take Him without His permission. They fell down in His presence until He allowed His capture. Nobody took Jesus' life; He laid it down of His own will.
(John 18:25-40 and 19:1-3) Jesus Before Pilate
While Peter is busy denying that he even knows Him, Jesus stands trial before the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, who offers the Jews a choice. Should he release Jesus or Barabbas?
(John 19:17-27) The Crucifixion of Jesus
Jesus is taken to Calvary, where He is placed between two criminals also being executed. Despite the harrowing picture, Jesus was dying victoriously, having completed His purpose on Earth in every detail.