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Bible Study: Practicing God’s preeminence

NASHVILLE (BP) – This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, Lifeway publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.

FIRST-PERSON: A few words to my fears

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) – Fears crop up from time to time. They co-exist right alongside my faith, like tares among the wheat (Matthew 13:30).

Bible Study: Finding peace in God’s presence

As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, in-person interactions are resuming. In the Book of Job, Job's struggles taught him to find peace in the presence of God, a peace that is available to us today through a personal relationship with Jesus.

Bible Study: Words of encouragement from Jesus

What could possibly be greater than a word of encouragement from Jesus Himself? The church at Philadelphia received just such a word that can also encourage our own walk with Christ.

FIRST-PERSON: Living in light of the Second Coming

TIGERVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- Christians have been debating the finer points of eschatology, or the “end times,” since at least the second century. Are God’s Old Testament promises to Israel about the land fulfilled literally or figuratively or some combination of the two? What is the nature of the millennium and when does it occur in God’s divine timeline? Is the rapture an aspect of the Second Coming or is it a separate event? How much continuity exists between the present created order and the new heavens and new earth?

Bible Study: The power of testimony and prayer

Learn the power of your personal testimony of salvation in telling others about Jesus, and pray for those who don't know Him.

Bible Study: In our pain, the Lord will provide

Abraham proclaimed "Jehovah-Jireh," the Lord will provide, when God sent a ram to stand in place of Isaac as a sacrifice. Perhaps you have a personal Jehovah-Jireh moment.

FIRST-PERSON: The Christian life as Sabbath rest

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) – “Why haven’t I heard this before? Is this some new doctrine you have created?” That’s the reaction I got from a friend the other day while talking about Hebrews chapter four.

Bible Study: In Christ we are conquerors

In Revelation, Jesus encouraged the church at Smyrna to remain steadfast in Him, who had already secured their victory. Christians today have the same assurance.

Bible Study: Submitting to His sanctification

Do you treat Jesus like a hotel tenant on a short-term stay rather than the owner of the house? When He saves us, we must learn to submit to and cooperate with His renovations.