From The Editor: Spectator vs. Ministry: Which Results in Growth?

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What’s the difference between a football player and a football fan? They can both be passionate. They can both wear a jersey. They can both show up at the stadium on Sundays. The difference is that one plays the game, one watches from the sidelines. Put another way, the difference is that one makes a difference. […]

From the Editor: Connecting in Unity


Psalm 133:1 says, “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!” Church leaders couldn’t agree more. Unity is good! And this week, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, General Editor of Bible Studies For Life, takes this obvious axiom and unpacks it. Why is unity good? How does unity among believers reflect God’s character? […]

From the Editor: Connecting in Christ


It is a danger in American Christianity when church membership is viewed no differently than membership in a club or organization. You attend, pay your “dues,” carry out some responsibilities, and you’re a member. Many seem to think church membership has its privileges; the right to complain, the right to command, etc. But this is […]

From the Editor: Glorifying God in Creation


This week on his blog, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, General Editor of Bible Studies for Life, asks the big questions: How did we get here? Where are we going? What is the purpose of life?  The answers to all three are in the first book of the Bible. Read more

From the Editor: Faith is the Victory


Over the past few weeks, we have considered the role of resilient faith in the believer’s life. We can grow in faith as we follow Christ, and such faith endures suffering. Such faith also sees us through to ultimate victory in Christ. Today on the blog, Bible Studies for Life General Editor Dr. Ronnie Floyd […]

From the Editor: Faith That Shows Jesus


“But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed, but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. However, do this with […]

From the Editor: Faith that Endures Suffering and Persecution


Most people in the United States have a very limited concept of what it means to be persecuted for one’s faith. American Christians enjoy freedoms here that they would not enjoy elsewhere. Will that always be the case? Is it as true now as it was a generation ago? Dr. Ronnie Floyd, General Editor of Bible […]

From the Editor: Faith that Is Active

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In a recent blog post, General Editor Dr. Ronnie Floyd talked about the difference between “passive faith” and active faith: There are many who claim Christ in the same way they claim to be fans of a particular sports team. They are “Christian” because they are not Muslim, Hindu, or Atheist. There’s got to be […]

From the Editor: The Focus of Our Faith


Many small groups using Bible Studies For Life are beginning a brand new series this week, Resilient Faith by Mary Jo Sharp. Read what General Editor Dr. Ronnie Floyd has to say about the focus of our faith, and why “just believe” has never been an adequate solution for anybody.  Read more.  

From the Editor: Our God is Faithful


Our prayer, as many of you conclude the six session study Beyond Belief: Exploring the Character of God this week, is that you have discovered or been reminded of the amazing, rich character of the God we serve. He is holy, loving, just, forgiving, and wise. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to attempt to […]