From the Editor: 4 Truthful Realities That Will Help Us Overcome Temptation


Do you ever find yourself wishing all temptations would just come to an end? Maybe sin would be a little easier to ignore if not for the temptation to give in to it. Sin and temptation go hand-in-hand. Temptation without the accompanying sin has no allure. This week on the blog, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, General […]

From the Editor: Betrayal is Not the End


This week, many small groups will begin a new Bible Studies For Life series, Overcome: Living Beyond Your Circumstances. It is a six-session study on the life of the Old Testament character Joseph. Since the story of Joseph’s betrayal at the hands of his brothers (Genesis 37:12-27) is foundational to everything else that happens in the […]

From the Editor: Connecting to God and Each Other Through Prayer


Prayer is a central component in the life of any growing Christian. If fact, it is probably impossible to grow without prayer. Prayer is to the spiritual life what breathing is to the physical life. We must commune with God in prayer. To ignore prayer in a real way is to ignore God. This week […]

From the Editor: “What’s In It For Me?” Church


One of the real dangers in the life of a church is when its members begin to believe that the church exists to meet their needs. Thom Rainer, President of LifeWay Christian Resources, says, “It’s our nature to be selfish. It’s our nature to want others to serve us rather than be the servants. So how […]

From the Editor: The Power of Words in a Relationship


Our words matter. We all grew up with the playground adage, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never harm me.” But it didn’t take too long before we realized that was a lie. Proverbs 12:18 (NIV) says,  The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise […]

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 […]