Institute in Basic Life Principles

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Life Questions

This knowledge base of questions has been taken from past and present IBLP publications, as well as powerful testimonies from IBLP alumni. It provides Biblical answers to real life questions.

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Ask Insightful Questions Before and During Courtship

tools to help you discern God’s will

Each courtship will be unique, because people and situations are unique. However, in every courtship, both individuals and families should seek God’s direction through:

The Common Traits of Exhorters

learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of exhortation

Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of exhortation.

Rekindling Your “First Love” for the Lord

remember, repent, and do the “first works”

When a person receives Christ as his Savior, he experiences the delight of “first love” for the Lord. God’s Spirit witnesses with his spirit that he is a child of God (see Romans 8:16), and this newfound relationship brings great joy and freedom.

How Suffering Prepared a Leader

the story of Joseph

How would you respond if your family despised you so much that they arranged for you to be sold to a slave trader? How would you feel if your boss, whom you had faithfully served with impeccable integrity, was quick to believe a lie about you and subsequently have you thrown into jail?

How to Conquer Slothfulness

develop the disciplines of diligence

The reproofs for slothfulness are painful: “The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns . . .” (Proverbs 15:19). Yet, there is hope for the sluggard. God gives instructions both to him and about him.

Five Types of Fools

simple, silly, sensual, scorning, and steadfast fools

In the Old Testament, the word fool is actually a translation of five different Hebrew words that reflect subtle differences in “types” of fools.

Structures of Authority

order in the home, church, workplace, and government

Recognizing and obeying the one in charge brings security and order to a group. Each person looks to the leader for direction and accountability, and he or she provides guidance for working through questions or problems that arise.

Freedom From Bondage

deliverance from hidden moral failure

Growing up, I had the typical “Leave It to Beaver” family. Mom stayed at home and made sure dinner was on the table at 5:30 when Dad walked through the door. I had one brother, one sister, and everything I could ask for—loving parents, a warm home, and all my needs met.

Abiding in the Powerful Grace of God

How grace enables us to keep Christ’s commands of love

The famous missionary Hudson Taylor struggled with the same feelings that many Christians wrestle with today. While in China, he experienced bouts of anger, frustration, and discouragement.

Understanding Adversity

recognize and appreciate God’s purposes for difficulties

James the Apostle recommended a surprising response to troubles: “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

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