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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What Is Courtship?

understand how courtship differs from dating

Courtship is a relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to determine if it is God’s will for them to marry each other.

The following resources contributed to the information we have posted about spiritual gifts:

Prophecy: A Spiritual Gift

the characteristics of a motivational gift

A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift represents what God does in him to shape his perspective on life and motivate his words and actions.

Exhorting: A Spiritual Gift

Exhorting: A Spiritual Gift

A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift represents what God does in him to shape his perspective on life and motivate his words and actions.

How Does Courtship Work?

concepts to consider for a successful courtship

Every individual, family, and situation is unique, and therefore, the process of each courtship is unique. What worked well for one couple might not be the best choice for another couple.

49 Commands of Christ

words to live by

Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). Keeping the commands of Jesus begins with recognizing what they are. Following is a collection of 49 of Jesus’ commands.

The Common Traits of Prophets

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

Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of prophecy. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and thereby cause discord in the Body of Christ.

The Manifestation Gifts

demonstrations of God’s supernatural power

The gifts of the Holy Spirit equip the Church to express the fullness of God’s love to the world.

How to Meditate on Scripture

letting the Word of God dwell in our lives

The words of Scripture are living words. (See Hebrews 4:12.) They contain eternal wisdom held in the shell of human words. God wants us to “break open” these human words and begin to discover the rich wealth of personal application and understanding that they hold.

Three Categories of Spiritual Gifts

motivational, ministry, and manifestation gifts

The Apostle Paul speaks of the variety of spiritual gifts: “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. . .

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