Institute in Basic Life Principles

Giving the World a "New" Approach to Life!

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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How to Use a Scripture Meditation Worksheet

document your studies and insights into God’s Word

The Scripture Meditation Worksheet is a tool you can use in your study of God’s Word. It provides a place to document your questions, word studies, cross-references, insights, and applications of a passage.

How Fathers Can Protect Their Sons and Daughters

guard them from temptation

As a father, you are the spiritual leader and protector of your family. Your own obedience to God is a key factor in protecting your sons and daughters from evil.

Courageous Conversations

resolve conflicts through clear communication

Husbands, wives, parents, children, friends, neighbors, employers—relationships fill our lives. They require the investments of time and care, especially when conflicts arise. A courageous conversation is an effective tool that you can use to resolve relational conflicts.

The Purpose of a Clear Conscience

living in harmony with God and men

A healthy conscience discerns between good and evil, and it gets weighed down with guilt over wrongdoing. This sense of guilt should motivate you to take responsibility for your actions and seek forgiveness when you have done something wrong.

A thirteen-year-old girl was very bitter toward her stepfather. She believed that he showed favoritism toward others in the family. He also displayed anger toward her on many occasions, which hurt her deeply.

Evidences of Self-Rejection

recognize your need to accept God’s design

All of us have unchangeable features that make us unique individuals. When these differences are pointed out, especially in insensitive or even malicious ways, the resulting concerns may cause varying degrees of self-rejection.

The Common Traits of Servers

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

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

The Dangers of Going Into Debt

scriptural warnings about borrowing money

Scripture’s message on borrowing money is quite clear: Do not do it. God calls Christians to keep out of debt altogether. “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another . . .” (Romans 13:8).

Evidence of God’s Direction

a testimony of God’s faithfulness to provide

A student desired to learn skills in architecture, but he was unsure if pursuing this skill was God’s will for him. Here he recounts how he is learning that finding God’s will for his life requires trust in taking one step at a time:

Christ’s Example of Yielding Rights

learning from Jesus’ surrender to God

Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus Christ gives us a striking example of complete obedience and surrender to God.

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