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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Keys to Taming Your Tongue

taking responsibility for your words

You probably know the pain of regretting words you have spoken: words of pride, dishonesty, envy, gossip, or anger. Although you can seek to restore bruised relationships through repentance and forgiveness, spoken words can never be retrieved.

Key Purposes for Spiritual Gifts

edifying the Church, bringing glory to God

God has given us spiritual gifts for many purposes. Ultimately, all of these gifts have been provided to equip us to glorify God.

The Power of Spoken Blessings

an excellent way to intercede for others

Our words have great influence in the lives of those around us, and spoken blessings can bring hope, encouragement, and direction to our families, friends, and others.

Evidences of Anger

signals of an inner struggle with wrath

Anger is hard to hide. A person who struggles with unresolved anger and wrath will demonstrate a variety of behaviors that indicate his inner battle.

Characteristics of an Angry Person

evidences of an angry spirit

A person who has a spirit of anger usually demonstrates one or more of the following characteristics.

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.

Friendship

understanding four levels of friendship

Friendships are important to God because of the tremendous influence they hold over our lives. We often make many decisions based on the counsel of friends, and through friendship, we can significantly impact the lives of others.

Teaching: 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.

Bless Those Who Curse You

one way to love your enemies

When we experience abuse from others, our natural response is to strike back. Pride prompts us to return hurt for hurt and insult for insult.

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.

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