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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Symptoms of Slothfulness

recognize the development of a sluggard

God knows our hearts, and He warns us to guard them with diligence: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).

Serving: 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.

Praying for Your Children

interceding on behalf of your sons and daughters

As a parent, one of the most significant and influential roles you play is that of being a faithful prayer warrior on behalf of your child. Because of the closeness of your relationship, you can know your child as no one else knows him and discern when he most needs prayer support.

From Rebellion to Freedom in Christ

a young woman’s testimony of God’s transforming grace

Even though both of my parents are believers in Jesus Christ and sought to raise my siblings and me in a way that honored God, my life was headed for destruction from an early start.

Twelve “Tongue Tamers”

Scriptures about controlling your words

The following Bible verses are a few of many that address the power of words and your responsibility for what you speak.

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.

Advice on Sibling Relationships

tips on sibling harmony

Although family relationships are some of the most valuable ties we have, most children and youth struggle to get along with their brothers and sisters. Irritations, competition, quarrelling, and other typical challenges can quickly turn a household into a battle zone.

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.

Giving: 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.

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