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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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.

The Fear of the Lord

awareness of God’s presence and coming judgment

If we knew that all of our secret thoughts, words, and actions would be displayed publicly so that everyone could watch them and evaluate them, it would make a profound difference in the way we live!

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 Blessings of Obedience

rewards for those who submit to authority

God promises rewards to those who submit to authority. The following Bible verses reveal that this concept affects many aspects of life.

Losing a job is rarely seen as a good thing, especially since financial pressures can cause tremendous tensions in a marriage and family.

The Dangers of Wrath in the Pulpit

learning to lead like a shepherd

Followers of Christ, including pastors, are not to let anger ferment in their hearts so that they become wrathful and seek vengeance on others. According to Scripture, a man who is an elder or leader in the Church must not be an angry man:

The Principle of Ownership

keys to understanding irritations and resolving anger and worry

The Biblical principle of ownership involves recognizing that all things ultimately belong to God, that He entrusts us with resources and responsibilities to steward for His glory, and that yielding our personal rights and expectations to Him helps us resolve irritations, anger, and worry.

Marriage Restoration: No Wasted Pain

learning to live in the grip of the Father’s love

In August of 2006, I came to the point of desperation in my marriage. I felt no hope for experiencing the marriage that I wanted and that I felt God wanted for Ron and me—a marriage that honored Him.

Why We Can Thank God in Everything

four reasons for giving thanks

Throughout God’s Word, we find the instruction to “give thanks.” Here are a few examples:

Ideas for an Hour of Prayer

divide the time between several aspects of prayer

Are you able to pray for an extended time without running out of things to say or falling asleep? One way to overcome these obstacles is to learn to delight in different types of prayer and to devote time on a regular basis to fellowshipping with God in these unique ways.

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