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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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:

The Rewards of Fearing the Lord

a requirement for riches, honor, and life

The rewards of developing the fear of the Lord are emphasized throughout Scripture. In fact, all the things a person would hope to find in the proverbial pot of gold come with humility and the fear of the Lord.

How Spiritual Gifts Impact the Church

experiencing the fullness of God’s love

Spiritual gifts are part of the very nature of God, given to us for Him to use to fulfill His purposes in our lives and on the earth. In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul clearly explained the purpose of spiritual gifts. God gave spiritual gifts

Consequences of Bitterness

how a lack of forgiveness affects body, soul, and spirit

Harboring bitterness in your heart brings consequences that affect you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Be Committed to Diligence

putting your heart into it

Diligence is the opposite of slothfulness. It is the dedicated fervency God calls us to invest in each task that we perform.

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:

Scripture Meditation

realizing, reflecting on, and responding to God’s truth

The Bible offers numerous insights into Scripture meditation. Learning what God’s Word has to say about it is essential to comprehending the topic.

Rewards for Keeping the Commands of Christ

treasures to reap when living by the words of Jesus

When we keep—that is, observe, remember, and apply—the commands of Jesus Christ, Scripture explains that many rewards will follow.

How to Maintain a Good Name

representing Christ with integrity and compassion

A good name is more valuable than riches, because it can’t be bought with money. It has to be earned moment by moment, day by day, decision by decision. Having a good name means living in a way that earns the trust of others.

How to Respond to Suffering

learning to obey four “impossible” commands

When we face disappointment and pain, how can we continue to trust God, give Him thanks, and choose to rejoice always?

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