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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Abiding in the Powerful Grace of God

How grace enables us to keep Christ’s commands of love

The famous missionary Hudson Taylor struggled with the same feelings that many Christians wrestle with today. While in China, he experienced bouts of anger, frustration, and discouragement.

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.

Key Scriptures on God’s Design

keeping God’s Word in our minds

Consider the following truths about God’s design in our lives.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Understand and Apply Scripture

live according to the Word of God

All Scripture must be diligently studied and accurately applied. The Bible says, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing [expounding correctly] the word of truth” (II Timothy 2:15).

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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