Mid-America’s Institute of Nouthetic Studies Blog

Bible study
  • by Jay Adams
    PROBLEMS Is there a problem? State it clearly as you see it. How does it affect you, others, and the Lord’s work? Can you state it in biblical terms? Is there a Scriptural term for it? If not, describe it in biblical language. Must it be dealt with first? Everything cannot be dealt with at […]
  • by Jay Adams
    Sometimes it may seem that we spend too much time refuting falsehood.  All of us are chagrined at the preponderance of error both within and without the Church.  We may write off those who attempt to combat it and set forth the truth in clarity over against it as "heresy hunters."  The term is used […]
  • by Jay Adams
    There are reasons and there are reasons. And, usually, it’s the reasons behind actions that make the difference. When Paul wrote “those who are in the flesh cannot please God” (Romans 8:8) he was getting at the heart of the matter. Those who are “in the flesh” are those who have only the unchanged human […]
  • by Donn R Arms
    Winning the War Within: A Biblical Strategy for Spiritual Warfare Jay Adams describes the personal conflict with sin that rages within every believer. Then with skill and understanding, he exposes the enemy's principal tactics and spells out a clear biblical strategy for overcoming sin. He answers such important questions as: – How can I successfully deal with […]
  • by Jay Adams
    When everything goes wrong—Christian, what do you do? Panic, get angry, head for the hills, cover up your real concerns, blame others, doubt your faith, get angry with God—or what? People do all of the above, and a variety of other things when hard times set in. Should they? There is a difference between making […]
  • by Donn R Arms
    Our Pastor just began a summer sabbatical, but he assigned me a task before he left. I am to circulate amongst my "vast sphere of influence" and seek a candidate to serve our church in a unique way. You see, the person we are looking for will need to wear two hats and because of […]
  • by Jay Adams
    Is the reason for doing what you're doing adequate? What I mean is this— Have you thought it through thoroughly enough that you can give a biblical case for the job that you're pursuing, the programs that you watch on TV, the church you attend, the places you go regularly, the music you listen to, […]