Looking for some help with how to study or teach God’s Word? Maybe you’re searching for a study to use in your daily devotions or for your Bible study or Sunday School class? You’ve come to the right place. Follow the links below for more information.
The studies I’ve written are like “training wheels”. They’re designed to teach you how to study (or teach) the Bible for yourself and what kinds of questions to ask of the text so that, when you get the hang of it, you won’t have to depend on other people’s books and materials – even mine – any more. To that end:
I do not make recommendations for Bible study books or materials other than the Bible itself.
I do not provide answers for the study questions in the studies I’ve written.
All of the studies I’ve written are suitable for groups or individuals. You are welcome to use them as a Sunday school or Bible study class curriculum (for free) with proper attribution.
You are also welcome to print out any of my Bible studies (or any article I’ve written) for free and make as many copies as you’d like, again, with proper attribution. I’ve explained more about that in this article (3rd section).
From time to time I receive inquiries from men about using my studies for their personal quiet time or for teaching a co-ed or men’s Bible study class. It is my personal conviction that it is more in keeping with the spirit (though not the letter) of 1 Timothy 2:12, Titus 2:3-5, and related passages for men to use Bible study materials authored by men rather than by women. Therefore, on the honor system, I would request that men please not use my studies for personal use, or when teaching a class with male members. (Vetting the studies for your wife, daughter, or the women of your church, is, of course, fine. Encouraged, actually.)
Articles (and resources) about how to study/teach the Bible on your own.
It has become my New Year’s tradition to publish an annual round up of Bible reading plans. Some plans will take you through the whole Bible, some, through a book of the Bible or a biblical topic. They range in length from a few days to a few years, to ongoing. There’s something for everybody!
Click above for this year’s list.
This 36 lesson study covers the whole book of Genesis, stopping along the way
to give special attention to women like Eve, Sarah, Rachel, and others.
The era of the judges was a dark time for the people of Israel – a time of rampant sin, idolatry, and rebellion against the God who loved them and kept calling them back to Himself. Could it be that Judges is just the book God’s people should be studying today? An 18 lesson study.
Find out how the adventures of two Old Testament women can
point us to Jesus our Redeemer. A five lesson study.
What happened after the exiled Israelites returned to Jerusalem from Babylon,
and why is it relevant to Christians today? An eleven lesson study.
What is God’s perspective on sin? What is His posture toward His people when they persist in sin…and when they repent? What was it like to be a prophet of (mostly) doom and gloom? A 21 lesson study.
How can a rebellious Old Testament prophet point us to Christ?
A twelve lesson study. (Older format, more devotional.)
What does God’s Word teach us about…itself? This 13 lesson study will lead you to cherish God’s Word more deeply, and give you a greater love for the God of the Word.
Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” This 24 lesson study follows the gospel of Mark as he introduces the good news of Christ to the “Greeks,” or Gentiles.
How can a biblical Christology help us obey Christ
and believe sound doctrine? A seven lesson study.
This 13 lesson study explores God’s vision for the church – its organizational structure and the spirit of its people, through the epistles of 1 & 2 Timothy.
God wants His church to operate in an orderly way – to glorify Him – as we worship, work, and witness. A seven lesson study.
How are Christians to live lives of holiness in an unholy world,
and while facing persecution? Dig in to 1 & 2 Peter for answers
in this 13 lesson study.
Use John’s checkpoints to make sure you’re not a false convert,
but truly in Christ. A nine lesson study.
The 14 lessons of The Sermon on the Mount delve into what God’s Word teaches us about thinking biblically and developing Christian character as Jesus taught us in Matthew 5-7.
A 13 lesson study examining the Ten Commandments
and how they are relevant to Christians today.
This 12 lesson study examines the prayers of various Old and New Testament
Bible characters to demonstrate how we should approach the Lord in prayer.
This 17 week study examines the Old and New Testament Scriptures
dealing with living in a Christlike way in our role as women.
Wednesday is Bible study day here on the blog. Here, you’ll find miscellaneous, one lesson Bible studies from each book of the Bible. One chapter of Scripture followed by study questions. This sampler series demonstrates that there’s nothing to be afraid of when approaching those “lesser known” books and that every book of the Bible is valuable and worth studying.
During 2014, I led my ladies’ Sunday School class in a chronological read-through of the entire Bible. Each week I taught a lesson from that week’s reading and posted it here on the blog.