Bible studies

Studies listed are those the site founder is familiar with and would recommend.  Many other wonderful studies are available.  For Bible book studies, scroll down for links. 

APOLOGETIC STUDIES:

“Answers Academy: Biblical Apologetics for Real Life!”by Answers in Genesis” (AIG); promo for “This faith-defenders study series equips viewers to answer the big questions about the accuracy of the Bible Apologetics made easy!”

“Cold Case Christianity” DVD, participant guide, & book for small group study by J. Warner Wallace, former cold case detective; see “Case Maker Academy” studies for kids (scroll down); also has books & video clips.

“Everyday Questions” 9-week Bible study starter kit – by Drew McNeil, Carson Weitnauer, of “Ravi Zacharias International Ministries” (RZIM); “People are asking life’s biggest questions all around you. Are you hearing the questions? Are you ready for the conversation? Everyday Questions is RZIM’s nine-week small group curriculum designed to equip Christians in evangelism”.

“Forensic Faith Curriculum Kit” – 8-week DVD study by J. Warner Wallace , former cold case detective and founder of “Cold Case Christianity”; how to “develop a training strategy to master the evidence for Christianity”; see “Case Maker Academy” for kids (scroll down); books & video clips available.

“Genesis Academy”“12-part DVD teaching series (a boxed set), complete with a free online STUDY GUIDE, based on the popular Bible commentary by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, author of “The Genesis Account”; by “Creation Ministries International” (CMI).

“Is Genesis History?” with Del Tackett trailer – “features over a dozen scientists and scholars explaining how the world intersects with the history recorded in Genesis.  From rock layers to fossils, from lions to stars, from the Bible to artifacts, this fascinating film will change the way you see the world”.

“The Case for a Creator, DVD & Study Guide” – 6-week DVD study by Lee Strobel & Garry Poole; “former atheist Lee Strobel has discovered that science, far from being the enemy of faith, now provides a solid foundation for belief in God”.

“The Evolution of a Creationist” – trailer for 5-part DVD teaching for families or ministry based on book by Dr. Jobe Martin of “Biblical Discipleship Ministries”; by “Exploration Films”; Dr. Martin was an evolutionist and now makes films that show God’s incredible design of animals; created “The Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution” and “Creation Proclaims” DVDs (listed under Creation videos – scroll down to kids’ section).

“The God Who Speaks” trailer for 8-week study from video documentary of the same name.

“The Truth Project”by “Focus on the Family”, “a DVD-based small group curriculum comprised of 13 one-hour lessons taught by Del Tackett. This home study is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.”

BIBLE BOOK STUDIES:

“BASIC: We are Church, A Small Group” – 7-part series trailer by Francis Chan, pastor, author, and founder of “Crazy Love” and “We are Church”.

Bible Study Fellowship” (BSF) – “global, in-depth Bible classes producing passionate commitment to Christ, His Word and His Church. Our vision is to magnify God and mature His people as they cultivate a deeper relationship with Him; offers thousands of small groups all over the world for men, women, teens, children, & preschoolers; various book studies, blog, Holy Land tours, Facebook page, Find a group, & more.

“Knowing the Bible”trailer for new 22 volume Bible book study series by “Crossway” and offered through “Wordsearch Bible” of “Lifeway”; amazing resource reviewed by renowned theologian, J.I. Packer, for churches to make available for small groups or for individual study.

“Bible Bus”audio 5-year plan to go through the whole Bible with J. Vernon McGee, late pastor and founder of “Thru the Bible”; download notes & outlines & MP3 audio content at no charge.


CHRISTIAN HISTORY STUDIES:

“Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts”engaging format to learn history for kids, teens, & adults on DVD and online; “Acts Thru Revelation”, “The Gospels”, “American History”, and “Ancient History”; trailer from Episode 1 of “Holy Land”.

“The American Heritage DVD Seriesfrom “Wallbuilders”; 10 DVD set; “From Separation of Church and State, to the Civil Rights Movement, the heroism of our founding Fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the Godly, true story of our nation”.

GENERAL BIBLE STUDIES:

“70 x 7” – 8-session small group study by Bruce Wilkinson, author, speaker, and founder of “Walk Thru the Bible”, “Teach Every Nation”, & “Bible School on Wheels”; powerful & life-changing study; scroll down page for participant video testimonies.

All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life”trailer for 4-week DVD study by Mark Batterson.


“Crazy Love” DVD study trailer – based on book by pastor, author, speaker, & founder of “Crazy Love”,
Francis Chan.

“Discover Your God-Given Gifts” (uses gifts listed in Romans) – by Don & Katie Fortune of “Discover Your Gifts”; assessment links for adults, teens, & older kids; have “Discover Your Children’s Gifts” book (used both books & kids’ assessments to teach preteen Bible studies; also offers training course for leaders.

 “Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God” – DVD Leader Kit, Revised & Expanded – by Henry T. Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, & Claude King; see trailer; took study early in my Christian walk and was strongly influenced by Blackaby (see some of his quotes below):

“The reality is that the Lord never calls the qualified; He qualifies the called.”

“The truth is that God can do anything He pleases through an ordinary person who is fully dedicated to Him.”

“When you offer yourself to God as His servant, He first expects to shape you into the instrument of His choosing. He will always work in you before He works through you.”

“Rather than focusing on what our church is doing for us, we ought to be asking what God is seeking to do in our church through us.”

“If you love God, you will obey Him! If you do not obey Him, you do not really love Him, regardless of what you may claim (see John 14:24).”

from Henry T. Blackaby in “Experiencing God”

“Follow Me” DVD study trailer for 6-session – by David Platt, pastor, author, speaker, & founder of Radical”;
“see What Jesus said about being His disciple”; study offered by Lifeway”.

Foundations” study with Ken Ham, founder of “Answers in Genesis” (AIG), the Creation Museum”, and the Ark Encounter”; “study offers Biblical answers to today’s most important issues!”.

“Hendrickson Rose Publishing” – various DVD or PowerPoint Bible studies; also have helpful fold-out laminated pamphlets on numerous topics, posters, books, & Bibles.

“Not a Fan” study based on book – by pastor and author, 
Kyle Idleman: “when confronted with a near death experience, Eric embarks on a spiritual journey that transforms his commitment to Jesus Christ and tests the faith of his friends and family”.

“Radical” DVD study from book by David Platt, pastor, author, speaker, & founder of “Radical”;

“Study Gateway” – online membership “gives churches, small group leaders, and individuals instant access to the world’s best video Bible Studies”.

“Teach Every Nation” (TEN) – series of Bible studies “to equip massive numbers of disciples where they are most needed in the world.“; founded by Bruce Wilkinson; studies include “Survey of the Bible” (Old Testament and New Testament, “70 x 7” (forgiveness study), “How to Double Your Church, Business, & Personal Productivity” (“Bible School on Wheels” is a year-long certificate program that our church offers), “Anyone can Become a Great Communicator”, & more; after being in 3 of these studies, I highly recommend them to anyone.

KIDS’ BIBLE STUDIES (also listed under Leaders):

Answers for Kids Bible Curriculum – 30 sessions can be used as Bible study for church or home; combines “7 C’s of History”, “Beginnings”, & “Questions” kids’ studies; from “Answers in Genesis” (AIG).

“Case Makers Academy” studies for older kids by J. Warner and Susie Wallace , founders of “Cold Case Christianity”; academy includes:

  “Cold-Case Christianity for Kids: Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective”

  “Forensic Faith for Kids: Become a More Reasonable Follower of Jesus”

  “God’s Crime Scene for Kids: Investigate the Case for God’s Existence”

“Discover 4 Yourself series” – by Kay Arthur of “Precept Ministries”; many inductive Bible studies for older kids/preteens; can use at church or home.

“Eat this Book Challenge!”by Dema Kohen, founder of “We are Kidmin” with blog for parents/leaders; “We want them [kids] to fall in love with the Bible and develop a passionate, life-long relationship with God’s Holy Book”; also offers money management course for kids – see Facebook page for “Kingdompreneur Kids Academy.

“Follow Me” – 8-week preteen series based on book by pastor, author, speaker, David Platt, of “Radical”; study offered through “Lifeway”.

“My Awesome Adventure” – by “Discipleland” in partnership with Karl Bastian, founder of “Kidology”; offers Disciple Guides for ages 9-12 and 6-9 and Leader Guides; bundle also available; fun discipleship Bible study for church or home.

“Patterns of Evidence for Young Explorers” preteen or family study based on movie “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” (discovering evidence for the Exodus account); by Tim Mahoney; study can be used at church or home.

“Show Me Jesus”– by “Great Commission Publications”; can also be used as “stand-alone” small group material, ie. preteen “Bible Survey”, “God’s Promises”, or “Pilgrim’s Progress”.

“Unseen: The Armor of God for Kids” 7-week study of Ephesians 6:10-17; “based on the Armor of God study by Priscilla Shirer of “Going Beyond Ministries”; helps equip kids to put on the Armor of God to fight life’s battles. Each week develops an aspect of God’s own character, as expressed through Jesus, through Bible study and fun learning activities”.

MARRIAGE BIBLE STUDIES – see Families: marriage resources.

PARENTING BIBLE STUDIES see Families: resources for parents.

SEXUALITY HEALING STUDIES:

Sexuality and the Church” DVD small group study, “How to develop transparent Christian environments of safety and radical transformation” – by Garry and Melissa Ingraham, founders of “Love & Truth Network”; also offers articles, resources for church leaders, speakers, & more; Garry grew up in a legalistic Christian family while struggling with same sex attraction.

TEEN BIBLE STUDIES:

“QUEST” teen study based on movie “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” (discovering evidence for the Exodus account); by Tim Mahoney; see trailer for movie; can be used at church or home.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES – I’ve taken many women’s studies, but the most impactful were Cynthia Heald, Beth Moore (took her challenge to pray for God to give me a passion for His Word, and He did), and Priscilla Shirer:


Beth Moore of “Living Proof Ministries” great Bible studies listed below; conferences.

  “A Women’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place”trailer, DVD study, & workbook.

  “Believing God: Experiencing a Fresh Explosion of Faith” trailer, DVD study, & workbook.

  “Breaking Free: Discover The Power of Christian Freedom” – trailer, DVD study, & workbook.

“Daniel: Lives of Integrity Words of Prophecy” trailer, DVD study, & workbook.

  “David: Seeking a Heart Like His” – trailer, DVD study, & workbook.

  “Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy”trailer, DVD study, & workbook.

“Jesus, the One and Only” – trailer, DVD study, & workbook.

  “To Live Is Christ: The Life and Ministry of Paul” –  DVD study, & workbook.

“Bible Study Fellowship” (BSF) – groups all around the world meet for comprehensive, “verse-by-verse study of the Bible as God’s Truth, to be studied, savored and lived out”; go through one book of the Bible each school year; groups for men and young adults also in some areas.

Cynthia Heald “Becoming a Woman” Bible study series; now offers video teaching, DVD, or online streaming.

Priscilla Shirer of “Going Beyond Ministries”great Bible studies listed below; conferences.

“Breathe: Making Room for Sabbath”trailer, DVD study, & book.

  “Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks” – trailer, DVD study, & book.

  “The Armor of God”trailer, DVD study, & book.

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