Bible Study Suggestions
Bible Study Suggestions
Here are a few recommended studies that you can do this summer, on your own, or with a few other believers. These are good ways to learn and grow as well as stay connected and encourage one another.
RADICAL: TAKING BACK YOUR FAITH FROM THE AMERICAN DREAM
by David Platt - $9.51 (9 Chapters)
David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard.
COUNTER CULTURE: FOLLOWING CHRIST IN AN ANTI-CHRISTIAN AGE
by David Platt - $12.09 (10 Chapters) https://www.amazon.com/Counter-Culture-Following-Christ-Anti-Christian/dp/1414390386/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1495692045&sr=1-1&keywords=counter+culture
New York Times bestselling author David Platt shows Christians how to actively take a stand on such issues as poverty, sex trafficking, marriage, abortion, racism, and religious liberty―and challenges us to become passionate, unwavering voices for Christ. The moment has come for Christians to rise up and deliver a gospel message that’s more radical than even the most controversial issues of our day.
IDOLS OF THE HEART: LEARNING TO LONG FOR GOD ALONE,
by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick - $11.99 (12 Chapters - Includes study questions)
In this updated, revised edition of Idols of the Heart, Elyse Fitzpatrick shows us how to better search and know our hearts, long for our gracious Savior, and resist and crush our false gods. This edition includes study questions at the end of each chapter for further reflection.
by Jerry Bridges - $10.15 (14 Chapters – Includes study guide)
During a time of adversity, Jerry Bridges began a lengthy Bible study on the topic of God's sovereignty. What he learned changed his life, and in Trusting God, he shares the fruit of that study. This new edition of Bridges' classic includes the study/discussion guide for personal or group use.
Especially great for Women:
by Gloria Furman (6 Sessions) http://www.lifeway.com/Product/missional-motherhood-bible-study-book-P006101512
Do you need Biblical direction to help you as you seek to raise your children to understand their need for Jesus? God has instilled motherhood with meaning and purpose as part of His greater plan for humanity. Join Gloria Furman in this 6-session Bible study as she looks to Scripture for evidence of God’s mission for motherhood and His greater purpose for each and every woman.
Weekly Video Lesson Downloads ($3.99 per session) http://www.lifeway.com/Product/missional-motherhood-buy-M00000465
1 PETER: A LIVING HOPE IN CHRIST
by Jen Wilkin (9 Sessions) http://www.lifeway.com/Product/1-peter-bible-study-book-P005772639?intcmp=1stPeter-MTX-Button-MemberBook-20151123
Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers' true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ.
Weekly Video Lesson Downloads ($6.99 per session) http://www.lifeway.com/Product/1-peter-buy-M00000447?intcmp=1stPeter-MTX-Button-VideoSessions-20151123
ALIVE IN HIM: HOW BEING EMBRACED BY THE LOVE OF CHRIST CHANGES EVERYTHING
by Gloria Furman – ($12.37 / 8 Chapters)
God’s grand plan for the redemption of his creation has been in motion since before time began. The book of Ephesians lays out this glorious vision, revealing what Christ's redemptive work means for the people of God and showing us how we should live in light of that reality. Alive in Him draws us into the main themes in the book of Ephesians, showing us how the blessings we have received in Christ empower our obedience and love for God. Designed to be read alongside an open Bible, Alive in Him helps us apply Paul's letter to our daily lives, reminding us of our purpose on earth and directing our gaze to the love of Jesus Christ—a love that has the power to transform how we live. Free downloadable study questions:
NONE LIKE HIM: 10 WAYS GOD IS DIFFERENT FROM US
by Jen Wilkin - $7.16 (10 Chapters – Includes discussion questions)
As people with limited understanding, we tend to imagine a heavenly Father who is like us. But popular blogger Wilkin reminds us that our Creator possesses many attributes we don't---and that's a good thing! Take a closer look at the God who is infinitely knowable, creative, able to provide, timeless, unchanging, powerful, wonderful, and more.
ADORNED: LIVING OUT THE BEAUTY OF THE GOSPEL TOGETHER
by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth - ($11.99 / 15 Chapters - includes discussion questions)
Discover the power of cross-generational friendships amongst Godly women. The Titus 2 model of older women living out the gospel alongside younger women is vital for us all to thrive. It is mutually strengthening, glorifies God, and makes His truth believable to our world.
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