Fall is a great time for fresh starts. The school and ministry years are starting, and our schedules are filling up, which means we need to start penciling in quiet time now! This fall’s top ten studies cover a variety of topics, whether you’re looking to go deeper in a specific book of the Bible, or study an issue that God has placed on your heart. Each curriculum gives you resources to lead a group study, but is also perfect for your own personal time.
1. Colossians: Against the Tide
The Book of Colossians teaches principles for living a Christian life in the midst of a non-Christian culture.
9 Session Bible Study
The Book of Colossians teaches principles for living a Christian life in the midst of a non-Christian culture. Sometimes this calls for us to stand against the tide of public opinion or popular trends. This nine-session study will address such issues as how to please God, develop a stable walk with God, think like a Christian, practice spiritual self-defense, live with a focus, and become a prayer warrior.
2. Psalms: Managing Our Emotions
In this twelve-session course, learn how God's word in the Psalms deeply affects our emotions.
12 Session Bible Study
Emotions are both complicated and complex, both mysterious and mystifying. Even the experts are not sure what causes us to experience emotions. Both social science and neurobiology have tried, to no avail, to explain the origin of emotions. And for Christians, emotions can be troubling, frustrating, and untrustworthy. Some emotions seem deeply spiritual; other emotions seem downright sinful. God created us to experience emotions, yet there are still godly and ungodly ways to manage them. This 12-session course on the Book of Psalms will help you sort this out.
3. 1 Peter: Walk the Talk
Transformation—the process of becoming holy—begins in your mind.
7 Session Bible Study
Transformation—the process of becoming holy—begins in your mind. We will see in this seven-session Bible study that the apostle Peter shows us how to begin to think differently, which will radically affect our behavior. We all make split-second decisions in any given moment to do right or wrong. To choose right, we must learn to be obedient to God, which will give us an appetite for being good. This kind of obedience will create a radical change in our relationships, so that our quality of life will improve. Finally, we will learn how to prepare for suffering that inevitably comes to everyone, as we trust a loving God who has promised to take care of us.
4. Stewardship: Living a Life that Counts
How to number our days and honor God with our resources.
5 Session Bible Study
The purpose of this five-session study is to provide encouragement and Biblical insight on how we can use all of our resources—time, talents, gifts, and finances—for the glory of God.
5. James: Living the Christian Life 24/7
What does a relationship with Jesus look like day-to-day? The Book of James tells what it means to follow Christ.
6 Session Bible Study
What does a real relationship with Jesus look like day-in and day-out? The Book of James is all about what it means to follow Christ 24/7. It explores spiritual maturity, and how to grow up in the faith. Every verse is easy to understand but not at all easy to implement. This book teaches us about real faith by giving us God's Word on some of the most daily realities of following Jesus, including suffering, temptation, obedience, social justice and compassion, speech, and prayer.