Bible Study Guides

Welcome to Bible Study Guides!

The Bible is a unique book full of inspiration, wisdom and practical answers. But it doesn’t claim to be an easy book. It can be intimidating and overwhelming on first glance. These Bible Study Guides are designed to help. Our authors search the Scriptures with you in mind, considering what practical answers you need to deal with the real challenges in your life today. We want these lessons to be relevant, engaging and life-changing making your life better now, and giving you a real, solid hope for your future.

These lessons are a work in progress, and we have dozens more in the works. Let us know any suggestions you have for future lessons or for improving these lessons. And let us know any way we can serve you better. Your input is important to us you are important to God and to us! May God bless your study of His precious Bible!

Helpful Tips for Reading the Bible
Reading the Bible is one of the best ways to learn about God—and what God
wants from us. When we read the Bible, we read about a specific people and
their relationship to God, but we also can learn about our own relationship
with God.
Set aside time…
to read the Bible on a regular basis. Be realistic. For some people, this may be a few minutes once a day. For
others, it may be a longer time a few times a week. Try to make it about the same time each day, whether in
the morning, at lunchtime, or just before going to bed.
Find a quiet place…
so that you can be alone with your thoughts without being disrupted. If you find it helpful, you might want to
have a notebook nearby to jot down questions and thoughts you have as you read and reflect on the biblical
Begin by praying…
You may want to spend a few minutes in prayer before you begin reading. Ask for an open mind and for
God’s guidance.

Here are some suggestions for you to use as a model as you find your preferences for spending time with
the Scriptures.

1. Select a passage.
Some people find it helpful to follow a specific Bible reading plan to guide their reading. Many Bibles have
reading plans included at the back. American Bible Society provides a Daily Bible Reading plan or a one-year
reading plan included here that you might want to consider.
Other people want to read through the Bible on their own. Still others move from one passage to another
based on preference, lectionary readings, or Sunday school lessons.
Any of the above ways to select a passage is fine. The important thing is not to spend too much—if any—of your reading time in selecting the passage!

2. Read the passage through once.
Read the passage once without stopping in order to gain an overall sense of the passage. Listen to your
initial reactions to the text … both positive and negative.

3. Read the passage a second time.
As you read, pause from time to time and answer questions about the background (or context) of the
passage. You might choose to pause between verses or small groups of verses, between significant events
or announcements in the passage, or between any natural break you see as you read. Below are some types
of questions about the context of a passage that you might find helpful as you read. In what book of the Bible is this passage found? Is this book a prophetic book? A historical book? A book of
poetry? A Gospel? A letter?

What happens immediately before and after the passage? What is the literary context of this passage?
Who are the main characters in this passage? Do they speak or do others speak for them? What are the
relationships between these characters? What is the relationship between God and the characters in this
biblical text?
Where did these things take place? What are the key places mentioned or assumed in the passage? What
has happened before this passage? What is happening during this passage. In other words, what is the
specific historical context of the passage?
What are key words or phrases that are repeated in the passage? What is the significance of these words?
Are there are cause-and-effect relationships established in this passage? Are any comparisons made or
similarities pointed out? Are there any contrasts made between people, things, or ideas?
What is the intent or purpose of the passage?
As you ask yourself these questions, answer them in your own words. Be careful to listen to the text. Try to
avoid listening to what you want the text to say to you. If you are using a notebook, take a few minutes to
write down your answers to these questions. Be prepared to be comforted by the text, but also be aware
that you may also be confronted, even challenged.

4. Read the passage a third time.
Now reflect on your answers to these questions:
What did I learn about God from this passage?
What did I learn about human nature?
What did I learn about my own relationship with God? How does this passage apply to me?
Is there anything I need to change in my life based on my reading of this passage? How can I be stronger in
my faith?
What can I do to show God’s love to people in my life?
If there is one verse or part of a verse you would like to remember, you might want to write it down on an
index card or scrap of paper and carry it with you throughout the day.

5. Finally, thank God for the time you had to read from Scripture.
Also ask God to help you make the changes you identified.

What’s available @ Bible Study Guides

True Worship and True Obedience

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Where is a good place to start reading the Bible as a Successful Bible Student

Christian do if he/she lives in an area where there is no church to attend

Biblical Transformation


How to Memorize the Books of the Bible!

How Rightly Dividing Your Bible Is The Key To Resolving ‘Contradictions’ In Scripture

Are you reading your Bible like the Greek Plato or the Jewish Jesus would?

Ever wonder what prayer would be like if it was answered during the prayer? Would you be shocked, embarrassed, annoyed, thrilled, or speechless? Think about how you might respond if this were to happen to you!

Conversation With God As He Explains The Lord’s Prayer

Have you ever wondered;

How Were People Saved Before Jesus?

Who Killed Jesus?

A Medical Explanation of Jesus Crucifixion

How did the Jews Keep the Nation of Israel Holy

Day of Christ, Day of the Lord is there a Real Difference, or is it Just Conceptual Semantics.

The Rapture Of The Church Must Take Place Before, Mid, Or At The End Of The Time Of Jacob’s Trouble.

The Great Tribulation As Found In The Time Of Jacob’s Trouble Explained

The Seven Feasts and Their Prophetic Fulfillments

Outline of the Books of the Bible

Exploring the Bible
Lesson 1: The Law and You (the Torah or Pentateuch)
Lesson 2: The Former Prophets
Lesson 3: The Major Prophets and You
Lesson 4: The Minor Prophets and You
Lesson 5: The Writings (Psalms) and You
Lesson 6: The Gospels and You
Lesson 7: The Book of Acts and You
Lesson 8: The Epistles of Paul and You
Lesson 9: The General Epistles and You
Lesson 10: The Book of Revelation and You

Lesson 11: A Look into the Kingdom of Heaven and Kingdom of God Differences

Now let’s dive even deeper into the Old and New Testaments!
Old Testament Study
5. The Poetical Books
6. The Major Prophets
7. The Minor Prophets
New Testament Study
1. Introduction to New Testament Study
2. Introduction to the New Testament
3. The Historical Books of the New Testament
4. The Pauline Epistles
5. The Non-Pauline Epistles
6. The Prophetic Book of the New Testament

Discipleship Courses and General Bible Courses:

Foundations of Our Faith

This is a course about the main teachings of the Bible. We call them the fundamental doctrines. You should study them not only to have answers to questions but because knowing what God says about different things can be a matter of life or death to you and the people you influence.

  1. Chapter 1: The Bible
  2. Chapter 2: God
  3. Chapter 3: Man
  4. Chapter 4: Sin
  5. Chapter 5: Jesus Christ
  6. Chapter 6: Salvation
  7. Chapter 7: The Holy Spirit
  8. Chapter 8: The Church (the Body of Christ)
  9. Chapter 9: The Spirit World
  10. Chapter 10: The Future
  11. Chapter 11: The Law of God
  12. Chapter 12: Our Relationship to God
  13. Chapter 13: Our Relationship to Others
  14. Chapter 14: A Christian and Himself
  15. Chapter 15: The Christian Life
  16. Chapter 16: The Spirit-filled Life

Who Jesus Is

In this study we will see, That Jesus is “the Son of God.” and What Jesus said he came to do.

  1. Chapter 1: Finding Out About Jesus
  2. Chapter 2: Jesus the Promised Messiah
  3. Chapter 3: Jesus the Son of God
  4. Chapter 4: Jesus the Son of Man
  5. Chapter 5: Jesus the Word
  6. Chapter 6: Jesus the Light of the World
  7. Chapter 7: Jesus the Healer and Baptizer
  8. Chapter 8: Jesus the Savior
  9. Chapter 9: Jesus the Resurrection and Life
  10. Chapter 10: Jesus Christ the Lord

The Holy Spirit

This lesson in General Bible Courses takes a look at who the Holy Spirit is and what He does.

  1. Chapter 1: You have Friend, Holy Spirit
  2. Chapter 2: The Holy Spirit Gives You Life
  3. Chapter 3: The Holy Spirit Helps You Pray
  4. Chapter 4: The Holy Spirit Leads You
  5. Chapter 5: The Holy Spirit Gives You Power
  6. Chapter 6: The Holy Spirit Fills You

How to Study the Bible

Approaching Bible study may seem like a daunting task. But God intends for us to study His Word, no matter where we are in our Christian walk and growth.

  1. Chapter 1: Reasons for Bible Study
  2. Chapter 2: Basic Info About the Bible
  3. Chapter 3: The Bible as Literature
  4. Chapter 4: Preparation for Bible Study
  5. Chapter 5: Individual Book Study
  6. Chapter 6: Topical Study
  7. Chapter 7: Character Study
  8. Chapter 8: Devotional Study

Exploring John’s Gospel

Vital lessons from the Gospel of John

New Christians are often advised to begin their Bible reading with the Gospel according to John (Who Is the Beloved Disciple.) Why? Because this book, more than any other, comprehensively explains Jesus’ identity as the Son of God who came to earth in order to save the world from sin.

The Introduction To John

  1. Chapter 1: John 1 Part 1
  2. Chapter 1: John 1 Part 2
  3. Chapter 1: John 1 Part 3
  4. Chapter 2: John 2 Part 1
  5. Chapter 2: John 2 Part 2
  6. Chapter 3: John 3
  7. Chapter 4: John 4
  8. Chapter 5: John 5 Part 1
  9. Chapter 5: John 5 Part 2
  10. Chapter 6: John 6
  11. Chapter 7: John 7
  12. Chapter 8: John 8
  13. Chapter 9: John 9
  14. Chapter 10: John 10
  15. Chapter 11: John 11
  16. Chapter 12: John 12
  17. Chapter 13: John 13
  18. Chapter 14: John 14
  19. Chapter 15: John 15
  20. Chapter 16: John 16
  21. Chapter 17: John 17
  22. Chapter 18: John 18
  23. Chapter 19: John 19
  24. Chapter 20: John 20
  25. Chapter 21: John 21


Studies in The Book of Daniel

Meet Daniel, the Prophet Who was Not a Prophet!

Daniel’s Prayer in Chapter 9

Daniel’s Disturbing Dream (Daniel 7:1-28)

1 Samuel and 2 Samuel are two of the most exciting parts of the Bible. They cover the bulk of the life of David and they read like an action-packed novel. David’s choice as the very young king-to-be, his friendship with King Saul’s son Jonathan, his favor with Saul and how that turned, and…Well, you just have to read on to find out more and how the life of David ends!

The Mystery Of King David

Studies in The Book of Joel

The Hebrew for Joel is Yoáel, which, means Yahweh is God. This name is extremely appropriate in view of the message of Joel, which lays stress on God as the Sovereign One who has all creation and the nations under His power and control as the God of History.

Joel uses a recent drought and locust plague that strikes Judah without warning as an object lesson to warn of a future invasion of Israel in the Day of Yahweh. In just a very short time, a matter of hours, every piece of vegetation is stripped bare. If the nation will repent and return to the Lord, God will restore His relationship with her and bless her. This was true in the historical situation in which Joel was writing and will be true any time in the future.

For the ultimate blessings and restoration promised by Joel to occur, Israel will have to experience the judgments of the Tribulation and the outpouring of the Spirit of God. It is this combination that will cause them to return to the Lord.

Chapter 2 is the key chapter in that it promises that God will relent of the judgment to be poured out on Israel if she will only return to the Lord (vss. 13-14). This is then followed by the promise of the future deliverance of the nation through the outpouring of the Spirit of God, the display of wonders in the sky and on the earth, the coming of the day of the Lord, and the calling on the name of the Lord


Dreams And Visions and The Day of the Lord Mentioned In Joel 2



The book starts with a typical minor prophet mission: God instructs Jonah go to Nineveh and speak out against its wickedness. Instead, he hitches a boat to the city in the other direction. God summons a deadly storm, so the sailors and passengers draw lots to determine which one of them God is trying to punish.
The story of Jonah is simple. He doesn’t do what God wants him to do, sailing away in a different direction. A storm comes. It is more than a reluctant prophet or rebel tale; it is a story of God’s grace.



The Prophet Zephaniah, considered a minor prophet little spoken about yet as important a prophet to understanding these end times we’re in!

The Prophet Zephaniah, a Prophet for These End Times

Book of Revelation

We hope this study in the Book of Revelation will be a blessing to you all, it will be heavy and meaty sermons as is Revelations! Lord willing more to come.

A Quick Overview of the Book of Revelation





Understanding the Monthly New Moon in Judaism in Relation to the Coming of the Messiah



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