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New Studies in May 2024

Many small groups take a break in summer since it’s difficult to plan gatherings with vacations and travel. But that doesn’t mean that your spiritual life takes a hiatus. We have a number of Bible studies that while they can definitely be used by groups are ideal for personal Bible study. Explore living in tension within the church and Christian community in Scot McKnight’s 1 Corinthians Bible study. Or spend the next year developing a close personal relationship with Jesus in Experiencing the Heart of Jesus for 52 Weeks from Max Lucado. Keep reading to learn more about both of these and others!

1 Corinthians Bible Study

When we read Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth, we are hearing one side of a conversation—and a conversation that gets heated at times! The Corinthian congregation fell into divisions, each of which felt it had the sole grasp of the truth. Sounds a little like our churches today.  What can we learn from the Apostle Paul that might help? 

In this volume of the New Testament Everyday Bible Study series, Scot McKnight unpacks 1 Corinthians and shows that learning to tolerate and process differences and disagreements is a mark of a healthy church. Uniformity is a forced agreement with a leader or group; unity is Spirit-prompted and celebrates diversity.  

What you will find in this Bible study is Paul responding to critics, guiding the church toward maturity, and espousing several paths forward that can heal some divisions and form some unities. You will be encouraged to walk in love with fellow Christ-followers with whom you disagree without sacrificing your convictions so together the Church can fulfill its gospel mission. 

Read the first lesson for 1 Corinthians →

12 Daring Women of the Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video: Real Women, Real Trials, Real Triumphs

In this twelve-session video Bible study, some of today’s best-loved Christian authors and speakers look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve daring women in the Bible and what they mean for you today.

As you look at each of these women’s lives, you will discover how to:

  • Apply biblical lessons to your own modern-day struggles.
  • Live through your failures as well as your successes.
  • Draw near to God in a world filled with trials.
  • Find lasting contentment in every situation.
  • Overcome rejection and insecurity . . . and much more.

Watch a clip from one of Lisa Harper’s first session →

Experiencing the Heart of Jesus for 52 Weeks Revised and Updated: A Year-Long Bible Study

Like many people today, you probably know all about Jesus. You can name his birthplace, describe his life story, even quote a few of his teachings. But do you know him the way you know a close friend? Do you know his habits, his emotions, his passions, his personality? Could you predict how he would react in a given situation? 

Although Jesus’ name is familiar and his story universal, so few of us could really call him a close personal friend. Just as over time we learn the subtle, familiar expressions of our closest friends, so too we can come to know the personality of our Savior. Experiencing the Heart of Jesus for 52 Weeks is about really knowing him.

In this study, Max Lucado invites you to step closer to Jesus. This life-changing workbook includes: 

  • Prayers and memory verses for each week 
  • 52 weekly Bible study lessons on the person of Jesus Christ 
  • A “Heart of the Matter” section with key takeaways for the lesson 
  • A leader’s guide to help small groups go through the material 

Check out the first lesson of the study here →

Be sure to sign-up for the Online Bible Study for Justin Whitmel Earley’s Habits of the Household hosted by Family Christian Online. It’s free to sign-up and you’ll get access to all of Justin’s teaching videos. JOIN TODAY!

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