24 June

5 Bible Studies Now with Streaming Video Access

Not only do all our newest study guides come with streaming video access, we are continually converting our top studies from a few years ago to also include streaming video. There is no additional purchase needed for the streaming video! On the inside front cover of the study guide is an access code to StudyGateway.com where you can access the video teaching for the study you own. there is no need to get a subscription or enter a credit card number! The study guide code is all you need.

Here are 5 of the most recent studies we’ve converted to include access to the streaming video. In some of these we’ve increased the size of the guides so there is more room to write.

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17 June

5 Studies from Louie Giglio

PASTOR. AUTHOR. COMMUNICATOR. DOOR HOLDER.

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Original Visionary of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus. Since 1997, Passion Conferences has gathered over one million collegiate-aged young people in events across the U.S. and around the world, all under the banner of leveraging their lives for what matters most—the name and renown of Jesus. Louie is the national-bestselling author of over a dozen books including Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table as well as Seeing God as a Perfect Father, Goliath Must Fall, and The Comeback. Each of these has their own associated Bible study. Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.

Here are 5 studies from Louie:

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05 June

HarperChristian Resources 2024 Summer Bible Study Challenge

What better way to enjoy the summer than with a Bible study challenge? It’s like a summer reading challenge but you are not only reading, and reading the Bible specifically, but digging into it with studies from trusted teachers. Here are 12 ideas to help you dive into the Bible more and diversify your study!

1. Listen to an Audio Bible Study

The Audio Bible Studies series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook’s direct narration of a book’s text, this audio Bible study includes high-quality, live audio sessions from the author that cover important Bible-based topics. These sessions will reflect the ambiance of the unique recording locations, immersing the listener into the teaching. While not required for the audio experience, these studies are designed to partner with the coordinating study guide, sold separately. Check them out here.

2. Explore the Book of Revelation

Bible Studies for individuals, groups, and churches from HarperChristian Resources on the book of Revelation from pastors, Bible teachers, bestselling authors, and trusted biblical thinkers. Check them out here.

3. Learn About a Character of the Bible

Bible Studies ideal for studying a Bible character from HarperChristian Resources covering David, Joshua, Naomi, women of the Bible, and men of the Bible from pastors, Bible teachers, bestselling authors, and trusted biblical thinkers. Check them out here.

4. Spend 40 Days in One Book of the New Testament

God wants to do something new in your life, to create new gifts and new revelations. By spending 40 days reading and studying one book of the Bible, you open yourself up to the potential of God working in a new way in your life. Check out the 40 Days Through the Book studies here.

5. Unplug with a Non-Video Based Bible Study

Grab your pen and Bible and dive into these print-based Bible studies that walk through books of the Bible, major themes of the Bible, biblical principles, and more. Check them out here.

6. Level Up Your Conversation with God with a Bible Study on Prayer

One thing we can all learn to do better is pray. Our communication with God is a lifeline that we need to constantly strengthen, develop, and hone. Check them out here.

7. Try a Streaming Video Bible Study

Not only are all our newest study guides now available, we are continually converting our top studies from a few years ago to also include streaming video. Check out the latest titles here.

8. Go Through a Relationships Bible Study with Your Significant Other

A great way to strengthen any relationship is to study the Bible together. Whether your significant other is your spouse or best friend, we have plenty to choose from. Check them out here.

9. Check Out a Bible Study Based on a Best-Selling Book

Many of our Bible studies are based on Christian Living books. We work with the authors to dive deeper into the content of their books and help participants study the biblical concepts from their books. Check them out here.

10. Grow in the Knowledge of Your Savior

I can’t think of a better way to enjoy summer than to spend time with Jesus, whether it’s experiencing his presence, learning about his ministry, or exploring his personhood. Check them out here.

11. Discover How to Share Your Faith

We would all like to share Jesus and our hope for this life and the afterlife with our friends, neighbors, families, and co-workers. But it can be intimidating. Take part of the summer to learn your specific faith-sharing wiring, to understand the mission God has for us, and how the Holy Spirit empowers us. Check them out here.

12. Laugh and Be Encouraged with Bob Goff

Bob Goff is a lover of balloons, cake pops, and helping people pursue their big dreams. Bob’s greatest ambitions in life are to love others, do stuff, and most importantly, to hold hands with his wife, Sweet Maria, and spend time with their amazing family. In his Bible studies he offers funny, curious, and poignant stories and lessons from his globe-trotting adventures. Check them out here.

03 June

God’s Vision for You to Thrive in an Age of Anxiety in the Book of Revelation

by Pastor Matt Chandler

Friends,

In an overwhelming world, we can be overcomers!

For the last 2,000 years, the book of Revelation has given courage—not fear—to Christians around the world. In The Overcomers 8-session video Bible study, pastor Matt Chandler explores the book of Revelation and what it’s teaching us about the days we live in now, about the body of believers, and about Christ, our King.

You’ll visit each chapter in Revelation, discovering how Jesus, on His throne, has already secured the victory over the enemy and what that means to our generation today.

As a member of the church that carries on the mission of the first churches, you are an overcomer—a believer who is empowered by the work and authority of Jesus Christ.

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28 May

Top 5 Bible Studies on the Spiritual World

We all have a foot in two different worlds, whether we realize it or not: the physical world, and the spiritual world. And what happens in the spiritual world definitely affects what happens in the physical world – it’s just difficult to recognize sometimes. Maybe you’d like your eyes opened to the reality of the spiritual world or maybe you’d like to understand the Holy Spirit deeper or maybe you’d like some spiritual rhythms that will deeper your connection to Jesus and the world to come. Wherever you find yourself today, here are 5 video Bible studies that help you explore the spiritual world:

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13 May

5 Studies from Lisa Harper

Lisa Harper has been lauded as a compelling communicator, whose writing and speaking emphasize that accruing knowledge about God pales next to a real and intimate relationship with Jesus. Her style combines sound biblical exposition and exegesis with engaging anecdotes and comedic wit. Her vocational resume is comprised of 30+ years of church and para-church ministry leadership, including 6 years as the director of Focus on the Family’s national women’s ministry where she created the popular “Renewing the Heart” conferences, which were attended by almost 200,000 women, as well as a decade of touring with “Women of Faith,” where she spoke to over a million women about the unconditional love of God.

Here are 5 studies from Lisa:

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18 March

5 Studies from Jennie Allen

Jennie is the founder and visionary of IF:Gathering as well as the bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head, Made for This, Anything, and Nothing to Prove. A frequent speaker at national events and conferences, she is a passionate leader, following God’s call on her life to catalyze a generation to live what they believe. Jennie earned a master’s in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Zac, have four children.

Here are 5 studies from Jennie:

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12 February

5 Tips to Dealing with Difficult Small Group Members by Margaret Feinberg

Now maybe like me, you’ve been part of a small group where one or two people make it, ahem, challenging to stay focused on the Scripture and spiritual growth. 

Maybe you’ve got a talker who takes so long to tell a story there’s no time for anyone else. Or maybe you’ve got a member that pipes up with the “right answer’ so quickly that there’s no space for anyone else to wrestling through the question. Or maybe you’ve got a member that never says a word.

What do you do? 

Of course, you love them, respond in gentleness, redirect with humor (when appropriate), and celebrate that they’re made in God’s image.  

But what else? 

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07 November

How to Choose a Small Group Bible Study by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

If you have tried to find small group materials online, you have probably noticed that there is no shortage of materials. How do you wade into the sea of information to choose the topic and materials for your group?

1. Choosing Your Topic

People’s needs come first not only in determining your group’s purpose and design, but also in choosing your topic.

People come first. When choosing the topic, look first at people’s needs for growth. What do they struggle with, desire, or have interest in? People give up other things to make room for the groups they sign up for. Ask your pastor(s) about the needs they sense. Get feedback from members themselves. Talking with members new to small groups will help you understand their needs, while experience may give you perspective on what can help meet those needs.

Topics change as people change. You are not locked forever into a topic. If the attachments are good and people are getting something out of the group, the topics may change as lives change. My group has studied several different topics, depending on what was going on in our lives — relating to God, reading classic Christian mystics, marriage principles, and so forth. We have also had topic-less seasons in which we just wanted to be in each other’s presence and open up our lives to each other.

You will also want to figure out how long to stay on a topic. Some studies last four to six weeks, which is probably a minimum for effectiveness. Some, like Believe or The Story, go on for months. Make sure everyone is on the same page in this regard, because some people like to try lots of things to find out where they should land, while others are ready to commit to an in-depth, long-term study.

Broader may be better. The broader the topic, the more room people must delve into other aspects of their lives and integrate them into the group meeting. For example, topics on spiritual and personal growth would tend to invite anything a person deals with, more than parenting topics would. If, however, the specific topic is where the need is, defer to that.

Your relationship to the content. Determine whether the topic is a good fit for you and where you are as a leader. Has the topic touched your life, and have you seen God’s grace change you in that area? Is it still a new and raw topic, one you may not yet be ready to facilitate? Is it one you just can’t feel any interest or passion about? The best fits are those the facilitator has enough experience with to have gained some wisdom and victory in the process.

2. Selecting Materials

The following seven guidelines will help you select appropriate material to meet your group’s needs.

Biblical and sane. Technically, these terms are redundant because God is the author of sanity. However, just because study materials include Bible verses does not mean they are conveying God’s meaning. Cults have been built on the strategy of using Scripture the wrong way. So check out the materials yourself and have experienced people look them over, too.

Recommended. Find people who have successfully led groups for a long time and ask them about materials. Their experiences will have taught them a wealth of knowledge about what works and what doesn’t.

Created by those in the know. Look at the credentials of the publisher and authors of the materials. If the study guides involve process and group interaction, what is their training in group dynamics? If it is biblical content, are they qualified in their training and experience? Some people may not have much formal training, but the school of experience and a good track record have qualified them. Others may have both.

Has substance. It is important that the material go beyond the obvious solution of “do what you’re supposed to do.” Good and growing groups do more than just read the Ten Commandments and stop. Choose substantive study guides that deal with the underlying causes, motives, injuries, values, misunderstandings, sins, failures, and weaknesses that impede growth. Look for materials that offer real hope and solutions.

Treats members as adults. Make sure the study materials take positions where the Bible takes positions—as on divorce or ethics—yet leave the same room and freedom that the Bible leaves for people to make choices. For example, you may choose several ways of “speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15) to your teen: tone of voice, environment and setting, the topics you bring up. Avoid materials that instruct you to use their exact words or rigid rules to convey something to your kid.

Practical. Concepts and principles need to be easily translated into application. Many study materials have homework or thought questions. These help to put flesh on the skeleton ideas being taught.

Fitting for the group nature. The type of people in your group may help you decide on materials. Often, if a group settles into itself over time, the members will want to venture out beyond formal group study guides. They may want to go over a topic or book they like and will undertake creating the study structure themselves. This great exercise in ownership can really motivate group members. Pray and keep an open mind as you search out topics and materials. It is an exciting part of the process.


Leading a small group Bible study is important to people’s spiritual growth but doesn’t have to be anxiety-inducing. Choosing a study can be made simpler with the above tips.

The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video: Come to the Land Where It All Began

A great Bible study to consider for your group, whether it is a new group or a more established one, is The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel. In this six-session video Bible study (now with video streaming code included!), join Kathie Lee as she visits sites in Israel that have impacted her faith and understanding of Scripture. As she shares her story, Rabbi Jason—a messianic Jewish rabbi—provides fascinating background details that make the story of the New Testament come alive.

As Kathie Lee and Rabbi Jason reveal in this study, Jesus (the Rock) came into this world and walked the lands of Israel (the Road) to show us the way to God. And when we are introduced to the mysteries of God’s Word (the Rabbi) and understand it in the context in which it was written, radical transformation begins to renew our hearts and minds.

Learn more about The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi here.