Bible Study Guides

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1 & 2 Peter Courage in Times of Trouble

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Believers in the early church scattered across the Roman Empire were facing the threat of increased persecution. Peter, the most outspoken of the disciples and leader among the apostles, wrote two practical and encouraging letters to strengthen the hearts of these followers of Christ. Through words of hope and wisdom, he taught them how to live victoriously in the midst of life-threatening trials.

In the first letter, Peter reminds believers of the many blessings available to them because of their persecution. In the second letter, he warns them to discern and defeat the false teachers who were invading their churches and teaching them dangerous and deceptive doctrines. Peter’s letters of encouragement and warning are just as important for believers today to hear and understand as they were during the first century.

The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.

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9780718035174
Publication Date: 
2016-05-01

1 & 2 Thessalonians & Titus Living Faithfully in View of Christs Coming

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Like a tender shepherd, Paul wrote the letters of 1 & 2 Thessalonians to the church he founded in Thessalonica, a huge city in Macedonia. These were friends he knew, loved, and missed. His purpose in writing was to thank them for their work of faith, their labor of love, and their continued hope in the Lord Jesus Christ . . . and His coming again. Paul was also eager to remind them of the example their faithfulness had been to those around them.

Similarly, Paul’s letter to Titus—a young pastor in Crete—is filled with personal affirmation, counsel, and guidance on how to prepare church leaders for effective evangelism. Paul wrote this letter so Titus could “set in order the things that are lacking” and “speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine” (Titus 1:5; 2:1). These letters of instruction are as inspirational for us today as they were for these first-century Christ followers.

The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.

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9780718035136
Publication Date: 
2016-05-01

1 & 2 Timothy Encouragement for Church Leaders

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Timothy was a close associate of Paul who was facing problems within the church that he was leading in Ephesus. In these personal letters, Paul gives practical pastoral instruction to his protégé, highlighting godliness and holy living to help Timothy fulfill his calling and effectively carry out his important tasks in the church. “Let no one despise your youth,” Paul encouraged, “but be an example to believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12).

Paul’s gentle encouragement in these letters challenges Timothy to persevere in his faith—a faith that might have been weakening under the pressure of the church and the persecution of the world. Paul’s godly counsel was helpful not only to Timothy, a first-century Christian leader, but is also helpful to each of us as believers today.

The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.

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9780718035143
Publication Date: 
2016-05-01

1 Corinthians A 12-Week Study

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The book of 1 Corinthians contains Paul's exhortations to the church in Corinth, which was struggling with a lack of unity brought about by arrogance and divisiveness.

In this accessible study, pastor and author Jay Thomas helps readers understand the only remedy for such disunity: the pride-defeating truth of the gospel. At the heart of 1 Corinthians is the reality that the good news of Jesus Christ miraculously saves, changes, and unites God's people.

Over the course of 12 weeks, these studies explore books of the Bible and:

  • Ask thoughtful questions to spur discussion
  • Show how each passage unveils the gospel
  • Tie the text in with the whole story of Scripture
  • Illuminate the doctrines taught in each passage
  • Invite you to discover practical implications
  • Help you better understand and apply God's Word
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    9781433544231
    Publication Date: 
    2015-07-31
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    Crossway Books

    1 Kings 12 to 22 The Kingdom Divides

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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780718034733
    Publication Date: 
    2016-05-01

    1 Peter: Discovering Encouragement in Troubling Times (Discover Together Bible Study Series)

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    This edition of the Discovery Series digs into 1 Peter and takes a look at the stories of real women--past and present--to teach today's woman how to stand faithful to God regardless of her trials, however severe.

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    Since 2007, Sue Edwards's Bible studies have encouraged and equipped women with meaningful devotion, biblical principles, and timeless life lessons. Now with the series relaunch, Sue has revised and updated six of her studies and is offering a brand new study on Revelation.

    Reorganized to facilitate either individual or group use, each study maintains their original lessons and questions but now also offers inspirational sidebars and short, 3-5 minute supplemental videos. Scan the video QR code with a smart phone or visit the series Web site to watch Sue provide historical and cultural background, teach important truths found in each week's lesson, or ask thoughtful questions to encourage deeper discussion. Each edition has also been repackaged with new covers and a smaller trim size to make the Discover Together Bible Study Series more inviting and accessible to readers.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780825443121
    Publication Date: 
    2013-01-15
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    Kregel Publications

    2 Corinthians a 12 Week Study

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    The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God's Word. These 12-week studies lead participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components: (1) reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level; (2) "Gospel Glimpses" highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book; (3) "Whole-Bible Connections" show how any given passage connects to the Bible's overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ; and (4) "Theological Soundings" identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture. With contributions from an array of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God's grace on every page of the Bible.

    In his second letter to the church at Corinth, the apostle Paul defends the authenticity of his authority and teaching, helping his readers see that the gospel is full of seemingly paradoxical truths--strength from weakness, life through death, and comfort in affliction. Highlighting how the gospel confronts our own culture's expectations and drawing implications for all of life, Dane C. Ortlund helps us discover the truth that the gospel humbles the powerful while strengthening the weak.

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    9781433547928
    Publication Date: 
    2016-07-31
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    Crossway Books

    2 Kings The Fall of Judah & Israel

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    9780718034764
    Publication Date: 
    2016-05-01

    52 Weeks with Jesus Study Guide Fall in Love with the One Who Changed Everything

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    Get to Know Jesus as He Really Is

    Jesus Christ changed everything when he walked the earth. But we often miss the most significant moments. As you look deeper at his life and ministry, you might be surprised at what you find.

    Ideal for both individuals and groups, this guide is the perfect resource to help you engage with the topics found in 52 Weeks with Jesus. Walking chapter by chapter through the book, each lesson gives you the opportunity to...

  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus with relevant scriptures and insightful questions
  • Reflect on the Book with key quotes from 52 Weeks with Jesus and discussion questions
  • Put It into Practice with inspiring ideas for applying the life-changing truths you learn
  • As you interact with this study guide each week, you'll come to know, appreciate, and love Jesus more than you did the week before.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780736965545
    Publication Date: 
    2016-11-01
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    Harvest House Publishers

    ACTS A 12 WEEK STUDY

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    The book of Acts chronicles some of the most important events in Christian history: the coming of the Holy Spirit, the birth of the early church, the scattering of Jesus's disciples across the known world, and more.

    This guide explains the biblical text with clarity and passion--helping us understand the history-shaping events that took place in the years following Christ's resurrection and ascension.

    Over the course of 12 weeks, these studies explore books of the Bible and:

    Ask thoughtful questions to spur discussion

    Show how each passage unveils the gospel

    Tie the text in with the whole story of Scripture

    Illuminate the doctrines taught in each passage

    Invite you to discover practical implications Help you better understand and apply God's Word

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781433540141
    Publication Date: 
    2014-06-01
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    Crossway Books

    APOSTLES CREED

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    "I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth." This six-session study, based on Alister McGrath's bookI Believe, introduces us to the Apostles' Creed and the essential truths about God the Father, the person and work of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Christians indeed trust in God, and the basics of our faith have remained the same for centuries. These truths are summarized in historic church documents known as creeds. The Apostles' Creed is an ideal starting point for this vital process of consolidating our grasp of the faith.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830810956
    Publication Date: 
    2016-04-01
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    IVP Connect

    BEFORE ABRAHAM

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    MacArthur Old Testament Study GuideSeries, Volume 1 A Study in Genesis 1-11

    Where did we come from? Why is there pain and suffering? Who committed the first murder? Why are there so many languages in the world? The first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis have the answers to these questions and more?providing us with the history of the human race in its earliest years, prior to the time of Abraham.

    Before Abraham takes an in-depth look at the creation story, continuing through Noah and the Flood, and concluding with the Tower of Babel and the dispersion of the nations. These studies include close-ups of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, and others, as well as careful considerations of doctrinal themes, such as "Sin and the Nature of God" and "Heritage and the Family of God."

    This twelve-volume MacArthur Old Testament Study Guide series providesintriguing twelve-week examinations of the entire Old Testament. Each guide looks at a portion of Scripture from three perspectives?historical studies, character studies, and thematic studies?and incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Old Testament with guidance from John MacArthur."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781418533229
    Publication Date: 
    2008-07-01
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    Thomas Nelson