The goal of Bible studies is to provide a basis for Christian belief and practice by studying its history, background, and Scriptures, as well as how to apply the teachings of the Bible to everyday life.
Students in a biblical studies or theology program study theological inquiry and dialogue. Topics covered in this program may include morality, liturgical theology, historical perspectives, language, systematic theology, and testaments.
Hermeneutics. Eisogesis Exegesis may seem intimidating, but they are part of anyone’s toolbox to do an in-depth study of the Bible for a greater understanding of God’s Word. Today we have many more resources to help us study the Bible in great depth.
Not only do we have access to sophisticated Bible software, we also have the Internet and its many resources, not to mention the nearly 2,000 years of Christian history and wisdom that we can incorporate into our studies.
While personal and devotion-oriented Bible study is very important, like family Bible study, in-depth Bible study, by definition, delves into God’s Word to better understand the truths contained in it.
For Young People
Youth Bible study lessons are essential, not only in our churches, but also in our homes. We need creative youth ideas to help us compete successfully with the world for our teens’ interest and time.
This is a crucial time to continue planting those seeds of God’s Word in your lives. Youth ministry is vital to our homes, our churches, and our world! The psalmist says: «How sweet are my words to me, sweeter than honey to my mouth!» (Psalm 119: 103).
Honey has a pure, natural sweetness that artificial sweeteners cannot fake. The same can be said of the Word of God. Nothing can replace the sheer sweetness it can bring to our lives.
The Bible is a book about ordinary people who do their best to relate to God. In these pages, we witness their great successes, their joys and the praises they sing. In these same pages, we also witness their failures, their tears and the curses they throw.
These are people, just like us, who discover what it’s like to have a relationship with the God of the universe. The authors write their experiences with God, as pure, authentic and sometimes murky as can be.
Teaching the Bible to young people is said to be important because the Bible gives them a basis to critically consider their faith in order to increase depth and personal ownership. Young people are seeking God in one way or another:
- Teaching the Bible allows a young person to see God’s love expressed in Ruth’s compassion.
- Teaching the Bible allows another young person to see God’s emotion in Peter.
- Teaching the Bible allows everyone to see the gift of God in Jesus.
And the examples continue, page after page, from Genesis to Revelation.
These women-specific Bible studies will not only help you and your group grow in your understanding of the Scriptures, but will also transform your relationship with God and with those in your community.
Choosing a study that is biblically rich, theologically sound, and works for a group of real-life women can be challenging. It is during these times that we can find a study that you can do during your free time.
There are online studies, which can be started immediately, you find Bible study books, which allow you to take a free course, teaching you their inductive method of Bible study. This is so that you can sometimes give up pre-written Bible study and just study the Bible when inspired.
All Nations Biblical Study Center
It is a free Bible school for all. The Study Center was founded in 2006 to provide quality Bible courses to anyone who wishes to continue their Bible education. It offers free Bible courses to local students at its main facilities and free online courses for the global community. Find out what makes the Center for Biblical Studies of All Nations a unique place to study the Bible.
Anne Graham Lotz
Free Bible studies. We are excited to offer a multitude of free Bible studies that can be used for individual or group studies. Question Bible Studies – Multi-week studies in a single Bible book organized in a five-day-per-week format
Devotional Bible Studies
Topical studies designed to apply God’s Word to your everyday life.
How to Read the Bible
Video Workshop Anne’s Journey to Jesus designed to teach you how to hear God’s voice for yourself in the pages of Scripture.
The Open University
The Open University in the UK provides online access to free learning materials used in its free distance education courses. These religious studies units provide printable text-based lessons.
These short courses do not address the content from the point of view of any religion nor do they assume that the student possesses a particular set of religious beliefs. It involves various perspectives on religion as you explore themes and issues, such as the tension between historical traditions and the change over time in various religions.
Studying Religion is also presented through printable lessons, but features video clips of people from Liverpool talking about their individual religious practices and beliefs. This introductory course examines what religion is, perceptions about religion, and reasons for studying it; An entire chapter is devoted to the practice of Hinduism in Calcutta.
Offered through Open Yale, these free religious studies courses emphasize literary and historical perspectives rather than seeking theological interpretations of the Bible as scripture. The lectures can be accessed as audio files, transcripts or videos. They are also available on YouTube and iTunes. Students have access to syllabi with textbook lists to accompany lectures.
The Introduction to New Testament History and Literature explores the beginnings of Christianity, focusing particularly on the differences between the early Christian movements. Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) emphasizes the historical and cultural contexts of the creation of the Old Testament. Students study and interpret the Bible, applying theories from various schools of criticism.
Christian Leaders Institute
Guide motivated Christians like you to become effective Christian leaders by enrolling in and completing ministerial training courses or business training classes and awards.
Classes include lectures, course materials, and quizzes. These classes can be used for personal improvement, preparation for ministry, or college credit with Christian Leaders College. Learn what the Bible teaches by taking a Bible survey class. Take a class on Christian fundamentals or an evangelism class. Enroll in the Pastoral Care or Chaplaincy class.
Enjoy improving your own marriage by taking the Successful Marriage Course. Gain more perspective by immersing yourself in the Christian Philosophy course. We also offer you business classes. All courses are free. There are more than 70 ministerial training classes available, including many award levels.
Consider downloading different short studies on a wide variety of topics for your Sunday school, small group, or personal study. Examples of some themes.
Sex sells, even Bible studies! It’s great to know that sex was God’s idea in the first place. He designed it not only as a means of procreation, but also to be pleasurable and deeply satisfying. Unfortunately, many of us have formed our ideas about sex from the culture around us rather than from God’s perspective.
In a Marriage Partnership interview, four Christian sex therapists shed light on how sex in marriage can be fulfilling and honoring God. How does a healthy and satisfying sexual relationship in marriage honor God? Why is sex more than a physical expression of love? What are the components that make good sex a means of deepening your love and commitment to each other?
Glorify God together – a marriage of purpose. A Christ-centered marriage is specifically focused on glorifying God, according to Rick Warren in his article titled «Purpose Driven Marriage.» Our primary purpose in marriage should be much greater than satisfying our own wants and needs, or even the wants and needs of our spouse.
Our main purpose in marriage should be to focus on being of the same mind, according to Jesus, so that with one agreement and one voice we glorify God. In this study, we ask: Why did God give us the institution of marriage? What is the purpose of marriage? How can our marriage bring glory to God? How can the marriage relationship help us make ourselves holy?
After sex, sports probably sell better, even in Bible studies. The ancient Romans, long considered the gold standard for how crazy a sports culture can be, were dilettantes compared to the sports fans of this century.
Shirl James Hoffman says in the Christianity Today article «What Happened to Play?» But do we give this massive part of modern life the philosophical and theological attention it deserves?
How These 10 Proverbs Help In Everyday Life
The book of Proverbs in the Bible was written to give you godly wisdom, instruction, and information, and to help you learn discipline, correct behavior, and how to do what is right and just in life (Proverbs 1: 1-3). However, if you have experienced a disconnect from what a proverb says and how to get it out in a practical way, you are not alone.
4 Lasting Lessons from the Amazing Faith of Mary
It is the season for us to take a closer look at the first chapters of Luke, marveling at the faith of the earthly mother of Jesus. Mary is an incredible example for us, but her story also studies the other 11 months of the year. Here are four lessons from Mary’s faith that can inspire and encourage us throughout the year.
6 Things You Didn’t Know About Paul in the Bible
Paul’s life is a testimony of the power and grace of God working in the lives of his people to carry out his purposes.
Knowing Actual God
Join us as we examine the vital facets of our relationship with God. We started in Part 1, learning that this relationship should be based on ‘Trust and Truth’ …
Thematic Study Series
Bible studies that address various topics, including attributes of God, the need for revival, and questions about prophecy and heaven. Join us for studies like ‘Life as God intends for his people’, ‘Back to basics’, ‘The presence of God’ and more!
New Testament Study Series
Bible studies take us verse by verse or give an overview of selected books of the Bible in the New Testament. Hear in-depth series on the books of 1, 2 and 3 John, Ephesians, Philippians, Galatians, Revelation, Gospel of Mark and Judas, among others.
Old Testament Study Series
Bible studies take us verse by verse or chapter by chapter through various books of the Old Testament Bible. Join us for in-depth studies of Old Testament books like Ezekiel, Malachi, Nehemiah, Amos, Habakkuk, and Ruth, among others.
Sermons on specific topics and topics, but not part of a series. These fall into categories such as revival and evangelism, Christian living, encouragement in trials, prayer, and more.
Study what the Bible reveals about faith. Some examples.
Ask God for more faith. Jesus instructed his disciples to ask, seek, and knock (Matthew 7: 7–12). James offers the same advice (James 1: 5). That is why the disciples asked Jesus to increase their faith. We can do the same. Pray sincerely about this.
Show what you believe. Follow Paul’s warning (1 Thessalonians 5:21) and prove that God exists, that the Bible is his inspired word, where is the true Church, and who are the true ministers of God. Prove what the Bible really says, and stand firm on what it proves to be true.
Study what the Bible reveals about faith. Read and meditate on the examples of faith described in Hebrews 11. Read the original accounts in the Old Testament. Determine what lessons you can learn from these accounts. Learn and grow.
Stir up the spirit of God. Faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit. God gives his Spirit to those who repent and obey him. Pray, study, meditate and fast regularly. Feed and use the Spirit of God. Doubts will disappear as our faith grows (2 Timothy 1: 6–7).
Catholic Bible study for a lifetime of spiritual growth. A good Catholic Bible study program should help you deepen your faith. Catholic Bible studies are an important way of understanding the Catholic faith. The more we can understand the writings inspired by the books of the Bible, the more we will understand the beliefs, celebrations, and rituals of our faith. Some examples:
- Learn more about Christ
- Deepen your faith
- Pray with the scriptures
- Understand how Catholic Christianity is based on the Scriptures
- Learn to live your faith in your daily life
The gifts of the Holy Spirit, including speaking in languages, divine healing, miracles, and prophecy, were a blessing to the early Church. So were the ministries of Christian apostles and prophets. They remain a blessing to the Church today, when those who adopt Pentecostalism and its beliefs are the fastest growing segment of world Christianity.
Examples of Bible studies and lessons with the sincere hope of helping you to promote your ministries and your walk with the Lord. May the Lord bless you with spiritual vision and enlightenment during the time you spend in the Word of God.
- Be filled with the Holy Spirit and experience the power of God for ministry.
- The baptism of the Holy Spirit is for you today
- Speaking in tongues is for today and for you!
- Speaking in tongues: is it from God? It’s for today?
- How do you know that you have been filled with the Holy Spirit?
- Speaking in tongues (glossolalia) is the initial evidence of baptism with the Holy Spirit
- Apostles and prophets are needed today.
- Are there modern apostles and Christian prophets today?
- Should we call them all «Pastor»? Or has God given us a fivefold ministry?
- Are the five ministries for today?
- Do all roads lead to God? Or has God provided only one way for Him?
- Only one way to God: the only Savior, Jesus Christ
- Who is the Holy Spirit? Is it divine? A person? What does he do?
- The Holy Spirit: who he is and what he does
- Believe in God for the healing of sick, sick and sick bodies.
- Divine Healing (also called Faith Healing or Spiritual Healing)
- Are they supernatural signs and spiritual gifts for today?
- The gifts of the Holy Spirit are for today
BiblicalTraining.org is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing accessible educational resources. The ‘broadly evangelical’ courses are not associated with any particular Christian tradition or denomination.
Free online courses in theology and other topics are available at the general levels of ‘discipleship’ (intended for all Christians) or ‘leadership’ (Sunday school teachers, mission members, church elders, and pastors).
Most of the training through this website is delivered through audio lectures; Additional class resources may include visual aids or lecture outlines. Biblical theology covers the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the writings of Paul. The course examines the organization of books in the Old Testament and the differences between the four gospels, among other topics.
New Testament Theology examines the historical and philosophical foundations of the New Testament, looking at key themes in the Gospels and the letters of Paul. The Theology of the Reformers covers topics including Martin Luther, the importance of Augustine in the theology of the Reformation, and the theology of Calvin.
World Mission Theology considers being a missionary from a biblical perspective, as well as creating cross-cultural dialogue, among other topics.
Offers a free online six-course non-accredited certificate program in theology for lay people written by seminary-trained teachers. Although video lectures, PowerPoint presentations, quiz questions, and teacher notes are available for free online.
In addition to theology classes, the site provides access to a theology question and answer page, theology articles, and a theology forum. Bible.org states that the courses are not affiliated with a particular denomination, although they may reflect a strong evangelical influence.
Bibliology and Hermeneutics focuses on how to interpret the Bible. In addition to problems of interpretation (hermeneutics), the course addresses the historical development of the Bible and questions related to its authority. Introduction to Theology addresses basic questions about truth from a Christian perspective.
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