There are innumerable reasons why starting a new year off with Scripture is the best decision you’ll make all year. It helps set the tone for the 12 months ahead, helps prioritize God’s Word in our busy lives, and helps to have enduring truths at the forefront of our brains when we make daily decisions and interact with others. But not everyone who starts in Genesis will finish in Revelation by the end of the year. Which is why picking up engaging Bible studies—whether on your own or in a small group—all year long will keep you diligent in your daily Bible reading and focused on Jesus every single day.
Need help choosing your first Bible study of 2017? Here are the top five women’s studies to start your New Year off right:
1. Finding I AM by Lysa TerKeurst
Every woman has an ache in her soul that keeps her up at night and a prayer she keeps repeating. In this 6-session study, you’ll trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for the personal fulfillment of knowing who Jesus is as you explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John.
2. All Things New by Kelly Minter
Through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, you’ll explore the anchoring truths of opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. And above all, you’ll learn to celebrate the new life as a believer because the old has gone and the new has come.
3. Entrusted by Beth Moore
This Bible study will have you hit the ground running in 2017. Learn to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and mentor future generations of women just as Paul discipled Timothy. This is for you if you want to increase your effectiveness as a Christian and continue in ministry despite hardships.
4. A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz
If you have trouble committing to resolutions, this might be the study for you. All women eventually face the temptation to give up, but something transformative happens when a woman decides to persevere in the face of difficulty and pain. Walk through the Book of Ruth, looking to the Moabite woman for five practical habits that kept her from quitting and kept her eyes focused on God.
5. Open Your Bible by Raechel Myers & Amanda Bible Williams
Whether you’re a seasoned Bible reader or struggle to keep up with studying Scripture, this 7-session study will leave you with a greater appreciation for the Word of God, a deeper understanding of its authority, and a stronger desire to know the Bible inside and out. Because that thirst can only be quenched by God’s Word.
What are you studying in the new year?
To see all the Bible studies that Lifeway offers for women, visit lifeway.com/women.