A new year comes with feelings of anticipation and excitement but also apprehension. There’s a lot of pressure to make the next blank slate of a year the best yet. Men usually make resolutions surrounding health, finances, and work, but daily Bible reading is the ultimate resolution a man can make, because God’s Word has the power to transform our hearts and lives.
If starting in Genesis and working your way through the books of the Bible until you reach Revelation isn’t the best strategy for you, consider doing Bible studies throughout 2017. Whether you join a men’s Bible study group at church or study at your desk over lunch, studies will keep you engaged in God’s Word day after day. It’s the easiest—and most important—resolution you’ll make all year.
Not sure where to start? Here are the top five men’s studies to get you into God’s Word in 2017:
1. Unfolded by Eric Geiger
Explore the Bible’s overarching story of redemption—a story of a God who loves us, longs to be known by us, and ultimately invites us into His story. This new eight-session study will help you understand the Bible like never before.
2. Kingdom Man by Tony Evans
When a man functions within the principles of biblical manhood, those around him benefit from his leadership and care. In this six-session study, you’ll learn your position under God and learn to operate under the authority of Jesus.
3. The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
Develop your own prayer strategy with this eight-session study to learn how to be specific and strategic in prayer. You’ll learn what prayer is and what it isn’t, why God wants us to pray, specific areas of prayer, strategies for prayer, and more. Who doesn’t want a better prayer life?
4. Unleashed by Eric Mason
God’s will is not just that we’ll be born again but that we’ll grow into spiritual adults. This study will help you understand the lifelong process of spiritual growth to maximize God’s work in conforming you to the image of Christ. If you enjoyed Eric Mason’s Manhood Restored, this study is for you.
This series of six studies is designed to inspire and equip men to pursue biblical manhood as modeled by Jesus in the 33 years He lived on earth. Embrace your past’s relevance to your present and future, avoid common pitfalls of manhood, find more fulfillment in your work, learn how to be a better husband and father, and more. No matter where your interest lies, there’s a topic for every man in this series.
To see all the Bible studies that Lifeway offers for men, visit lifeway.com/men.