2019. A year is ending, and with it, a decade comes to a close. Many, Bible study groups included, begin to reflect over the past year as we excitedly look towards a new beginning when another page in the calendar turns.
What are your hopes for the next year? And how can you work to craft these hopes to be centered on Christ for your whole group?
We’ve been thinking about it, too. Here’s six resolutions for your group (and the Bible studies that can help you work towards achieving them) as 2020 rounds the corner.
- Discover who you are in Christ
When you introduce yourself to someone for the first time, you have an opportunity to define yourself. You disclose your name, profession, and interests. These factors help our culture define us, but are those answers enough? There are bigger questions our culture can’t answer: who am I? and why do I matter? And before asking, who am I? you must first answer, who is God? The Scripture teaches that we are all made in the image of God. We do not define ourselves—the Creator does. We were all created to be known and loved by God. Once the answers are clear, we can move forward and discover all God has called us to be. (8 sessions)
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- Say yes to anything God asks
When David Platt took a trip to the Himalayan mountains, the staggering hardship he witnessed transformed the trajectory of his life. Now, in this study, he’s inviting you to reflect and wrestle with him as he describes his heart-wrenching trek through the Himalayas. You’ll ask hard questions alongside Platt about human need, suffering, faith, the gospel, and our role. For Christians, ignorance of profound human need is not an option. Neither is indifference. It’s time to explore what it means to follow Jesus in a world of urgent physical and spiritual needs. (8 sessions)
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- Rest in the love of God
At some point we have all been tempted by the allure of a life outside God’s design. Thankfully, Jesus addressed this issue through the well-known parable of the prodigal son from the Gospel of Luke. In this story, we meet a young man who demands his inheritance, then goes and squanders it in a far-off country away from the watchful eye of his father. When he realizes that the world and its pleasures do not deliver on their promises, he arises and returns home. This Bible study walks through the parable verse by verse, showing us that the best life is found in the love of our Father. (8 sessions)
- Experience more of God
Revised and expanded, this classic study guides readers to experience a relationship with God through which they come to know and do His will by learning to recognize when He is speaking. It also helps them understand the importance of His timing. Many truly amazing testimonies are included in this revised version. (13 weeks)
- Learn how to follow Jesus
My New Life: A New Christian’s Guide to Building Your Life on God’s Word
The new Christian can become easily overwhelmed trying to figure out how to be a Christ-follower. For the believer to grow, it’s necessary to have an understanding of God’s Word, God’s character, prayer, the gospel, and so much more. This study explains these deep biblical truths in short and simple to understand chapters. It will help a new believer grow in knowledge of God’s Word and provide a foundation on which daily trust in Jesus will grow for the rest of their lives. (6 sessions)