Through this series, we’ll help you discover new studies, new authors, and new topics. This time we’re highlighting 12 studies that focus on Scripture in the Old Testament.
If you’re reading through the Bible this year from Genesis to Revelation, you may have struggled to get through the begats, but you probably discovered some stuff in the Old Testament that you’d never heard before along the way! (Jael hammering a peg into Sisera’s temple, anyone?) Dive deeper into the Old Testament with one of these great studies. There are incredible lessons to learn from people in the OT, and knowing the rich history of our faith makes it even more relevant.
The Patriarchs by Beth Moore | 11 sessions
Journey through Genesis 12-50 to encounter the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Explore concepts such as blessing, covenant, and promise, and the bearing each has on a believer’s life today. Discover God’s pursuit of a relationship with man, and marvel as His plan to bless all people unfolds. Full of twists and turns, revelation and mystery, this Bible study captivates participants by the God who stars in it.
One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer | 7 sessions
Every woman is on a journey. In looking carefully at the two Israelites (out of two million) who crossed over the Jordan and into the Promised Land, we find direction for our own spiritual lives. Expect to see God move in miraculous ways in your everyday existence. This study is an opportunity for you to experience your deliverance from strongholds, to conquer your wilderness living, and to claim your God-given inheritance. fully engage in the abundant life God has waiting for those who will allow Him to take the lead in daily life.
Gideon by Priscilla Shirer | 7 sessions
When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or a fleece spread beneath the evening sky. But Gideon’s story is so much bigger than that. This is a story about God and His people—His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of, even through, their weakness. Recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, learn to see them as the gifts given specifically and strategically by God. If you’ve ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent, or outnumbered, this study is for you.
While both of these studies focus on the Scripture of Ruth, each one takes a distinct approach. Kelly’s study follows Ruth’s journey of unbearable loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy and includes delicious recipes. Nicki’s study mines 5 practical habits to help any woman persevere despite her circumstances.
These two studies that focus on the Old Testament book of Nehemiah are both video driven. Kelly’s study includes footage from her time in the Amazon as well as real-life ways to put feet to your faith and recipes. Kathleen’s study takes us into the compelling story of the leader Nehemiah directing the rebuilding of the broken-down city of Jerusalem. This study of Nehemiah helps us understand our history as believers in Jesus Christ.
Esther by Beth Moore | 10 sessions
It is tough being a woman of faith in today’s culture. Esther’s situation really wasn’t that different. She is a profile in courage, and her story contains many modern parallels for today’s overloaded and stressed woman. Esther, while a queen, lived as an outsider in a hostile environment. Learn strong lessons of faith, providence, and hope to be equipped to live courageously “for such a time as this.”
Daniel by Beth Moore | 12 sessions
The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures—to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers face many of the same trials. This study examines how believers can develop integrity in our modern-day Babylon, and then explores prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ.
Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild | 7 sessions
Hosea, an Old Testament prophet known to some as the prophet of love, preached his own life message using his marriage as the sermon illustration. This study looks deeply at that sermon and provides background to better understand the intricacies of the man and his message. Be amazed by the love of Hosea for his wayward spouse—and more amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people. Hosea showers us with hope—hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah.
Jonah by Priscilla Shirer | 7 sessions
What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this 7-session Bible study, Priscilla redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God’s invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.
Malachi by Lisa Harper | 8 sessions
Even on your worst day, God won’t leave you. His love for us is not determined by our performance. No matter how many times we mess up, God loves (and never leaves) broken people. “I the LORD do not change” Malachi 3:6. Gain a fresh perspective on the Book of Malachi. (It is more than a book in the Bible about tithing!) Lisa brings the Scripture to life through dynamic storytelling so that you can know God’s unchanging love in a new way.
Have you done any of these studies? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!