Through this series, we’ll help you discover new studies, new authors, and new topics. This time we’re highlighting 13 studies that focus on Scripture in the New Testament.
Last time we recommended 12 studies focusing on books of the Bible in the Old Testament, so we thought we’d balance things out with a list of New Testament options this time around. We’ve got you covered from Matthew to 3rd John.
Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin | 9 sessions
What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Found in the Book of Matthew, the Sermon on the Mount articulates what the life of a Christ follower should look like, asking us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? Examine the words of Jesus in-depth as He challenges us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification.
The Gospel of Mark by Lisa Harper | 7 sessions
Throughout his account, Mark unveils a Jesus of unparalleled power and authority but also a Jesus of humility and love. And while this Jesus invites each of us into a greater story through His teachings, He demands we come as active participants. Follow Jesus through His days of early ministry to the cross and discover what it means to be the recipients of His overflowing compassion and the very reason for His all-consuming passion.
Jesus the One and Only by Beth Moore | 11 sessions
Based primarily on the Book of Luke, this study is a careful examination of the life of Christ. You will be introduced to to an intimate Savior as you get a close-up and personal portrait of the life of Jesus the Messiah. You’ll see Jesus come to a funeral and raise the dead, confront conniving religious leaders, teach on a hillside, and even walk on the waves.
Beloved Disciple by Beth Moore | 12 sessions
Explore the life and ministry of John. Every disciple and early follower of Christ left a legacy for future believers. John’s legacy was love. Perhaps like no other disciple, John understood that relationship is the point. Every command of Christ and call to obedience is to enhance relationship and place the recipient in a posture the Giver can bless. This study is about finding our way to the heart of Jesus and reclining so closely that our pulse begins to throb in tandem, loving what He loves and hating what He hates.
Finding I AM by Lysa TerKeurst | 6 sessions
Join Lysa on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. You’ll discover where He said them, who He said them to, and why He said them. Through this study, you will learn to trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for a more personal fulfillment from knowing who Jesus is, stop living like a slave to your circumstances by training your heart to embrace the life-giving freedom God wants for you, and gain a better understanding of how Jesus’ words 2,000 years ago are so very applicable to the answers we are searching for today.
All Things New by Kelly Minter | 8 sessions
Journey through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, 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. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live
by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.
The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer | 7 sessions
All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But the enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The armor of God, found in Ephesians 6, is more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory. It is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory against the enemy.
Children of the Day by Beth Moore | 9 sessions
This in-depth study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians follows the New Testament believers as they carried the Spirit of God along the shores of Thessalonica, just as you carry that light today. Your circumstances and conditions are not coincidental. God’s timing is impeccable. Join Beth on the Thessalonian shores as you face real crises, real medical diagnoses, real afflictions, real relationships, real doubts, real concerns, and real fears. Let the tide wash your eyes with fresh vision. Don’t let pride or timidity come between you and the presence of God. Press in tightly. This is your journey to the shores of Thessalonica where you’ll write your name in the sand.
Entrusted by Beth Moore | 6 sessions
Learn to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness. Along with the in-depth study of 2 Timothy, Beth encourages you to memorize this book and even recites the book herself.
Hebrews by Lisa Harper | 7 sessions
Hebrews was a sermon for a specific people and culture in the midst of martyrdom and persecution, but is also so relevant for us today, reminding us to continue walking toward Jesus regardless of our culture or our circumstances. Jesus is our accessible King. He is not a faraway God, but an up-close Redeemer who draws near to us. This study helps women make the connection between God the Father and God the Son and reminds us that Jesus is supreme, but He is also compassionate, empathetic, and loving to no end.
James by Beth Moore | 8 sessions
Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. In other ways James more closely resembles the Book of Proverbs than any New Testament book. Come along with Beth Moore on a journey to get to know both the man and the Book of James. You will never be the same again. Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer.
1 Peter by Jen Wilkin | 9 sessions
Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week.
What Love Is by Kelly Minter | 7 sessions
The Letters of 1, 2 & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness. This 7-session study not only reveals the heart of John but also the heart of Jesus. A great addition to The Living Room Series, this study includes recipes and a more relational approach.
Have you done any of these studies? Do you plan to? Let us know in the comments!