The Family of Jesus uniquely brings Jesus’ family alive. You’ll explore the lives of Joseph, Zechariah, John the Baptist, Elizabeth, James, and Mary. Families are important. There are parents, siblings, and extended family members who influence us, support us, and help us in good and bad times. For many, family is the setting where we first learn about God. Our families influence us in positive and negative ways, and the family of Jesus was no different. If Jesus was not influenced by them, they were definitely impacted by Him. The family of Jesus played an important role in God’s story. Each person had his or her own story, but that story ultimately pointed others to Jesus.
Through a combination of storytelling and the study of Scripture, this incredible truth comes to life in a way participants may not have experienced before. Fall in love with Scripture like never before, and see yourself in the lives of those who lived in flesh with our King.
Here’s how the online study works:
- Purchase a copy of the Family of Jesus Member Book here or get an ebook version here.
- Return to the blog each week to watch a video of Karen talking about each family member of Jesus and leading you through the study.
- Participate by answering questions in the comments.
We’d love for you to gather a group from your church, your neighborhood, your school, or your workplace to do the study together. We believe that Bible study is more effective (and more fun!) in community. If you cannot find a group in your area, that’s OK! Join us here and answer the questions in the comments. You’ll still get a lot out of it, and you just might make some new friends!
This Bible study also has an additional video component. The Family of Jesus Bible study features videos for each week, lasting 25-30 minutes each. These videos are available as individual downloads here. It is not necessary to watch these videos to participate in the online Bible study. We recommend them if you want to dig deeper into the family of Jesus! Finally, there is also a Family of Jesus trade book. “Trade book” is an industry term that simply means “not a Bible study.” The Family of Jesus trade book is also not necessary for the online Bible study, but we encourage those who want to read more about Jesus’ family, written in Karen’s signature style to check it out.
If you are just now joining us, don’t worry. We will leave these posts up for you to start when you’re ready!
Here are all the weeks of The Family of Jesus online Bible study: