Christianity Today Bible Studies
Single in the Church

Single in the Church

Fully engaging in the church as a single person.
Evangelism in a Changing World

Evangelism in a Changing World

What we can learn from the global church about reaching people for Christ.
Racism: How Should Christians Respond?

Racism: How Should Christians Respond?

Our faith must inform the way we think and act about this ongoing issue.
Redeeming Work Study Guides

Redeeming Work Study Guides

Bridging the gap between faith and work.
Is It Okay to Doubt?

Is It Okay to Doubt?

What to do when the questions creep in
What Does the Bible Say About Being Gay?

What Does the Bible Say About Being Gay?

Shining God’s light of truth on a polarizing topic
Experience God Every Day

Experience God Every Day

A 40-day journey to help you experience God’s presence every day.
An Unremarkable Testimony

An Unremarkable Testimony

Some of us can’t pinpoint a moment of conversion, and that’s okay.
Following Jesus Into the Arts

Following Jesus Into the Arts

Bringing real light to the lights of Hollywood
The Bond of Friendship

The Bond of Friendship

In our modern day of mobility and instant gratification, what might lifelong dedication to a friend mean?
Troubled Minds: Responding to Mental Illness

Troubled Minds: Responding to Mental Illness

Discover how the church can—and must—help those who are struggling.
Becoming a Balanced Woman

Becoming a Balanced Woman

Practical, biblical perspectives on self-worth, stress, confidence, and contentment.
The Folly of Prayer

The Folly of Prayer

What is prayer, really?
Can We Know God?

Can We Know God?

Take a look at the mysteries of our faith.
Marriage by God's Design

Marriage by God's Design

From the very beginning, husbands and wives were meant to do so much more than simply grow old together.
A Truly Simple Life

A Truly Simple Life

Though the world tells us we must be, do, and have more, God calls us to be content.
Called to a Life of Mercy and Justice

Called to a Life of Mercy and Justice

God's heart beats for mercy and justice, and so should ours.
God Is Love: No Buts About It

God Is Love: No Buts About It

Why do we find ourselves squirming at the announcement of God's love?
God of Wrath, God of Love

God of Wrath, God of Love

The God of the Old Testament is the same God we find in the New.
Feeling Betrayed by God

Feeling Betrayed by God

Learning to trust God when he allows suffering.
Waiting for a Prodigal's Return

Waiting for a Prodigal's Return

How can we graciously wait for someone to return who has walked away from the faith?
Adoption and the Local Church

Adoption and the Local Church

How should individual churches help families who adopt?
Custom-Fit Discipleship

Custom-Fit Discipleship

There's no one-size-fits-all plan for evangelism or discipleship.
Give Sacrificially

Give Sacrificially

Are we truly giving the way Jesus intended?
Love that Brings Real Change

Love that Brings Real Change

Loving others means meeting real needs.
Enjoy the Silence

Enjoy the Silence

Unplug to experience God's presence.
The Origins Debate

The Origins Debate

Evangelical perspectives on creation, evolution, and intelligent design.
The War on Women

The War on Women

The world's worst holocaust, and how Christians are saving one girl at a time.
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Man Behind the Hobbits
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Life of a Modern Martyr
Suffering Redeemed

Suffering Redeemed

Stories of Grace in the Midst of Personal Tragedy
When a Daughter Dies

When a Daughter Dies

Walking the way of grace in the midst of our grief
Finding the True Mary Magdalene

Finding the True Mary Magdalene

Who is Mary Magdalene really? A sinner? Saint? Goddess?
Rest for the Weary

Rest for the Weary

Where to go when you’re empty and spent.
The Miracle of Christmas

The Miracle of Christmas

Find new wonder in the Christmas story.
Body Matters

Body Matters

Living out your God-given purpose requires you take care of your body.
A Life of Simplicity

A Life of Simplicity

Learn what simplicity looks like and why God calls us to simple lives.
Easter Realities

Easter Realities

Take a fresh look at the Easter story.
Ministering to Those with a Mental Illness

Ministering to Those with a Mental Illness

How to help those suffering
How Should a Christian View War?

How Should a Christian View War?

Making sense of a difficult question
Creative Faith

Creative Faith

What role do creation and creative arts have in faith?
Impacting Culture

Impacting Culture

This study will help you and your group members determine how to relate to culture.
Dual Citizenship: A Christian Perspective on Government

Dual Citizenship: A Christian Perspective on Government

What does it mean to be a Christian and have earthly citizenship?
Is Hollywood Discipling You?

Is Hollywood Discipling You?

This study will help you and your group members think about questions regarding faith and the arts.
God: The Great I Am

God: The Great I Am

Nothing is more important to our faith than knowing who God is.
Give It Up for Lent

Give It Up for Lent

Don't just go through the motions.
Workplace Faith

Workplace Faith

What is the best way to represent Christ at work?
Poverty and the Bible

Poverty and the Bible

Effectiveness and faithfulness must characterize our response.
Resting in the Work of God

Resting in the Work of God

Sabbath is the one divine ‘law’ that tells us to stop striving for transformation.
Misusing the Bible

Misusing the Bible

How to avoid common pitfalls, pray rightly, and grasp the intended meaning of Scripture.
Defending Scripture, Literally

Defending Scripture, Literally

Understanding the meaning of Scripture is more nuanced than we might expect.
Accepting Physical Frailties

Accepting Physical Frailties

Why our weakness can open our eyes to God’s strength.
The Gospel Is More Than a Story

The Gospel Is More Than a Story

Why finding the narrative is only the beginning of Bible study
The Meaning of Miracles

The Meaning of Miracles

Some Christians make too much of miracles; others, too little. What does God’s Word say?
What Every Christian Should Know

What Every Christian Should Know

Building up believers into the fullness of Christ must always be grounded in who he is as much as what he has accomplished for us.
The Paradox of Freedom

The Paradox of Freedom

The biblical ideal, often confused with the cultural value, is found only in giving up everything society touts as freedom.
Fear-free Living

Fear-free Living

It’s natural to fear that we might mess up our lives, but our union with Christ instills godly confidence.
Abortion and the War on Women

Abortion and the War on Women

Sex-selective abortion has taken 163 million girls. What can we do about it?
Money Issues

Money Issues

Practical, biblical perspectives on managing money, tithing, and generosity
Understanding Islam: Engaging and Loving Our Neighbors

Understanding Islam: Engaging and Loving Our Neighbors

This study will help you better understand Islam, address myths you may hold, and help you take steps to engage and love Muslims.
What the Bible Really Says About Hell

What the Bible Really Says About Hell

Bill Hybels, Timothy Keller, and Timothy Peck give us their perspective on this weighty topic.
A Life of Giving Thanks

A Life of Giving Thanks

Catch a glimpse of a life permeated by a grateful heart that overflows toward others.
The Cross and the Resurrection

The Cross and the Resurrection

Explore the life-changing impact of these two momentous events.
Church History: The Early Church and Middle Ages

Church History: The Early Church and Middle Ages

Help your group explore the key questions Christians have faced over two millennia.
Truth-telling in an Age of Lies

Truth-telling in an Age of Lies

Why we need prophets in today’s church
The Son and the Crescent

The Son and the Crescent

Christians seeking to introduce others to the Savior must walk a fine line.
Satan's a Goner

Satan's a Goner

The devil sometimes gets more than his due; here’s why we can face him with confidence.
The Trajectory of Worship

The Trajectory of Worship

What’s really happening when we praise God in song?
The Beautiful Anger of God

The Beautiful Anger of God

Why God’s judgments are expressions of his love.
The Search for the Historical Adam

The Search for the Historical Adam

Did Adam and Eve really exist? Here’s why it matters.
Becoming Like Bonhoeffer

Becoming Like Bonhoeffer

German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoefferstruggled to reconcile his private and public selves.
God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Body

God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Body

Why the Christian view blesses us body and soul
The Foundation of the Evangelical Mind

The Foundation of the Evangelical Mind

Why the academic life, if centered on Christ,brings glory to God and good to the world.
Good Religion, Bad Religion

Good Religion, Bad Religion

Religion can block God’s grace or lead to it;either way religion won’t last.
Love and Consequences: The Truth About Living Together

Love and Consequences: The Truth About Living Together

Scripture has always extolled matrimony, andscience is starting to catch up.
Loving Muslims One at a Time

Loving Muslims One at a Time

Reaching out is easier, and more effective, than you may think.
How to Read the Bible

How to Read the Bible

There’s more to Bible study than “What’s in it for me?”
Our Disappointment with God

Our Disappointment with God

Why our expectation of spiritual intimacy with the Divine so often fails to match the reality.
The Incarnation

The Incarnation

What it means that the Word was made flesh
Stressed Out?

Stressed Out?

The Bible has a lot to say about how we can handle stress.
Christ: The Center of the Gospel

Christ: The Center of the Gospel

An intriguing study based on five articles from Christianity Today
The Stress of Change

The Stress of Change

How can we learn to deal with the changes that come to most of us?
Biblical Ways to Overcome Stress

Biblical Ways to Overcome Stress

The Bible gives us some clear ways to find peace in the midst of stress.
Redeeming Sports

Redeeming Sports

Why winning really isn’t everything.
Service Rooted in Grace

Service Rooted in Grace

We cannot change the world without changed hearts.
The Mind Under Grace

The Mind Under Grace

Modern evangelicals tend to choose experience over theology. We need both.
The Jesus We'll Never Know

The Jesus We'll Never Know

The quest for the Historical Jesus has failed. But our faith is founded on something deeper.
A Resurrection That Matters

A Resurrection That Matters

Our salvation before God stands on the Cross, yes. But it is also founded on something more.
Redeeming Suffering

Redeeming Suffering

We don’t always know why bad things happen, but we do know the One who brings good from them.
Abba Changes Everything

Abba Changes Everything

Adoption isn’t simply another good thing Christians do, or even an avenue to evangelism. It’s an illustration of the kingdom of God.
What Beth Moore Can Teach Us About Bible Study

What Beth Moore Can Teach Us About Bible Study

What does Scripture say about her popular teaching, characterized by biblicism, spiritual warfare, mysticism, and pop psychology?
God and the Money Goddess

God and the Money Goddess

A self-driven philosophy about money causes spiritual damage.
Something Greater Than Healing

Something Greater Than Healing

Physical healing is good, Joni Eareckson Tada says. But if we stop there, we will have missed out on God’s best for us. Here’s what to do (and think) when the healing doesn’t come.
The New Apostates

The New Apostates

Young people are leaving the church in record numbers. Here’s why, and what to do about it.
Jesus vs. Paul

Jesus vs. Paul

The current state of New Testament studies seems to pit Paul’s justification emphasis against the kingdom vision of Jesus. Here’s why it doesn’t have to.
No Child Left to Die

No Child Left to Die

We have an opportunity to help save children from HIV. We also have a responsibility—from God.
Chasing Methuselah

Chasing Methuselah

Why Christians should take a longer-term view than anti-aging technology can provide.
Anger with God

Anger with God

Anger is an honest emotion, but dare we express it to God Almighty?
Seeing Christ in the Old Testament Offerings

Seeing Christ in the Old Testament Offerings

Explore the meaning behind the sacrifices with this five session course.
Worship

Worship

Discuss important questions surrounding worship styles and practices.
Harry Potter and the Search for Truth

Harry Potter and the Search for Truth

A young boy finds his purpose and begins to realize the value of standing for good—and against evil—in this 7-session Book Discussion Guide.
Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

Just because we all experience fear doesn't mean we have to live with it.
Is Our Gospel Too Small?

Is Our Gospel Too Small?

Authentic ways of believing, sharing, and living a rich gospel message.
The Four Best Places to Live

The Four Best Places to Live

Where is the best place to live? Four sessions of activity-based learning help your group find God's answers.
The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

God is working both in us and through us.
For God So Loves the City

For God So Loves the City

God's message of comfort and hope speaks into the city's soul.
Forgiveness in the Hands of God

Forgiveness in the Hands of God

True reconciliation occurs through confession and forgiveness and is possible only through Christ.
Penitent Prophets

Penitent Prophets

When it comes to the culture war, we must fight for what we believe in and repent of our own failings.
Honest Anger

Honest Anger

Being honest with God is the first step toward resolving our anger.
Believe God Loves You

Believe God Loves You

Does God really love us, even when we're angry with him?
Bless and Honor God

Bless and Honor God

As we develop an honest relationship with God, our trust blesses him.
Replacing Anger

Replacing Anger

Learning to thank God for everything will help relieve our anger.
The Case for Early Marriage

The Case for Early Marriage

The church must release the stigma and teach young couples how to tie the knot.
Preparing for Worship

Preparing for Worship

Preparing your mind and heart for worship begins at home.
The Problem with the Prosperity Gospel

The Problem with the Prosperity Gospel

Yes, God wants to bless us, but not always in the ways we expect.
The Gospel Defined

The Gospel Defined

It’s not about what we can do for Jesus, or what he can do for us, but what he has already done.
The Uniqueness of Jesus

The Uniqueness of Jesus

Jesus called himself the Way, the Truth, and the Life for a reason.
The Myth of the Perfect Parent

The Myth of the Perfect Parent

Why faithfulness--not perfection--must be the goal in raising our children.
What Causes Stress?

What Causes Stress?

Defining the universal problem of stress.
Living a Vibrant Gospel Lifestyle

Living a Vibrant Gospel Lifestyle

Actions speak louder than words.
A Whole-Bible Gospel

A Whole-Bible Gospel

The Scripture of Jesus is our Scripture, too.
The Gospel, a Napkin, and Four Circles

The Gospel, a Napkin, and Four Circles

Examine a new way of expressing the gospel especially designed to explain God’s “Big Story” with diagrams simple enough to be drawn on a napkin at a coffee shop.
What Is Fear?

What Is Fear?

This Bible study helps us define this universal emotion.
Fear's Close Associates

Fear's Close Associates

Anxiety, discouragement, worry, and panic can result from fear.
The Opposite of Fear

The Opposite of Fear

The Bible gives us an idea of what this is.
Fear God

Fear God

Believe it or not, victory over our fears comes with fear of the Lord.
Get Rid of Fear

Get Rid of Fear

We don’t have to let fear rule us.
The Burnt Offering: Giving Our All

The Burnt Offering: Giving Our All

Discovering what it means to be wholly consumed for God.
The Grain Offering: Giving Our Best

The Grain Offering: Giving Our Best

Discover the significance of offering to God the work of our hands, and the role of purity.
The Fellowship Offering: Giving Thanks

The Fellowship Offering: Giving Thanks

Discover the significance of offering to God the work of our hands, and the role of purity.
The Sin Offering: Cleansing Ourselves

The Sin Offering: Cleansing Ourselves

Staying right with God.
The Guilt Offering: Cleansing Ourselves

The Guilt Offering: Cleansing Ourselves

Dealing with the dust of the world.
Weed It and Reap

Weed It and Reap

Gardening illustrates and reinforces timeless scriptural truths.
Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Like plants in a garden, Christians too need to grow.
A Rose Is a Rose, Not a Tomato

A Rose Is a Rose, Not a Tomato

Variety in the Garden: Christians are unique and gifted individuals within a larger family.
Scatter Seeds of Love & Service

Scatter Seeds of Love & Service

Share the bounty of what we have in Christ.
Women Leaders at Home

Women Leaders at Home

This six-session course offers help to women who struggle to find a balance between their home life, ministries, and careers.
Learn from the Hymns

Learn from the Hymns

A study of six classic hymns and their meaning in our lives today.
Balancing Politics and Faith

Balancing Politics and Faith

What kind of balance should Christians seek in their involvement with politics?
A Closer Look at the Creeds

A Closer Look at the Creeds

Let the Nicene and Apostles' Creeds increase your group's knowledge of the Christian faith.
Aging in the Grace of God

Aging in the Grace of God

How to embrace the last third of life as time to grow near to God and fulfill his purposes
Can I Trust God with My Health?

Can I Trust God with My Health?

Illness and stress have a way of shaking our faith.
Dealing with Difficult People

Dealing with Difficult People

Four sessions of activity-based learning help you extend grace to others.
Seeing Christ in the Jewish Feasts

Seeing Christ in the Jewish Feasts

Learn about six Jewish Feast Days and how Christ is revealed in them.
Facing Addictions

Facing Addictions

Learn how to break the vicious cycle of addiction by understanding the roots and facing the tough questions.
Soul Care for Women Leaders

Soul Care for Women Leaders

This course helps women leaders find rest and encouragement.
6 Principles for Women Leaders (6 session study)

6 Principles for Women Leaders (6 session study)

This study helps women find strength, love, and a vision for their ministry.
Confronting Sexual Addiction

Confronting Sexual Addiction

This is a call for greater resolve among followers of Christ to shed light on a growing problem.
Use Your Spiritual Gifts

Use Your Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual gifts provide clues to God's intention for how we should live out our days and affirm the uniqueness of our calling as human instruments of his grace.
Help, I'm Growing Old

Help, I'm Growing Old

This is the beginning of a new adventure.
In the Potter's Hands

In the Potter's Hands

God uses people and experiences to shape us.
Called by God

Called by God

Create a mission statement for the latter third of life.
Becoming Vulnerable

Becoming Vulnerable

Aging brings with it many changes that require emotional and mental adaptation—but our loving God is in control.
Lessons from the Wilderness

Lessons from the Wilderness

We need to welcome change as from God’s hand and by his grace.
Like the Grass that Withers

Like the Grass that Withers

How can we live fearless lives that are committed to the gospel right up until the end?
Heaven Is God's Dwelling Place

Heaven Is God's Dwelling Place

“I am going there to prepare a place for you …” (John 14:2–3)
Forgive and Reconcile

Forgive and Reconcile

“Forgive one another as I have forgiven you.”
Tell the Story

Tell the Story

Moses commanded Israel to make sure that their children knew the story of their journey of faith.
Nearer My God to Thee

Nearer My God to Thee

The third stage of life removes us from our grip on earthly attachments, moving us into a deeper friendship with God.
Liturgy for Lent, Even If You're Non-Liturgical

Liturgy for Lent, Even If You're Non-Liturgical

Contemporary Christians, ancient practices, deeper faith.
Knowing God's Will

Knowing God's Will

Knowing God’s will is a process.
The Shy Virtue

The Shy Virtue

Jesus is the reason to stop concentrating on ourselves.
Marketing Jesus

Marketing Jesus

How to “sell” the church without the selling the church short.
Why Should We Give?

Why Should We Give?

Giving isn’t just something we do on Sunday morning—it’s a lifestyle.
God of Power, God of Love

God of Power, God of Love

God demonstrates his power in strength and in weakness.
Missional Commuting

Missional Commuting

Forging the way between accommodation and irrelevance in communicating the gospel message.
The Gospel of Love

The Gospel of Love

We need to challenge the self-centered life with renewed commitment to the greatness of God’s love for humankind.
Becoming Visionary

Becoming Visionary

Learn how to serve as an effective leader in your church.
Serving in God's Power

Serving in God's Power

God can accomplish great things through us when we are submitted to his purpose.
Create a Plan for Spiritual Growth

Create a Plan for Spiritual Growth

How do we develop a customized plan that will foster lasting life change?
Rethinking Women's Ministry

Rethinking Women's Ministry

Many women feel they don’t fit into today’s women’s ministry programs.How can we help them belong?
Loving Those You Lead

Loving Those You Lead

If we are in leadership, we will eventually have to learn to love the unlovely.
Finding Strength

Finding Strength

Women in leadership build effectiveness by depending on the strength of others.
From Dawn to Dusk

From Dawn to Dusk

Discover God’s rest in a busy life.
Silence Is Golden

Silence Is Golden

Learn how to grow through solitude.
Your Just Deserts

Your Just Deserts

Learning to lead in a culture of entitlement.
A Crisis of Faith

A Crisis of Faith

God’s faithfulness to us is not dependent upon our level of faith in him.
Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul

Finding hope for the downcast soul.
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Pull off your labels and become the woman God designed you to be.
Getting Real

Getting Real

How to be a genuine leader.
Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Resolving the tension between ministry and family life.
Mom, the Minister

Mom, the Minister

Women in leadership delight God by using their gifts at work and at home.
Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, Holy, Holy

A study of the classic hymn and its meaning for today.
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

A study of the classic hymn and the transforming power of God’s grace.
Have Thine Own Way, Lord

Have Thine Own Way, Lord

A study of the classic hymn and the importance of an attitude of surrender to the Lord.
It Is Well with My Soul

It Is Well with My Soul

A study of the classic hymn and of triumph over tragedy.
Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

A look at the classic hymn.
Come, Thou Fount

Come, Thou Fount

A study of the classic hymn and the importance of remembering God’s blessings in our lives.
Longing to Hear God's Voice

Longing to Hear God's Voice

What to do when life is dark and heaven’s quiet.
Making Stress Work for You

Making Stress Work for You

How can we channel stress to work for God’s glory and our good?
Creation Care

Creation Care

If we continue to destroy the world around us, we will take away opportunities for people to see evidence of who God is.
How to Help People Who Experience Same-Sex Attraction

How to Help People Who Experience Same-Sex Attraction

God calls us to help with love, truth, and grace.
Understanding Self Esteem (3 session study)

Understanding Self Esteem (3 session study)

Knowing how much God loves us gives us confidence in our relationship with him and others.
Missional Evangelism

Missional Evangelism

How do we share the gospel where we live?
Encouragement for Caregivers

Encouragement for Caregivers

This Bible Study Course can help you get renewing, biblical perspectives on caring for an aging or ill loved one.
Essentials in Knowing God

Essentials in Knowing God

Deepen your relationship with God by focusing on him and discovering what he is like.
Faith in the Workplace

Faith in the Workplace

Build the confidence to share your faith and hope at work.
Fighting Heresy in The Da Vinci Code (3 session study)

Fighting Heresy in The Da Vinci Code (3 session study)

The three studies included in the course are created to help Christians respond to questions raised by the controversial book and movie.
Getting Along with People Course

Getting Along with People Course

Relationships can be complicated. But we can't live our lives alone; we must get along with others.
Gift of Life

Gift of Life

Get practical, biblical perspectives on birth-control, abortion, and the role of Christians in these issues.
Successful Relationships

Successful Relationships

As we work on our relationships, we become more and more like Jesus, which is our goal as his followers.
Teens & Sex—A Discussion for Parents

Teens & Sex—A Discussion for Parents

This five-session course provides a discussion on sex for parents.
Teens & Sex—A Discussion for Teens

Teens & Sex—A Discussion for Teens

This five-session course provides a discussion for teens about sex.
The Big Story of the Bible

The Big Story of the Bible

Explore the mission that God started after Adam and Eve, perfected in Christ, and continues with us today.
The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia

Discover great spiritual truths as you explore C.S. Lewis' magical world.
The Joys and Trials of Grandparenting

The Joys and Trials of Grandparenting

Explore the mysterious connection between grandparent and grandchild.
The Truth About God: Ten Commandments

The Truth About God: Ten Commandments

View the Ten Commandments as self-revelations from God, and how he wants our lives to change by knowing him.
Thriving in the Empty Nest

Thriving in the Empty Nest

These studies will help the transition from a full house to an empty nest.
Living Single

Living Single

Receive encouragement from these eight studies on living single.
Making Retirement Meaningful

Making Retirement Meaningful

How does God want you to use the talents and life experience he gave you now that you are retired?
Our Powerful Helper

Our Powerful Helper

God provides comfort when you need it most, and the power to persevere.
Overcoming Grief

Overcoming Grief

Receive insight and encouragement in these six studies on recovering from grief.
Remarriage & Blended Families

Remarriage & Blended Families

This six-part course helps those with blended families to gain scriptural help for their specific circumstances.
A Counterculture for the Common Good

A Counterculture for the Common Good

This six-session course asks how Christians can live as a counterculture of Christ-likeness.
Acts: How to Have an Eternal Impact

Acts: How to Have an Eternal Impact

Discover the ways in which you can have an eternal impact on others and the world.
Answers to Difficult Questions

Answers to Difficult Questions

This four-session course tackles some of the questions that loom over all others in our desperation for an answer.
Becoming a Follower of Christ

Becoming a Follower of Christ

This five-session course looks at all the aspects involved in fully devoting your life to follow Christ.
Help for the Divorced

Help for the Divorced

Work through the pain of divorce to find new hope in Christ.
I Want to Change…So Help Me, God!

I Want to Change…So Help Me, God!

This four-session course will allow the words confess, repent, obey to become seared into our lives to bring about change.
James: Living the Christian Life 24/7

James: Living the Christian Life 24/7

What does a relationship with Jesus look like day-to-day? The Book of James tells what it means to follow Christ.
Jesus as Your Mentor

Jesus as Your Mentor

Use this four session course to let Jesus show you how to be the best leader, friend, and lover.
What's the Truth About The Da Vinci Code? (6 session study)

What's the Truth About The Da Vinci Code? (6 session study)

Discover the spiritual truth behind Dan Brown's fiction.
Why Should I Believe the Bible?

Why Should I Believe the Bible?

Answer your questions about the accuracy of the Bible.
Keys to Biblical Relationships

Keys to Biblical Relationships

This 3-session study points out that true fulfillment lies not in individualism but in sharing life with others.
Like the Ones You Love

Like the Ones You Love

Discover how to really like the ones that you love in your life.
Live a Revolutionary Life

Live a Revolutionary Life

This five-session course challenges people like you and me to join Jesus' revolutionary mission.
Expectant Prayer

Expectant Prayer

What should we expect from prayer, and what are our responsibilities?
Encounters with the Risen Lord

Encounters with the Risen Lord

Jesus encounters individuals in unique ways that will allow them to recognize him as the risen Lord.
Called to Holiness

Called to Holiness

What is holiness, and why do we need it?
Missional Evangelism: To Your Community

Missional Evangelism: To Your Community

Making a difference in your community will require getting outside the church walls.
Missional Evangelism: Touch Broken Lives

Missional Evangelism: Touch Broken Lives

Jesus reached out to a cynical generation, and he teaches us how to do the same.
The Beginning: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

The Beginning: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

A young boy finds his purpose and begins to realize the value of standing for good—and against evil—in the first book of the Harry Potter series.
How a Child Learns to Love God

How a Child Learns to Love God

Learning to pass our faith on to our children.
A Christian View of the Death Penalty

A Christian View of the Death Penalty

Christians need to think through this life-and-death issue.
Time for God

Time for God

Are we too busy?
The Cross

The Cross

The centrality of the Cross is essential to Christianity.
Trembling Love

Trembling Love

The Scriptures demand that we both love and fear God.
A Look at the Prophets

A Look at the Prophets

We can learn a great deal from these ancient men of God.
The Gospel and Social Issues

The Gospel and Social Issues

Is the gospel getting lost in our concern for social issues?
Is 9 to 5 Your Identity?

Is 9 to 5 Your Identity?

Too often, Christians define themselves by their jobs instead of by their lives in Christ.
Servant Professionals

Servant Professionals

How should Christian professionals decide on fees?
Living Your Faith

Living Your Faith

Christian actions flow from Christian character.
Following God's Lead in Missions

Following God's Lead in Missions

As God moves through space and time, we need to be ready to go with his flow.
The Mission of the Trinity

The Mission of the Trinity

All creation was designed to do one thing, and the church’s mission should be no different.
Lessons in Hospitality and Humility

Lessons in Hospitality and Humility

We can learn by being guests of another culture.
Ministering in the Global Church

Ministering in the Global Church

A fractured church with a crippled mission finds healing through brokenness.
Great Commission Complete?

Great Commission Complete?

The growth of Christianity in Latin America, Africa, and Asia should make us rethink our approach to missions.
Enjoy the Global Church

Enjoy the Global Church

What we see of the global church depends on where we look.
Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation

This four-session course on spiritual formation discusses how spiritual practices can form our souls.
Money and the Christian

Money and the Christian

God wants to free us from money's bondage and help us put it in its proper place.
Communication in Marriage

Communication in Marriage

Read some helpful hints about speaking with your spouse. Then discuss!
Raising Children (6 session study)

Raising Children (6 session study)

Think through tough parenting issues from family planning, to educating your children, to dealing with behavioral problems.
Making Sense of Suffering

Making Sense of Suffering

Discuss your questions surrounding suffering and dig into God's Word to find the truth.
Purpose of the Church (4 session study)

Purpose of the Church (4 session study)

Assess how your church is following the original purpose of the church.
Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Growth

Discuss both individual and church responsibility in your spiritual growth.
Outreach (9 session study)

Outreach (9 session study)

This 9-week course will help you and your group think about the ways in which you reach the surrounding community.
Heresy

Heresy

This 4-week course will help you and your group explore modern cultural heresies.
The Truth About Christian Marriage

The Truth About Christian Marriage

What makes a Christian marriage unique?
Death

Death

Discuss the inevitable experience of death.
Faith Application

Faith Application

Examine how closely our lives fit into Jesus' ideals.
8 Big Questions of Faith

8 Big Questions of Faith

Work through these common questions as a group.
Bible Translation

Bible Translation

This 3-week course discusses important and oft-debated Bible translation questions.
C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis

Study the life and work of C.S. Lewis, one of Christianity's modern heroes.
The Immigration Debate

The Immigration Debate

We need to engage both heart and mind to resolve America’s problem with illegal immigration.
Patriotism and God

Patriotism and God

In recent years patriotism has gotten a bad rap.
The Mystery of God's Freedom and Grace

The Mystery of God's Freedom and Grace

Why did an omniscient God create humankind knowing that so many would reject him?
Citizens in Civil Society

Citizens in Civil Society

How can we labor for God’s kingdom during our time here on earth?
Forgiving from the Heart

Forgiving from the Heart

How do we know we have truly forgiven?
What Is the Significance of the Trinity?

What Is the Significance of the Trinity?

We better understand God when we better understand the Trinity.
Christians and Politics

Christians and Politics

How much hope should Christians place in political solutions to our problems?
Christians and Competition

Christians and Competition

How should Christians respond to competition?
Battered Wives and Bitter Husbands

Battered Wives and Bitter Husbands

Can we break the cycle of abuse?
Are We Happy Yet?

Are We Happy Yet?

True happiness comes from contentment.
Downward Mobility

Downward Mobility

Reconsidering our view of economic status.
Intellect and Feeling: Do We Need Both?

Intellect and Feeling: Do We Need Both?

How careful thinking and emotions work together.
Stages of Faith

Stages of Faith

God may choose to work outside of the patterns of human growth and development as well as within them.
Life After Life

Life After Life

The meaning of life is found beyond life.
Moving From Apathy to Joy

Moving From Apathy to Joy

Finding inspiration from Søren Kierkegaard.
Faith Meets Reality

Faith Meets Reality

How can Christians allow their faith to permeate the whole world?
Too Intimate Too Soon

Too Intimate Too Soon

How has today’s sexual ethic affected teenagers?
Pros and Cons of Christian Schools

Pros and Cons of Christian Schools

Think through this important issue for your children.
What Being Pro-Life Really Means

What Being Pro-Life Really Means

We must listen to God to decide how to expend our energy.
A God of Wrath

A God of Wrath

Is there room in our theology for divine wrath?
Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide

How can we help our young people find ways out of their despair?
Living in a Culture of Sexual Immorality

Living in a Culture of Sexual Immorality

Our response can invite or dissuade others to redemption.
The Church's Highest Calling: Faithfulness

The Church's Highest Calling: Faithfulness

When being countercultural is our goal, we may be nearer to colluding with culture than changing it.
Counterculturally Relevant

Counterculturally Relevant

A new way of thinking about how Christians can influence culture.
Tilting at the Windmills of Culture

Tilting at the Windmills of Culture

Can we realistically fight against culture?
The Spiritual Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep

The Spiritual Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep

What are the motives behind and the consequences of sleep deprivation?
Do You Have a Stingy Gospel?

Do You Have a Stingy Gospel?

An open-handed God empowers us to speak the gospel message in both truth and love.
What Is Heaven Like?

What Is Heaven Like?

What do we know about the place where we’ll spend eternity?
Multiracial Congregations

Multiracial Congregations

Let’s overlook our racial barriers and be the unified church God has called us to be.
Fear and Friendship: Two Sides of Worship

Fear and Friendship: Two Sides of Worship

How do we balance intimacy and awe?
God and Government

God and Government

How should the kingdom of God affect the kingdoms of this world?
Understanding Teens

Understanding Teens

How do teens view God, and what does it have to do with the rest of us?
The Value of Human Life

The Value of Human Life

What is human life really worth?
Feeding on Lies

Feeding on Lies

What is behind our battle with weight?
The Kingdom and Our Culture

The Kingdom and Our Culture

How can Christians live for eternity without ignoring the present?
How to React When Evil People Find God

How to React When Evil People Find God

What are we to think when former drug traffickers and child killers profess Christ?
What on Earth Happens After Christ's Second Coming?

What on Earth Happens After Christ's Second Coming?

Timeless truths behind the debates over Christ’s return.
Facing Our Fear of Death

Facing Our Fear of Death

How to think rightly about death.
Is the Lottery Harmless Fun?

Is the Lottery Harmless Fun?

We pay a price for gambling.
Avoiding the Sin Word

Avoiding the Sin Word

Our society avoids the word. But so do many ordinary Christians.
Adopted into God's Family

Adopted into God's Family

How God becomes our Father.
Crises Show Our Character

Crises Show Our Character

Suffering brings out the best or worst in us.
Listening to God in Scripture

Listening to God in Scripture

Avoid these common errors in studying God’s Word.
What Must I Do to Be Saved?

What Must I Do to Be Saved?

Can Jesus be Savior if he is not Lord?
Finding Meaning in Life

Finding Meaning in Life

Rethinking life and its significance.
Strengthen the Family

Strengthen the Family

What can churches do to help the family?
Remember What God Has Done

Remember What God Has Done

We must remember the past to move ahead to the future.
Work: Drudgery or Delight?

Work: Drudgery or Delight?

How the Christian should look at work.
Is Counseling Biblical?

Is Counseling Biblical?

The debate about whether a professional counselor is a valid option for Christians.
The Drive to Achieve

The Drive to Achieve

How ambitious should Christians be?
The Severe Mercy of God

The Severe Mercy of God

What happens to a person who truly receives the mercy of God?
The Gift of Boredom

The Gift of Boredom

We fear boredom, but boredom can be the path to holiness.
When We're Afraid to Forgive

When We're Afraid to Forgive

If we long to receive mercy, why is it so painful to give it?
Angels Among Us

Angels Among Us

What is the truth about angels?
Who Is the Devil?

Who Is the Devil?

Before engaging in spiritual warfare, know your enemy.
In the Beginning—The Magician's Nephew

In the Beginning—The Magician's Nephew

The sovereignty of the Creator is revealed in the magical beginnings of Narnia.
Triumph Over Evil—The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Triumph Over Evil—The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

How does the deeper magic of Narnia, from before time began, reveal God’s magnificent plan for salvation?
Biblical Economics

Biblical Economics

We need to adopt the biblical values of thrift, generosity, contentment, and trust.
Simple Living

Simple Living

Are we consumed by consumption?
Keeping Money in Perspective

Keeping Money in Perspective

Money isn’t the goal in the light of God’s glory.
Making Ends Meet

Making Ends Meet

Discernment and spiritual growth happen as you evaluate what God wants you to do.
Where Do We Get Self-Worth?

Where Do We Get Self-Worth?

In a culture that idolizes physical beauty and physique, where do we find our personal worth?
Finding Confidence

Finding Confidence

Confidence comes from knowing who we are in Christ as we live for his purposes.
The Joy of Being Content

The Joy of Being Content

Learning to smile with what you have.
Equal Opportunity Friendships

Equal Opportunity Friendships

It’s a joy to have all kinds of friends.
Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

What does the Bible tell us about speaking the truth in love?
Should Christians Have Power?

Should Christians Have Power?

Increasing power in politics and popular culture holds great possibilities—and also dangers.
Life-and-Death Decisions

Life-and-Death Decisions

In a fallen world, why are we so surprised by death?
Full of Grace and Sin

Full of Grace and Sin

Can we continue in sin even after we’ve given our lives to Christ?
Genetically Modified Food

Genetically Modified Food

How is genetically modified food affecting our world—and our souls?
Finding God in Our Pain

Finding God in Our Pain

How do we make sense of our suffering?
When God Says No

When God Says No

Making sense of unanswered prayer
Loving the Imperfect Church

Loving the Imperfect Church

Why should we bother with this flawed body of believers?
God's Purposes in Our Suffering

God's Purposes in Our Suffering

We learn and grow through suffering, but there’s also a bigger picture.
Seeing God in Everyday Life

Seeing God in Everyday Life

Genuine reality, like a live orchestra, cannot be reduced to mere bits of data.
Dealing with Our Doubts

Dealing with Our Doubts

What we can learn from Emily Dickinson’s struggle for certainty.
Attacking Pornography

Attacking Pornography

Must a moral society tolerate the burgeoning market for perversion?
Disagreeing with a Purpose

Disagreeing with a Purpose

When true believers gather, agreement on social issues remains elusive.
Pulling the Plug

Pulling the Plug

When is it okay to let go of the terminally ill?
Doubt Can Strengthen Your Faith

Doubt Can Strengthen Your Faith

Unbelief is hazardous to your health, but doubt can give you hope.
Gray Areas of Faith

Gray Areas of Faith

How can we maintain our own convictions without imposing them on others?
Hope in a Climate of Fear

Hope in a Climate of Fear

There are plenty of reasons to worry in our bleak world. How could Jesus expect us not to?
Doctrine Is Not a Dirty Word

Doctrine Is Not a Dirty Word

Knowing we have reliable standards by which to measure our efforts stretches our understanding of the gospel.
The Danger of Self-Righteousness

The Danger of Self-Righteousness

Self-righteousness poses a special danger to those of us who value correct doctrine and preach high moral standards.
A Biblical Perspective on Money

A Biblical Perspective on Money

Confronting the challenge of stewardship.
Turning to God in Our Pain

Turning to God in Our Pain

When we go to God in our suffering, it reveals that we are indeed his children.
Finding Freedom in Our Difficulties

Finding Freedom in Our Difficulties

How do we maintain hope during desperate circumstances?
Developing True Accountability

Developing True Accountability

Only our soul friends can show us the evil within us.
Where Is Mercy in America's Health-Care?

Where Is Mercy in America's Health-Care?

Health care must move beyond money to compassion.
Are We Guaranteed Health and Wealth?

Are We Guaranteed Health and Wealth?

Refuting the theology of health and wealth.
Sex Excess

Sex Excess

Our society’s obsession with sexuality may be a thirst for something only God can quench.
What Does the Bible Say About Animals?

What Does the Bible Say About Animals?

Despite silliness and fanaticism on both sides, the animal-rights debate remains an inherently religious issue.
The Allure of Christian Urban Legends

The Allure of Christian Urban Legends

Why do these tall tales grab our attention?
National Health Care: A Good Idea?

National Health Care: A Good Idea?

The Judeo-Christian teaching that human life is valuable drives us to consider health care that may not be cost effective.
Caring for Adult Children of Alcoholics

Caring for Adult Children of Alcoholics

Churches can help adult children of alcoholics find healing.
Wounded by the Church

Wounded by the Church

How should we treat those deeply hurt in our midst?
When It's Hard to Love

When It's Hard to Love

Does it ever get easier to love cruel or obnoxious people?
Dealing with Suicide

Dealing with Suicide

Taking a theologically sound approach to the tragedy of suicide.
The Key to Spiritual Growth

The Key to Spiritual Growth

Relationships can unlock the deeper parts of us and direct us to authentic spiritual development.
Christian Teens and Sex

Christian Teens and Sex

How we can help our kids deal with the temptations of sex.
Why God Gave You Gifts

Why God Gave You Gifts

The obligation and pleasure of putting your talents to work.
Caring for Our Community

Caring for Our Community

Why we should give back to the places that help shape us.
Authentic Fellowship

Authentic Fellowship

How is the church called to be different from the local social club?
Tradition: Love It or Lose It?

Tradition: Love It or Lose It?

Does tradition breed empty faith or healthy Christianity?
Growth Through Mentoring

Growth Through Mentoring

The future of the church is mentor multiplication.
Spirituality For Today

Spirituality For Today

Modern spirituality begins and ends with the self; Christian spirituality, with the Alpha and Omega.
Church Unity Myths

Church Unity Myths

We should question some refrains of unity in diversity.
Demon Possession: An Unholy Obsession?

Demon Possession: An Unholy Obsession?

Many Christians say they are in need of deliverance, but some may be giving demons more than their due.
Who Are We to Judge?

Who Are We to Judge?

Did Jesus forbid us from judging others?
Knowing God Through His Names

Knowing God Through His Names

What God invites us to call him says volumes about his relationship to us.
Living in an Age of Terroism

Living in an Age of Terroism

What we can learn from Oswald Chambers and C. S. Lewis about the long battle with terrorism.
How to Repent

How to Repent

We've come to think our faith is about comfort. It's not.
Culture: Love It, Leave It, or Transform It

Culture: Love It, Leave It, or Transform It

Richard Niebuhr's Christ and Culture is 50 years old—and still has something wise to say to evangelicals.
Cremation or Burial: What Does the Bible Say?

Cremation or Burial: What Does the Bible Say?

Is it unscriptural for a Christian to be cremated?
Why I Don't Imitate Christ

Why I Don't Imitate Christ

The Christian life is not a game of Simon says.
Justice:Restoration or Retribution

Justice:Restoration or Retribution

What biblical principles can guide us in dealing with those who break the law?
Is It Better to Be Single?

Is It Better to Be Single?

Contrary to what many Christians think, singleness is not second best.
Too Much Stuff

Too Much Stuff

Give it away before it controls you.
Where Is God in This Mess?

Where Is God in This Mess?

How trials and troubles can lift us to glory.
5 Principles of a Purpose-Driven Church

5 Principles of a Purpose-Driven Church

Rick Warren's genius is in helping pastors see the obvious.
Defining Our Role in Politics

Defining Our Role in Politics

How should Christians view their relationship with the state?
Letting Go of Guilt

Letting Go of Guilt

The early warning signs.
What's Fueling Your Anger?

What's Fueling Your Anger?

Let's get to the source.
Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

This kind of peace may surpass even our understanding.
Our Unholy Blessing of Same-Sex Marriage

Our Unholy Blessing of Same-Sex Marriage

Sometimes loving a denomination requires you to leave.
What We'll Look Like in Heaven

What We'll Look Like in Heaven

How can we look forward to reinhabiting these worthless husks that we leave behind in death?

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