Short for bible exposition, these studies are designed to engage the bible directly and grow us in the knowledge of God (Colossians 1:10) through his word and learn how to handle it rightly (2 Timothy 2:15), so that we can apply it rightly to our daily lives.
God's Word for You
These studies are equal parts devotional and commentary as they walk through
books of the bible in a way that is engaging and insightful. Combining close attention to detail of the text with clear explanation and compelling insights, these studies both engage your mind and stir your heart. These studies are a collaborative effort of many pastors and scholars including Tim Keller, Albert Mohler Jr., Andrew Wilson, Josh Moody, and Tim Chester. Each book includes study questions that are ideal for group discussion. For a full list of available book studies, click here.
Book of James - Francis Chan
One of many video bible studies for small groups available from RightNowMedia. In this this 12 week study, Francis Chan unpacks the dense truth contained in the book of James. Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life. Study includes short (10 minute-ish) video overviews of the text and weekly hand outs for your group that include questions, prayer guide, and conversation points.
When Heaven Meets Earth - Bible Project
God crafted scripture as one unified story. It’s the tragic story of how heaven on earth became heaven and earth. It’s the redemptive story of God’s mission to reunite those two domains once again. In this twelve-week study guide, The Bible Project lays out a blueprint for scripture that will forever change the way you read God’s word and understand Jesus’s work in the world. You can view an overview of the theme of this study here.
Christian Living Studies
From raising kids and being a godly spouse to honoring God in the way we work and handle money, the goal of Christian living studies is to take the truth of the bible and love of God and flesh it out across all the practical aspects of our lives.
Love and Respect
Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, the Love and Respect is for anyone: those in marital crisis, the happily married, engaged couples, pastors and counselors, and small groups. This dynamic and life-changing message is impacting the world, resulting in the healing and restoration of countless relationships.
This nine-lesson small group study helps participants learn how the Holy Spirit shapes diverse people into a Christ-centered community that reflects Jesus to a watching world. Each lesson is self-contained, featuring clear teaching from biblical Scripture, and requires no extra work outside the group setting. The self-explanatory Leader's Guide helps small group leaders with discussion questions and background material that clearly explain and apply the gospel truths from each lesson.
A great disparity exists between the biblical portrait of family and our cultural reality. Gospel Family is a response to this disparity and a movement to bring discipleship, worship, and missions into the home; for there is no greater joy than to see our families enjoying Christ and his Gospel.
Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
“Who am I becoming?”
That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. Outwardly, he appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words: “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.” It wasn’t the response he expected, but it was—and continues to be—the answer he needs. Too often we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. A growing number of voices are pointing at hurry, or busyness, as a root of much evil.
Within the pages of this book, you’ll find a fascinating roadmap to staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world.
The Things of Earth
The world is full of good things.
Ice-cold lemonade. The laughter of children. College football. Scrambled eggs and crispy bacon. But what happens to these earthly pleasures when Jesus shows up? Do the things of earth grow strangely dim? Or does he shine in all that’s fair?
In this book, Joe Rigney offers a breath of fresh air to Christians who are burdened by false standards, impossible expectations, and misguided notions of holiness. Steering a middle course between idolatry on the one hand and ingratitude on the other, this much-needed book reminds us that every good gift comes from the Father’s hand, that God’s blessings should drive us to worship and generosity, and that a passion for God’s glory is as wide as the world.
World Engagement Studies
As disciples of Jesus, our responsibility and calling doesn't stop at knowing God's word and applying it to our own lives, God's grace calls us in to send us out. The world engagement track of studies covers missions outreach, evangelism, and apologetics with the desire to equip us to engage a lost work with grace, love, and truth.
The Engagement Project
The Engagement Project is a 10 week video study on entering the mission of God by engaging the neighbors around you. The engagement project is a marvelous quest of seeking the face of God and, as best as He will allow, to gaze upon the Crown Jewel in His nature—a quest we hope and pray will deeply transform the Body of Christ.
This will lead us to understand where we are in God’s Meta-Narrative and the incredible vision that He has entrusted the primary work of the Kingdom to the common, everyday Christian.
The Reason for God
Even ardent believers wrestle with doubt. In this study, Tim Keller compiled a list of the most frequently voiced doubts skeptics bring to his church. And in The Reason for God, he single-handedly dismantles them. Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and reasoning to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with a deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth. This study includes six RightNowMedia videos, study guides, and the book by Tim Keller.
The Mission-centered Life
Several books on missions tend to focus on the adventure or challenge of living cross-culturally. Others focus on the number of conversions as the primary measurement of success. The Mission-Centered Life offers instead the option to explore how our weakness and need is what prepares us to serve a needy world. Ferguson invites readers to take on a posture of humility, which is vital for the church desiring to be relevant in the world. This invaluable resource urges others to see how we are like those we come to serve and how we can learn from them.
Find confidence in God's missional purposes in the world and a deeper understanding of life with Jesus, who pursued the marginalized as shown throughout the New Testament. Anchor your hope to Christ, who moves us out of our comfort zones to care for the needs of the world.
The Unsaved Christian
What to do when they say they’re Christian but don’t know Jesus
Whether it’s the Christmas and Easter Christians or the faithful church attenders whose hearts are cold toward the Lord, we’ve all encountered cultural Christians. They’d check the Christian box on a survey, they’re fine with church, but the truth is, they’re far from God. So how do we bring Jesus to this overlooked mission field?
The Unsaved Christian equips you to confront cultural Christianity with honesty, compassion, and grace, whether you’re doing it from the pulpit or the pews.