Archived Bible studies

This is our new normal...Read the scripture as a family, online-group or individual, then go through the study guide provided. You will start with a background section and move to a verse by verse study. Read the information provided and have conversation about each section.  Jump on our facebook and have a digital conversation with others.  We use the NLT translation for the study. 

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  • Proverbs: Week 1

    Proverbs 1:1-19 The first seven verses say all that needs to be said about why we need to study the book of Proverbs. Written mostly by Solomon, Proverbs teaches us how to attain wisdom and discipline and how to live a moral life.  Just look at our current political and social landscape, people all around us act with little wisdom and definitely do not live moral lives. Join us as we go verse by verse and learn to become wise. 


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  • Ephesians: Week 1

    Ephesians 1:1-14, Paul speaks to the church about some very important things: Spiritual blessings, assurance of salvation and our identity in Christ!


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  • Ephesians: Week 2

    Ephesians 1:15-23, Paul breaks into praise and thanksgiving. His prayer is that Christians will be able to know who Jesus is. Paul is so overwhelmed by this revelation, his desire is every believer have the same confidence in God that he possesses.


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  • Ephesians: Week 3

    Ephesians 2:1-10, Paul tells us bluntly that we are totally incapable of doing anything towards our salvation, and that God, in an act of sheer grace, did it all in and through Jesus.


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  • Week 4: We are one

    Ephesians 2:11-22 Paul furthers his explanation of what happens when we are saved.  No matter who we are or what we've done, our salvation through the blood of Jesus makes us His family. 


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  • Week 5: The Mystery  

    Ephesians 3:1-21 Paul was literally overwhelmed by the Gospel. He never ceased to be amazed at what God accomplished in and through Jesus. Even when he had something else he wanted to say, his thoughts and his words always came back to what God did through Jesus. Join us this week as he describes the 'mystery' of the Gospel, a mystery that has been revealed through Jesus.


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  • Week 6: Called

    Ephesians 4:1-16 Paul begs us to ‘lead a life worthy of your calling’ and tells us ‘then we will no longer be immature like children, tossed and blown by new teachings’. You have been called, created with a purpose, to grow and mature in love. Now the big question, Why? Paul makes it clear, to build the church, to see people saved and word together as one to bring the Gospel to all people!


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  • Week 7: Children of Light

    EPHESIANS 4:17-5:14 How we live our lives matters. It matters to God, to us and to the people around us. People should be able to see a difference in our lives because of the ways we live. Paul says in these verses to “throw off” our old selves and “put on” our new nature, and be like Jesus!  We are to Imitate God, He gave His life for us, and we are called to love people with the same kind of love. It’s time to grow!


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  • Week 8: Imitate God

    Ephesians 5:15-6:9 This is like part 2 of becoming imitators of Jesus! Paul begins in verse 15 talking about wisdom and making the most of our time here on earth. We have a mission, to share the gospel with as many people as we can! Then in verse 22 he gets right to the point, and focuses on our home. If we cannot share the love of Jesus and live Christlike in our homes, then we will not be successful in the world.


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  • Week 9: Armor of God

    Ephesians 6:10-18 In life we face battles both seen and unseen. We have a real enemy, the devil, who seeks to kill, steal and destroy. To fight these battles we must depend on God's strength and utilize the armor He has given us. This armor is not for a select few “special people” it is for every single believer in the body of Christ. We all need to be suited up and as we battle we must remember this… our power comes not from human weapons but from the filling of the Holy Spirit! 


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  • Week 10: Armor of God Part Two

    Ephesians 6:10-18 In life we face battles both seen and unseen. We have a real enemy, the devil, who seeks to kill, steal and destroy. To fight these battles we must depend on God's strength and utilize the armor He has given us. This armor is not for a select few “special people” it is for every single believer in the body of Christ. We all need to be suited up and as we battle we must remember this… our power comes not from human weapons but from the filling of the Holy Spirit! 


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  • Week 11: Philippians

    Read Philippians 1:1-20 Every human is searching for that one thing that brings them joy. Unfortunately we often look to things that may bring temporary happiness, but do not bring deep rooted joy.  Happiness is fleeting, joy is eternal. Joy is a deep knowledge of our salvation, and a confident hope that God will never leave us or forsake us. The book of Philippians is a letter of joy! Paul’s desire is that we know God in such a deep way, that joy becomes a foundational characteristic of our lives. 


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  • Week 12: Philippians

    Read Philippians 1:20-23 Paul’s life purpose was simple… to live unashamed of the Gospel and become like Jesus. Think about this, those who don’t believe in Jesus, this earth and what’s in it are all they have.  Their values are not God centered but of material things, money, popularity and things that are temporal. So for Paul, he could say dying would be gain, because His treasures were in Heaven… he had a different perspective. Somebody once said, “If you are not ready to die, then you are not ready to live.”  Our salvation, our eternal destination, is that firm foundation we stand on.  


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  • Week 13: Philippians

    Philippians 2:1-8 Our mindset is everything, and often we are selfish, self focused and live for the approval of others. We must work hard at destroying our selfish tendencies and work hard at serving others. One of the problems of a selfish mindset is that it destroys unity within the church. We are better together and were created to be apart of the body, not

    disjointed.


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  • Week 14: Philippians

    Philippians 2:9-18  Have you ever thought about why complaining and arguing are so damaging? Belief in Jesus should bring unity and peace and not the opposite. If all people know about you or a church is that you constantly argue, complain, and fight, then what good is the message of the good news of the Gospel? Christians... stop fighting, arguing and complaining with other Christians and let the world see Jesus!


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  • Week 15: Philippians

    Philippians 2:19-30 It’s amazing that a section of scripture that seems to just be an ending or a farewell, can hold so much goodness and teaching.  Timothy was in Rome with Paul as he wrote this letter, and had been with him when this church was established.  He loved Timothy and trusted him enough to send him out. Join us this week as we glean from the final words of chapter two.


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  • Week 16 Philippians

    Philippians 3:1-11 Chapter three Paul talks about the joy that is found in believing and what the goal of our lives should be... to become like Jesus. He opens this chapter with a safeguard, going back over the basics with the Philippians Christians. What is a major safeguard for us? The Bible, because as we read God’s word, it changes our thoughts, attitudes and our actions.


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  • Week 17 Philippians

    Philippians 3:10-21 As we concluded last week's study, we learned when we put our full faith in Jesus, we unite with Him in a way in which we can experience the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. In a world that seems to be falling apart, we need believers who walk in the power, authority and love of Jesus Christ. Verses 10 and 11 are a recap and a setting the tone for this week. Paul gave up everything to follow Jesus, and so should we. 


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  • Week 18 Philippians

    Read Philippians 4:1-9 If there was a chapter in the Bible that was written for our current reality... Philippians 4 is it! Paul tells them, and us, to stand firm and stay true to the Lord, and keep your eyes focused on Jesus. He encourages us to rejoice, be gentle and be anxious for nothing. He challenges us to always pray and give thanks for and in every situation. And finally in verse 9 he instructs us to put into practice all we have learned, and when we do this, the peace of God will be with us. You want peace? Live like Jesus.


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  • Week 19 Philippians

    Read Philippians 4:10-23 We live in a culture that struggles to be content with what we have. Whether it's cars, toys, electronics, houses, we seem to never be satisfied with what’s around us. Paul figured out how to be content with little or with much... it really did not matter to him. So what was his secret? He relied on the power of Jesus for his strength. We must learn to rely on God’s promises and Jesus’ power to help us be content. Know this, God will supply all of your needs.


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  • Week 20 Colossians

    Read Colossians 1:1-12 Welcome to the first week of the study of Colossians! This letter is written by Paul and it is combating false teachings that have made their way into the church. The church in Colossae found themselves bringing in other ideas from other religions and philosophies. False teachings similar to Gnosticism, which places and emphasizes a special personal knowledge over the Bible and traditions teaching, crept into the teachings and people's lives. Paul combats the issues with teaching that Jesus is everything we will ever need... nothing needs to be added.

  • Week 21 Colossians

    Read Colossians 1:13-20 This week Paul starts us out with a truth we can proclaim, Jesus has rescued us from darkness, purchased our freedom and forgave our sins! We have been rescued and our lives should reflect that of our King. Join us this week as we learn that Jesus Christ is supreme!


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  • Week 22 Colossians

    Colossians 1:21-29 We all have a past, and those of us who believe in Jesus have been given a new life through Christ. Think about your life before following Jesus, and think about the lives of those around you who are far from God. This week Paul says without Jesus we are His enemies, separated by our evil thoughts and this all leads to evil actions. So where is our hope?


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  • Week 23 Colossians

    Colossians 2:1-8 Now more than ever, the world needs to see a church “knit together by strong ties of love”. Paul’s words to the Early church are ringing ever so true today. He also prays that our roots will go down deep, and our lives would be built on Jesus, so that we would grow strong and exude thankfulness. Have you been thankful during 2020? Has your life reflected a mature and deep relationship with Jesus? 


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  • Week 24 Colossians

    Colossians 2:10-15 We live in a world that will point you in any direction other than pointing you to Jesus. From self-help books, to leadership gurus and celebrities, it seems there are so many things and people trying to bring life to people. Jesus alone has the meaning of life because He is life! Join us this week as we learn that we are complete In Jesus... we need nothing else! 


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  • Week 25 Colossians

    Colossians 2:16-23 We have a tendency to focus on the “outward” things rather than the “inward” things. Paul starts this section off with telling them not to let others criticize them for what they eat, drink, their religious ceremonies and even the sabbath. What he was saying to them is still relevant to us today... don’t focus on things on the outside, focus on Jesus alone. While our traditions and the way we worship bring us closer to God, does not mean there is a “right” way to live this thing out. Stop being so critical of the way others chose to “worship” God. We have different styles, traditions and cultures which make up the body Christ. More important than “how” we worship, is “who” we worship!


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  • Week 26 Colossians

    Colossians 3:1-10 Think about your last week...What did you think about? Paul tells us this week since we have been made new, we should set our thoughts on things of heaven not things of this world. We are a new creation and we should act like it! Join us this week as we are challenged to live like Jesus! 


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  • Week 27 Colossians

    Colossians 3:10-17 Being a Christian is a lifelong process of learning, growing and obeying. The more we get to know who Jesus is, the more we become like Him. We must fight the temptation of just getting by and staying stuck in our ways. Putting on our new self requires practice, patience, and relying on the Holy Spirit to keep in step with God’s will. Are you ready to get to work?


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  • Week 28 Colossians

    Colossians 3:18-25 Join us this week as we move from learning how to live this new life we have in Jesus, to practically walking it out. And Paul somehow knows where we struggle to be like Jesus... our homes. He challenges all of us to love each other in a way that reflects the new nature we have been given. We can’t lead on the outside until we lead at home!


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  • Week 29 Colossians

    Colossians 4  Join us this week as we conclude the book of Colossians. Paul sends us off with an encouragement to live like Jesus and to devote ourselves to prayer,  have an alert mind and a thankful heart. Think about that... pray, think and be thankful! This is a recipe for a life of contentment and relationship with Jesus!


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