After months of social isolation, we all can’t wait to see our friends and family again.
While it’s up to you (and your local officials) how quickly you and your family integrate back into society, you can take the first step by calling up your best friend and asking her if she wants to study with you this summer. Not only will one-on-one Bible study deepen your friendship, but you’ll also challenge each other to go deeper in the Word.
Here are 8 studies perfect for studying virtually or side-by-side (depending on your state’s stay-at-home orders) with a friend:
The Faithful by Priscilla Shirer, Kelly Minter, Beth Moore, Jennifer Rothschild & Lisa Harper | 5 Sessions
Borrowing from best-selling studies, The Faithful is perfect for previewing both new authors and biblical figures as each session is a standalone Old Testament study of Gideon, Nehemiah, Esther, Hosea, and Malachi.
Through their stories, discover how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. And strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances.
Plus, the teaching videos are free through June 18 when you sign up for The Faithful online Bible study!
Entrusted by Beth Moore | 6 Sessions
In this 6-session study, Beth Moore will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing His love with others, and mentor younger generations of women just as Paul discipled Timothy.
This is a particularly good choice for leaders studying together as the Letter of 2 Timothy will encourage women to continue in ministry despite hardships.
And for a limited time, when you buy the Entrusted Bible study book, you’ll receive the video rental bundle for just $1!
Jesus and Women by Kristi McLelland | 7 Sessions
One of our newest studies, Jesus and Women looks at God’s heart for women. Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, following in the footsteps of the women who came face-to-face with the Living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.
Seamless by Angie Smith | 7 Sessions
In 7 sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Whether you’ve grown up hearing Bible stories or you’re exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming.
But as you experience the Bible as a whole, you’ll gain clarity and confidence and discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments.
If you’re looking to strengthen your biblical foundation for future studies to come, start with this one.
Everyday Theology by Mary Wiley | 8 Sessions
Theology is the study of God, what He has done, is doing, and will do in the world. And it’s not just for those with formal education or those who work at your church. It’s for you in your everyday moments, questions, and decisions. It’s for the big and little, the exciting and mundane. Our theology is the basis of our faith and touches every part of our existence.
In this 8-session study, explore the essential doctrines of Scripture, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, humanity, salvation, the church, and the end times to know God more deeply through these foundational truths.
Because this study has no videos, you can easily complete your daily or weekly study and meet virtually to discuss what you’ve learned.
Jude by Jackie Hill Perry | 7 Sessions
Chances are, you’ve skimmed past the Book of Jude, but this little bookremains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception.
In this 7-session study from Jackie Hill Perry, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. We serve others well when we share the whole gospel with them, not just the parts deemed attractive by our culture.
Trustworthy by Lysa TerKeurst | 6 Sessions
We’ve all been through a difficult season, haven’t we?
When it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try.
In this 6-session study of 1 & 2 Kings, join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God.
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 his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.
The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.
Will you study with a friend this summer? What will you study?