Tips For Small Group Bible Study Leaders
Bible Studies For Personal Enrichment or Small Groups…
Tips for leading a small group Bible Study-
Our Bible Study Groups are a really important part of believer’s discipleship. Bible Study Groups are not merely an intellectual exercise. They are a profound enterprise in building the community of our church so that there is a strong hedge of protection around each member of the church participating. Bible Study Group leaders are responsible for-
(i) Discussing what the text actually says. This means using questions like- “Does anyone else have a different translation of that text?” “How might you re-word that text?” “What is Paul (or the author of the text) trying to say here?” “Does the context of this text affect the way we understand what is really being said here?”
(ii) Discussing what the text means. This means using questions like- “What does this [word] mean in this text?” “Can you recall any other Bible texts that shed light on this text?” “What would you say to someone who said [ridiculous interpretation of the text] ?” “Are there any Biblical exceptions to this?”
(iii) Discussing how the text applies to us. This means facilitating questions like- “Have you ever met anyone who did this text well?” “If someone wanted to improve in how they obeyed this text, what they have to do better?” “How could a believer faced with [difficult and challenging circumstances] apply this text?” “If you met someone who was struggling with this text what could you say to them to help them?” “Can you think of another text that complements this text?” “If we as a group did this verse really well, what challenges would we have had had to overcome to get there?“
To open one of the Bible Studies series below, click on the ( + ) sign on each Bible Study Series. To download either the coaching MP3, or the Printable PDF files, right-click on the link and “Save as” or “Download linked file”.
This Study series includes printable PDFs and mentoring MP3s for the Group leader…
|Part 1 – The Power of God||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 2 – Written On Hearts||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 3 – None Righteous||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 4 – Father Abraham||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 5 – The Free Gift||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 6 – Slaves Of Righteousness||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 7 – Nothing Good In Me||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 8 – According To His Purpose||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 9 – God’s Purpose Of Election||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 10 – The End Of The Law||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 11 – A Partial Hardening||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 12 – Sacrifices, Stewards, Servants||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 13 – Put On The Lord Jesus Christ||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 14 – Pursue What Makes For Peace||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 15 – May You Abound In Hope||[PDF]||[MP3]|
|Part 16 – Watch Out For Those Who Cause Division||[PDF]||[MP3]|
We Believe - Understanding Basic Christian Doctrine
Small Group Bible Study Series…Introduction [PDF]
1. The Bible [PDF]
2. The Trinity [PDF]
3. Jesus Christ [PDF]
4. The Resurrection [PDF]
5. The Forgiveness of Sins [PDF]
6. Salvation [PDF]
7. Sanctification [PDF]
8. The Baptism With The Holy Spirit [PDF]
9. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit [PDF]
12. The Lord’s Supper [PDF]
13. God And Creation [PDF]
14. The Devil [PDF]
Studies in possessing God’s promises in the face of challenges that believers must face.[view]
|Leading Through Empowering
This series examines some of the reasons why leaders and churches should ’empower’ people.It then looks at how to do it.
We all need to feel needed, important and significant.
The most important thing we can achieve as believers is God’s approval.
A study series about the fragrance of love and how it relates to the Church. [View]
We all use money and probably feel we need more of it. These studies show what the Bible says about money.
All believers live to please God. These studies explore this beautiful goal.
|What Matters Most
Based on the book by Dr Tony Evans, What Matters Most covers the four essential areas of living the Christian life. This is an ideal follow-on from the Alpha! course.
An series of studies overviewing the first five books of the Old Testament.
An exegetical study series on the Book of Hebrews showing how a Preterist understanding of the New Testament is perhaps the most credible.
COLLEGE LEVEL STUDIES
A veritable mine of theological wealth providing the basis of a sound theological training. This is College level Bible/Theological studies.
I am a small group leader at a church in Nevada and in our group we have been using your fabulous Downloadable study guide for the Beatitudes.
They have been just perfect for the group. Thanks so much and have a blessed day,
Adrianne Mitchell, USA
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We affirm the Apostles’ Creed, Athanasian Creed, Nicene Creed, Chalcedon Creed, the Inerrancy of the Bible, the need for every person to be converted to Christ by the grace of God through the gift of faith as a work of the Holy Spirit and that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given today as God wills.
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The Partial-Preterist (Classical Preterist) view of Bible prophecy is completely orthodox. It is Christo-centric. It is Biblical. It conforms to the ancient 4 Creeds of the Church. It is verified by history. It is commended to you in my ebook THE MOST EMBARRASSING BOOK IN THE BIBLE, which you can download immediately.