Christian Basics Bible Studies

InterVarsity Press

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This series of Bible studies offers you the keys to becoming a mature disciple. Based on material from well-loved books (like Eugene Peterson's Run with the Horses, Becky Pippert's Out of the Saltshaker, Bill Hybels's Too Busy Not to Pray and J. I. Packer's Finding God's Will), the studies in these guides will lead you through important Bible passages and help you to apply what you learn to your everyday life.

Each study guide includes 6 studies designed for use by individuals or groups. The NIV text is included for each study, along with background notes and guidelines for group leaders. (You won't need to refer to the book from which the study is drawn in order to get the most out of the study.)

Focusing on the application of Scripture to real life and covering topics basic to Christian discipleship, Christian Basics Bible Studies are an excellent resource for new believers, high-school and college groups, and Sunday school classes. They will be appreciated as well by all who want to delve deeper into the issues raised by the influential books on which the study guides are based.

Individual Titles

Certainty
- Know Why You Believe
Growing in faith means facing hard questions.

Is Jesus Christ the only way to God? Why does God allow suffering and evil? Are miracles possible?

These are questions that need--and deserve--solid answers. Six studies drawn from Paul Little's bestselling Know Why You Believe lead you into Scripture to find reasonable responses to the many tough questions you and others may have about Jesus and Christianity.

Physical Info: 0.19" H x 8.22" L x 5.52" W (0.18 lbs) 64 pages
Author: Paul Little
Pub Date: June 1996

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: How Can I Be Sure?
1. A Reasonable Christianity - Acts 17:16-34
2. Did Christ Rise from the Dead? - 1 Corinthians 15:3-20
3. Are Miracles Relevant? - John 14:8-14
4. Why Does God Allow Suffering and Evil? - Romans 8:28-39
5. Is Jesus Christ the Only Way to God? - John 14:1-7
6. Is Christian Experience Valid? - Acts 9:1-31
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


Character
- Who You Are When No One's Looking
Of course you try to do your best when others are watching.

But what about when you are alone? That's when character really counts--when it's just between you and God.

Six studies, drawn from Bill Hybels's Who You Are When No One's Looking, focus on the qualities that are the foundation of character: courage, discipline, vision, endurance, compassion and self-sacrifice. With this foundation and God's guidance, you can do your best at all times--even when you face temptations and troubles, even when no one is watching

Physical Info: 0.15" H x 8.28" L x 5.44" W (0.18 lbs) 58 pages
Author: Bill Hybels
Pub Date: June 1994

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: The World's Most Pressing Need
1. Courage - 2 Corinthians 5:1-10
2. Discipline - Galatians 5:16-26
3. Vision - Matthew 19:16-30
4. Endurance - Jeremiah 29:1-14
5. Compassion - Luke 10:25-37
6. Self-Sacrifice - Mark 10:35-45
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


Christ
- Basic Christianity
God himself is seeking you.

Through his Son, Jesus Christ, God offers you his love.

How can you know God's love? How can you trust Jesus? Six studies based on John Stott's Basic Christianity explore the life and character of this man who altered history forever. Discover him here for the first time; or meet him again in a new and deeper way.

Physical Info: 0.2" H x 8.26" L x 5.5" W (0.18 lbs) 60 pages
Author: John Stott
Pub Date: June 1994

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
1. Are You Ready to Meet Christ? - Mark 10:17-31
2. The Claims of Christ - John 8:51-59
3. The Character of Christ - John 13:1-17
4. The Resurrection of Christ - Luke 24:36-48
5. The Meaning of the Cross - 1 Peter 2:21-25
6. The Spirit of Christ - John 16:5-16
Responding to Christ
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


Commitment
- My Heart--Christ's Home
What would it be like if Christ came to visit you in the home of your heart?

Would you bring in a dumpster or just do some light dusting?

Are you prepared to meet him and discover his call for every area of your life?

Six studies, based on Robert Boyd Munger's classic on Christian commitment, My Heart--Christ's Home, offer an imaginative approach to help you see your life as Jesus might.

Physical Info: 0.19" H x 8.28" L x 5.54" W (0.18 lbs) 58 pages
Author: Robert Boyd Munger
Pub Date: June 1994

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: Making Your Heart Christ's Home
1. The Study - Philippians 4:4-9
2. The Dining Room - 1 John 2:15-17
3. The Living Room - 1 John 1:1-7
4. The Recreation Room - John 2:1-11
5. The Bedroom - Proverbs 5:15-21
6. The Hall Closet - Psalm 139:1-6, 23-24
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


Decisions
- Finding God's Will
Are you facing a big decision?

From job changes to marriage to buying a house, the big decisions you make in life often cause confusion and stress. What does God want you to do? How can you avoid making a decision you'll later regret?

Six studies based on J. I. Packer's Finding God's Will provide you the biblical grounding you need to discover God's will and make decisions that honor him. The principles you learn here will guide you through a lifetime of decisionmaking.

Physical Info: 0.19" H x 8.28" L x 5.54" W (0.18 lbs) 63 pages
Author: J. I. Packer
Pub Date: May 1996

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: Wondering What to Do?
1. God Will Guide You - Psalm 25
2. The Spirit's Leading - Acts 15:22-35
3. Making Big Decisions - Colossians 1:1-14
4. Advice: With a Little Help from Our Friends - Exodus 18:13-26
5. Suspect Yourself - Jonah 1
6. Smooth Sailing Ahead? - Exodus 13:20--14:14
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


Excellence
- Run with the Horses
Life is difficult.

Daily you must choose whether to live cautiously or courageously.

God calls you to live at your best, to pursue righteousness, to drive toward excellence. Six studies, drawn from Eugene Peterson's much-loved Run with the Horses, will help you discover God's goals and equip you to achieve them.

Physical Info: 0.15" H x 8.34" L x 5.54" W (0.19 lbs) 64 pages
Author: Eugene Peterson
Pub Date: June 1996

Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: How Will You Compete with Horses?
1. Pleading Inadequacy - Jeremiah 1:4-16
2. Discernment - Jeremiah 7:1-15
3. God's Shaping Hand - Jeremiah 18:1-18
4. Honesty - Jeremiah 15:10-21
5. Obedience - Jeremiah 35
6. Making the Best of It - Jeremiah 29:1-14
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


Hope
- Never Beyond Hope
Ever feel like a hopeless sinner?

Look at the lives of Samson, Peter and Martha.

God used their imperfections, and he can certainly use yours--no matter how bad you think they are.

The Bible offers hope and encouragement through the testimonies of those that have gone before you. In this Christian Basics Bible Study, based on relevant stories from the Bible and on Never Beyond Hope by J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom, you'll discover that just as these men and women of Scripture failed, they were also redeemed by God.

And God wants to do the same for you.

Physical Info: 0.24" H x 8.42" L x 5.52" W (0.18 lbs) 64 pages
Author: J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom
Pub Date: February 02003

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: Never Beyond Hope
1. Jacob: Hope for the Unhappy - Genesis 32:1-32
2. Manoah's Wife: Hope for the Ignored - Judges 13:1-25
3. Jonah: Hope for the Angry - Jonah 1--4
4. Martha: Hope for the Overworked - Luke 10:38-42; John 11:1-44; 12:1-3
5. Thomas: Hope for the Hard to Convince - John 20:19-31
6. Simon Peter: Hope When I Have Done Something Terrible - John 21:1-25; 1 Peter 5:8-11
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


Perseverance
- A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
When the going gets tough, what does a Christian do?

The world around you is, more often than not, unjust and unmerciful. But God has given you resources to see you through tough times.

As you grow in hope, patience, repentance and joy, you also grow in your ability to persevere. Six studies, based on Eugene Peterson's classic on Christian commitment, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, will encourage you to continue in the path Christ has set before you.

Physical Info: 0.18" H x 8.24" L x 5.42" W (0.18 lbs) 60 pages
Author: Eugene Peterson
Pub Date: June 1996

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introducing Perseverance
1. Repentance - Psalm 120
2. Help - Psalm 124
3. Joy - Psalm 126
4. Patience - Psalm 129
5. Hope - Psalm 130
6. Faith - Psalm 132
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


Prayer
- Too Busy Not to Pray
Do you have trouble finding time to pray?

So much clamors for your attention: work, school, friends, family, church--the list goes on and on. Time for God and time to pray often seem impossible to fit into packed days and nights.

Six studies based on Bill Hybels's Too Busy Not to Pray show you how to slow down, listen to God and find refreshment in his presence.

Physical Info: 0.15" H x 8.26" L x 5.56" W (0.18 lbs) 60 pages
Author: Bill Hybels
Pub Date: June 1994


Priorities
- Tyranny of the Urgent
Have you ever wished for a thirty-hour day?

Does your list of unfinished tasks--unanswered letters, unvisited friends, unread books--grow larger and larger each week?

If so, you desperately need relief.

Six studies drawn from Charles Hummel's Tyranny of the Urgent will help you put your life back in order by focusing on God's "to do" list instead of your own.

Physical Info: 0.21" H x 8.25" L x 5.53" W (0.18 lbs) 63 pages
Author: Charles Hummel
Pub Date: June 1994

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: Freedom from Tyranny
1. Urgent Demands - Exodus 18:13-24
2. Seeking God's Priorities - Mark 1:21-39
3. Another Painful Decision - John 11:17-44
4. Community Guidance - Acts 5:33--6:7
5. Life Under New Management - 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
6. The Secret of Success - John 8:26-38
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


Transformation
- Developing a Heart for God
Would you like to move from despair to hope?

Would you like to transform your feelings of fear to faith?

Would you like to turn envy into compassion?

The Bible shows how David turned these negative emotions in his life into godly character qualities. In this Christian Basics Bible Study, based on the Bible's account of David and A Heart for God by Rebecca Manley Pippert, you'll investigate David's life, choices, mistakes and triumphs.

You'll discover how you can make the same transformation your own life.

Physical Info: 0.28" H x 8.22" L x 5.52" W (0.18 lbs) 64 pages
Author: Rebecca Manley Pippert
Pub Date: February 2003

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: A Heart for God
1. From Fear to Faith - 1 Samuel 17:1-50
2. From Envy to Compassion - 1 Samuel 20:30-42
3. From Hatred to Love - Psalm 52
4. From Rebellion to Submission - 1 Samuel 24
5. From Anger to Meekness - 1 Samuel 25:18-35
6. From Despair to Hope - Psalm 18:1-6, 16-19, 46-50
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


Wisdom
- Making Life Work
Most people spend their lives relying on that latest information--scientific research, opinion polls, advice columns, how-to articles, speeches by government officials, breaking news reports, and much more.

But sometimes mere knowledge isn't enough.

When you're stuck--when you don't know where to turn for answers to your spiritual questions or practical dilemmas, the Bible offers what you need most: wisdom.

In this Christian Basics Bible Study, based on the book of Proverbs and Making Life Work by Bill Hybels, you will gain revolutionary insight into developing discipline, speaking truth and strengthening relationships. You will be equipped to think and act out of godly wisdom--in times of crisis and in daily life.

Physical Info: 0.32" H x 8.16" L x 5.52" W (0.18 lbs) 64 pages
Author: Bill Hybels
Pub Date: February 2003

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: The Wisdom of Proverbs
1. Pursue Wisdom - Proverbs 2:1-15
2. Develop Discipline - Proverbs 6:6-11, 20-24
3. Speak Truth - Proverbs 11:1,3; 12:19,22; 14:25, 15:4
4. Honor Family - Proverbs 15:17; 17:1,6; 19:18; 21:9,19; 23:22
5. Manage Anger - Proverbs 12:18; 15:1; 16:32; 19:19; 22:24-25; 29:22
6. Trust God - Proverbs 3:1-12
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


Witnessing
- How to Give Away Your Faith
If you want to talk about Jesus, but you're not sure what to say--or how to say it, this Bible study guide is for you!

Six studies, based on Paul Little's popular How to Give Away Your Faith, will deepen your understanding of the essentials of faith and strengthen your confidence as you talk with others about the very best news of all.

Physical Info: 0.15" H x 8.19" L x 5.57" W (0.18 lbs) 64 pages
Author: Paul Little
Pub Date: June 1996

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: Who Needs Jesus?
1. The Essential Foundation - John 6:25-40
2. The Effective Ambassador - 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
3. How to Witness - John 4:4-26, 39-42
4. What Is Our Message? - 1 Peter 3:13-22
5. Christ Is Relevant Today - John 10:7-18
6. Worldliness: External or Internal? - John 17:6-23
First Steps to God
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Publisher: InterVarsity Press
US SRP: 9.00 US
Binding: Paperback


Additional Information
CPC Categories:
- Biblical Studies | Study Guides | Topical Biblical
BISAC Categories:
- Religion | Christian Life | General
- Religion | Inspirational
LC Subjects:
- Religion
Themes:
Religious Orientation | Christian
Theometrics | Evangelical
Dewey: 248This series of Bible studies offers you the keys to becoming a mature disciple. Based on material from well-loved books (like Eugene Peterson's Run with the Horses, Becky Pippert's Out of the Saltshaker, Bill Hybels's Too Busy Not to Pray and J. I. Packer's Finding God's Will), the studies in these guides will lead you through important Bible passages and help you to apply what you learn to your everyday life.

Each study guide includes 6 studies designed for use by individuals or groups. The NIV text is included for each study, along with background notes and guidelines for group leaders. (You won't need to refer to the book from which the study is drawn in order to get the most out of the study.)

Focusing on the application of Scripture to real life and covering topics basic to Christian discipleship, Christian Basics Bible Studies are an excellent resource for new believers, high-school and college groups, and Sunday school classes. They will be appreciated as well by all who want to delve deeper into the issues raised by the influential books on which the study guides are based.

Individual Titles
Certainty - Know Why You Believe
Growing in faith means facing hard questions.

Is Jesus Christ the only way to God? Why does God allow suffering and evil? Are miracles possible?

These are questions that need--and deserve--solid answers. Six studies drawn from Paul Little's bestselling Know Why You Believe lead you into Scripture to find reasonable responses to the many tough questions you and others may have about Jesus and Christianity.

Physical Info: 0.19" H x 8.22" L x 5.52" W (0.18 lbs) 64 pages
Author: Paul Little
Pub Date: June 1996

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: How Can I Be Sure?
1. A Reasonable Christianity - Acts 17:16-34
2. Did Christ Rise from the Dead? - 1 Corinthians 15:3-20
3. Are Miracles Relevant? - John 14:8-14
4. Why Does God Allow Suffering and Evil? - Romans 8:28-39
5. Is Jesus Christ the Only Way to God? - John 14:1-7
6. Is Christian Experience Valid? - Acts 9:1-31
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Character - Who You Are When No One's Looking
Of course you try to do your best when others are watching.

But what about when you are alone? That's when character really counts--when it's just between you and God.

Six studies, drawn from Bill Hybels's Who You Are When No One's Looking, focus on the qualities that are the foundation of character: courage, discipline, vision, endurance, compassion and self-sacrifice. With this foundation and God's guidance, you can do your best at all times--even when you face temptations and troubles, even when no one is watching

Physical Info: 0.15" H x 8.28" L x 5.44" W (0.18 lbs) 58 pages
Author: Bill Hybels
Pub Date: June 1994

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: The World's Most Pressing Need
1. Courage - 2 Corinthians 5:1-10
2. Discipline - Galatians 5:16-26
3. Vision - Matthew 19:16-30
4. Endurance - Jeremiah 29:1-14
5. Compassion - Luke 10:25-37
6. Self-Sacrifice - Mark 10:35-45
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Christ - Basic Christianity
God himself is seeking you.

Through his Son, Jesus Christ, God offers you his love.

How can you know God's love? How can you trust Jesus? Six studies based on John Stott's Basic Christianity explore the life and character of this man who altered history forever. Discover him here for the first time; or meet him again in a new and deeper way.

Physical Info: 0.2" H x 8.26" L x 5.5" W (0.18 lbs) 60 pages
Author: John Stott
Pub Date: June 1994

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
1. Are You Ready to Meet Christ? - Mark 10:17-31
2. The Claims of Christ - John 8:51-59
3. The Character of Christ - John 13:1-17
4. The Resurrection of Christ - Luke 24:36-48
5. The Meaning of the Cross - 1 Peter 2:21-25
6. The Spirit of Christ - John 16:5-16
Responding to Christ
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Commitment - My Heart--Christ's Home
What would it be like if Christ came to visit you in the home of your heart?

Would you bring in a dumpster or just do some light dusting?

Are you prepared to meet him and discover his call for every area of your life?

Six studies, based on Robert Boyd Munger's classic on Christian commitment, My Heart--Christ's Home, offer an imaginative approach to help you see your life as Jesus might.

Physical Info: 0.19" H x 8.28" L x 5.54" W (0.18 lbs) 58 pages
Author: Robert Boyd Munger
Pub Date: June 1994

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: Making Your Heart Christ's Home
1. The Study - Philippians 4:4-9
2. The Dining Room - 1 John 2:15-17
3. The Living Room - 1 John 1:1-7
4. The Recreation Room - John 2:1-11
5. The Bedroom - Proverbs 5:15-21
6. The Hall Closet - Psalm 139:1-6, 23-24
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Decisions - Finding God's Will
Are you facing a big decision?

From job changes to marriage to buying a house, the big decisions you make in life often cause confusion and stress. What does God want you to do? How can you avoid making a decision you'll later regret?

Six studies based on J. I. Packer's Finding God's Will provide you the biblical grounding you need to discover God's will and make decisions that honor him. The principles you learn here will guide you through a lifetime of decisionmaking.

Physical Info: 0.19" H x 8.28" L x 5.54" W (0.18 lbs) 63 pages
Author: J. I. Packer
Pub Date: May 1996

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: Wondering What to Do?
1. God Will Guide You - Psalm 25
2. The Spirit's Leading - Acts 15:22-35
3. Making Big Decisions - Colossians 1:1-14
4. Advice: With a Little Help from Our Friends - Exodus 18:13-26
5. Suspect Yourself - Jonah 1
6. Smooth Sailing Ahead? - Exodus 13:20--14:14
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Excellence - Run with the Horses
Life is difficult.

Daily you must choose whether to live cautiously or courageously.

God calls you to live at your best, to pursue righteousness, to drive toward excellence. Six studies, drawn from Eugene Peterson's much-loved Run with the Horses, will help you discover God's goals and equip you to achieve them.

Physical Info: 0.15" H x 8.34" L x 5.54" W (0.19 lbs) 64 pages
Author: Eugene Peterson
Pub Date: June 1996

Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: How Will You Compete with Horses?
1. Pleading Inadequacy - Jeremiah 1:4-16
2. Discernment - Jeremiah 7:1-15
3. God's Shaping Hand - Jeremiah 18:1-18
4. Honesty - Jeremiah 15:10-21
5. Obedience - Jeremiah 35
6. Making the Best of It - Jeremiah 29:1-14
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Hope - Never Beyond Hope
Ever feel like a hopeless sinner?

Look at the lives of Samson, Peter and Martha.

God used their imperfections, and he can certainly use yours--no matter how bad you think they are.

The Bible offers hope and encouragement through the testimonies of those that have gone before you. In this Christian Basics Bible Study, based on relevant stories from the Bible and on Never Beyond Hope by J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom, you'll discover that just as these men and women of Scripture failed, they were also redeemed by God.

And God wants to do the same for you.

Physical Info: 0.24" H x 8.42" L x 5.52" W (0.18 lbs) 64 pages
Author: J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom
Pub Date: February 02003

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: Never Beyond Hope
1. Jacob: Hope for the Unhappy - Genesis 32:1-32
2. Manoah's Wife: Hope for the Ignored - Judges 13:1-25
3. Jonah: Hope for the Angry - Jonah 1--4
4. Martha: Hope for the Overworked - Luke 10:38-42; John 11:1-44; 12:1-3
5. Thomas: Hope for the Hard to Convince - John 20:19-31
6. Simon Peter: Hope When I Have Done Something Terrible - John 21:1-25; 1 Peter 5:8-11
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Perseverance - A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
When the going gets tough, what does a Christian do?

The world around you is, more often than not, unjust and unmerciful. But God has given you resources to see you through tough times.

As you grow in hope, patience, repentance and joy, you also grow in your ability to persevere. Six studies, based on Eugene Peterson's classic on Christian commitment, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, will encourage you to continue in the path Christ has set before you.

Physical Info: 0.18" H x 8.24" L x 5.42" W (0.18 lbs) 60 pages
Author: Eugene Peterson
Pub Date: June 1996

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introducing Perseverance
1. Repentance - Psalm 120
2. Help - Psalm 124
3. Joy - Psalm 126
4. Patience - Psalm 129
5. Hope - Psalm 130
6. Faith - Psalm 132
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Prayer - Too Busy Not to Pray
Do you have trouble finding time to pray?

So much clamors for your attention: work, school, friends, family, church--the list goes on and on. Time for God and time to pray often seem impossible to fit into packed days and nights.

Six studies based on Bill Hybels's Too Busy Not to Pray show you how to slow down, listen to God and find refreshment in his presence.

Physical Info: 0.15" H x 8.26" L x 5.56" W (0.18 lbs) 60 pages
Author: Bill Hybels
Pub Date: June 1994

Priorities - Tyranny of the Urgent
Have you ever wished for a thirty-hour day?

Does your list of unfinished tasks--unanswered letters, unvisited friends, unread books--grow larger and larger each week?

If so, you desperately need relief.

Six studies drawn from Charles Hummel's Tyranny of the Urgent will help you put your life back in order by focusing on God's "to do" list instead of your own.

Physical Info: 0.21" H x 8.25" L x 5.53" W (0.18 lbs) 63 pages
Author: Charles Hummel
Pub Date: June 1994

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: Freedom from Tyranny
1. Urgent Demands - Exodus 18:13-24
2. Seeking God's Priorities - Mark 1:21-39
3. Another Painful Decision - John 11:17-44
4. Community Guidance - Acts 5:33--6:7
5. Life Under New Management - 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
6. The Secret of Success - John 8:26-38
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Transformation - Developing a Heart for God
Would you like to move from despair to hope?

Would you like to transform your feelings of fear to faith?

Would you like to turn envy into compassion?

The Bible shows how David turned these negative emotions in his life into godly character qualities. In this Christian Basics Bible Study, based on the Bible's account of David and A Heart for God by Rebecca Manley Pippert, you'll investigate David's life, choices, mistakes and triumphs.

You'll discover how you can make the same transformation your own life.

Physical Info: 0.28" H x 8.22" L x 5.52" W (0.18 lbs) 64 pages
Author: Rebecca Manley Pippert
Pub Date: February 2003

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: A Heart for God
1. From Fear to Faith - 1 Samuel 17:1-50
2. From Envy to Compassion - 1 Samuel 20:30-42
3. From Hatred to Love - Psalm 52
4. From Rebellion to Submission - 1 Samuel 24
5. From Anger to Meekness - 1 Samuel 25:18-35
6. From Despair to Hope - Psalm 18:1-6, 16-19, 46-50
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Wisdom - Making Life Work
Most people spend their lives relying on that latest information--scientific research, opinion polls, advice columns, how-to articles, speeches by government officials, breaking news reports, and much more.

But sometimes mere knowledge isn't enough.

When you're stuck--when you don't know where to turn for answers to your spiritual questions or practical dilemmas, the Bible offers what you need most: wisdom.

In this Christian Basics Bible Study, based on the book of Proverbs and Making Life Work by Bill Hybels, you will gain revolutionary insight into developing discipline, speaking truth and strengthening relationships. You will be equipped to think and act out of godly wisdom--in times of crisis and in daily life.

Physical Info: 0.32" H x 8.16" L x 5.52" W (0.18 lbs) 64 pages
Author: Bill Hybels
Pub Date: February 2003

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: The Wisdom of Proverbs
1. Pursue Wisdom - Proverbs 2:1-15
2. Develop Discipline - Proverbs 6:6-11, 20-24
3. Speak Truth - Proverbs 11:1,3; 12:19,22; 14:25, 15:4
4. Honor Family - Proverbs 15:17; 17:1,6; 19:18; 21:9,19; 23:22
5. Manage Anger - Proverbs 12:18; 15:1; 16:32; 19:19; 22:24-25; 29:22
6. Trust God - Proverbs 3:1-12
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Witnessing - How to Give Away Your Faith
If you want to talk about Jesus, but you're not sure what to say--or how to say it, this Bible study guide is for you!

Six studies, based on Paul Little's popular How to Give Away Your Faith, will deepen your understanding of the essentials of faith and strengthen your confidence as you talk with others about the very best news of all.

Physical Info: 0.15" H x 8.19" L x 5.57" W (0.18 lbs) 64 pages
Author: Paul Little
Pub Date: June 1996

Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introduction: Who Needs Jesus?
1. The Essential Foundation - John 6:25-40
2. The Effective Ambassador - 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
3. How to Witness - John 4:4-26, 39-42
4. What Is Our Message? - 1 Peter 3:13-22
5. Christ Is Relevant Today - John 10:7-18
6. Worldliness: External or Internal? - John 17:6-23
First Steps to God
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

Publisher: InterVarsity Press
US SRP: 9.00 US
Binding: Paperback


Additional Information
CPC Categories:
- Biblical Studies | Study Guides | Topical Biblical
BISAC Categories:
- Religion | Christian Life | General
- Religion | Inspirational
LC Subjects:
- Religion
Themes:
Religious Orientation | Christian
Theometrics | Evangelical
Dewey: 248

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Christian Basics Bible Studies
InterVarsity Press

 

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Binding 

Title 

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9780830820139 Paperback Certainty $ 7.50
9780830820030 Paperback Character $ 7.50
9780830820023 Paperback Christ $ 7.50
9780830820054 Paperback Commitment $ 7.50
9780830820146 Paperback Decisions $ 7.50
9780830820115 Paperback Excellence $ 7.50
9780830820177 Paperback Hope $ 7.50
9780830820108 Paperback Perseverance $ 7.50
9780830820047 Paperback Prayer $ 7.50
9780830820061 Paperback Priorities $ 7.50
9780830820191 Paperback Transformation $ 7.50
9780830820184 Paperback Wisdom $ 7.50
9780830820122 Paperback Witnessing $ 7.50
Each study guide includes 6 studies designed for use by individuals or groups. The NIV text is included for each study, along with background notes and guidelines for group leaders.
  


 

 

 

 

 

 

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