Small Group Bible Studies
Small Group Bible Study GuidesActs of the Apostles is designed to support a small group study of Acts that will enrich the faith of devout followers and at the same time be very accessible to people new, or simply interested in the faith. The guide provides rich background history to help the student understand better the life and times of the early first century as well as brief biographies of each of the apostles who so actively participated in the early growth of the Church. The interconnections between Acts and the other books of the Bible are made known to the student, demonstrating how each book mutually supports the messages of the others. Through this, the student will learn to see that God has provided us a consistent narrative of His love. Through insightful questions, the student will develop an understanding of the theological challenges faced by the early church and the efforts of the apostles and other disciples to bridge these gaps in order to maintain unity of spirit. At the same time, it prompts the student to reflect on their own challenges to the faith with questions designed to transform these issues into engaging discussions within a small group setting. Letter to the Romans is designed to lead a small group through a reflective study of the apostle Paul's letter to the early churches in Rome. The guide includes a rich historical and cultural narrative that helps set the stage for the lessons that follow. Genesis leads a small group through an understanding of the first book of the Bible. Background information on the culture and prevailing beliefs of the time, help the group work through the wisdom and history, shared by Moses without projecting any particular interpretation of the text.