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FREE Bible Study Guides

May 19, 2016 by Darlene Schacht
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I’ve had great feedback on my Bible studies. They’re a perfect fit for small groups, MOPS groups, adult Sunday School classes for women, online groups, couples (if he doesn’t mind my girly covers ;), moms and teens, and individuals who want a study they can do from the comfort of their kitchen table.

I’ll put a link to all of the Bible studies below so you’ll have a few to choose from!

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This study takes us on an exploration through the book of Exodus, chapter by chapter with thought-provoking questions that motivate us to dig deep into scripture and hold fast to our faith.

The Israelites left Egypt behind with the promise of a new life and a new land before them. They were slaves in Egypt, as we too were once slaves to sin, but God sent Moses to free them and lead them to a land flowing with milk and honey.

Pharaoh did everything in his power to rebel against God. He had a tight hold on the Hebrew people and wasn’t about to free them or let go of his pride. Pharaoh, however, was no match for God, who had promised to free His people. Nothing could stand in God’s way.

As we make our way through this study we’ll look at the 10 plagues of Egypt, examine the first Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, we’ll then take a detailed look at the law of Moses and the building of the tabernacle.

The symbolism runs deep as we compare Old Testament scriptures with the New Covenant between Jesus Christ and His church. We see that nothing is left undone. God’s perfect plan for salvation was woven throughout the scriptures like the fine tapestry of a skilled worker.

The tabernacle is a shadow of the church and the new covenant within. Beautifully adorned in fine linen, this tent was a consecrated place for God to dwell among His people.

I was inspired by Moses, a mere man yet totally devoted to the work of the Lord. A man who faithfully carried out each and every one of God’s commands. A leader whose compassion led him to plead for lives of his people. A wise man who knew how important it was for God to lead them to the promised land.

I hope you enjoy this study as much as I did. At times you might ask yourself why all of this detail is important to know. You might wonder how any of this applies to your life and if you should gloss over the chapters to read something new. Don’t. Soak it in. Let God speak to you as He spoke to me. Search the scriptures. Look for every nugget of truth you can find, and you’ll never be left disappointed.

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The book of Esther is a beautiful story of one woman who courageously gave of herself for the will of God and His people. The events in the story of Esther reveal the plot of an evil man who desired to have God’s people destroyed, and the courage of one woman who stepped out in faith to turn that plan around. We can glean inspiration from her strength, her wisdom, and her dignity as we face our fears and boldly stand before the throne of God

Esther gives us something to celebrate as it chronicles the deliverance of the Jews. The King at the center of this story is Xerxes (Ahasuerus), son of King Darius, and grandson of King Cyrus. During his reign, King Cyrus made a decree that allowed the Jews in exile to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. While many Jews returned, many remained in the Persian Empire, two of which were Mordecai and his cousin Esther. Their story inspires believers to trust God’s wisdom and timing, and to stand strong in the face of persecution.

Throughout the book we see the providence of God as He orchestrates every detail of the story. We see how every aspect is perfectly timed, and how the King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the scripture says:

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.” – Proverbs 21:1

The Book of Esther is the basis for the Jewish celebration of Purim—a feast that is still celebrated today. This festival commemorates the salvation of the Jews from the evil plot of Haman who sought to destroy them. Its full text, otherwise known as Megillah, or the “Scroll of Esther,” is read aloud twice during the celebration, in the evening and again the following morning.

Let God shape your character by learning new things. Stretch your mind and open your heart to His Word.

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Romans Bible Study

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We all need salvation–but how does one get it? Is it based on works or faith alone? Moved by the Holy Spirit, Paul answers these questions and more as he pens his letter to the church in Rome.

Outlining the road to salvation, Paul shows us the purpose of man and the mystery revealed through Jesus Christ.

Romans teaches us that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. There is not one that is righteous apart from our Lord. There’s not one that seeketh God; there’s not one that doeth good. For it is God who seeks and who saves, and it’s only through Him that we find righteousness and peace.

Paul sets the record straight for all who seek to be saved through their own righteousness, by reminding us that we are weak through the flesh.

Every action has a consequence, and the consequence for sin is death. Of course we all die a physical death, we’ve seen it in both the just and the unjust, but Paul warns us about eternal separation from God, or what is known as a spiritual death.

Paul brings good news to both the Jews and the Gentiles as he explains the free gift of salvation by grace through Jesus Christ our Lord. We see how many of God’s chosen people have been removed like branches broken off of a tree, and with a dose of humility, he reminds us to remain strong in the faith lest we too should be removed from that tree.

He teaches us to trust in God, the One who demonstrated His love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us, (Romans 5:8) that through His death we may have life.

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The Book of Luke

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There are 24 chapters in Luke. Therefore, I suggest reading one chapter per day/six days a week bringing you to a complete four-week study.

If it’s going too fast for you—slow down. Go at your own pace. If it takes you two months to complete the study, so be it. This isn’t homework, this is an opportunity to fellowship with God, to quiet your heart, and to find rest in His presence.

There’s a FREE study guide in which I have provided you with a list of questions for each chapter. This doesn’t mean that you have to tackle every single question. You might want to answer two or three of them each day, and some days you may prefer to answer them all. The questions are simply a method to get you thinking, cross referencing, and rightly dividing the Word. For many of the questions, our answers could be different as God is speaking to each of us in a unique way.

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Philippians: The Joy of Christian Living

 

 

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While the book of Philippians is a small one, consisting of only 4 chapters, it’s a book that’s packed full of encouragement for today’s Christian walk.

Throughout the book Paul refers to the joy that is available to all Christians, and while the main theme of the book leans toward joy, it’s also about humility, peace, obedience, and contentment.

Paul urges the church to adhere to the gospel of Christ, and to be aware of false teachers. He also encourages them to rejoice and to live joyful lives.

The emphasis on joy and contentment makes the book of Philippians a favorite to many.

The study opens up with a focus on Paul, his conversion, his mission, his visit to the Philippian church in the book of Acts, and his suffering. By gaining a better understanding of the author and his relationship to the church, we have a deeper understanding of his letter to them.

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A Virtuous Life

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“A Virtuous Life” is a 4-week study that takes you through the 4 cardinal virtues upheld by the Christian faith. The word “cardinal” in this context has nothing to do with the “Cardinals” of the Roman church, but rather it refers to important principles by which we live.

The root of this word [cardinal] is the noun cardo, meaning “hinge.” Since a hinge is the device on which a door turns, the noun cardo also came to be used for “something on which a development turns or depends,” or in other words, “something very important.” Following this, the adjective took on the meaning “very important, chief, principal.”
– WordCentral.com (Merriam Webster)

These are the four cardinal virtues covered in this study:

  • Prudence – to be alert, cautious, wise
  • Temperance – self control, self-restraint, moderation
  • Justice – fair, righteous, honesty, integrity
  • Fortitude – strength, courage, endurance, grit

As you go through this study, you’ll examine each virtue individually. You’ll look at stories in the Bible to see where they exercised virtue and how you can apply it to your life.

Peter chapter 1 is key to this study. Here we see that we’re called to glory and virtue:

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 2 Peter 1:3-8, KJV

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Learning to Love

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“Learning to Love” – 4 Weeks, 4 loves, 1 awesome Bible study!

Each week you’ll study a different type of love:

  • Storge – natural affection, most often between family members such as the affection between parents and children
  • Philia – brotherly love, friendship
  • Eros – a romantic, passionate love
  • Agape – God’s love toward man and our reflection of this love

Two of these words–agape and philia–appear in the text of the Bible, while the other two do not. There is one exception to this however, where the compound word, philóstorgos (Strong’s 5387) appears in Romans 12:10 as “kindly affectioned.” It describes a family love we share between believers.

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another. – Romans 12:10

We also find the word “astorgos” (without natural affection) in Romans 1:31 and 2 Timothy 3:3.

Despite the fact that the words themselves aren’t found in the Bible, eros and storge are evident in many of the relationships we find therein.

As you go through this study, we’ll examine each love individually. You’ll look at stories in the Bible to see where love was evident in a person’s life, and where it may have been misused.

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Faith & Provision

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“Faith and provision” takes a closer look at faith and all of the wonderful things it entails including these topics:

  • Week 1 – Faith is Courageous
  • Week 2 -Faith Leads to Victory
  • Week 3 -Faith Glorifies God
  • Week 4 -Faith Can Move Mountains

Faith is often all of these things working together. It takes courage to step out, it calls us out of our comfort zone, and sometimes to sacrifice. Faith can move mountains, and when it’s exercised well it glorifies God and leads us to victory.

Matthew Henry writes, “Afflictions, as sent by God, are designed to draw out our graces, but not our corruptions. The origin of evil and temptation is in our own hearts.”

A trial is a test. It proves the depth of our faith, by our love for the Father.

Sometimes a test calls us to obedience, will we choose God’s will if it causes personal discomfort and pain?

Sometimes it calls us to sacrifice the things we hold dear in this life. Are we willing to let go if it’s not in line with God’s will?

Sometimes faith calls us to exercise courage. Will we make a stand against sin when no one else will? Will we follow our faith or give in to peer pressure?

Sometimes faith calls us exercise patience and contentment, as we trust in the providence of our Lord.

Can we count it all joy when we’re feeling the sting? Can we be joyful through poverty, sickness, and pain?

These are just some of the questions this study will answer as it leaves you feeling refreshed, empowered, and closer to God.

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47 thoughts on “FREE Bible Study Guides

  1. I have just finished going through your Faith and Provision study with a ladies’ Bible study group – it has been absolutely fantastic!! Thank you so much for the way you delve in to the Word and open it up for us.
    And well done on your decision to take some time for yourself – you can’t fill anyone else’s cup if your own runs dry! Enjoy the time off with your family.

    1. I’ve enjoyed your studies however reading the light font on the white background is very hard to see. I’m wondering if there is a way to change it on my side and if not if you would consider making it darker or more contrasting so it is easier to see..
      Thank you for all the hard work that goes into your studies too.

  2. I am looking forward to doing your studies this summer (since I had others that I was doing over the spring)! Will you be taking a break from the link up days too?

  3. Just finished your study of Philippians with my small group. The ladies loved it. Setting up “The Virtuous Life” with my small group. Thanks for all you do… Enjoying your time with family this summer. God bless and keep you in His care.

  4. Finished “The Virtuous Life” study, individually, but a group of our ladies from church started it at the same time. I absolutely loved it! I love your Bible scripture cards that go along with your study that I can print, the color sheets, I use the 30 day devotional book with it-it is all wonderful! Thank you for being dedicated to the Lord and encouraging others to study God’s word!

  5. Hi Darlene, I have been so blessed by your Bible studies in the past 6 months. May God bless you Abu dangly for all your hard work. Is there any way I can email you? I couldn’t find a message link on your Facebook page…

  6. Thank you for all that you offer and good luck on your move! Ugh! Boxes and paper oh my! My top priority during our many moves was not losing the coffee pot ; )

    Also thanks for the info on the some studies to keep up with over the summer and your coloring book! Must hop over to Amazon to get that 🙂

    xo

  7. I so much enjoy the Virtuous bible study. Thank you for taking the time & creating these for us.

  8. Sadly I don’t have a printer. I went to Staples and it was going to cost over $20.00 each to print the summer bible studies. Which I can’t afford.
    I went onto Amazon today and ordered all of your bible studies and a couple of your books. I never lost my faith in God, but questioned what my “religious path was ment to be. I guess you could say I am in the process of re-discovering religion.

  9. I really enjoy your bible studies. The scripture cards have helped me to memorize new scriptures, the studies are so easy to ready I look forward to them. God has truly blessed you with amazing talent.

  10. thank you so much for these bible studies. They are life changing. Have I missed any? Virtuous life, grace, phillipians, love??? Are there more?

  11. Do you happen to have a study on Romans? My oldest asked me to do a bible study with her and that is the book she chose.

  12. Darlene, I am new to your site. I noticed a study you did in early 2016 called “How to get over Disappointment and Discover PEACE with God”. I would really like to do this study if you could direct me to where I can download it. I also look forward to the Esther study in March. Thank you for your help and time.

  13. Darlene, Thank you for your wonderful resources. I’ trying to find resources for my husbands. Can you recommend any good blogs that offer masculine oriented Bible studies similar to what you provide but focused more on the husband/father aspect? I can find sooooo many wonderful resources for women. I guess I don’t know exactly for what to look.

  14. Darlene,
    The other night, I was printing off your post for March 2, 2017 Exodus Bible Study Week 7-Conclusion and I failed to shrink to fit. So when I printed it did not get all the words on the left margin. Well, now I cannot locate that post in order to reprint or the Week 7 Part 1of the Exodus Study either.
    Thank you for your time in advance.

    In Christ,
    Nancy

  15. Darlene,
    I have been enjoying many of your artistic creations that I’ve found on Pinterest. I thought I would check out your site so this is my first visit.

    Do you do online studies? I’d like to join one.

    Debbie

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  17. I can’t wait to start the Exodus Bible Study in a couple of days with my husband! Thank you SO much for not only the love of studying the Bible, but the obedience to share those Bible studies with anyone for free! Great are your rewards, my Sister❣️🙏🏻📖🤗

  18. Hello, I noticed that your reading plan for the book of Galatians is not on here anymore. Did I miss it?

  19. Darling are you still doing Bible Studies in 2019.? I enjoyed your Feasts of the Bible and most your other studies. I have been away for awhile- I do not see any current Bible Studies.

  20. Alls I get is an error when I try to access the faith and provision study for online. Can u help me this please?

  21. Love your printables, and will be availing myself of your Bible study guides, too. A question–the Faith & Provision study seems to not be available anymore. Any chance you’ll bring it back?

  22. I found and purchased some of your journals. I am somewhat bed-bound as I recover from surgery and I would like to start the “Quieting Your Heart 6-Month Bible Study Journal”. Is there a book that goes with this journal?

  23. I would like to join your newest bible study, as a new retiree I now have time to concentrate on a bible study. How does one access the online portion of the study? Thank you in Advance for your reply

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