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Advent of the Savior, Edited by Cindy Bunch
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Advent of the Savior

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Edited by Cindy Bunch

This six-session LifeGuide® Bible Study will introduce you to the circumstances surrounding the birth of Jesus, remind you of God's faithfulness and power to fulfill his promises, and draw you more deeply into the love that brought Christ to earth.

Number of Studies: 6

Small Group Starter Kit, By Jeffrey Arnold
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Small Group Starter Kit

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by Jeffrey Arnold

In this easy-to-use LifeGuide® Bible Study guide Jeff Arnold provides you with everything you need for the first meetings of a small group. Getting acquainted, setting expectations, studying Scripture--it's all here in a step-by-step format that will help you get started well.

Number of Studies: 6

Never Beyond Hope, By J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom
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Never Beyond Hope

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by J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom

Do you ever find it hard to hope? Though we may feel weighed down by guilt, failure, or feelings of inferiority, the Bible offers encouragement from stories of those who have gone before. Through the goodness of the God who loves and restores misfits, outsiders, and failures, you can discover the blessing of hope as a way of life.

Number of Studies: 6

Apostles' Creed, By Alister McGrath
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Apostles' Creed

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by Alister McGrath

This six-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, based on Alister McGrath's book I Believe, introduces us to the Apostles' Creed and the essential truths about God the Father, the person and work of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. The Apostles' Creed is an ideal starting point for this vital process of consolidating our grasp of the faith.

Number of Studies: 6

Prayer and Listening, By Jan Johnson
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Prayer and Listening

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by Jan Johnson

How do you practice real conversation with God? How can you make your experience of God 's presence part of everyday life? In this six-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, Jan Johnson covers the disciplines of prayer and of practicing God's presence. Going deeper in these areas will help you to draw closer to God in everything you do.

Number of Studies: 6

Study and Meditation, By Jan Johnson
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Study and Meditation

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by Jan Johnson

Reading the Bible is one of the most important spiritual disciplines we can engage in. Why is Bible study so significant? How can our attitude and approach affect what we get out of our reading? Learning to immerse ourselves in God's thoughts through study and meditation allows us to go deeper into God's Word and live in a more Christlike way. This six-session LifeGuide® Bible Study from Jan Johnson helps us do just that.

Number of Studies: 6

Ruth: Rescued by the Redeemer, By Dale Larsen and Sandy Larsen
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Ruth

Rescued by the Redeemer

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by Dale Larsen and Sandy Larsen

This six-session LifeGuide® Bible Study of Ruth we meet not only Ruth herself but also other significant players who populate the drama: Naomi, Elimelech, Mahlon, Kilion, Orpah and Boaz. In addition there are other unnamed characters: a kinsman, reapers, elders and neighbors. Like us, each of these characters in their own way needs the Redeemer who is foreshadowed here.

Number of Studies: 6

Excellence: Run with the Horses, By Eugene Peterson
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Excellence

Run with the Horses

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by Eugene Peterson

Every day, we must choose whether to live cautiously or courageously. In this six-session LifeGuide® Bible study, Eugene Peterson draws from the story of Jeremiah to explore what a life of excellence looks like. Like Jeremiah, we may feel inadequate and weary, but God wants to empower us to grow in obedience, integrity, and endurance.

Number of Studies: 6

Abiding in Christ, By J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom
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Abiding in Christ

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by J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom

In this eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, trusted guides J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom lead you through a study of Jesus' farewell to his disciples in John 14-17 to help you discover what it means to abide in Christ during the time between Christ's departure and his second coming.

Number of Studies: 8

Jesus' Final Week, Edited by Cindy Bunch
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Jesus' Final Week

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Edited by Cindy Bunch

The events that took place during Jesus' final week on earth—Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, the trial, Jesus' death and his resurrection—are foundational to your salvation and your Christian life. This eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study allows you to focus more closely on these amazing events and gain new understanding about who Jesus is and how he loves you.

Number of Studies: 8

Waiting for God, By Juanita Ryan
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Waiting for God

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by Juanita Ryan

These eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study by Juanita Ryan help you draw near to God in times of uncertainty and postponement. As she leads you and your group through significant moments of waiting in Scripture, you will become familiar with the dynamics of such times and learn to hear God?s call to rest in his timing.

Number of Studies: 8

The Armor of God, By Douglas Connelly
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The Armor of God

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by Douglas Connelly

In this eight-session study, Douglas Connelly unpacks the apostle Paul's description of the armor of God in Ephesians 6, the clearest description anywhere in Scripture of believers' resources for spiritual battle. Readers will explore the context of Ephesians 6 along with additional texts that help them dig deeper into each theme.

Number of Studies: 8

Heroes of Faith, By Douglas Connelly
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Heroes of Faith

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by Douglas Connelly

Abraham and Sarah. Noah. Rahab. Hebrews 11 gives us a list of role models: ordinary people who trusted God in radical ways. This eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study by Douglas Connelly on the heroes of faith will encourage you and help deepen your own trust in our great God who still keeps all his promises, so that you might live out your faith in radical ways today.

Number of Studies: 8

Seven Letters to Seven Churches, By Douglas Connelly
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Seven Letters to Seven Churches

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by Douglas Connelly

What if Jesus wrote a letter to your church? This eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study helps us engage with the words of Jesus in the seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation. Studying this Scripture with a group or individually allows us to ask some hard questions—of ourselves, of our leaders, and of the Lord.

Number of Studies: 8

Prayers of the Old Testament, By Lynne M. Baab
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Prayers of the Old Testament

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by Lynne M. Baab

Can I be honest with God when I pray? If we look at the Old Testament, the answer is surely yes. From the exuberant praise of Moses and Miriam to the desperate cries of Jeremiah, the First Testament is rich with heartfelt prayers to our Father. These eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study from Lynne M. Baab, based on prayers from seven Old Testament books, invite you to meet our mighty, loving God in fresh ways, bringing all of who you are to him.

Number of Studies: 8

Prayers of the New Testament, By Lynne M. Baab
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Prayers of the New Testament

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by Lynne M. Baab

Are your prayers stuck in a rut? In these eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study from Lynne M. Baab you'll find new words and new ways to pray through the prayers of Mary, Simeon and Anna, Peter, Paul, John and Jesus himself. Their words and patterns can serve as rich models for us in our own conversations with God, helping us get out of our ruts and onto fresh new paths of prayer.

Number of Studies: 8

Following Jesus, By Douglas Connelly
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Following Jesus

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by Douglas Connelly

This eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, Douglas Connelly looks at various metaphors for how we grow more spiritually mature in Christ, including running a race, carrying a cross, constructing a building, fighting a battle and more.

Number of Studies: 8

Good and Evil, By Douglas Connelly
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Good and Evil

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by Douglas Connelly

Douglas Connelly presents eight session LifeGuide® Bible Study on the problem of evil and how we should regard God in light of evil.

Number of Studies: 8

Images of the Spirit, By Dale Larsen and Sandy Larsen
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Images of the Spirit

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by Dale Larsen and Sandy Larsen

The Bible is clear that the Holy Spirit is a person. But how can human beings understand who he is? Scripture helps us by giving us strong word pictures of the Spirit as wind, fire, a counselor, anointing oil and more. In eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, Dale and Sandy Larsen explore images and representations of the Holy Spirit in Scripture.

Number of Studies: 8

Four Great Loves, By Judith Allen Shelly
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Four Great Loves

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by Judith Allen Shelly

As Judith Allen Shelly leads you through eight LifeGuide® Bible Study sessions, she points out tangible ways to love and serve the God who loves you perfectly and who longs for you to know him more intimately.

Number of Studies: 8

Spiritual Gifts, By R. Paul Stevens
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Spiritual Gifts

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by R. Paul Stevens

In this eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, R. Paul Stevens helps you to recognize your spiritual gifts and leads you to use those gifts to glorify God in your relationships, your work and your world.

Number of Studies: 8

The Lord's Prayer, By Douglas Connelly
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The Lord's Prayer

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by Douglas Connelly

When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, he gave them what is now known as "the Lord's Prayer." What is the Lord's Prayer to you? Is it a formal prayer that you repeat only during Sunday morning worship? Has it become so familiar that you hardly think about its meaning? In this eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study Douglas Connelly unpacks the Lord's Prayer section by section with additional texts that help you dig deeper into Jesus' teaching about how to pray.

Number of Studies: 8

Encountering Jesus, By Douglas Connelly
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Encountering Jesus

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by Douglas Connelly

In this eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, Douglas Connelly examines the stories of how eight people--among them a scholar, a failure, a blind man and an adulteress--found their lives changed forever when they met Jesus Christ. Looking at their lives can give you hope when you find yourself dealing failure or with an emptiness nothing in life seems to fill.

Number of Studies: 8

Ethnic Identity: Bringing Your Full Self to God, By Steve Tamayo
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Ethnic Identity

Bringing Your Full Self to God

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by Steve Tamayo

Did you know that the Bible has a great deal to say about ethnicity? In this eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, Steve Tamayo takes us through passages that open us up to difficult yet important conversations about race, culture, and ethnicity. If ethnicity is a gift from God, engaging this material may deeply transform the way we interact with family, friends, and enemies.

Number of Studies: 8

I Am: Discovering Who Jesus Is, By Douglas Connelly
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I Am

Discovering Who Jesus Is

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by Douglas Connelly

This eight-session LifeGuide® Bible, Douglas Connelly looks at the "I Am" statements of Jesus. In the midst of friends' grief, a crowd's hunger and followers' fear, Jesus made some bold claims: "I am the Resurrection." "I am the Bread of Life." "I am the Way." His claims are still true in our grief, fear and uncertainty. This LifeGuide® Bible studies helps us see Jesus more clearly and live with hope and confidence because of who he is.

Number of Studies: 8



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