New Testament Characters
New Testament Characters
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Number of Studies: 10
  • Published: July 02, 2003
  • Item Code: 3069
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3069-5

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  • A throwaway woman
  • A blind beggar
  • A prison guard
  • A doubting disciple
  • An elderly couple

They were ordinary people. Some were never even mentioned by name. Yet they were all touched by Jesus.

In this ten-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, Carolyn Nystrom introduces you to the fascinating men and women of the New Testament. As you enter into their stories, you'll discover how you too can be touched by the Savior.

This revised LifeGuide Bible Study features additional questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with expanded leader's notes and a "Now or Later" section in each study.

For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions—making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.


Getting the Most Out of New Testament Characters
1. Anna and Simeon: Growing Old with God - Luke 2:21-40
2. A Throwaway Woman: Redeemed by Christ - John 8:1-11
3. A Blind Beggar: Seeing Jesus with Open Eyes - John 9
4. Mary Magdalene: Loving Jesus in Practical Ways - Luke 8:1-3; Mark 15: 37-47; John 20: 1-18
5. Thomas: Disciple of Doubt - John 14:1-7; 20:19-31
6. Simon: Bargaining with God - Acts 8:9-25
7. A Jailer: Getting Free from Internal Prisons - Acts 16:6-40
8. Priscilla Aquila: Practicing Hospitality - Acts 18; Romans 16:3-5
9. Governor Felix: Saying "Wait" to God - Acts 24
10. Philemon: Bridging Barriers to Brotherhood - Philemon
Leader's Notes


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Carolyn Nystrom

Carolyn Nystrom (MA, Wheaton College) has written more than eighty books, Bible study guides, and children's titles. She coauthored Praying with theologian J. I. Packer and Is the Reformation Over with scholar Mark Noll. She is also the author of the LifeGuide Bible Studies 1& 2 Peter and JudeMoney and Work, Friendship, Listening to God and more.

In addition to actively serving in her church, she has been a foster parent, an elementary schoolteacher, the stated clerk of her EPC presbytery, and a book editor. Carolyn lives in northern Illinois with her husband, and they have four grown children.