Bible Study Topics

If you have decided to start a bible study group and are not sure what exactly to study, don’t worry. There are plenty of topics, ideas, concepts and stories to learn from, even if they are something you’ve heard before. Here are some ideas to help you determine what you’d like to study when you form a new bible study group.

After you’ve gotten a few folks together who would like to participate in your bible study, ask them if there is anything they would like to learn about or discuss. You may find there is a common theme and find your answer right away. If you are fortunate enough to have a unanimous vote for a bible study topic, you can head out to your local Christian bookstore or check online retailers to find a bible study guide book and perhaps some workbooks or journals.

The guide book will help you organize and run the actual study group on the night you meet and will guide you through the process of verses or books to read and ideas to discuss along with questions for group interaction. A workbook or journal is for each participant to take home and work on during the week before the next study meeting. Many include daily prayers and study verses to help make the topic of study more applicable to daily life and routines.

If you can’t think of a topic to study, go ahead and browse through a retail outlet to find some topics that are interesting to you. Make a list and present them to your friends who are participating in the study and let them vote on what they’d like to study. This can help narrow down your choices and you can make the final decision. Consider your budget and everyone else’s budget before purchasing a very expensive study that may include books, workbooks and video tapes, vigrx plus pill, food and entertainment.

Men and women may have differing interests on study topics. If you have an all-male study group, you can study the characteristics of Christ or the nature of God the Father. An all-women study group can discuss the virtues of a Proverbs 31 woman or bible heroines. Mixed-gender groups can study any number of topics including bible history or forgiveness.

With the availability of the internet, you have a whole world of knowledge at your fingertips and this can be a helpful tool when planning your bible study. One idea for a study is to reread the foundation stories of the bible like Noah’s Ark, Daniel in the Lion’s Den and the Good Samaritan.

While these may be stories reserved for children’s church, taking a fresh look at them as an adult can give you a new perspective of the story. Use the internet to research the historical facts of Biblical times. What did a lion’s den look like? Who came up with this idea? What is gopher wood and how big is a cubit anyway?

Above all, enjoy yourselves and ask God to open your eyes and give you wisdom as you study and research His word!

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Assurance Church is a home church that meets in Cypress, Texas, a suburb of Houston.  We are fairly small, close to 20 in number.

There are many different expressions of home church.  Ours is pastored by an ordained minister.  We have a specific worship time with a worship service format.  However, we always try to be led by the Holy Spirit and allow Him to interrupt our “format” if we are getting too structured.

We are a simple church.  What is a simple church?  Simple church is a way of doing church…it keeps the focus on what is important and all the other things that tend to “become” church but really aren’t…. get left behind!

For instance: Money and Tithing aren’t really an issue.  We meet in a home (although simple churches can meet anywhere: park, coffee shop, mall, wherever).  We don’t really need to make the payment on a building or worry about keeping the lights on!  If you would like to give, we have an offering plate available.

There isn’t the need to ”high pressure” someone into coming to/coming back to church.  If you visit and you don’t like it, that’s cool!  We know that people worship Jesus in many different types of church.  The great thing about Houston is that you have many choices – but you need to make one!

This next reason goes along with the above….  Because we are not trying to “build” a big church.  We don’t compromise our message.  We try to follow the Bible in an orthodox, protestant tradition.

The flip side of this is that we can make and keep some close relationships.  We are accountable to each other.  You can’t come to a simple church and hide in the stadium seating!  We have some cool fellowship: eating, praying, reading, singing and just hanging out with each other.

On Sunday morning, service starts at 10:15 a.m.. We start the service off with contemporary praise and worship music and then break for about 7-10 minutes for some coffee and fellowship. After our break, we come back to discuss a chapter that we have all read in the week (you don’t have to share if you don’t want to).  Then, we have a Biblical message. The service time can last anywhere from 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email.