Faith Development

Life Change Series

The Life Change Bible Study series cover all the books of the Old Testament and New Testament Bible:

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The Old Testament

Genesis1. Genesis

The first book of God’s revelation to man is a book of “Genesis” – beginnings. God creates the heavens, the earth, man and woman. But rebellion breaks out, and God begins the task of mending His relationship with mankind. The events that unfold in this extraordinary book give form to the entire Bible, right to the end of Revelation and God’s plan for the new beginning.

2. Exodus

Exodus – part 2 in the story of humanity’s redemption – tells how God brought Israel up out of slavery to men, and allowed them to become His servants. And through miraculous deliverance and covenant law, the Redeemer is revealed. The book of “Exodus” contains many valuable insights for us today, including God’s methods for dealing with rebellion, His shaping of Moses into a servant leader, governing principles for the just treatment of others, and guidelines for pure and wholehearted worship.

3. Leviticus & Numbers

The books of Leviticus and Numbers are not easy to study. For one thing, no book of the Old Testament presents a greater challenge to the modern reader than Leviticus, which requires imagination to picture the ceremonies that form the bulk of the book. But, it is important to understand the rituals in Leviticus. First, they enshrine and teach values and ideas that a society holds most dear. Second, these values are foundational for understanding New Testament concepts of sin, sacrifice, and atonement related to the death of Christ. The book of Numbers recounts the long and eventful stretch of time spent by the people of Israel near Mount Sinai, where God prepared them for entering the Promised Land. But their journey is sidetracked for four decades spent in the wilderness.

4. Deuteronomy

Second Timothy 3:16-17 tells us that all Scripture “is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Deuteronomy is one of the four Old Testament books most quoted in the New Testament. It is essentially a series of sermons Moses gave to the people of Israel before he died. The lessons of this study explore Moses’ teachings and how they can apply to our lives today.

5. Joshua

For centuries God promised to give the land of Canaan to the family of Abraham. With the seasoned commander Joshua as His general, the Lord leads His army to take possession of its inheritance. This Bible study on the book of Joshua examines the unforgettable lessons God taught His people about Himself and what it means to be a citizen of His Kingdom.

6. Ruth & Esther

Is God really sovereign? Can individuals make a difference in the world? A young girl named Ruth and a middle-aged man named Boaz would answer “yes” to both questions. Years later, a Jew named Mordecai and his cousin Esther saved their nation by also saying “yes.” These stories still inspire believers to affect the world by trusting God.

7. 1 & 2 Samuel

Things look bleak for Israel: military attacks threaten from the outside while moral corruption destroys from within. But God will use three men to guide the nation through these bad times into the next stage of His perfect plan. In this Bible study on the books of 1 and 2 Samuel, you’ll learn about the establishment of monarchy in Israel and the rich spiritual legacy David has left us.

8. 1 & 2 Kings

The history of Israel is filled with stories of corrupt kings, a divided kingdom, and exile. However, God’s sovereignty shines through as He uses broken people to achieve His purposes. The books of 1 and 2 Kings are at the initial wrap-up and climax of the great overarching history of a world created by God and of a particular people in it who were handpicked by Him. The lessons of this Bible study follow the chronological events of Israel’s eventual downfall, teaching valuable lessons about God’s will and character.

9. Job

The worst possible calamities have befallen Job: financial ruin, his children’s death, an agonizing disease. And a disaster worse than these: the God who was once his friend is now silent and the apparent cause of his sufferings. This Bible study is for anyone who has ever suffered unexplained tragedy and wants to wrestle to a deeper intimacy with God. It also speaks to every believer what faith is truly about.

10. Psalms

“Lord, teach us to pray.” The book of Psalms is an answer to that prayer, leading those who study it into new emotional depth in their prayer and their daily lives. Your prayers will be enriched and you will acquire a richer revelation of the God who invites you into a lifelong conversation.

Proverbs11. Proverbs

The book of Proverbs contains a wealth of practical wisdom for everyday living. This Bible study explores the book of Proverb's timeless teachings and helpful guidelines on many aspects of personal conduct imaginable, including goodness and sin, wealth and poverty, the tongue, pride and humility, friendships and family, justice, vengeance, strife, gluttony, love and lust, laziness, friendship, life and death.

12. Ecclesiastes

We want our lives to have meaning, so we try to find significance through worldly pursuits. We may even feel satisfied for a time. But when those moments fade—and they always do—the emptiness returns. As long as we view life from a human perspective, nothing really matters. That’s why it’s easy to relate to the author of Ecclesiastes when he declares everything to be meaningless. His journey is our journey. The book of Ecclesiastes will teach you how to live in an unjust world dedicated to the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, and power. You’ll see that trying to find satisfaction through pleasure, work, or intellect is fruitless—but that life with God at the centre is fulfilling. By examining the text’s meanings and interpretations, you will discover that Ecclesiastes points us toward Jesus, the ultimate answer to the emptiness we all experience.

13. Songs of Solomon

This book is a series of lyric poems on the theme of love between man and woman. It is often “described” as reflecting God’s love for Israel, and of Christ’s love for his bride, the church. Personal love to Christ is the greatest need of the Church today.

14. Isaiah

Throughout the life of the prophet Isaiah, he preached God’s righteousness, warned of the judgment of sin, and comforted his people with the knowledge of God’s love, His longing to forgive, and all the glories in store for those who remained faithful to him. This is a book to read and learn in a responsive manner – to heed the warnings and threats and grasp hold of the promises.

15. Jeremiah & Lamentations

Jeremiah and Lamentations tell the story of God’s judgment during a bleak period in Judah’s history. While painting a vivid picture of human loneliness and suffering, these Old Testament books also reveal the beautiful hope found only in God. This Bible study begins with a thorough examination of Jeremiah, one of the most autobiographical books in the Bible. By studying the “weeping prophet” and his faithfulness to his calling, who or what you obey will become clearer. The final chapter examines Lamentations, its lyrical style, and the deep sorrow its life-changing lessons convey.

16. Ezekiel

In this book, Ezekiel, the prophet to the exiles in Babylon prophesized about the inevitability of judgment and the fall of Jerusalem in a meticulous and orderly manner. In the last few chapters, he also stressed about God’s intention to resurrect and restore the nation. Ezekiel was an extraordinary man, a visionary and utterly obedient to God and his message is consistent throughout.

17. Daniel

How do we hold on to godliness when the world we live in is so anti-Christian? And where is God anyway? Is He really sovereign? In studying the book of Daniel, you will see how to live with influence and trust in God’s sovereignty when the world seems to have gone mad. The book of Daniel is rich in historical context, purpose, structure, and meaning. This Bible study applies ancient wisdom to current needs and issues Christians face.

18. Minor Prophets 1

Discover what the Bible says—not what someone else thinks it says—and develop the skills and desire to dig even deeper into God’s Word. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah in this course. Study notes and questions for insight and reflection are provided.

19. Minor Prophets 2

Discover what the Bible says—not what someone else thinks it says—and develop the skills and desire to dig even deeper into God’s Word. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the books of Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi in this course. Study notes and questions for insight and reflection are provided.

20. Nehemiah

The book of “Nehemiah” tells of the return of Israel to Jerusalem after seventy years of exile. Nehemiah left his position of honour, being the cupbearer in the court of the Persian king, to return to rebuild Jerusalem. His work was miraculously done in fifty-two days despite its dilapidated situation and fierce opposition from the enemy. Nehemiah was a reformer, man of prayer, fearless, courageous, and an inspirational leader. There are many things that we can learn in our Christian living, from this man of God.

The New Testament

Matthew1. Matthew

The book of Matthew forms a natural bridge between the Old and New Testaments with its emphasis on the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. From the visit of the Magi to the words of the Great Commission, the larger sphere and interests of the Messiah are clear. Explore the life and character of Jesus in this study that has impacted so many lives.

2. Mark

Mark vigorously defends the claim that Jesus was the true Messiah and that His own people, the Jews, rejected Him because He came not as the glorious warrior - king they expected but as a servant. This Bible study of the book of Mark shows us a powerful message of salvation, inspiration, and encouragement.

3. Luke

Luke reveals Jesus as the Man who came to save all. His vivid, fast-moving report offers a gospel of reconciliation and celebration. This study traces Luke’s story from the announcement of Jesus’ birth, through His ministry in Galilee, and His training of the disciples on the way to Jerusalem, to His submission to the crucifixion and His ultimate triumph in the resurrection.

4. John

Who was Jesus? During His lifetime, no one understood His mission, but with a few carefully chosen incidents, the Apostle John unfolds the truth. Throughout the centuries, the portrait of Jesus that John paints has drawn men and women into committed belief and intimate relationship with the Son of God.

5. Acts

From its beginnings among Jesus’ disciples, the church exploded into a worldwide force in just a few years. How did this happen? Jesus left His followers with a mission, and the Spirit of God moved mightily through them to fulfill it. The book of “Acts” examines Luke’s account of how the Gospel spread. It challenges us to know and live out our mission in the world.

6. Romans

In the book of “Romans,” Paul unfolds God’s way to righteousness – how we can be reconciled to God and transformed into the people He means us to be. No other book in the Bible illumines so many classic, life-changing truths such as sin, salvation, grace, death, and resurrection.

7. 1 Corinthians

In this book of 1 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul wrote to a proud and prosperous church this stern reminder: take your eyes off impressive externals, and practice purity, humility and love. He gave practical instructions concerning factions, sexuality, spiritual gifts, and worship remains profoundly relevant for believers pursuing genuine spiritual maturity.

8. 2 Corinthians

The church in Corinth was divided. Some followed the Gospels and other believed the teaching of the false apostles. Paul wrote the second letter to the Corinthians to defend the Gospel of Christ by forcefully reminding his readers that what he taught was God’s truth. In doing this, Paul provided examples to Christians to defend their own leadership in times of trouble.

9. Galatians

The Galatians had come to Christ by faith, powerless to win God’s favour apart from God’s saving mercy. But certain ones were saying, “In order to keep His favor, you have to maintain His standards by your own efforts.” To safeguard the essence of the gospel, Paul reaffirms in this letter that we can only live right with God by faith in Him and His empowering presence in us.

10. Ephesians

Paul sent this call to Christian maturity to a young church needing a fuller knowledge of Christ. His letter to the Ephesians carries priceless truths about our new identity in Christ and our special calling in His body. The study on the book of Ephesians explores the book’s historical context, purpose, and meaning while teaching how to apply its powerful wisdom.

11. Philippians

While in prison for proclaiming Jesus Christ, Paul writes this joyful letter of encouragement and challenge to his “partners in the gospel,” the Christians at Philippi. His inspirational words to persevere in the work of Christ tell how to find peace and contentment in a perilous world, grow in maturity and character as you learn more about spiritual transformation.

12. Colossians & Philemon

Two crises in Colosse cause visitors to be sent to the Apostle Paul. First, an old friend brings news that false teachers are laying down rules and boasting of secret knowledge beyond the gospel. Then, a runaway slave begs Paul to ask his Christian master for mercy. The letters Paul writes to handle these dilemmas remain foundational for understanding Christ and His work in us. This study on the books of Colossians and Philemon examine how Paul exalted Christ and affirmed a truly Christian lifestyle.

13. 1 Thessalonians

The new believers in Thessalonica, despite maintaining their faith in the face of persecution, misunderstood the Second Coming of Christ. In response, the Apostle Paul wrote to them, giving them instruction about the kinds of lives they should lead in anticipation of Christ’s return. In this study of the book of 1 Thessalonians, we learn how Paul’s teaching provides helpful guidance on what it means to live the Christian life in the midst of the uncertainty of the world.

14. 2 Thessalonians

In Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians, he continues to encourage them to stand firm in the hope of Christ’s return. He assures his readers that Christ had not yet returned—despite rumors that Paul himself had said the opposite. This study of the book of 2 Thessalonians examines how Paul briefly described the circumstances that will surround Christ’s return; gives signs to look for when trying to discern rumours of the Second Coming.

15. 1 Timothy

Paul wrote to Timothy in Ephesus, encouraging him in his faith and affirming his leadership and abilities. Timothy’s work was overwhelming, so Paul gave him a set of guidelines for choosing leadership within the congregation to help Timothy in his ministry. This study on the book of 1 Timothy looks at these guidelines that provide today’s church with the most thorough instruction for choosing strong and godly leaders.

16. 2 Timothy

From a Roman prison shortly before his execution, the Apostle Paul wrote to encourage a beloved disciple, Timothy who is guiding the church Paul founded at Ephesus. Timothy faces persecution from pagans, strife among believers, and counterfeit teachers. This study of 2 Timothy examines Paul’s last words of counsel that continue to instruct and inspire all who seek and serve God.

17. Titus

To a faithful disciple establishing a young church, the Apostle Paul wrote earnestly of the need for Christians to put doctrine into practice - to behave in ways that would “make the teaching about God our Saviour attractive.” This study of the book of Titus examines Paul’s guidance for choosing Christian leaders and training church members, an inspiring call for all Christians to live out their faith in good works prepared for God’s people.

Hebrews18. Hebrews

Jewish Christians were under fire from their non-Christian kinsmen for neglecting the Jewish traditions. Faced with hostility, the loss of jobs, and worse, many were tempted to hide their faith in Christ, and revert back to the Jewish customs. Then a trusted mentor reminded them in a strong, clear letter that Christ is far superior to anything Judaism offers. The letter to the Hebrews reigns unchallenged as the New Testament’s finest commentary on the relationship between Christ and the New Testament. Its stirring message will challenge you to live wholeheartedly for Him in every situation.

19. James

We are reborn into the family of God by faith. But God wants more than justified infants: He wants mature daughters and sons. This study focuses on James’s exhortation to Christians of every age to keep growing up spiritually. This is also an excellent resource for leaders.

20. 1 Peter

For Christians facing ridicule in a pagan world, it was difficult to focus on their “living hope.” Peter wrote to remind these hard-pressed Christians of their rich identities in Christ and to encourage them to face their sufferings with Christ-like character. This study on 1 Peter examines Peter’s heartfelt challenge to practical Christianity.

21. 2 Peter & Jude

The early church had learned how to deal with persecution from outside the community, but needed help defending themselves against those who would destroy their community from the inside. This study on the books of Peter and Jude uncovers their message of encouragement to stand firm in faith and holding to the promise that Jesus would someday return.

22. 1, 2 & 3 John

When false teachers began to undermine the faith of Christians at the end of the first century, the Apostle John responded with hard-hitting words about righteousness, love, and truth. His message continues to expose falsehood and give true Christians confidence in their relationship with God.

23. Revelations

For believers feeling pressured to renounce or water down their faith, God gave the apostle John a series of visions as a call to stand firm. The book of Revelation unveils what will happen in the end and tells of the glory that awaits those who remain faithful. This Bible study gives us a glimpse of God’s majesty in the end times and the defeat of evil. We will learn more about heaven, hell, angels, spiritual warfare, and everything that is included in Revelation.