Welcome to 2021! Over the past several weeks I have had the opportunity to visit with many of the CPC Small Group Leaders. And so many of them gave me great resources for Bible Studies! So I am sharing these studies with you!
SEEING JESUS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
By Nancy Gunthrie
The Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series consist of 5 bible study guides books written by Nancy Guthrie .The series starts with The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis and the most recently published The Word of the Lord: Seeing Jesus in the Prophets.
Available on Amazon
WHO IS THIS MAN
By John Ortberg
In this five-session DVD-based small group bible study, Who Is This Man?, John Ortberg reveals how Jesus made an inescapable influence on our world and you will learn how you can make one too! This study is based on a powerful book that can be purchased on AUDIBLE as well as AMAZON.
RUN WITH THE HORSES
by Gene Peterson
In a series of profound reflections on the life of Jeremiah the prophet, Eugene Peterson explores the heart of what it means to be fully and genuinely human. In his signature pastoral style, he invites readers to grasp the biblical truth that each person's story of faith is completely original. Peterson's writing is filled with humor and self-reflection, insight and wisdom, helping to set a course for others in the quest for life at its best. CLICK HERE
The BE Series by Warren Wiersbe
Check out this powerful series on AMAZON.
MY ONE WORD: CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITH JUST ONE WORD
By Mike Ashcraft
The concept of My One Word is simple. Lose the long list of resolutions―all your sweeping promises to change―and do something about one thing this year instead of nothing about everything. CLICK HERE
CHASING VINES - Beth Moore
How has God designed you? What does a fruitful life look like during a global pandemic? Lead your women’s ministry or small group to participate in a 6-week study that teaches us how to depend on the Vine (the Father) in every season.
In her new book, Chasing Vines, Beth Moore takes you on a journey to show you how everything changes when we understand and fully embrace God’s amazing design for growing us and giving us fruitful, meaningful, abundant life. Consider this book coupled with the companion, six session Chasing Vines Group Experience which is great for small groups or individual study. The Chasing Vines Group Experience is more than a study guide, it’s a journey you don’t want to miss! CLICK HERE
THE REASON FOR GOD - Tim Keller
This six session small group Bible study captures live and unscripted conversations between Tim Keller and a group of people to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Check it out on RightNow Media.
JESUS CALLING-NOTE TAKING EDITION
Leathersoft, Black, with full Scriptures
In this bestselling devotional, the Jesus Calling Note-Taking Edition, readers will receive words of hope, encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of Jesus' unending love. The devotions are written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to each reader and are based on Jesus' own words of hope, guidance, and peace within Scripture--penned by one who loves Him and reveres His Word. Each entry is accompanied by Scripture for further reflection and meditation. Includes space to record your thoughts, prayers, and reflections! CLICK HERE
Do you believe you can actually change? Life change happens at the moment you begin a relationship with Jesus. You have been rescued. But what happens when daily temptations and distractions from following Jesus leave you feeling overwhelmed and stuck in the same discouraging patterns? This six-week study with Jennie Allen, Matt Chandler, and Oneka McClellan will help you understand the work of the Holy Spirit in your life and the process of sanctification.
EXPLORING YOUR KINGDOM CALLING, by Dave and Tod Bolsinger
Determining God’s call, or vocation, for your life can be difficult and confusing. Here, Tod Bolsinger and Dave Evans will walk you through some helpful, innovative tools to guide you on this journey. As you engage the material you’ll get “unstuck” and gain greater awareness of how God is forming you to uniquely serve your neighbor.
MEANT FOR GOOD by Megan Fate Marshman
Meant for Good is a power-packed, biblical look at the truth that you really can trust God's plan for your life--no matter what your life looks like right now. Bible teacher Megan Fate Marshman will help you discover how to stop discounting yourself from a hopeful future, start living in active dependence on God, and find your way to the good plan He has for you. This book is available on AMAZON.
Did you catch Megan’s powerful message on August 2 at CPC? CLICK HERE to watch GOD KNOWS THE PLAN.
GRACE IMMERSION by Rene Schlaepfer
Do you have a nagging sense you re never doing enough for God? Do you have a vague feeling of guilt and constant disapproval? Do you feel guilty when you enjoy yourself? Rediscover grace! CLICK HERE
Jesus Journey: 40 Days in the Footsteps of Christ by Rene Schlaepfer
Jesus is honored and even worshipped by millions, but the intent of Christ's teaching often remains obscured by our modern perspective. Seeing the ancient paths Jesus walked--learning the truth about the world he lived in--adds new dimension to his teachings.
In Jesus Journey, pastor Rene Schlaepfer takes you on a trip to the lands of the Bible. Travel with him for forty days through Israel and Jordan in these daily meditations. CLICK HERE
RESOURCES FOR UNDERSTANDING RACIAL RECONCILIATION IN AMERICA
BE THE BRIDGE By Latasha Morrison
Change begins with an honest conversation among a group of Christians willing to give a voice to unspoken hurts, hidden fears, and mounting tensions. These ongoing dialogues have formed the foundation of a global movement called Be the Bridge—a nonprofit organization whose goal is to equip the church to have a distinctive and transformative response to racism and racial division.
Along with prayers, discussion questions, and other resources to enhance group engagement, Be the Bridge presents a compelling vision of what it means for every follower of Jesus to become a bridge builder—committed to pursuing justice and racial unity in light of the gospel.
This book is available on AMAZON.
16 BRIDGE-BUILDING TIPS FOR WHITE PEOPLE.
Click here to download a pdf.
UNDER OUR SKIN: Getting Real About Race - and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us
Can it ever get better? This is the question Benjamin Watson is asking. In a country aflame with the fallout from the racial divide - in which Ferguson, Charleston, and the Confederate flag dominate the national news, daily seeming to rip the wounds open ever wider - is there hope for honest and healing conversation? CLICK HERE
YouTube Videos on Race
Holy Post - Race in America by Phil Vischer
We need to talk about race. Why are people angry? Why so upset? Didn't we elect a black president? Pass civil rights laws? Isn't racism illegal now? Three years ago Phil and his brother Rob co-taught a class that discussed issues of racial injustice. Check out this video.
Additional Resources for Understanding Racial Reconciliation in America
YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CHECK OUT THESE STUDIES
Gospel in Life by Tim Keller, 8 session DVD study. Click here for info.
Seeking Allah/Finding Jesus, 8 session DVD study. Click here for info.
Lord’s Prayer - RuthAnn Thompson pulled questions from multiple sources. Contact her at
Books in Bible:
Ecclesiastes by Tommy Nelson, 2 sessions on RNM
James by Francis Chan. 12 sessions, on RNM
Ephesians by JD Greer. 9 weeks, on RNM
Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller, 6 session DVD study
**RNM has several great marriage studies by Francis & Lisa Chan and Matt Chandler. Also videos for the wives and husbands to watch separately.
Ready to Launch by JD Greer, on RNM
It Starts at Home by Matt Chandler, on RNM
Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel, on RNM
Effective Parenting in a Defective World by Chip Ingram, on RNM
Tough Guys, Drama Queens by Mark Gregston. 9 session DVD study
Seamless by Angie Smith
Restless by Jennie Allen
Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst
Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer
Good for newly formed Groups:
Community by Andy Stanley/NorthPoint Church, 8 week DVD study
Good for Groups with people young in their faith:
Starting Point by Andy Stanley. 8 week DVD study
Finding my Purpose in Life by Rick Warren. 6 week DVD study
Current Sermon Series
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For more study options, contact Heather Muncy at