The Bible: Studies on People in the Bible

Is the Bible relevant? It is striking how much we can resonate with the problems that the people in the Bible faced. To find help with your problems of rejection, fear, failure, abuse, anxiety, social pressure, depression, and difficult circumstances, look to the people of the Bible and see how God met them.

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  • You Were Made for This Moment (Max Lucado)

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    Study of a Book of the Bible: Esther
    This study was born in a hard season—a pandemic that locked down the world, compounded by the ancient sin of racism and the volcano of rage it ignited. Perhaps you have wondered if the lingering effects of this season would ever end. If so, God has a six-lette...

  • Jesus - The God Who Knows Your Name (Max Lucado)

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    For thirty-three years Jesus felt everything that we have ever felt: weakness, weariness, rejections. He got colds. His feet grew tired. His head ached. To think of Jesus in such terms, says Max Lucado, almost seems irreverent. It is much easier to keep the humanity out of the incarnation. Clean ...

  • Out of the Cave (Chris Hodges)

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    Everyone is susceptible to depression, and we have no better experience than the pandemic to back this up. No matter how powerful, accomplished, or successful we may be, we can still succumb to fear, doubt, and a sense of hopelessness that robs us of our life’s purpose and joy. But we don’t have ...

  • Goliath Must Fall (Louie Giglio)

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    It’s likely you have a giant in your life. It’s holding you captive, intimidating you with its taunts, and stealing your joy. Adversaries such as fear, anger, addiction, and others can stake a claim and, before you know it, gain a foothold in your heart. How do you silence these giants once and f...

  • Hard Good (Lisa Whittle)

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    Study of Bible Characters: Saul & David.

    Hard things...we don't like them, but they can become the keys to our greatest usability in the kingdom of God. We see in the lives of David and Saul examples of one who let God make good out of the hard, and one who ran away and refused the growth the ha...

  • The Daniel Dilemma (Chris Hodges)

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    In this six-session video Bible study, Chris Hodges examines the dilemma facing all Christians today: how can we influence a world that rejects everything we believe while still standing for God's truth? Chris looks at the lives of Daniel and Jesus, showing how we can stand for our biblical belie...

  • The Three-Mile Walk (Banning Liebscher)

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    Study of a Bible Character: Jonathan.

    With a heart-stirring message and compelling stories, founder of Jesus Culture and pastor Banning Liebscher will equip you with practical guidance to be and do all that God has called you to. The Three-Mile Walk draws from the biblical story of David's frien...

  • Known by Name: Hagar (Jada Edwards, Nicole Johnson, Kasey Van Norman)

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    The women in the Bible asked the same three questions we all still ask today: How does everyone else see me? How do I see myself? How does God see me?

    Hagar’s story, found in Genesis 16, is a story of cultural victimization. She was betrayed, abandoned, and scorned. Her response? She did what mo...

  • Known by Name: Naomi (Jada Edwards, Nicole Johnson, Kasey Van Norman)

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    The women in the Bible asked the same three questions we all still ask today: How does everyone else see me? How do I see myself? How does God see me?

    Naomi’s story, found in the book of Ruth, is a story of lost identity. She lost her husband and her sons, which in her culture left her completel...

  • Known by Name: Rahab (Jada Edwards, Nicole Johnson, Kasey Van Norman)

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    The women in the Bible asked the same three questions we all still ask today: How does everyone else see me? How do I see myself? How does God see me?

    Rahab’s story, found in the book of Joshua, is a story of a girl boss, an assertive, confident woman who did what she had to do to provide for he...

  • Joseph (Michelle McKinney Hammond)

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    This study will be removed from Study Gateway on July 24. Please complete the study before then to avoid any interruption.

    We all have dreams for how our lives will—or should—turn out. Many times these are dreams that have been impressed on us by God himself. But when will they stop being dreams...

  • Make Your Move (Lynn Cowell)

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    Study of Bible Characters: Various Women.

    Leave behind all the unnecessary insecurity this world induces and find confidence in God alone. Lynn Cowell demonstrates the practical life application of lessons learned from six stories in the Bible of women who set their confidence in God. She teache...

  • Restless (Jennie Allen)

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    Jennie Allen gives you a practical plan to identify the threads of your life and intentionally weave them together for God's glory and purposes. Using the story of Joseph, Jennie explains how his suffering, gifts, story, and relationships fit into the greater story of God—and how our stories can ...

  • The Daniel Prayer (Anne Graham Lotz)

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    In this six-session video Bible study, bestselling author Anne Graham Lotz looks at the life of Daniel and unpacks the prayer he prayed in Daniel 9. Unlike the everyday now-I-lay-me-down-to-sleep kind of prayer, this is a prayer birthed under pressure. A prayer in which the pray-ers return to the...

  • The Jesus I Never Knew (Philip Yancey)

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    In this six-session video video-based study, the drama and immediacy of motion pictures are used to compare well- and little-known film portraits of Jesus with the Jesus of the Bible. In each session, you'll obtain fresh, uncluttered perspectives on history's central figure—his radical claims, hi...

  • Fight (Craig Groeschel)

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    Study of a Bible Character: Samson.

    Uncover who you really are—a man created with a warrior’s heart in the image of God—and learn to stand up and fight for what’s right. Find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fight—the ones that determine the state of your heart, the quality...

  • Expecting to See Jesus (Anne Graham Lotz)

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    Study of Bible Characters: Various.

    Anne Graham Lotz teams up with Crawford Loritts and Henry Blackaby to discuss how the lives of Biblical characters such as King Josiah, Ezekiel, Moses, David, Isaiah, Ezra, and Nehemiah demonstrate different aspects of revival. If you want to experience a deep...

  • The Longing In Me (Sheila Walsh)

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    Study of a Bible Character: David.

    Do your longings have you going around in circles? You vowed to never repeat the same mistakes, yet here you are again, right where you started. What is it that keeps drawing you back? In this six-session video-based study, Sheila Walsh shows that it's our long...

  • The Magnificent Obsession (Anne Graham Lotz)

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    Study of a Bible Character: Abraham.

    Are you restless in your spirit, with a nagging sense that there just has to be more? Anne Graham Lotz has known this struggle, too. As she searched for answers to her heart’s yearning and emptiness, Abraham walked out of the pages of her Bible and into her ...

  • The Prodigal God (Timothy Keller)

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    Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller opens your eyes to the powerful message of Jesus' best-known—and least understood—parable. The Prodigal God is a revelation of the very heart of the gospel: God's radical love for sinners of every kind. Taking you and your small group or...

  • The Prodigal Son (John MacArthur)

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    Two thousand years ago, Jesus told a simple story about a father and his two sons. This tale stands out because it is a story about each of us and our struggle with sin. Whether we identify with the rebellion of the younger son or the self-righteousness of the older brother, we all are in need of...

  • The Storm Inside (Sheila Walsh)

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    Study of Bible Characters: Various Women.

    We all face storms in life. Many times, these storms devastate us and leave us torn apart beyond recognition. Heartbreak. Fear. Regret. Insecurity. Shame. When these emotions well up inside, it’s difficult to believe we will make it through. We have an e...

  • Twelve Women of the Bible (TerKeurst, Morgan, Stevens, Brown, Zacharias, Fincher

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    It's not easy being a woman in today's world. The demands and expectations you face can be overwhelming. And deep within, there is a longing to meet with God and be changed in his presence. Through powerful insights from six trusted Bible teachers—Lysa TerKeurst, Jonalyn Fincher, Naomi Zacharias,...

  • Twelve More Women of the Bible (Ehman, Harper, Feinberg, Olthoff, Hurst, Joseph)

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    Beautifully honest! That's what the Bible is. And the women you meet in the Bible, including those you will learn from in this study, will impress, surprise, and inspire you. Their lives were not perfect—and your life will not be perfect either. But their journeys of faith help you find your way ...