Bible Studies

James: Mercy Triumphs

By Beth Moore

Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. In other ways James more closely resembles the Book of Proverbs than any New Testament book. Come along with Beth Moore on a journey to get to know both the man and the Book of James. You will never be the same again.

Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer. Plus, Beth introduces a 5-tiered study approach that she has never done before.

 

Format: Workbook and DVD
Length: 8 weeks
This study is available to rent for MBC Tysons Groups. Please contact tysonssmallgroups@mcleanbible.org.

Living in a Pluralistic Society: Judges, Daniel & Joseph

By Tim Keller

Israel had strong leadership under Moses and Joshua during the exodus, and later under David and Solomon in the monarchy. In both eras there was a strong human leader who represented God and ruled society on the basis of divine law. But in these intervening years, the Israelites lived in a “spiritually pluralistic” society. Due to Israel’s various failures, the society of Canaan was a mixture of pagan and believing peoples. There are many parallels between that situation and ours today. Largely due to the failures of the church, believers in the West find themselves living in a religiously pluralistic society. Individual Christians work and live among a great variety of gods–not only those of other formal religions, but also the gods of wealth, celebrity, pleasure, ideology, achievement.

Christians reading Judges today must ask: how can we be sure to follow God rather than the idols of our society and neighbors? How can we renew ourselves when we fail or fall?

Format: Downloadable PDF available for $10, Leader and Participant's Guides
Length: 25 weeks

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: New Testament Set

By Frank E. Gaebelein

This is a great resource in preparing to study any book in the New Testament.

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Old Testament Set

By Frank E. Gaebelein

This is a great commentary set to use as a resource for your small group.

The MacArthur New Testament Commentary 27 Volume Set

By John MacArthur

The link below will take you to a site to purchase the whole set, but you can purchase individual commentaries for the book you are studying.

The Bible Knowledge Commentary: New Testament

By John F. Walvoord & Roy B. Zuck

The Bible Knowledge Commentary: Old Testament

By John F. Walvoord & Roy B. Zuck

Bible Commentaries

If you are looking for a good commentary to help with your small group study, Will Pavone and the small groups team recommend the following site. 

http://www.bestcommentaries.com/

A good free commentary resource by Dr. Constable can be found at:

http://www.soniclight.com

 

By Faith Alone: A Study on the Characters of Hebrews 11

By Crickett Keeth

This study takes an in-depth look at the lives of those mentioned in the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11.  There are 5 days of work each week, but it is not an overwhelming amount of work.

Format: Free for download at Bible.org
Length: 8 weeks

Esther

By Beth Moore

This is a great study rich with Old Testament history and background provided by Beth Moore in a fun and thorough way. One thing to keep in mind is each DVD teaching is about an hour and the work during the week is about 2.5 hours per week.

Format: Workbook and DVD series
Length: 9 weeks
This study is available to rent for MBC Tysons Groups. Please contact tysonssmallgroups@mcleanbible.org.