Bible Study Materials

Old Testament

1 Samuel

by George and Koula Athas

Complete Study
Study 1 – The blind leading the blind (1 Samuel 1-4)
Study 2 – Putting God in a box (1 Samuel 5:1-7:14)
Study 3 – The people’s choice (1 Samuel 7:15-10:27)
Study 4 – An eye-catching king (1 Samuel 11-12)
Study 5 – Mishmash at Michmash and dismissal at Gilgal (1 Samuel 13-15)
Study 6 – The Lord’s choice (1 Samuel 16-17)
Study 7 – Loyalty and disloyalty amongst the royalty (1 Samuel 18-20)
Study 8 – Seek and destroy (1 Samuel 21-24)
Study 9 – Friend or fiend? (1 Samuel 25-27)
Study 10 – The Lord keeps his word (1 Samuel 28-31)

Chronicles

by Natalie Ray

Complete Study

Proverbs

Life with the Grain of the Universe
by Andrew Errington

It is designed for Bible study groups, but could equally be used for individual study and reflection. Proverbs is often a difficult book to approach. For the most part, it consists of individual sayings, often with no connection from one to the next. This can leave individual Christians, and Bible study leaders, somewhat stuck as to how to proceed. The aim of this series is to make things easier, and to draw out some of the teaching of Proverbs, which has great value for the life of Christ’s disciples in this age.

Complete Study

Ezekiel

City Views
by George Athas

Complete Study

Zechariah

Hope through Disappointment
by Andy Judd

Ever felt disappointed? Like God has promised big but delivered small? Well, welcome to Zechariah’s world.

Complete Study
Part 1: the night visions
Study 1 – The terrifying tradies (Zechariah 1 – 2)
Study 2 – God and sin will not share a roof (Zechariah 5 – 6:8)
Study 3 – Enter the branch (Zechariah 6:9-15)
Part 2: the oracles
Study 4 – Beyond religion (Zechariah 7)
Study 5 – A question of fasting (Zechariah 8)
Study 6 – A problem of leadership (Zechariah 11:4-17)
Study 7 – For Jerusalem (Zechariah 12 – 13:1)
Study 8 – Justice is coming (Zechariah 14)

Old Testament Overview

Previously, on Planet Earth
by Andy Judd

An overview of the Old Testament.

Complete Study

New Testament

Mark

Study 1 – Mark 1:1-15
Study 2 – Mark 2:13-3:6
Study 3 – Mark 3:7-19
Study 4 – Mark 4:1-34
Study 5 – Mark 6:1-56
Study 6 – Mark 7:1-30
Study 7 – Mark 8:1-30
Study 8 – Mark 8:31-9:8
Study 9 – Mark 11
Study 10 – Mark 12:1-12

Luke

A Quick Tour Through Luke
by Andy Judd

Complete Study

John 1-7

by Bill Salier

Complete Study

John 1-12

Light the Dark (preaching series)
by Bill Salier, Mark Wormell and Andy Judd

Complete Study
Introduction
Study 1 – John 1:1-18
Study 2 – John 1:19-34
Study 3 – John 1:35-51
Study 4 – John 2:1-11
Study 5 – John 2:12-25
Study 6 – John 3:1-21
Study 7 – John 3:22-36
Study 8 – John 4:1-42
Study 9 – John 4:43-54
Study 10 – John 5:1-18
Study 11 – John 5:19-47
Study 12 – John 6:1-29
Study 13 – John 6:25-59
Study 14 – John 6:60-70
Study 15 – John 7
Study 16 – John 8
Study 17 – John 9
Study 18 – John 10:1-21
Study 19 – John 10:22-42
Study 20 – John 11:1-45
Study 21 – John 12

John 13-22

Light the Dark (preaching series)
by Mark Wormell

Complete Study
Study 22 – John 13:1-17
Study 23 – John 13:18-38
Study 24 – John 14:1-14
Study 25 – John 14:15-31
Study 26 – John 15:1-17
Study 27 – John 15:18-27
Study 28 – John 16
Study 29 – John 17
Study 30 – John 18:1-14
Study 31 – John 18:15-27
Study 32 – John 18:28-19:6a
Study 33 – John 19:6b-42
Study 34 – John 20:1-23
Study 35 – John 20:24-31
Study 36 – John 21:1-17
Study 37 – John 21:18-25

Acts
Romans

Chapter 9
Study 1 – Not all Israel are Israel
Study 2 – Election

1 Corinthians

Ugly Beautiful
by Andrea Abeyasekera, Erica Hamence, Andy Judd, Mike Paget, Mark Wormell
as part of a preaching series

Paul urges the Corinthian church to put away division, immorality, worldliness and disorder. Instead, they should strive for unity by building each other up, remembering that both the individual and the church is the dwelling place of God’s Spirit.

Complete Study
Introduction
Study 1 – 1 Cor 1:1-9
Study 2 – 1 Cor 1:10-2:5
Study 3 – 1 Cor 1:26-2:5
Study 4 – 1 Cor 2:6-16
Study 5 – 1 Cor 3:1-20
Study 6 – 1 Cor 3:21-4:17
Study 7 – 1 Cor 4:18-5:13
Study 8 – 1 Cor 6:1-11
Study 9 – 1 Cor 6:12-20
Study 10 – 1 Cor 7:1-16
Study 11 – 1 Cor 7:17-24
Study 12 – 1 Cor 7:25-40
Study 13 – 1 Cor 8:1-13
Study 14 – 1 Cor 9:1-23
Study 15 – 1 Cor 9:24-10:22
Study 16 – 1 Cor 10:23-11:1
Study 17 – 1 Cor 11:2-16
Study 18 – 1 Cor 11:17-34
Study 19 – 1 Cor 12:1-31
Study 20 – 1 Cor 12:31-13:13
Study 21 – 1 Cor 14:1-25
Study 22 – 1 Cor 14:26-40
Study 23 – 1 Cor 15:1-11
Study 24 – 1 Cor 15:12-34
Study 25 – 1 Cor 15.35-58
Study 26 – 1 Cor 16:1-24

2 Corinthians

Chapter 4
Study

Galatians

Manuscript Discovery Method
Complete Study

2 Timothy

First Century Leadership in a Twenty-First Century World

Study 1 – Fan your Gift into Flame (1:1-14)
Study 2 – Lessons in Christian Leadership (2:1-13)
Study 3 – How to Handle the Truth (2:14-26)
Study 4 – Amusing Ourselves to Death (3:1-17)
Study 5 – The Charge to Preach the Gospel (4:1-22)

Hebrews

Got to Admit, it’s Getting Better
by Bill Salier

Complete Study

James

Background
Leaders Guide
Study 1 – Real Maturity
Study 2 – Riches and Poverty
Study 3 – Riches and Power
Study 4 – Grace and Works
Study 5 – Friendship with the World
Study 6 – Trial and Temptation

1 Peter

by Amy Donehue, Jerulin Jones Sparks, David Krebs, Bailey Dodds
as part of a preaching series

Complete Study Pack

2 Peter

Study 1 – Chapters 1-2
Study 2 – Chapter 3

Topical

Apologetics Training for Small Groups

by Andy Judd, with reference to
Alister McGrath, Bridge Building: Effective Christian Apologetics (IVP, 1992)
Andrew Ford, “Thinking About Worldview” (Moore College Philosophy 3 Course Notes)

A framework for training ordinary Christians like you and me in apologetics.
Time to run the training: about 90 minutes.

Complete Study
Worksheet

Video 1: What is Apologetics?
Video 2: Question Behind the Question
Video 3: The AC/DC Model
Video 4: Different Types of Disruption
Video 5: Some Final Tips

Being Human

by Mike Paget
as part of a preaching series on anthropology

Series Overview
Part 1: Made in the Image of God
Study 1 – Made and Loved by God
Study 2 – Made in God’s Image
Study 3 – Made as Both Body and Spirit
Part 2: Made for Relationship
Study 4 – Made to Know
Study 5 – Made to Have Friends
Study 6 – Made as Men and Women? (living with and alongside the transgender experience)
Part 3: Made Perfect, Now Broken
Study 7 – Made Complex
Study 8 – Made to Be Saved
Study 9 – Made to Live Forever but Now Broken
Part 4: Made for Story
Study 10 – Made in God’s Story
Study 11 – Made for New Life

Suggested Further Reading
Sherlock, ‘Doctrine of Humanity’
David Clines, ‘Biblical Doctrine of Man’
John Mclean on gender and sex
Patricia and Kamal Weerakoon on gender transitioning
Tim Keller, video, ‘Preaching to the Heart’
Mark Yarhouse, ‘Understanding Gender Dysphoria’

Generosity

A single study on some of Jesus’ teaching on money, based on Matthew 6:19-21.
Excerpt from the We Love studies below.

Study

Practical Help for Workers

Growth Group studies on Work and Workplaces
by Mark Wormell

Mark worked his way through university as a plumber’s labourer, working on building sites in the far western suburbs of Sydney. He then worked as a lawyer in an Australian based, international law firm from 1982-2009. He worked in its London office from 1984-86 and its Singapore office from 1987-1988. He was a partner for 21 years in Banking and Finance, and specialised in Capital Markets and Securitisation. His clients included the big 4 Australian banks, many international financial institutions and the Australian Government. He was also the staff partner for 4 years, having primary responsibility for recruitment, retention, remuneration, training and discipline. After graduating from Moore Theological College with a BD in 2013, he became Minister for Workers and Workplaces at Barneys. Now he is the Senior Minister around the corner at St John’s, Glebe.

Complete Study
Introduction
Study 1 – A theology of work
Study 2 – How do we know if we are working well?
Study 3 – Work, leisure and rest
Study 4 – Fear at work
Study 5 – Good relations at work – gossip
Study 6 – Getting on with people at work – Common Grace
Study 7 – Are there jobs Christians should not do?
Study 8 – Evangelism at work: Conversion through the workplace
Study 9 – Alcohol in the workplace

We Love

An Introduction to Christian Beliefs and Practices

Complete Study

Part 1: Christian Beliefs
Study 1 – God is love (doctrine of the Trinity)
Study 2 – We love the earth (doctrine of creation)
Study 3 – We love humanity
Study 4 – We love getting better than we deserve (doctrine of salvation)
Study 5 – We love the kingdom
Study 6 – We love the future (doctrine of resurrection)
Study 7 – We love the Holy Spirit (doctrine of the Spirit)
Part 2: Christian Practices
Study 8 – We love listening to God (doctrine of Scripture)
Study 9 – We love talking with God (practice of prayer)
Study 10 – We love other Christians (practice of fellowship)
Study 11 – We love everyone else (practice of evangelism)
Study 12 – We love sex (practice of sexual integrity)
Study 13 – We love being generous (practice of giving)
Study 14 – We love signposts (baptism and Lord’s supper)
Study 15 – We love killing sin (confession and repentance)
Study 16 – We love work