LifeGuide® Studies

LifeGuide® Bible studies from InterVarsity Press provide solid biblical content and raise thought-provoking issues for individual or group benefit.



1 & 2 Peter and Jude
1 & 2 Peter and Jude

The writers of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude understand how difficult it is to grow into maturity. In 12 studies Carolyn Nystrom leads you through these letters to show how God provides direction and comfort when you travel dark roads.

Abiding in Christ
Abiding in Christ

In 8 studies, trusted guides J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom lead you through a study of Jesus’ farewell to his disciples in John 14-17.

Abraham: Hearing God's Call
Abraham: Hearing God's Call

Nine inductive Bible studies from InterVarsity on Abraham’s life.

Acts 1-12: God’s Power in Jerusalem & Judea
Acts 1-12: God’s Power in Jerusalem & Judea

These 12 inductive Bible studies lead you through the first half of Acts. You will discover how the Spirit that empowered the first believers is still working in your life and ministry.

Acts 13-28: God’s Power at the Ends of the Earth
Acts 13-28: God’s Power at the Ends of the Earth

These 12 inductive Bible studies lead you through the second half of Acts. You will discover how the Spirit that empowered the first believers is still working in your life and ministry.

Advent of the Savior
Advent of the Savior

Six inductive Bible studies focus on the birth of Christ—God’s promises fulfilled and God’s love revealed.

Angels
Angels

In 8 intriguing studies, Douglas Connelly explores with you what the Bible really says about angels, including their service to God and their ministry to people.

Christian Beliefs
Christian Beliefs

Twelve inductive Bible studies introduce you to twelve key tenets of the Christian faith.

Christian Community
Christian Community

In 10 studies, Rob Suggs leads us to grow in community—loving and nurturing one another, and in reflecting Christ's love to the world around us.

Christian Leadership
Christian Leadership

John Stott offers 9 studies that invite you to read 1 Corinthians 1-4 as an object lesson from the early church’s most influential leader—the apostle Paul.

Christian Virtues
Christian Virtues

Nine inductive Bible studies from InterVarsity lead you to investigate the key Christian virtues.

Colossians & Philemon - New!
Colossians & Philemon - New!

Dig into these ten studies to gain a new appreciation for fulfillment in Christ.

1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians

These 13 inductive Bible studies show you how the issues facing the Corinthian church are similar to those your church struggles with, and practical advice for how to overcome those challenges together.

2 Corinthians: Finding Strength in Weakness
2 Corinthians: Finding Strength in Weakness

These eleven studies show you how this foundational Christian disciple learned to rely on God’s great promise: “My grace is sufficient for you.”



Couples of the Old Testament
Couples of the Old Testament

Nine inductive Bible studies from InterVarsity profile men and women in relationship.

The Cross
The Cross

These 13 inductive Bible studies show you how the cross transforms everything.

Daniel: Spiritual Living in a Secular World
Daniel: Spiritual Living in a Secular World

In twelve inductive Bible studies, you will learn what it takes to remain loyal to godly values and effect change in an unbelieving society.

David
David

This 12-session study explores how to develop a heart for God.

Decisions: Seeking God's Guidance
Decisions: Seeking God's Guidance

If you sometimes wish that God would make decisions for you, these 9 studies are for you.

Deuteronomy: Becoming Holy People
Deuteronomy: Becoming Holy People

These twelve studies Stephen D. Eyre leads you to explore the story told in Deuteronomy—the story of God's people seeking after him.

Distorted Images of God
Distorted Images of God

This 8-session study will restore your vision of God.

Ecclesiastes
Ecclesiastes

This 12-session study is all about our chase for meaning in life.

Elijah: Living Securely in an Insecure World
Elijah: Living Securely in an Insecure World

In these 8 studies on Elijah’s life, Douglas Connelly helps you look beyond the insecurity of the world to our sovereign God who reigns forever.

Encountering Jesus
Encountering Jesus

A scholar, a failure, a blind man, and an adulterer find their lives changed forever when they meet Jesus Christ.

End Times
End Times

In 13 studies R. Paul Stevens leads you to examine for yourself what the Bible says about end times. Along the way you’ll learn what you can do now to be ready for the future—whatever it holds.

Ephesians: Wholeness for a Broken World
Ephesians: Wholeness for a Broken World

Eleven inductive Bible studies show you how to pray your heart to God—doubts, fears, anger, praise, remorse, thankfulness.

Esther: Character Under Pressure
Esther: Character Under Pressure

Nine inductive Bible studies from InterVarsity about the story of Esther, and how godly character develops under pressure.

Evangelism: A Way of Life
Evangelism: A Way of Life

These 12 studies will help you discover creative ways to share the gospel in your everyday situations and surroundings.

Exodus 1-19: Liberating God’s People
Exodus 1-19: Liberating God’s People

In these twelve studies on the first half of Exodus, you’ll encounter Israel’s story of hardship and hope, discovering along with Israel that God—and God alone—is worthy of trust.

Exodus 20-40: Teaching God's People
Exodus 20-40: Teaching God's People

In these twelve studies on the second half of Exodus, you’ll encounter Israel’s story of hardship and hope, discovering along with Israel that God—and God alone—is worthy of trust.

Faith: Depending on God
Faith: Depending on God

These nine studies on people who struggle with faith and on the teachings of faithful people will encourage you in your journey to deeper trust.

Following Jesus
Following Jesus

In 8 studies Douglas Connelly leads you through various metaphors for our responsibility to grow spiritually mature in Christ, including running a race, carrying a cross, constructing a building, fighting a battle, and more.

Forgiveness: Making Peace with the Past
Forgiveness: Making Peace with the Past

These eight studies lead you to discover, understand and practice what the Bible says about forgiveness.

Four Great Loves
Four Great Loves

These 8 Bible studies bring us back to the four great loves of Christian life: the love of God, the love of God’s Word, the love of God’s people and the love of God’s purposes in the world.

Friendship
Friendship

This 10-session study digs into stories of friends who grew side by side.

Galatians
Galatians

This 11-session Bible study will help you understand that God fully accepts you.

Genesis 1-25:Creation, Abraham & Isaac
Genesis 1-25:Creation, Abraham & Isaac

Consider what it means that the One who called the world into being also calls you to serve him.

Genesis 25-50: Jacob & Joseph
Genesis 25-50: Jacob & Joseph

Focusing on the second half of Genesis, consider what it means that the One who called the world into being also calls you to serve him.

God's Comfort
God's Comfort

This 9-session study explores how we meet God in our struggles.

God’s Word: Power to Shape Our Lives
God’s Word: Power to Shape Our Lives

Cindy Bunch has written 9 studies to help you experience the variety of ways Scripture can meet your desire for spiritual connection and growth.

Good & Evil
Good & Evil

These 8 studies by Douglas Connelly are meant to build your trust in him for the days you need it most.

Grief - New!
Grief - New!

Nine sessions on how God helps us in our times of sorrow

Growing Older & Wiser
Growing Older & Wiser

Nine inductive Bible studies reveal how God can effectively and powerfully use Christians who have grown wiser with the passing years.

Heaven: Finding Our True Home
Heaven: Finding Our True Home

These eight Bible studies provide a biblical perspective on heaven.

Hebrews: Race to Glory
Hebrews: Race to Glory

Thirteen inductive Bible studies in Hebrews offer you—and all of today’s faith-weary Christians—the encouragement you need to stay in the faith-race.

Heroes of Faith - New!
Heroes of Faith - New!

Study 8 heroes of faith from Hebrews in this 8-session study.

Hope - New!
Hope - New!

In 8 studies, Jack Kuhatschek will lead you through a study that will allow the great hope you have in Jesus Christ to confront your doubts, calm your fears and fill you with joyous anticipation.

Hosea: God's Persistent Love - New!
Hosea: God's Persistent Love - New!

As these 12 studies lead you through the fascinating Old Testament story of Hosea, you’ll see how a godly man’s unfailing love for his wayward wife illustrates God’s unconditional, “no-holds-barred” love. Even when you rebel, disobey, or make a mistake, God is relentless to pursue you.

Hospitality: God’s Call to Compassion
Hospitality: God’s Call to Compassion

Nine inductive Bible studies from InterVarsity on hospitality.

How to Lead a LifeGuide® Bible Study
How to Lead a LifeGuide® Bible Study

This FREE guide will help you lead a great Bible study.

I Am: Discovering Who Jesus Is
I Am: Discovering Who Jesus Is

8 studies leading you through the "I Am" statements of Jesus

Images of Christ
Images of Christ

These 10 studies lead you to know and respond to the reality behind the images—Christ himself—in new and deeper ways.

Images of God
Images of God

10 studies, each focusing on a different power and peaceful aspect of our Lord.

Images of the Spirit
Images of the Spirit

As you go through these 8 Bible studies, you will find that you can have a real relationship with the third person of the Trinity.

Integrity: Living the Truth
Integrity: Living the Truth

Ten inductive Bible studies remind you how highly God values truth and equip you to live with integrity.

Isaiah: Finding Hope in Troubled Times
Isaiah: Finding Hope in Troubled Times

Eleven inductive Bible studies on the second half of Isaiah show you how to dig deeper into the prophet's revolutionary message of repentance, forgiveness and hope.

Isaiah: Trusting God in Troubled Times
Isaiah: Trusting God in Troubled Times

Eleven inductive Bible studies on the first half of Isaiah will teach you how to practice repentance, give forgiveness, and find hope.

Jeremiah: Demanding Love
Jeremiah: Demanding Love

These 9 studies about Jeremiah’s rich relationship with God are meant to inspire you to cultivate a profound openness to God.

Jesus' Final Week
Jesus' Final Week

Eight inductive Bible studies focus on the events of Jesus’ final week on earth.

Jesus the Reason
Jesus the Reason

In 8 studies, James W. Sire leads you deep into Scripture to discover the single most compelling reason for believing in the truth of Christianity—Jesus himself.



Job: Wrestling with God
Job: Wrestling with God

Why do the faithful suffer? In 12 studies that lead you through Job’s questions and God’s answers, you discover comfort, hope and meaning for the suffering in your own life.

John 1-12: Jesus, the Living Word of God
John 1-12: Jesus, the Living Word of God

Thirteen inductive Bible studies focus on John 1—12, encouraging you to take a fresh look at Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.

John 13-21: Jesus, the Living Way to God
John 13-21: Jesus, the Living Way to God

Thirteen inductive Bible studies focus on John 13—21, encouraging you to take a fresh look at Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.

John's Letters:Discovering Genuine Christianity
John's Letters:Discovering Genuine Christianity

In twelve inductive Bible studies, you will discover the essence of the Christian faith that underscores 1, 2 and 3 John.

Joseph: How God Builds Character
Joseph: How God Builds Character

These 9 studies open Joseph's story to you, showing you the principles at work in his life.

Judges: Returning to God
Judges: Returning to God

Despite our failings, God loves us and faithfully waits for our return. This is the story told in the book of Judges. As Donald Baker leads you to examine it for yourself in this 12-session study, you may discover that Israel’s story is your story as well.

The Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of God

In ten inductive Bible studies, you’ll discover how a right understanding of God’s kingdom can transform your picture of God, Christianity and your role in the world.

Jonah, Joel & Amos
Jonah, Joel & Amos

These 12 studies in Jonah, Joel and Amos will help you focus on your number one priority—to seek the Lord and live!

The Lord's Prayer
The Lord's Prayer

These 8 studies will open your eyes to the great spiritual resource you have in this most familiar prayer.

Love: The Greatest Gift of All
Love: The Greatest Gift of All

Phyllis J. Le Peau offers 9 Bible studies to help you build a foundation of confidence in God’s love for you.

Loving Justice
Loving Justice

These 12 studies challenge you to love justice as God does by working for justice in your everyday life.

Luke 1-9: New Hope
Luke 1-9: New Hope

Eleven inductive Bible studies on the first half of Luke will help you discover new hope and new joy.

Luke 9-24: New Joy
Luke 9-24: New Joy

Fifteen inductive Bible studies on the second half of Luke will help you discover new hope and new joy, even in times of pain.

Matthew 1-16: Discovering the King
Matthew 1-16: Discovering the King

As you work through these 11 studies on the first half of Matthew's Gospel, you will be brought face to face with Jesus as he calls, teaches and prepares his disciples—and find yourself called to follow him too.

Matthew 16-28: The Sacrifice of the King
Matthew 16-28: The Sacrifice of the King

What would it be like to be discipled by Jesus himself? These eleven studies bring you face to face with Jesus.

Meeting God - New!
Meeting God - New!

J. I. Packer, author of the Christian classic Knowing God, leads you into 12 passages from the Old and New Testaments that will move your heart and mind to take in more of God.

Meeting Jesus
Meeting Jesus

Thirteen inductive Bible studies offer you a variety of vantage points on Jesus—his teaching, his compassion, his love, his challenge.

Meeting the Spirit
Meeting the Spirit

In ten sessions, you will see that the Holy Spirit is eager to work in your life to draw you closer to God.

Mission: God's Heart for the World - New!
Mission: God's Heart for the World - New!

In these nine studies, you’ll explore the God who reaches out. You’ll discover that the call to “missions” is not for a select group but is a part of God’s call to every Christian. Even you.

Money & Work - New!
Money & Work - New!

These 10 sessions will help you discover God's plan for money and work.

Moses
Moses

This 11-session study explores the calling and character of Moses.

Names of God
Names of God

This 8-session study explains why the names we give God matter.

Nehemiah: The Courage to Face Opposition
Nehemiah: The Courage to Face Opposition

Twelve sessions dig into the Old Testament story of Nehemiah. You will discover how this leader's courage and faith can inspire you to live a life pleasing to God.

New Testament Characters - New!
New Testament Characters - New!

In 10 studies, Carolyn Nystrom introduces you to ten stories from the New Testament, helping you to discover how you, too, can be touched by Jesus.

Old Testament Characters
Old Testament Characters

This Bible study introduces you to 12 remarkable lives described in the Old Testament. The stories of these people from the ancient past can help you learn to live well even today.

Parenting
Parenting

Nine inductive Bible studies from InterVarsity point you directly to time-tested truth from Scripture that will help you raise your children with wisdom and joy.

Paul: His Life and Teaching
Paul: His Life and Teaching

These 10 studies by Jack Kuhatschek survey the highlights of Paul's life and the core teachings in his writings.

Psalms: Prayers of the Heart
Psalms: Prayers of the Heart

Twelve inductive Bible studies show you how to pray your heart to God—doubts, fears, anger, praise, remorse, thankfulness.

Prayer: An Adventure with God
Prayer: An Adventure with God

These 12 studies guide you through the prayers of men and women in the Bible (Mary, Abraham, Moses, Daniel, and others). You will gain new insights into why, what and how to pray.

Prayers of the New Testament
Prayers of the New Testament

Eight inductive Bible studies focus on and new ways to pray through the prayers of Mary, Simeon and Anna, Peter, Paul, John and Jesus himself.

Prayers of the Old Testament
Prayers of the Old Testament

These eight studies from Lynne M. Baab, based on prayers from seven Old Testament books, invite you to meet our mighty, loving God in fresh ways, bringing all of who you are to him.

Proverbs
Proverbs

Discover the meaning of prosperity in your work, your dealings with family and friends, and your relationship with God.

Romans 1-8 - New!
Romans 1-8 - New!

In 11 sessions, work through the first half of Romans and discover the new life you've been given.

Romans 9-16 - New!
Romans 9-16 - New!

These 8 sessions through the second half of Romans will show you how to embrace the new lifestyle laid out for Christ-followers.

Sabbath: The Gift of Rest
Sabbath: The Gift of Rest

The eight studies in this guide by Lynne M. Baab will help you to learn more about what sabbath is and how to practice it. Come and discover God’s gift of rest.

Self-Esteem - New!
Self-Esteem - New!

Nine sessions to help you see yourself as God sees you

Sermon on the Mount
Sermon on the Mount

In twelve inductive Bible studies, you’ll dig deep into the startling and challenging message of the greatest sermon ever preached–the Sermon on the Mount.

Singleness: A Life Grounded in Love
Singleness: A Life Grounded in Love

In 10 studies Ruth Goring leads you through Scripture to find God’s vision for the single life. You will learn to listen deeply to God, identify the gifts your life offers, cope effectively with temptation, make space for relationships, and grow into a sense of belonging.

Spiritual Gifts
Spiritual Gifts

Eight inductive Bible studies focus on discovering and practicing our spiritual gifts.

The Story of Scripture
The Story of Scripture

12 studies moving from Genesis to Revelation: a tour of the biblical drama—one you won’t quickly forget.

The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments

Learn what the commandments mean and how they apply today.

1 & 2 Thessalonians: How Can I Be Sure?
1 & 2 Thessalonians: How Can I Be Sure?

In these 10 studies, Paul’s letters to the Thessalonian church show how you can be confident that your life is pleasing to God.

The 23rd Psalm: The Lord, Our Shepherd
The 23rd Psalm: The Lord, Our Shepherd

Psalm 23 pictures life lived with awareness of God’s intimate love for us. By pulling in other texts that give a similar depiction of God, these nine studies help you get to the deep wisdom of this familiar Psalm.

1 & 2 Timothy and Titus: Do What You Have Heard
1 & 2 Timothy and Titus: Do What You Have Heard

In these 11 studies, as Paul encourages Timothy and Titus to lead without timidity, you’ll find encouragement to follow through in obedience to God’s Word.

Woman of God
Woman of God

Leading you through 10 studies drawn from Old and New Testament passages, Cindy Bunch offers Scripture as the best guide to help you develop the traits of a godly woman.

Women of the Old Testament - New!
Women of the Old Testament - New!

As you explore with Gladys Hunt the stories of 12 Old Testament women, you will come to understand the far-reaching consequences of your own everyday choices and actions.

Worship
Worship

Is worship just an activity, or something more? These eight studies take you to the heart of the matter—the character of the God who loves you.


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