Diving Deeper: Bible Studies and the Message Bible

Want to have a strong personal faith and rich quiet time? Do you need tools to help your small group grow in Christ-like character?  

Here are some tools and resources to help you get the most out of your Bible reading: 

The Message Bible

The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. The Message Bible combines the authority of God’s Word with the energy of modern English. The Message Bible awakens long-time Bible readers from their sleepy routines, renewing their desire to hear God’s voice. There are many versions, including an amazing devotional Bible: 

You can also read The Message Bible online here

Best Studies for Men

Simon Peter was an ordinary man of no social standing. And yet Jesus chose him to be the “rock” upon which the church would be built. This inconsistency begs the question, What does Christ see in you? In Brave Enough to Follow and Bible study for men, Stuart Briscoe retells the gospel account of Simon Peter’s interactions with Jesus and explores how God wants to use your potential just as He used Peter’s. This study includes discussion questions.

Best Studies for Women

When encountering the difficulties and obstacles of life, it is a comfort to be assured of God’s desire to strengthen and equip His children. With quotes from carefully selected writers, real-life accounts of people who have shown inner strength, and key Scripture memory verses, Becoming a Woman of Strength will encourage you to depend upon the strength of the Holy Spirit to commit, wait, seek, pray, serve, and persevere throughout your life.

Best Studies for Teen

Following Jesus isn’t always clear cut. Fortunately, many people have walked the path ahead of us, and we can learn a lot from them. Teens can learn what they'll need from some of Jesus’ earliest followers in this 18-lesson Bible study. Paul, John, and others will make sure they are ready for the journey. Beginning the Walk provides the essentials needed along the way, including your identity in Christ, faith, the Word, prayer, community, grace, and the Holy Spirit’s guidance. 

Best Studies by Book

LifeChange Bible studies will help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word. Filled with a wealth of ideas for going deeper so you can return to this study again and again. Here are some exciting features in this series: 

  • Imagine the Bible’s historical world
  • Study word origins and definitions
  • Explore thoughtful questions on key themes
  • Add your notes with extra space and wide margins

Best Topical Studies

The 2:7 Series is discipleship training with a proven track record. Each installment leads participants through the fundamentals of discipleship to strengthen your walk with God. Biblically rooted and practically focused, the 2:7 Series develops disciples who experience long-term, life-changing results. This one even in a Spanish Bible study edition. 

For more Bible studies and resources, like The Message Bible, click here