The Best Bible Studies for Women in 2017
Hey there! Are you searching for your next Bible study? Or are you in a place where you desire to dig deeper in God’s word but you’re not sure which Bible study to choose from? No matter why you’re searching, I hope to provide a list of Bible studies I have completed. There are so many studies to choose from it can be a task trying to find the right Bible study.
Being a woman who is planted in faith means creating room for spiritual growth. One way to grow spiritually is to dig deeper into the word of God.
These books have allowed me to not only be disciplined in reading God’s word on a daily basis. These studies have enabled me to take a look at my life and make changes. My struggle in the past was that I would read a Psalm here or a Proverb there. I would read a book in the Bible like the book of Isaiah but I very seldom put what I read to practical use. In other words, I didn’t really know how to apply what I was reading. My other issue was that I would read it but I didn’t understand the Scripture.
Love God Greatly
Last year, I decided to take my spiritual growth to a whole new level. I began my first bible study! I decided to embark on this new journey with Love God Greatly. The great thing about Love God Greatly Bible studies is that each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a blog is posted that is associated with the current study. You can also find an online community of women who are walking down the same path of the study.
The other part I like is how these women created a companion study for your kids. So while you are digging deeper into God’s word, your children are able to learn right along with you. The length of these studies are typically 8 weeks. These women use the S.O.A.P method to study the word. Prior to this study, I had no idea what the S.O.A.P method was. The S.O.A.P. allows the reader to:
S- write out the scripture
O- make an observation on what the verse means
A-application. How does the verse or Scripture apply to me and my life?
With each study, I have gained a refreshing, applicable biblical perspective in the word of God. The most powerful application I made during my study of David with Love God Greatly was that I surrendered my will and way for the Lord’s. It was a summer day that transformed my entire life. Full surrender.
This was no longer lip service to the Lord.
I fully surrendered.
Throughout this study, the Holy Spirit got a hold of me (this is conviction).
I could no longer read the words of truth and continue living my way. I mean I could, cause free will. Then again I would miss God’s best for my life.
So Kelly Minter is a powerful, relatable woman of God. I am like her secret fan! Her writings have a way of resonating with you as she unpacks Scripture. So far, I have studied Nehemiah: A Heart that can Break (thanks to a friend of mine who introduced me to her study), her newest study entitled and All things New: A Study on 2 Corinthians. The recipes found in Kelly Minter’s Bible studies is an added bonus! Yum! Food and Jesus, yes! The studies typically are 7 weeks in length. Additionally, her studies have caused me to stop right then and there in the midst of the study and pray.
” The passing of time speaks to Nehemiah’s persistence in prayer and the discipline of waiting on the Lord for his moment of action.” – Nehemiah: A Heart that can Break by Kelly Minter
Currently, I am in the middle of Kelly Minter’s first Bible study entitled No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern-Day Idols. This particular study is related to idolatry. It shows various biblical examples of what idolatry looked like and how it can look currently. What I like most about Kelly Minter’s studies is that they are full of her own words of wisdom like the above quote. I love how she breaks down the word and makes a connection with you on a personal, spiritual level.
Here are the next bible studies I plan on reading/studying:
I’m stoked, ya’ll!!
Are you interested in diving deeper in God’s word? Which Bible study listed above piques your interest the most?
Comment below and tell me, sister!