My in-home Bible study group teases me that I use too many multi-syllabic words for a stay-at-home mom. Whether this is true or not (and I do take issue with it), the moniker has stuck. We’ve been dubbed the Big Word Bible study.
It’s actually a pretty cool name because as we dive into the Word of God (and we do dive!), we realize what a truly BIG Word it is. There is so much there to discover! And the deeper we go, the more we see how it is thoroughly complex and delightfully simple all at the same time.
On this page you’ll find our studies — past and present — sorted by topic. The discussions are mostly blog posts (which of course are free) and the homework is free, too (via .pdf download)! You are welcome to use them in your own home Bible studies or join us in our current study here online. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month (in-home). Discussions take place the following Thursdays (online).
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** CURRENT STUDY : First Kings **
This study will continue our historical journey through ancient Israel’s monarchy. The book opens with the last months of David’s life and the drama that encompasses his succession. In 2012 we followed Saul and David’s kingships; now we’ll meet and follow Solomon, then journey into the Divided Kingdom. It’s sure to be an exciting and insightful dive into God’s Big Word!
- Schedule: First Kings (Spring 2013)
- HOMEWORK: 1 Kings 1–4 and Discussion (Video)
- HOMEWORK: 1 Kings 5-8 and Discussion (Video)
- HOMEWORK: 1 Kings 9-11 and Discussion (Video)
- HOMEWORK: 1 Kings 12-14 and Discussion (Video)
- HOMEWORK: 1 Kings 15-16 and Discussion (Video)
- HOMEWORK: 1 Kings 17-18 and Discussion (Video)
- HOMEWORK: 1 Kings 19-20 and Discussion (Video)
Follow the links below to access pages for past Big Word studies. Everything you need for your individual or group study will be found there, including free downloads of discussion notes, homework (if written by me) and links to purchase study books (if written by others).
- Judges (Fall 2011)
- First Samuel (Spring 2012)
- Second Samuel (Fall 2012)
- No Other Gods (June 2012, book by Kelly Minter)
Bathsheba: Victim or Vixen? (June 2009)
This one isn’t really a study, but rather a series of posts I wrote while studying David and Bathsheba, June 2009. These also offer supplemental information and discussion for our study on 2 Samuel, specifically chapters 11-12.