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Small Group Bible Studies for Lent



A selection of Lent Bible studies to download

 

Lent Bible Study

All the Lent Bible Studies offered here are designed to be easy to use, pretty much self-led, with plenty of notes, and enough discussion questions to keep you going for as long as your meeting takes!

You only need one copy per group as permission is given to reproduce the studies for your Bible Study group. It is suggested that the best way to use the studies is to email them around your members (or print for those not on email) and then, having read the notes, you can get to grips with discussion the issues and the Bible passages, and get the most out of them.



A Green Hill - New for 2017

Lent Bible Study

'A Green Hill' is a 5 part study that follows the verses of the famous hymn by Cecil Frances Alexander - but also introduces the group to the 'Tenebrae' (or 'Shadows'), a way of following Jesus' journey to The Cross.

'There is a green hill far away.
outside a city wall,
where our dear Lord was crucified
who died to save us all'

So we follow the five verses of the hymn and look at how they relate to the Bible story, and alongside this we look at a traditional way of following the dark journey of Jesus to the Cross from betrayal to burial and our response. There's plenty of discussion questions as well as notes and space for thought and prayer. Individual studies will copy onto 2 double sides of A4 paper for ease of use.


Lent Bible Study

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People of the Light

People of the Light

People of the Light is a 5 part Bible study and is designed primarily as a Lent study (though can be used at any time!)

We begin at the very beginning and look at the theme of Light in Genesis, then how the Bible uses light to describe the character of God, contrasting this with darkness. Then there is light which directs our way, how we might become lights in the world, and finally how we can live in the light!

There's plenty of room for discussion, an opening prayer is provided, and the individual self-led studies are designed to be printed on 2 double sides of A4 for ease of use. You only need one copy for a group as permission is given for duplication.

 

Lent Bible Study

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Walking Toward Glory - Lent Bible Study

Lent Bible Study

Walking Towards Glory is a series of 5 Lent Bible studies using the readings for year B of the Common Lectionary (though can be used at any time!).

We begin our journey as Jesus is baptized in the Jordan, and in following him learn that we have to take up our own cross. We watch as tables are overturned in the Temple, discover something of the length and breadth of God's love and then find ourselves in Jerusalem as Jesus agonizes over the fate that now awaits him.

The individual studies are designed to be printed on 2 double sides of A4 for ease of use, and you only need one copy for a group as permission is given for duplication.


Lent Bible Study

Sample study - download as a pdf

All Lent studies are £2.99 (or US$4.55)

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A Way of Living - Lent Bible Study

beatitudes bible study

A Series of 5 Bible studies based on the Beatitudes from Matthew's account of the Sermon on the Mount (ideal for Lent but can be used any time of the year!)

The passage from Matthew that we’re looking at in this study forms part of a bigger compilation of Jesus’ words that Matthew presents to his readers in chapters 5-7, and which we know as ‘the Sermon on the Mount’.

The first thing to note here is that Jesus is not giving advice to non-believers. This is not Jesus the evangelist, but Jesus showing believers that there is a new and radical way of living now that they are experiencing God’s kingdom being established on earth.

The individual studies are designed to be printed on 2 double sides of A4 for ease of use, and you only need one copy for a group as permission is given for duplication.

beatitudes pages

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Then Sings My Soul - Lent Bible Study

Lent Bible Study

A Series of 5 Bible studies based upon the all trime favourite hymn 'How Great Thou Art' (Ideal for Lent but can be used at any time of the year)

This hymn has been recorded over 1700 times, including ones by Elvis Presley, Tenessee Ernie Ford, Roy Rogers and George Beverly Shea.

The version we know was written by Stuart K. Hine based upon a poem by the Swedish pastor Carl Gustav Boberg, who was inspired by a sudden violent storm whilst out walking one day... and the rest is (interesting) history!

The studies are designed to be printed on 2 sides of A4 for ease of use.

Lent Bible Study

1.
O LORD my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hand hath made;
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed:

How Great Thou Art by Stuart K Hine
Copyright © 1953 The Stuart Hine Trust /Kingsway Communications Ltd
tym@kingsway.co.uk Used by permission.

 

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Amazing Love - Lent Bible Study

 

Lent Bible StudyA series of 5 Bible Studies
based upon the Isaac Watt's hymn
'When I survey the wondrous Cross'
(Can be used at any time of the year)

This wonderful hymn by Isaac Watts encompasses the whole Lent season as it asks us to look, or survey the wonder of the cross - but not only the wonder, he vividly paints the colour of Christ's agony and death on the cross.

This was one of the first English-language hymns to use the word ‘I’ and have at its core personal religious experience. The hymn is also an example of how Isaac Watts, who has been called the father of English hymnody, enlarged the boundaries of English hymn writing beyond the metrical psalms to include freer verse that readily lent itself to new musical settings.

 

Contents

An introduction to the man and his music
(Background material for course leader)

Prayers at the start of a meeting

Studies 1 - 5 each based upon one verse of the hymn
(A4 format, will copy onto two double sided sheets
and includes a series of questions for discussion)

Prayers at the end of a meeting

References and further reading

Lent Bible Study

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Toward the Sunrise - Lent Bible Study

 

Lent Bible Study

This is a set of 5 Bible Studies which take as their text the post resurrection appearances of Jesus as related by Luke in his Gospel. We focus on the disciples and their journey of faith from confusion to conviction, and walk with them along the Emmaus Rd as they encounter the risen Lord.

We also look at some other famous journeys, including those of Nelson Mandela, John Wesley, John Newton and Captain Scott of Antarctic fame.

The common theme of 'Journey' takes us through all 5 studies.

Along with the studies, which photocopy onto 2 sides of A4 for ease of use and economy, there are leaders notes and suggested prayers for opening each Bible Study.

 

Lent Bible Study

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