With 2022 right around the corner, we have to ask: Have you planned what you’ll study first next year?
Whether you plan to dive into a new book of the Bible, tackle hard-to-understand theology, or want to battle your anxieties, starting your new year with intentional study is a good way to grow your relationship with Jesus.
Here are our top 12 picks for 2022:
God of Freedom by Jen Wilkin | 10 Sessions
Every book of the Bible tells us what is true about God. In Exodus we see Him as our strong Deliverer who sets us free from sin and death to worship Him through obedience.
Through this 10-session study of Exodus 19–40 (with access to teaching videos!), Jen Wilkin revisits the familiar scenes of the giving of the Ten Commandments, the idolatrous worship of a golden calf, and the intricate details of the tabernacle. With fresh perspective, we learn to trace the promise of Christ throughout and to ask what these stories teach God’s children today about how to live as those set free.
Encountering God by Kelly Minter | 7 Sessions
Unpack the biblical foundation for spiritual disciplines like prayer, study, worship, rest, simplicity, generosity, celebration, and many more, along with approachable ways to practice them. Instead of being just one more thing on your to-do list, you’ll find that these habits of faith can create more margin in your life—providing peace and rest as you walk closer with Jesus.
Sign up now to join us for the Encountering God online Bible study experience starting January 13! The experience includes the Bible study book, access to video teaching, and exclusive, bonus content from Kelly.
He’s Where the Joy Is by Tara-Leigh Cobble | 7 Sessions
Join Tara-Leigh Cobble as she breaks down the intimidating doctrine of the Trinity. You’ll discover a beautiful, foundational view of our Triune God that will transform how you relate to Him. Understanding God’s three-in-oneness and each of the Persons of God individually—Father, Son, and Spirit—will lead you to deeper intimacy with God and greater joy in knowing Him!
Anxious by Scarlet Hiltibidal | 8 Sessions
We live in a broken, sad, scary place. But true peace comes when we learn to hold God’s Word up to what worries us. The Bible tells us we can rest, knowing that Jesus walked into the broken, sad, scary places to rescue us and love us. He is the One who fixes. His is the only protection that matters.
In this 8-session study with teaching video access, learn how to practically take hold of the perfect peace that is only available through God as we dive deeply into His Word, embrace the practice of prayer, and live authentically in the support of our communities of faith.
Matchless by Angie Smith | 8 Sessions
Who is Jesus? Why did He come to earth? How can I know Him?
Join Seamless author Angie Smith in this search for truth as she unfolds the story of our matchless Savior—His mission, miracles, and message. Through her signature wit and accessible style, Angie unpacks Scripture in a way that’s easy to understand, regardless of how long you’ve been studying the Bible. This study will deepen your understanding of Jesus through biblical, historical, and cultural insight and help you see Him less as an iconic figure and more as an intimate friend.
How Much More by Lisa Harper | 7 Sessions
Maybe your head knows that God is always good, but your heart’s not so sure. Or perhaps while reading Scripture, you’ve wondered if our Creator Redeemer went through a personality change—from strictly enforcing the rules in the Old Testament to loving the outcast in the New!
In this 7-session Bible study, you’ll discover divine love in the often overlooked and misunderstood passages of Scripture. And you’ll be delighted to find that Jehovah of the Old Testament is the same redemptive and compassionate God we see through Jesus Christ in the New Testament. He has always been and will always be for us!
Jude by Jackie Hill Perry | 7 Sessions
While often overlooked, the book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception.
In this 7-session study from Jackie Hill Perry, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. We serve others well when we share the whole gospel with them, not just the parts deemed attractive by our culture.
Trustworthy by Lysa TerKeurst | 6 Sessions
When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try.
In this 6-session study of 1 & 2 Kings, join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God.
Elijah by Priscilla Shirer | 7 Sessions
Every fervent believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there.
Join Priscilla Shirer for this 7-session study through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.
Never Alone by Jeannie Cunnion | 7 Sessions
In this 7-session study by Jeannie Cunnion, discover how the Holy Spirit’s presence and power transform how you lead and love your kids. You’ll be invited to wrestle through the question, Do I really know how to parent in the power of the Holy Spirit, or have I settled for parenting in my own power?
Good news, Mom! The Holy Spirit is championing you in the holy work of motherhood. Where you can’t, He can! He is faithfully at work, making the gospel irresistible to your kids. You are never alone in your pursuit to point your kids to the love of Jesus.
Everyday Theology by Mary Wiley | 8 Sessions
Theology is the study of God, what He has done, is doing, and will do in the world. And it’s not just for those with formal education or those who work at your church. It’s for you in your everyday moments, questions, and decisions. It’s for the big and little, the exciting and mundane. Our theology is the basis of our faith and touches every part of our existence. In this study by Mary Wiley, explore 8 essential doctrines: Scripture, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, humanity, salvation, the church, and the end times. Know God more deeply as you examine these foundational truths.
TruthFilled by Ruth Chou Simons | 7 Sessions
Join Ruth Chou Simons in this study of the book of Colossians as she leads us through a practice of preaching gospel truth to ourselves by studying Paul’s example. In every changing season of life, we can rest in God’s character, rehearse our identity in Christ, respond in faith, and remember God’s provision for us. In today’s culture, there’s no shortage of self help, easy fixes, and worldly advice, but only the truth of God’s Word was meant to fill you up and satisfy you fully.
What are you studying first in 2022?