It’s almost time for fireworks: 2023 is upon us!
One of the best things about a new year is the opportunity of a fresh start for the 365 days ahead. There’s no better way to start the new year than by spending time in the Bible—which is why we want to share some of our favorite studies with you! We hope this lineup of resources helps you kick off 2023 with time in the Word. Happy almost new year!
The Bible in a Year by Kandi Gallaty
Join Kandi Gallaty on this year-long journey from Genesis through Revelation. With journaling and weekly Scripture memory challenges, you’ll walk through key passages of the Bible at a manageable, 5-days-per-week pace. And you’ll discover the transformational joy that comes from integrating God’s Word into your daily life.
Abide by Jen Wilkin | 10 Sessions
In three short letters, the apostle John reminds an early church facing division, deception, and doubt to hold fast to what they know and to live like they believe it. And he reminds us, as well. In this 10-session Bible study on the letters of 1, 2, and 3 John, Jen Wilkin helps you see how two thousand years later, his words call to Christians in similar challenges to recall a great salvation and to abide in the truth.
From Beginning to Forever by Elizabeth Woodson | 8 Sessions
In From Beginning to Forever, Elizabeth Woodson guides you through the story of the Bible, showing how all 66 books combine to form one unified narrative. Weaving together the rich theological truths found in Genesis through Revelation, this 8-session study shows the eternal significance of what God is doing in the world and how He invites us to be a part of it.
You can also join us for the From Beginning to Forever online Bible study, starting in January!
Ruth by Kelly Minter | 7 Sessions
Discover a journey of unbearable loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy. This study delves into the virtuous character of Ruth, her unique relationship with her mother-in-law Naomi, and her blossoming love with Boaz. If you’ve ever felt devastated, struggled as a stranger, longed to be loved, or wept along the way, you’ll find a loyal sister in Ruth. First released in 2009, this study is now updated with fresh content and new teaching videos from Kelly.
Amos by Jennifer Rothschild | 8 Sessions
Amos is often called a prophet of doom. And when you begin to read his prophecy, it doesn’t take long to realize that nickname fits. On the surface, his prophecy doesn’t sound like a happy formula for the good life. However, every condemnation he gives serves as an invitation, a cry for us to “seek God and live” (Amos 5:4). You’ll be invited to live assured, faithful, chosen, humble, justly, prayerful, and hopeful. This kind of living will bring us and others around us peace and true prosperity.
Isaiah by Melissa Spoelstra | 7 Sessions
Following God isn’t about striving; it’s about trusting. As you study the chapters Isaiah wrote, you will learn to rest in God’s promises and trust God more than your own human effort or the counterfeits the world suggests. You won’t be striving harder, but instead trusting more deeply in the Faithful One who is so worthy of our utter dependence. In Him, you’ll find the comfort and peace you need to sustain you.
The Gospel on the Ground by Kristi McLelland | 7 Sessions
Come along with biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland as she unpacks the life of the early church in the book of Acts and shows us that the kingdom of God is always on the move, always looking outward to bring meaning and joy to a world searching for true fulfillment and hope. Explore the call of Jesus to His disciples then and to us today, see how God’s Word can sustain us even in the most difficult of times, and embrace the transformative grace we experience as children of God in His kingdom of celebration.
In View of God’s Mercies by Courtney Doctor | 9 Sessions
The gospel doesn’t just change your eternal future; it changes your present reality. In this study on the book of Romans, Courtney Doctor will walk you through Paul’s powerful letter to see the glorious grace and transforming work of the gospel. You’ll be overwhelmed with the good news of God’s merciful rescue as you better understand the depth of your need. This life-changing message provides not only hope for eternity, but purpose, joy, and peace for today. And as the good news of the gospel of grace unfolds through Romans, it will compel you to proclaim God’s glorious salvation to all.
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 much more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. In this study of 1st and 2nd Kings, join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply personal applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God.
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 study, you will dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth.
Elijah by Priscilla Shirer | 7 Sessions
Join Priscilla Shirer on this journey 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.
If you join us for one of these studies in the new year, tag @lifewaywomen on social media and let us know! We’d love to hear how you are beginning 2023.