Seeking Recommendation for 1 hour "one-off" Bible Studies

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 5 2014 12:35 PM

I signed up to purchase this:

https://www.logos.com/product/42409/not-your-average-bible-study-series

but wondered if anyone has found some easy to moderately-challenging one hour Protestant, conservative, evangelical, Bible studies for a group of 6 or less (within Logos) that can be completed within say one hour please?

I was told I should check out the Serendipity Bible for short group great studies but I see its not available within Logos.

A group of studies geared for those with some to moderate knowledge of The Bible would be great.  Ones that do not require a projector or elaborate laptop setup would be great too (the Patriarch series looks great but seems to require an audiovisual setup that is not always easy to setup quickly).

Thanks in advance for any thoughtful, kind, gracious, and helpful replies.

God bless your day. /joshua

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 10 2014 5:23 AM

Wow, not one response except my own. Crying

Doesn't Logos sell some simple short Bible studies for moderate knowledge of The Bible types?  I think Macarthur and Lucado have some...who else has some you have used and would use again please?

I would love to find decent "Tackling Supposed Bible Difficulties" lessons.

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Scott S | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 10 2014 6:13 AM

I'm interested in your question, but don't know the answer. Perhaps that is the same with others. 

Suggestion: Why don't you purchase the resource and use the 30 day return policy to evaluate its suitability for your objective and report back to the forum?

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 10 2014 6:47 AM

Do you have a subscription to the Bible Study Magazine that Logos publishes?  If you do you can see these Bible studies in each issue.  Each issue had eight weeks of Bible Study material.

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 10 2014 10:45 AM

Thanks guys.  I am waiting for the prepub of the Bible studies but looking for more - thinking I may have overlooked them in Logos.

I cancelled the Bible Study Magazine along with many other good magazines I ran out of time to read (like, Preaching as well as Leadership).

Blessings / Joshua

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William | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 10 2014 11:04 AM

I really like the Max Lucado life lessons series. There are dozens of topical and bible based lessons at under $7 a book (usually 12 lesson per book).  We use them for my Wed night studies and they easily fill an hour.  Here is the first lesson from this book as a sample: https://www.logos.com/product/2297/life-lessons-but-joy-comes-in-the-morning-studies-on-peace

Lesson 1
Not Guilty

“I also don’t judge you guilty. You may go now, but don’t sin anymore” (John 8:10–11, paraphrased).

If you have ever wondered how God reacts when you fail, frame these words and hang them on the wall. Read them. Ponder them. Drink from them. Stand below them and let them wash over your soul.
—Max Lucado

1. Think of a well-known person whose personal failure was covered by the media. How did he or she seem to cope with the shame of failure?


A Moment with Max
Max shares these insights with us in his book He Still Moves Stones.

Canyons of shame run deep. Gorges of never-ending guilt. Walls ribboned with the greens and grays of death. Unending echoes of screams. Put your hands over your ears. Splash water on your face. Stop looking over your shoulder. Try as you might to outrun yesterday’s tragedies—their tentacles are longer than your hope.
Sometimes your shame is private. Pushed over the edge by an abusive spouse. Seduced by a compromising superior. No one else knows. But you know. And that’s enough.
Sometimes it’s public. Branded by a divorce you didn’t want. Contaminated by a disease you never expected. Marked by a handicap you didn’t create. And whether it’s actually in their eyes or just in your imagination, you have to deal with it—you are marked: a divorcee, an invalid, an orphan, an AIDS patient.
Whether private or public, shame is always painful. And unless you deal with it, it is permanent. Unless you get help—the dawn will never come.

2. In our society, what things bring shame on a person?

3. How have you seen the church respond to a person living with shame?

A Message from the Word

1Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2But early in the morning he went back to the Temple, and all the people came to him, and he sat and taught them. 3The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery. They forced her to stand before the people. 4They said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught having sexual relations with a man who is not her husband. 5The law of Moses commands that we stone to death every woman who does this. What do you say we should do?” 6They were asking this to trick Jesus so that they could have some charge against him.
But Jesus bent over and started writing on the ground with his finger. 7When they continued to ask Jesus their question, he raised up and said, “Anyone here who has never sinned can throw the first stone at her.” 8Then Jesus bent over again and wrote on the ground.
9Those who heard Jesus began to leave one by one, first the older men and then the others. Jesus was left there alone with the woman standing before him. 10Jesus raised up again and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one judged you guilty?”
11She answered, “No one, sir.”
Then Jesus said, “I also don’t judge you guilty. You may go now, but don’t sin anymore.”
John 8:1–11

4. Why do you think the older people were the first to leave?

5. How do you reconcile the point Jesus was making with our need to confront sin in our society?

6. Explain the difference between shame and guilt.


More from the Word

15My eyes are always looking to the LORD for help.
He will keep me from any traps.
16Turn to me and have mercy on me,
because I am lonely and hurting.
17My troubles have grown larger;
free me from my problems.
18Look at my suffering and troubles,
and take away all my sins.
19Look at how many enemies I have!
See how much they hate me!
20Protect me and save me.
I trust you, so do not let me be disgraced.
21My hope is in you,
so may goodness and honesty guard me.
Psalm 25:15–21

7. What does it mean to be “put to shame”?

8. How would you outline the steps of finding healing from shame?

9. How can we find comfort when we are dealing with shame in our lives?


My Reflections

Take him with you to your canyon of shame. Invite Christ to journey with you. Let him stand beside you as you retell the events of the darkest nights of your soul.
And then listen. Listen carefully. He’s speaking.
“I don’t judge you guilty.”
And watch. Watch carefully. He’s writing. He’s leaving a message. Not in the sand, but on a cross.
Not with his hand, but with his blood.
His message has two words: Not guilty.
—Max


Journal


In what area of my life do I need to experience healing from shame?


For Further Study

To study more about shame, read Genesis 2:25; Job 10:15; Psalm 25:1–3; Proverbs 3:35; Proverbs 13:5; Proverbs 14:35; Proverbs 18:3; Romans 1:24–27.


Additional Questions


10. In what unhealthy ways do some people cope with shame?

11. What steps can we take to help people deal with the shame they feel?

12. How can we tell the difference between feeling convicted of sin and feeling needlessly shamed?

Hope that helps.

Bill

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Alex Bui | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 10 2014 11:51 AM

Have you check out Christian Bible Studies website?  Try free samples. 

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