Transformation Group & Personal Bible Study Resources
- Below is a link to a study companion that aids in your journey of learning to study scripture on your own so you can grow to be independently dependent on God as you fellowship with Him in His Word and prayer. Each week you will focus on the same sermon text (Scripture) from the previous Sunday's sermon.
Click here to read more about our Transformation Groups.
- James Summary CLICK HERE - It is important to understand the "Who, What, When, Where, and Why's" of Scripture. Use this summary to gain more of an understanding of the context and circumstances surrounding the book of James. The more you can understand about what was happening at the time, the greater insite you will gain for your own present understanding.
- Watch this great summary of James from the Bible Project
- Personal Bible Study Guide (download links below) - Use this template to help you study the Bible. Each week, we want to stay in the same text together for an extended amount of time. This template will walk you through the three basic elements of understanding Scripture. Observation, Interpretaion, Application and we will add a day for Celebration. You will use this same guide week after week. Each week, our group leaders will send out what scripture the sermon focused on and what the greater context is for that passage. If you are not in a group, you can always listen to our message online and find out the scripture we are studying on our Sermons Page. One more bonus is that this guide is great no matter what scripture you are studying so use it well and enjoy the journey. God is good, His Truth transforms, and it is for His glory and our good. Please see the videos below to help you understand each element of study. (Guide w/ Blanks Link) (Condensed One Pager Guide Link)
Explanation of Personal Study Template
Other Free Online Bible Study Resources
- Faithlife Study Bible - Another great online bible resource. Probably the best free online personal study Bible you can find.
- ESV Online - Simple and clean ESV online Bible. (ESV is the translatoin we use for curriculum and in our services on Sunday)
- Youversion - Great bible app with many translations as well as online. able to create collaborative groups and save highlights and notes.
- Bible Gateway - Online bible with many versions as well as some study and devotional resources.
Topical Study & Questions
Deeper Study/ Commentary
- Precept Austin - Extensive resources good for all levels of study
- Monergism - Extensive reformed theology study resources and sermon archives
- Christian Classics Etheral Library - Extensive resources for for study devotional to message prep to academic pursuits.
- Blue Letter Bible Study Resources - Many great free resources for deeper study.
- Look at the Book - 8-12 minute videos of visual study through specific scriptures produced by John Piper and Desiring God. Designed to not only teach the Word itself but to teach all effective self study of Scripture.
Know the Story and Truth of the Gospel
- The Story - Experience the full narrative of Scripture as the Gospel of Jesus threads from the beginning to the end in a very visual medium.
- 3 Circles - Hear your story in God's story and learn how to communicate the Truth of Jesus to others in a way that is humble, respectful,, clear, and uncomprimising.
Apologetics Help (why you believe what you believe)