FIND HOPE God speaks about life when you study the Bible. Self-paced or class study booklets help your search REAL LIFE Need a new class? Suitable for non-clergy or self-study: "Builds the body by sharing. Opens the mind by questioning. Embraces the Spirit for worship." Bob McMillan, St. Stephen's Epis. Church, Brewton, AL No special knowledge and minimal preparation needed... ALL AGES: young people or older, classes or individual study. “The material is provocative, engaging and enabling. Anyone can follow and understand the book.” Rev. L. Mangum • St. Timothy Un. Meth, Detroit, MI Quarterly workbooks follow the Revised Common Lectionary schedule, used by many churches. THRIVE personally or reach out by starting a study group. “The studies in these books have helped me understand the pastor’s sermons.” Andrea White • First Christ. Church, Berryville, AR Simple to understand and follow; this Bible Study is designed to help people grow by knowing God. AND GROW: NEW Get started today! Click to find out more... “Using this study has brought me new focus, understanding and insight. The lessons are clear and to the point.” Mari Haisten • Trinity Episcopal Church, Folsom, CA Simple to understand and follow; get to know and love God through the study of the Scriptures... LIFE & HOPE
• The Revised Common Lectionary Bible Study
What is the lectionary? 

The lectionary is a pre-selected collection of scriptural readings from the Bible that many Christian churches use for worship, study and to increase commonality and fellowship among Christian churches.
It is a powerful thing when the same Scriptures are being studied in Churches worldwide, for individual Bible Study and in the sermons.
Paraklete Press uses the Revised Common Lectionary for our main quarterly booklets, which follows the liturgical year in a 3-year cycle.

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Why Study The Bible? 
This is both practical and foundational. It is practical because we will learn reasons why studying the Bible is important, but it is also foundational because it will prepare us for future discussions on the importance of Bible study.  Read more…
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Andrea White
First Christian Church, Berryville, AR

“The studies in these books have helped me understand the pastor’s sermons.”

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Mari Haisten
Trinity Episcopal Church, Folsom, CA

“Using this study has brought me new focus, understanding and insight. The lessons are clear and to the point.”

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Bob McMillan
St. Stephen's Episcopal. Church, Brewton, AL

“Builds the body by sharing. Opens the mind by questioning. Embraces the Spirit for Sunday worship.”

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Elizabeth Purdy,
St. Martin 's Episcopal Church, Shady Cove, OR

“Oh! I love it!”

 

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Dr. Heath Burns
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Angleton, TX

The Lectionary Bible Study has proven to be invaluable. Both veteran students of the Bible and more casual class attendees have gleaned great benefit…The Bible Study is a wonderful tool for exploring Christ’s teachings.”

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Rev. Lester Mangum
St. Timothy United Meth. Church, Detroit, MI

“The material is provocative, engaging and enabling. Anyone can follow and understand the book.”

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Richard Gugelmann
Chapel Hill, NC

“The questions are a great help for us to start good discussions”

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Keep Your Congregation Engaged and Active While They Shelter-in-Place

During this time, when we cannot worship together safely, how can church members stay connected and engaged with their fellow parishioners while waiting for a return to Sunday services in the church building? Interacting with our church family members is an important part of our Christian life. One suggestion is to provide many diverse…

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Conducting Bible Studies During COVID-19 Pandemic

During this period of “sheltering at home” due to the COVID-19 virus, many Bible Study classes have been cancelled. Some churches are using Zoom or Webex to create a virtual Bible study classroom that would bring the class leader and participants together by means of the internet. Here are some applications that allow online…

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What To Do For Lent

ŸHave you ever wondered what you should give up for Lent? In the past did you give up chocolates, TV, or something else that you enjoy? This year consider a new approach.  Instead of subtracting something, add something to your life that represents a sacrifice, something that would draw you closer to the Lord and…

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Leader’s Guide: How To Lead A Bible Study

Using the Revised Common Lectionary Bible Study workbook, you do not have to have an extensive background in the Bible in order to lead a Bible study discussion group. Remember, you are a discussion leader, not necessarily a teacher. The Leader’s Guide You can download and print a Leader’s Guide by clicking here. or by…