One Hundred Bible Studies, Conclusion

Reading the Bible will provoke a process of wrestling, doubting, imagining, and aggressively discussing its mysteries.  Scripture is not a static work, but a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip and engage us to participate in God’s creative, loving, and redemptive work in the world.  We must learn to love the Bible for what it is, and not for what we want it to be.

One Rabbi states, “Reading the Bible is learning the secrets of the palace, unlocking all the doors, and perhaps catching a glimpse of the King in all of His splendor.”   Every page of Scripture serves as an invitation to wonder and to sweetly surrender to the adventure.

This post concludes our series of “One Hundred Bible Studies.”  In Part 1,we were in the Old Testament.  Part 2 led us to the New Testament.  The following studies are applicable to the Bible as a whole.  We ended up with a little more than one hundred.  There is no way to control or contain the Word of God once you actually find your entry point.

  1. Any Character study
  2. Dynamic duos (Elijah and Elisha)
  3. Dastardly duos (Sihon and Og)
  4. Mountains in Scripture
  5. Cities in Scripture
  6. Geographical considerations
  7. Prophecies of Christ in the Old Testament fulfilled in the New Testament
  8. “Who Said It?” (recognizable quotes)
  9. Names of God
  10. Names of Jesus
  11. Names for the Holy Spirit
  12. Meanings of OT (Hebrew) words and NT (Greek ) words (Strong’s Concordance)
  13. The General Chronology of the Bible
  14. Chronology of a specific era of the Scripture
  15. World History at the time of the events of Scripture
  16. Empires of the Bible
  17. Basic Doctrines
  18. Angels and Demons
  19. The Prominent Women of Scripture
  20. Name Changes (Abram/Abraham, Saul/Paul)
  21. The Animals of the Bible
  22. The concept of Prophet, Priest, and King
  23. Using Reference Materials and Resources
  24. Any Individual Book Study
  25. Postcards  (those “one chapter” books)
  26. Favorite passage in every book of the Bible
  27. Money in Scripture
  28. Descriptions for the Afterlife throughout the Bible
  29. The Intertestamental Period
  30. Expanded Translations of Passages
  31. Study of Various Issues (Slavery, Holy War, Giving)
  33. Incarnation, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Ascension of Christ
  34. Heaven and Hell
  35. The Trinity
  36. Topics and Themes (Worship, Peace)
  37. Israel and the Church
  38. Discipleship
  39. Characteristics of False Prophets and Teachers
  40. Christ in every book of the Bible
  41. Suffering and Persecution
  42. Sin and Temptation
  43. Marriage and Families
  44. Employment and Governments in Scripture
  45. Passages for Holidays
  46. The Jewish Calendar
  47. Bible Genres
  48. Numbers in the Bible
  50. Etc., Etc.