Precept Upon Precept (PUP) Inductive Studies - Old Testament

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Precept Upon Precept Bible Studies (Old Testament)are in-depth, Inductive studies in an easy-to-follow, daily format that takes approximately one hour per day.

When you're ready to intimately understand the whole counsel of God, chapter by chapter, verse by verse, you're ready for Precept Upon Precept. Training required for leaders.

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Genesis Part 1: The Creation

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies Workbook-- (6 weeks/6 lessons)

This course explores creation from Genesis 1-2. You will learn how the world was created and how man came into being as you study both biblical and scientific accounts.

Genesis Part 2: The Fall, the Flood, and the Nations

A Study of Genesis chapters 3-11.

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (a 10-week course) Workbook

This is the book that holds the key to understanding the origin of sin and evil , the justice of God's judgment, the mercy of God's plan for the redemption of mankind, and the hope for a lost and dying world.

Discover the promises that God makes in Genesis. See how His love is expressed through His plan for marriage between man and woman and His plan for people who would call upon His name.

(Not dependent on Part 1.)

Genesis Part 3: Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God

A Study on Abraham--Chapter 12-25

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (A 6-week course with 6 lessons) Workbook

Learn principles and truths from the life of Abraham, the friend of God, that will ground you in your faith, challenge you in your walk, and give you hope in your future. In the life of Abraham, we see God's choosing and the further unfolding of His redemptive plan.

We learn more about God's character and His relationship with us in Abraham's example. Learn how man becomes righteous, how God keeps His promises, and how God protects those who are His. Take comfort in your covenant partner and rest in His faithfulness.

(The last 3 parts of Genesis are not dependent upon preceding parts.)

Genesis Part 4 : Wrestling with God

A Study on Isaac, Jacob, and Esau--Chapters 24-36

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (a 4-week course with 4 lessons) Workbook

God renews the covenant promise to Abraham through the patriarchs Isaac and Jacob. Their lives become an integral part of the scarlet thread of redemption that God weaves through all of Scripture and the source of confidence and comfort for us. But two nations arise from Isaac, descendants of Jacob and Esau. Their struggle continues the story of God's choice.

The truths we learn about God, the lessons we learn for our lives from these men and their relationship to God can guide the steps of faith and help us to see God's purposes in our disappointments.

(The last 3 parts of Genesis are not dependent upon preceding parts.)

Genesis Part 5: Keeping Your Focus When Your Dreams Are Shattered

A Study on Joseph--Chapters 37-50

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (4-week course with 4 lessons) Workbook

Have you ever been falsely accused? Or maybe you have suffered unjustly for something you had no control over. The life of Joseph is a study on handling extreme situations. What would you be like if you were the ruler of the world? How would you act if you were literally a slave?

Joseph had to deal with a life of ups and downs, and his God taught him how to handle them all.

(The last 3 parts of Genesis are not dependent upon preceding parts.)


Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies 11-week Course Workbook

Exodus is a wonderfully practical study of God's Word that contains foundational truths about deliverance, redemption, the Law and the Tabernacle.

Walk with Moses out of Egypt and gain insights for leadership. Observe the judgments of God while delivering His people. Understand the Old Covenant of the Law and how it was given to Israel to help in our understanding of the New Testament. Examine the contents and structure of the Tabernacle of God among His people and catch a glimpse of His holiness. Learn powerful truths about Who God is and what His ways are like


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This little-studied book has an amazing message that's practical and applicable to us today.

The God who brought the children of Israel out of the bondage of Egypt kept His promised Covenant, gave them His statutes and ordinances, established a priesthood, and gave His people a pattern for the tabernacle where He might dwell among them.

This study will provide tremendous insights into how on earth we can be holy and approach the Holy of Holies to worship Him properly.


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Do you wonder if you are following the Lord's leading to the place where He wants you to be?

The Israelites cried out to God, and He heard them, raising up Moses to deliver them out of slavery in the land of Egypt and lead them towards the Promised Land.

Because of their sin, however, they suffered the consequences and wandered in the wilderness for nearly forty years.

What can you learn from the children of Israel so that you won't make the same mistakes?


Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies 8-week Course Workbook

There was a new generation! A new time! A time to receive the promise, to move forward, to complete what the older generation had begun.

In Deuteronomy, God calls a new generation to love Him and serve Him from the heart. In only eight weeks, learn how the timeless message of Deuteronomy speaks to our generation and our time.

Hear the call to love and serve the Lord today, and let His Word stir your heart. .


Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (7 weeks/7lessons) - Workbook

God said, "Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed."

Increase your faith in God, who has you in His grip and will never let you go! This study will charge you up and encourage you to press on!


Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies. . .Judges (7weeks/7 lessons) -- Workbook -

Today, as in the days of Judges, everyone does what is right in his own eyes! Absolutes and traditions are pushed aside. Many feel oppressed.

The Book of Judges is God's Word for our day of apathy and apostasy.

Ruth : Kinsman Redeemer

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Don't Despair. There's Hope. You Have a Kinsman Redeemer!

If you were a slave, who would buy your freedom? If you had an enemy, who would come to your defense? In the Old Testament, this buyer-defender known as a "kinsman - redeemer" was usually a close relative. If you're a believer, you already have one -- Jesus Christ!

This rich study shows how Jesus both bought us (redeemer) and advocates (defends) for us, offering us an opportunity to rebuild our broken lives. A great short study to introduce friends to a taste of inductive Bible study.

1 Samuel : God's Search For a Man After His

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (8 weeks/8 lessons) - Workbook-

From judges to kings, from the anointing of God to rebellion like the sin of witchcraft, from the departure of God’s glory to the assurance of His help, from inquiring of the Lord to inquiring of a medium.

This book of contrasts sets before us the importance of a life of obedience and how it’s lived out in the midst of interpersonal conflicts.

2 Samuel / 1 Chronicle

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies- (5 weeks/5 lessons) Workbook

God's covenant promise to all believers includes reigning with the Lord Jesus Christ - the King of kings!

How can we prepare for such a future of glory? One way is to thoroughly study the book of 2 Samuel, which follows one man's ascension to the throne of God. The ascent is difficult, winding through triumphs and tragedies. We see a man after God's own heart conquering enemies, singing God's praise, then succumbing to sin.

We see a God who faithfully though sometimes harshly judges in this life so that His covenant people will stay on track to eternal glory. We learn the important lesson that He seeks uncompromising obedience from His people. Guaranteed to strengthen your faith in the unchanging, covenant-keeping God.

Kings & Prophets : A Divided Heart/A Divided Nation

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies - Kings and Prophets Series (Course #1 - 8 lessons)

1 Kings 1-15:8, 2 Chronicles 1-13

What happens when your heart is divided? What lessons can we learn for our lives today from the examples of Solomon, Rehoboam, Jeroboam, and Abijam? What does God do when His people trust their own judgment and disobey Him?

Kings & Prophets : God Searches For A Heart Fully His

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies - Kings and Prophets Series (Course #2 - 5 lessons)

1 Kings 15--2 Kings 1; 2 Chronicles 14--20

Neither Solomon, his son Rehoboam, nor his son Abijam followed God fully, nor did Jeroboam in Israel. Their hearts were divided. Would God ever find anyone to serve Him like David? Would He ever find one whose heart was fully His? God says that we are to love Him with all of our heart. Is that really possible? This course has the answer.

Kings & Prophets : Passing The Mantle

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies - Kings and Prophets Series (Course #3 - 5 lessons)

2 Kings 2-14; 2 Chronicles 21-25

Could there be a man or woman like Elijah in our time - someone with his mantle who would boldly believe God and proclaim His Word? This study from 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles will help you experience the unchanging power of God in changing times!

Kings & Prophets : Spare Your People, Lord

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies - Kings and Prophets Series (Course #4 - 4 lessons)

Obadiah and Joel

Obadiah and Joel prophesied about the judgment of all the nations in the coming day of the Lord. Edom was singled out by Obadiah because of how they treated Israel. Who would be spared? What would happen to Edom? Or to you?

In these last days, as we wait for the Day of the Lord, we should remember that God is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. He calls people to return to Him with their whole heart. Spare Your people, O Lord.

Kings & Prophets : Where Are You Going?

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies - Kings and Prophets Series(Course #5 - 2 lessons)


Have you ever tried to run away from God? Can a mere man hide from the presence of an all -knowing, all -powerful God?

God used a reluctant prophet to tell an evil city of His compassion for them. When God calls you to deliver a message to someone you don't love, will you run, or get angry, or comply? Would it take a great calamity, an earthquake, or flood for God to get your attention?

Kings & Prophets : Prepared to Meet Your God

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies - Kings and Prophets Series (Course #6 - 3 lessons)


As the Lord prophesied warnings about coming judgment through a shepherd named Amos, He can also send forth His Word through you to save others from coming judgment.

Study how people can be prepared to meet their God, and your heart can be stirred to proclaim the warning with hope for those who heed it.

Kings & Prophets : Revival Or Captivity

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies - Kings and Prophets Series (Course #7 - 4 lessons)

2 Kings 15-20; 2 Chronicles 26-32

This dynamic four-week course from our Kings and Prophets Series will have a major impact on your walk with the Lord.

We'll watch God raise up a Gentile threat (Assyria) to Israel as its kings continue the spiritual descent begun by Jeroboam -- compromising with idols and refusing to repent at the warnings of prophets Elijah and Elisha.

Kings & Prophets : A Love That Will Not Let Me Go

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies - Kings and Prophets Series (Course #8 - 4 lessons)


Hosea was the last prophet to the Northern Kingdom of Israel before they were taken captive to Assyria. He cried out to a nation caught up in harlotry, a nation which chose to abandon God and go after pagan idols.

In Hosea you can learn how God deals with those who turn away from Him and about a love that will not let you go.

Kings & Prophets : Understanding the Anger of God

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies - Kings and Prophets Series (Course #9 - 6 lessons)

Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk

These were the last prophets to the Southern Kingdom of Judah before Judah was taken captive to Babylon. Each prophet cried out to a nation which needed to heed the Word of the Lord about judgment. Any nation, Assyria or Judah, which chose to worship idols rather than God, would be judged by God unless they turned to Him in repentance, but God would warn them first.

These three prophets will teach you how God deals with those who turn away from Him and how He gives a warning to turn to Him rather than perish.

Kings & Prophets : The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies - Kings and Prophets Series (Course #10 - 7 lessons)

2 Kings 21-25; 2 Chronicles 33-36; Zephaniah

In this last course of our Kings and Prophets Series, you'll see worsening religious and political conditions in Judah. The final chapters of 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles introduce us to the last kings of Judah - one the best since King David ("the Good"), the other the worst Judah ever had ("the Bad").

When God brings the Babylonians in to judge Judah and Jerusalem for their sins, everything gets really "Ugly." Study hard and you'll learn how God can keep you when your life combines "the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Ezra/ Haggai - Rebuilding the Temple

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (5 lessons)

You can trust God. Experience what it's like when God places His hand on the lives of His people in Ezra and Haggai to prove He is the promise- keeping God.

This short study is great for both new and experienced Precept Upon Precept leaders and groups.

Nehemiah - Rebuilding, Revival and Restoration of the People of God

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (5 lessons)

How do you respond when the enemy tries to interfere with God's clear direction? The enemies of God sought to frighten Nehemiah as he proceeded to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.

Nehemiah shows us leadership and obedience in the face of opposition, as well as God's miraculous blessing and provision.

Esther - A Man and a Woman for Such a Time As This

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (4 lessons)

What is your purpose? God is always working in the affairs of His creation, even when we are unaware.

This study shows us how Esther attained royalty to fulfill God's purpose in her life and the lives of His people. Can God use you "for such a time as this"?

Isaiah Part 1- The Word of the Holy One to Israel, the Remnant, and the Nations . . . and the Promise of the Child to Be Born

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (14 lessons)

Isaiah Chapters 1-39

Isaiah is the crown jewel of Old Testament prophets, a book that strikes awe in the heart of its reader, especially when its poetry is read in the Hebrew. Prophecies from Isaiah are mentioned in twenty-two places in the Gospels, Acts, and Romans.

The words of Isaiah were often found on the lips of the Christ, the Messiah prophesied in Isaiah. If Jesus, God incarnate, honored this grand and glorious book so highly, then you and I ought to do the same.

In Isaiah Part 1, we'll meet the Holy One of Israel, and learn how He deals with those who claim Him as God but don't honor Him as God in the way that they live. And we'll find the destiny of nations, the future of all mankind ... including ours.

Isaiah Part 2-Comfort My People

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (9 lessons)

Isaiah Chapters 40-66

In Isaiah 40-66 the Lord told Isaiah to speak kind words to Israel. He wanted to comfort His people with His words. After their punishment for sins, there will be great restoration for them.

This study will give you a taste of the world's future.

Jeremiah Part 1- You've Forsaken Me: Repent and Return

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (9 lessons)

Jeremiah Chapters 1 - 24

Jeremiah, a prophet appointed by God, spoke a hard message to the people of his day.

It's still God's message today - a call to listen to His Word. Heeding Jeremiah's message can bring healing and hope to all.

Jeremiah Part 2- When God's Judgment Finally Comes

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (8 lessons)

Jeremiah Chapters 25 - 52

Jeremiah Part 2 covers chapters 25-52 and continues Precept's Inductive Bible Study of God's Word to His people through the Prophets.

Learn what God's message was to a rebellious Judah as Babylonian exile loomed.

Lamentations-Hope and Healing in the Aftermath of Rebellion Against God

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (3 lessons)

How do people survive when they have no hope? Where do they turn when there's nothing but misery all around them? In whom do you put your trust and hope? The only true hope Christians have is in the Lord. Study Lamentations and get a glimpse of the God whose compassions never fail.

Daniel Part 1

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (8 lessons) Workbook

Living Out a Biblical Worldview (Chapters 1-6) Threatened with death, Daniel stuck to his guns and refused to adopt a pagan lifestyle. His worldview had God at the center and he lived it out even under extreme pressure to change. Learn to adopt a biblical worldview and adhere to it even when it's not the norm.

Daniel Part 2

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (10 lessons) Workbook

Gaining Understanding of the Time of the End (Chapters 7-12)

Does the turmoil in our times, the uprisings and the spiritual decay of many have anything to do with the Book of Daniel? Daniel was a man who knew what God said about the end times. He focused on what God said, not the events of his own time. He had an impact on the people that God placed in his life.

Zechariah - They Shall Be My People, and I Will Be Their God

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (7 lessons)

What will happen on the day when the Lord is king over all the earth? There is a future time of restoration coming for the righteous. Are you ready for that day?

Ezekiel Part 1 - Then You Will Know That I Am the LORD

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (10 lessons)

Ezekiel Chapters 1-32

God appointed Ezekiel as a watchman to warn his people of coming judgment. Seeing visions and performing signs, he called individuals to turn from wickedness to righteousness because God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked.

How does this message of Ezekiel apply to you? Are you grieved about the sin everywhere you look? Do you long for justice? Workbook.

Malachi: Revering the Lord, Standing in Awe of His Name

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies (3 lessons)

God tells us that He is keeping a book of remembrance for those who fear Him and esteem His name. Malachi will prepare you for the day when the Lord opens the windows of heaven and pours out His blessing. Workbook.