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40-MINUTE STUDY SERIES

A revolutionary, no-homework, 6-week devotional studies that has proven great for small groups. It is an easy introduction to inductive study and contains a unique format that includes Scripture alongside the text. Zoom in on the issues you care about and learn to think about them as God does. Learn to think biblically and discover what God has to say about your real-life questions.

Study Series Titles

  • Topical/Devotional

  • No Homework​

  • Easy introduction to Inductive Study

  • Self-contained format

  • Includes Scripture alongside the text

  • Proven popular for small-groups

  • A 6-week study per book

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All 30 Titles | by alphabetical order

01-40Min-A-Mans-Strategy-for-Conquering-Temptation

In this six-week study you'll learn that God has provided everything you need to resist temptation. Through the examples of men in Scripture-those who fell into sin and those who stood firm-you'll find hope for controlling your passions. You'll learn how to choose the path of purity. And you'll find assurance that through the power of the Holy Spirit and God's Word, you can escape the corruption of this world and one day stand before God blameless and pure.

02-40Min-Being-a-Disciple-Counting-the-Real-Cost

Through eye-opening Inductive Bible Study of passages from the Gospels, you can better understand the distinctive marks of a disciple of Christ and how to make sure they are true of your own life. Explore what it means to count the cost, deny yourself, and follow Christ.

03-40Min-Breaking-Free-From-Fear

In this six-week study you will learn how to confront your circumstances with strength and courage as you live in the fear of the Lord—the fear that conquers every other fear and sets you free to live in faith.

04-Building-a-Marriage-That-Really-Works

In this study, you'll examine God's design for marriage, and you'll learn, from the Designer's perspective, what it means to be a godly husband or wife. You'll discover biblical wisdom for pursuing harmony in difficult areas such as finances, communication, and respect for each other's roles. Most important, you'll learn the principles you need to build a love that lasts.

05-40Min-Discovering-What-the-Future-Holds

With all that's transpiring in the world, people can't help but wonder what the future holds. Will there ever be peace on earth? How long will the world live under the threat of terrorism? Is a one-world ruler on the horizon? God has already provided answers to these questions in the book of Daniel, which sets forth His blueprints for the future. In fact, when you understand the prophecies Daniel reveals, every other prophecy in the Bible will fit somewhere in the plan.

06-40Min-Fatal-Distractions-Conquering-Destructive-Temptations

This study looks at six of the "deadly" sins that threaten spiritual progress: Pride, Anger, Jealousy, Gluttony, Slothfulness, and Greed. You'll learn to identify the subtle ways in which these fatal distractions can invade your life, and you'll be equipped to conquer these destructive temptations so you can mature in your journey with Christ.

07-40Min-Finding-Hope-After-Divorce

Through this six-week study you’ll discover solid, biblical insights to help you or a loved one recover from the grief over the end of a marriage. Find practical advice and encouragement, as well as reassurance of God's love and redemptive power at work in even the most difficult situations as you move forward with a godly perspective on your new reality.

08-40Min-Forgiveness-Breaking-the-power-of-the-Past

This eye-opening study deals with the difficult questions of forgiveness, including How can I forgive when the pain is so great? Does forgiving mean I have to forget the past? and What if I choose not to forgive? As you dig into what the Bible says on this vital topic, you'll encounter the depths of God's own mercy and discover how choosing forgiveness can free you from a painful past and propel you toward being all that God intends you to be.

09-40-Min-Having-a-Real-Relationship-with-God

This powerful Inductive Bible Study will help you discover for yourself how such a rewarding relationship with God is possible. Kay Arthur opens the Bible to show you the way to salvation, with a special focus on where you stand with God, how your sin keeps you from knowing him, and how Christ bridged the chasm between humanity and God.

10-40Min-Heaven-Hell-Life-after-Death

In this eye-opening study you’ll examine the Bible’s answers about death and what comes next. As you confront the inevitability of death in the context of the promise of heaven and the reality of hell, you will be challenged to examine your heart—and in doing so, find that, in grabbing hold of the hope of eternal life, the sting of death is replaced with peace.

11-40Min-How-Do-You-Know-Gods-your-Father

Through this study you will see how your lifestyle will reflect the character of the One to whom you belong. Dig into the Apostle John's first letter with Kay Arthur and David and B.J. Lawson. And discover what it means to walk in the light instead of darkness.

12-40-Min-How-do-you-Walk-the-Talk

This study of vital passages from Ephesians will help you discover what God says about the lifestyle of a true believer. And it will equip you to live in a manner worthy of your calling--with the ultimate goal of developing a life marked by maturity, Christlikeness, and peace.

13-40Min-How-to-make-Choices-you-wont-regret

Where do you go for direction? What do you do when faced with temptation? How do you decide what choices to make? This study answers those questions by exploring the role of Scripture and the Holy Spirit in the process, as well as examining the decision-making of people such as David, Josiah, Eve, and Jesus. As a result, my friend, I pray you will be equipped to make choices that bring honor to God and peace to your heart. - Kay Arthur

14-40Min-Ignite-your-Passion-for-God

Through this six-week study, your eyes will be opened to the distractions that can undermine your interest in the things of God, and you'll discover practical steps you can take to ignite a fire that will propel you toward a deeper, more meaningful faith.

15-40Min-Jesus-Experiencing-His-Touch

A touch from Jesus can change everything; A Study of Mark 1-6 - by Kay Arthur and David Arthur - The first six chapters of Mark's Gospel overflow with stories of people drawing near to Jesus, longing to experience firsthand the touch of the Savior. Over and over, Jesus responded with compassion, interacting on a personal level with individuals who had been cast aside by society, their circumstances deemed beyond hope.-

16-40Min-Jesus-Listening-For-His-Voice

Jesus spoke words of life and truth. How well are you listening? - A Study of Mark 7 -13 - by Kay Arthur and David Arthur - True listening isn't simply hearing the words of Jesus; it involves belief that results in active commitment. Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus interacted with people from all walks of life. In every case, those individuals could choose to believe His words and reap the rewards of faith--or resist the truth and miss out on everything that truly matters.

17-40Min-Jesus-Understanding-His-Death-and-Resurrection

In this powerful study centered on the final chapters of the Gospel of Mark, you'll consider for yourself all that Jesus endured to bring forgiveness to sinners and hope to the hopeless. And you'll understand as never before why it's so essential to share with others the good news of His death and resurrection.

18-40Min-Key-Principles-of-Biblical-Fasting

Since ancient times, fasting has been considered an essential means of drawing near to God. But this spiritual discipline involves much more than abstaining from food; it goes right to the heart of genuine faith. Through this invigorating study, you'll gain a clear understanding of the principles behind this practice and be equipped to make fasting a key part of your relationship with God.

19-40Min-Living-a-Life-of-True-Worship

This helpful study examines what the Bible says about true worship. You'll discover that we are created for the purpose of worship. And you'll explore solid, biblical principles for making worship a lifestyle of grateful response to your Creator and Redeemer.

20-40Min-Living-Like-you-Belong-to-God

In this rich study, you will discover that holiness is not an arbitrary standard within today's church or an unreachable goal of sinless perfection. Holiness is about pleasing God--living in such a way that it's clear you belong to Him. Holiness is what makes you unique as a believer in Jesus Christ.

21-40Min-Living-Victoriously-in-Difficult-Times

In this six week study you'll examine what the Bible says about suffering and why God allows it. Through the stories of many who persevered through times of testing, you'll discover how to find joy even when life seems unfair. You'll learn how to handle loss while glorifying God in the midst of your pain. And you'll find the peace that comes from trusting in the One whose strength is made perfect in your weakness.

22-Loving-God-and-Others-The-Heart-of-True-Faith

Loving God and Others looks at how these two commands define the heart of Christian faith. As you rest in the certain knowledge of what God calls you to, you will be challenged to live these commands out-and discover how obeying Jesus' simple commands will transform not only your life but also the lives of those around you.

23-40Min-Money-and-Possessions-The-Quest-for-Contentment

In this six-week study you will discover God's view of material wealth. As you dig into the Scriptures, you'll learn where money comes from, you'll see how we're supposed to handle it, and you'll understand how to live an abundant life, regardless of your financial circumstances.

24-40Min-Rising-to-Call-of-Leadership

In this study of four important leaders of Israel-Eli, Samuel, Saul, and David-you'll explore key leadership principles, including how to make wise decisions under pressure, deal effectively with mistakes, and set a course that others will follow. Most important, you'll learn what God expects of you-and how you can rise to the call of effective leadership.

25-40Min-Spiritual-Warfare-Overcoming-the-Enemy

Through this six-week study you will gain a thorough knowledge of the enemy's tactics and schemes. As you discover the truth about Satan—including the limits of his power—you will be equipped to stand firm against his attacks and to develop a strategy for living daily in victory.

26-40Min-The-Essentials-of-Effective-Prayer

Find the keys to an effective prayer life in this compelling study that explores both God's expectations of you and His promises to you when it comes to prayer. Through a detailed examination of the Lord's Prayer and other examples of prayer throughout the Bible, you'll discover a model for talking with God. You'll also learn key principles of prayer and gain a deeper understanding of how prayer can draw you closer to His heart.

27-40Min-The-Power-of-Knowing-God

This eye-opening study will help you gain a true understanding of God’s character and His ways. As you discover for yourself who He is, you’ll be drawn into a deeper, more personal relationship with the God of the universe—a relationship that will enable you to confidently display His strength in life’s most challenging circumstances.

28-40Min-Turning-Your-Heart-Towards-God

In this powerful study, you will gain a fresh understanding of what it looks like to align your life with God's priorities. Here you will discover anew why the word blessed means walking in the fullness and satisfaction of God, no matter your circumstances. As you look closely at the meaning behind each of the Beatitudes, you will see how these truths can shape your choices every day--and bring you closer to the heart of God.

29-40Min-Understanding Spiritual Gifts

Understanding Spiritual Gifts takes you straight to God's Word to discover answers from the Gift-Giver Himself. As you dig into Bible passages about God's design for each of us, you'll find out that spiritual gifts aren't complicated--but they are life-changing.

30-40Min-What-Does-the-Bible-Say-About-God

Married or single, you need to know what God says about sex. After all, He's the one who designed this priceless gift and set clear boundaries to protect it. This candid study will help you weigh the messages of our culture against the truth of God's Word. As you learn about the Designer's original intent for sex, you'll gain valuable insights to guide your daily choices.

Selected Titles by topical categories

EVANGELISTIC BIBLE STUDY

09-40-Min-Having-a-Real-Relationship-with-God

This powerful Inductive Bible Study will help you discover for yourself how such a rewarding relationship with God is possible. Kay Arthur opens the Bible to show you the way to salvation, with a special focus on where you stand with God, how your sin keeps you from knowing him, and how Christ bridged the chasm between humanity and God.

FAMILY

01-40Min-A-Mans-Strategy-for-Conquering-Temptation

In this six-week study you'll learn that God has provided everything you need to resist temptation. Through the examples of men in Scripture-those who fell into sin and those who stood firm-you'll find hope for controlling your passions. You'll learn how to choose the path of purity. And you'll find assurance that through the power of the Holy Spirit and God's Word, you can escape the corruption of this world and one day stand before God blameless and pure.

04-Building-a-Marriage-That-Really-Works

In this study, you'll examine God's design for marriage, and you'll learn, from the Designer's perspective, what it means to be a godly husband or wife. You'll discover biblical wisdom for pursuing harmony in difficult areas such as finances, communication, and respect for each other's roles. Most important, you'll learn the principles you need to build a love that lasts.

07-40Min-Finding-Hope-After-Divorce

Through this six-week study you’ll discover solid, biblical insights to help you or a loved one recover from the grief over the end of a marriage. Find practical advice and encouragement, as well as reassurance of God's love and redemptive power at work in even the most difficult situations as you move forward with a godly perspective on your new reality.

30-40Min-What-Does-the-Bible-Say-About-God

Married or single, you need to know what God says about sex. After all, He's the one who designed this priceless gift and set clear boundaries to protect it. This candid study will help you weigh the messages of our culture against the truth of God's Word. As you learn about the Designer's original intent for sex, you'll gain valuable insights to guide your daily choices.

FOUNDATIONS FOR BELIEVERS
Who or What We Are

02-40Min-Being-a-Disciple-Counting-the-Real-Cost

Through eye-opening Inductive Bible Study of passages from the Gospels, you can better understand the distinctive marks of a disciple of Christ and how to make sure they are true of your own life. Explore what it means to count the cost, deny yourself, and follow Christ.

11-40Min-How-Do-You-Know-Gods-your-Father

Through this study you will see how your lifestyle will reflect the character of the One to whom you belong. Dig into the Apostle John's first letter with Kay Arthur and David and B.J. Lawson. And discover what it means to walk in the light instead of darkness.

20-40Min-Living-Like-you-Belong-to-God

In this rich study, you will discover that holiness is not an arbitrary standard within today's church or an unreachable goal of sinless perfection. Holiness is about pleasing God--living in such a way that it's clear you belong to Him. Holiness is what makes you unique as a believer in Jesus Christ.

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KEY SCRIPTURE PASSAGES or BIBLE BOOKS

05-40Min-Discovering-What-the-Future-Holds

With all that's transpiring in the world, people can't help but wonder what the future holds. Will there ever be peace on earth? How long will the world live under the threat of terrorism? Is a one-world ruler on the horizon? God has already provided answers to these questions in the book of Daniel, which sets forth His blueprints for the future. In fact, when you understand the prophecies Daniel reveals, every other prophecy in the Bible will fit somewhere in the plan.

11-40Min-How-Do-You-Know-Gods-your-Father

Through this study you will see how your lifestyle will reflect the character of the One to whom you belong. Dig into the Apostle John's first letter with Kay Arthur and David and B.J. Lawson. And discover what it means to walk in the light instead of darkness.

12-40-Min-How-do-you-Walk-the-Talk

This study of vital passages from Ephesians will help you discover what God says about the lifestyle of a true believer. And it will equip you to live in a manner worthy of your calling--with the ultimate goal of developing a life marked by maturity, Christlikeness, and peace.

15-40Min-Jesus-Experiencing-His-Touch

A touch from Jesus can change everything; A Study of Mark 1-6 - by Kay Arthur and David Arthur - The first six chapters of Mark's Gospel overflow with stories of people drawing near to Jesus, longing to experience firsthand the touch of the Savior. Over and over, Jesus responded with compassion, interacting on a personal level with individuals who had been cast aside by society, their circumstances deemed beyond hope.-

16-40Min-Jesus-Listening-For-His-Voice

Jesus spoke words of life and truth. How well are you listening? - A Study of Mark 7 -13 - by Kay Arthur and David Arthur - True listening isn't simply hearing the words of Jesus; it involves belief that results in active commitment. Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus interacted with people from all walks of life. In every case, those individuals could choose to believe His words and reap the rewards of faith--or resist the truth and miss out on everything that truly matters.

17-40Min-Jesus-Understanding-His-Death-and-Resurrection

In this powerful study centered on the final chapters of the Gospel of Mark, you'll consider for yourself all that Jesus endured to bring forgiveness to sinners and hope to the hopeless. And you'll understand as never before why it's so essential to share with others the good news of His death and resurrection.

19-40Min-Living-a-Life-of-True-Worship

This helpful study examines what the Bible says about true worship. You'll discover that we are created for the purpose of worship. And you'll explore solid, biblical principles for making worship a lifestyle of grateful response to your Creator and Redeemer.

26-40Min-The-Essentials-of-Effective-Prayer

Find the keys to an effective prayer life in this compelling study that explores both God's expectations of you and His promises to you when it comes to prayer. Through a detailed examination of the Lord's Prayer and other examples of prayer throughout the Bible, you'll discover a model for talking with God. You'll also learn key principles of prayer and gain a deeper understanding of how prayer can draw you closer to His heart.

28-40Min-Turning-Your-Heart-Towards-God

In this powerful study, you will gain a fresh understanding of what it looks like to align your life with God's priorities. Here you will discover anew why the word blessed means walking in the fullness and satisfaction of God, no matter your circumstances. As you look closely at the meaning behind each of the Beatitudes, you will see how these truths can shape your choices every day--and bring you closer to the heart of God.

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For New Study Groups or Those New to Bible Study

11-40Min-How-Do-You-Know-Gods-your-Father

Through this study you will see how your lifestyle will reflect the character of the One to whom you belong. Dig into the Apostle John's first letter with Kay Arthur and David and B.J. Lawson. And discover what it means to walk in the light instead of darkness.

12-40-Min-How-do-you-Walk-the-Talk

This study of vital passages from Ephesians will help you discover what God says about the lifestyle of a true believer. And it will equip you to live in a manner worthy of your calling--with the ultimate goal of developing a life marked by maturity, Christlikeness, and peace.

13-40Min-How-to-make-Choices-you-wont-regret

Where do you go for direction? What do you do when faced with temptation? How do you decide what choices to make? This study answers those questions by exploring the role of Scripture and the Holy Spirit in the process, as well as examining the decision-making of people such as David, Josiah, Eve, and Jesus. As a result, my friend, I pray you will be equipped to make choices that bring honor to God and peace to your heart. - Kay Arthur

Upcoming 40-Minute Series Courses

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  • Online
    09 July 2024 to 27 August 2024 Online | 8.00pm-9.40pm, Tuesdays | 6 Sessions Led by Stephen Lim Cost $11.00 This helpful study examines what the Bible says about true worship. Explore solid, biblical principles for making worship a lifestyle of grateful response to your Creator and Redeemer.
  • Zion Bishan Bible Presbyterian Church, 4 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 579792
    4 April to 16 May 2024 In-Person | 2.30pm-4.30pm, Thursdays | 6 weeks Cost $11.00 You'll discover that we are created for the purpose of worship. And you'll explore solid, biblical principles for making worship a lifestyle of grateful response to your Creator and Redeemer.
  • Zion Bishan Bible Presbyterian Church, 4 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 579792
    15 February to 21 March 2024 In-Person | 2.30pm-4.00pm, Thursdays | 6 weeks Cost $11.00 In this six-week study you will learn how to confront your circumstances with strength and courage as you live in the fear of the Lord—the fear that conquers every other fear and sets you free to live in faith.
  • Zion Bishan Bible Presbyterian Church, 4 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 579792
    14 February to 20 March 2024 In-Person | 10.00am to 12.00pm, Wednesdays | 8 weeks Cost $11.00 In this eye-opening study you’ll examine the Bible’s answers about death and what comes next. You will be challenged to examine your heart...
  • Zion Bishan Bible Presbyterian Church, 4 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 579792
    13 December 2023 to 24 January 2024 In-Person | 2.30pm-4.00pm, Wednesdays | 7 weeks Cost $11.00 In this eye-opening study you’ll examine the Bible’s answers about death and what comes next. You will be challenged to examine your heart...

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