Bible Study Lessons
How Good Question Bible Studies are different
Good Questions Bible Studies that have groups talking are different from most lessons you have seen. Here are a few reasons why.
Lessons correspond with three of Lifeway's series, plus the International Standard Series. For one affordable price, you get access to all lessons. I have been doing this for years and 1000+ lessons available. Four new lessons added each week.
Commentary quoted from world-class writers
Each lesson in Good Questions Have Groups Talking consists of about 20 ready-to-use-questions with answers from world-class writers such as:
Most curriculum has an inherent flaw. They can often get past it, but it cripples nearly every series made. Here is how it works. A committee gets together and decides on a text and topic. Then, someone is assigned to find someone who can write something brilliant about it. Turns out, this is a very difficult assignment and does not always meet with success. One of the reasons I have been a fan of Lifeway’s Masterwork series is that that series goes at it in the opposite way. They find someone who has already written something brilliant–books by people like Beth Moore, Billy Graham and John Piper–and turns it into a curriculum.
I try to do a similar thing with my lessons. Each question is footnoted with answers taken from some of the best commentaries ever written. John MacArthur, Warren Wiersbe, Holman, Life Application Commentary, and many others. I also include great illustrations and stories from illustration books, trade books and devotional books. Quotes from world-class sources make these lessons different.
Discussion-based rather than lecture-based
Our tag line is, “Good questions have groups talking” and that is the goal of every lesson. Look at one of the sample lessons and you can see this difference right away. Put these lessons into the hands of all your teachers and watch your classes transform from lecture-based groups to discussion-based groups. Each lesson consists of 20 or so ready-to-use questions that get groups talking.
Why is this important? Jesus taught that we are changed by what comes out of us. Until we confess the truth–not just hear it–we are not changed by it. What we say is like the bit in the mouth of a horse; what we say steers our whole life. See this article for more details.
Application is not tagged onto the end. We don’t spend an hour talking about the passage in a rather abstract way then tag on a question on the end about application. Application is woven all through the lessons. Application is the point.
Howard Hendricks used to say that the goal is not to make smarter sinners. Jesus taught us to “teach them to observe” not just teach them.
Make it easy to find teachers
These lessons are so easy to use, they make it easier–a lot easier--to find teachers. In fact, when I was a Minister of Ed, I never struggled to find teaches again after I started writing these lessons. Click here to read that story.
Underlying theology: it is always in our best interest to live the Christian life.
God is a rewarder. We cannot come to Him unless we believe that He is a rewarder. We must come to Him for reward. We must believe it is always in our best interest to live the Christian life. Prayer must become a sweet hour of prayer of we are not praying very well. We must come to love serving or we don’t serve. We must come to love the Word, or else I bet you didn’t read this morning. We must come to love the Christian life or we will never come to live the Christian life. Check out this article.
Every lesson is driven by this theology. I continually ask: how does it benefit me to follow God? What does it cost me if I don’t follow God? We ask this in every arena. What does it benefit me to forgive; what does it cost me if I don’t forgive? When people come to confess that it is in our best interest to live the Christian life, they begin to live the Christian life.
What others have said:
By the way using the strategy of fellowship and a decent lesson we have grown from 12 to 40 in 2 and a half years. By using Good Questions Have Groups Talking there is always something that penetrates my spirit and sets my mind to work. Josh Hunt's Good Questions, try it. Your teaching will be anointed!
Highland Terrace Baptist Church
God has utilized the Lesson's from Good Questions to minister to us. The questions are really good for facilitating meaningful conversation. Our class grew from 10 people to more than 40 in one year!!! We don't have a room big enough for us now. The format saves us time in preparation in order that we might be able to work on the ministry needs of our class.
Indiana Ave. Baptist Church
I love using your lessons. I use them almost every Sunday. They really do get the conversation going. I usually learn more from my class input in 45 minutes than I do studying the background info, for hours, on each lesson. These lessons nearly always provide insight I would never have seen. Thank you for taking the time to write these lesson questions. I believe my presentation would be a lot less interesting without your help.
Life Community Church
class age 35-75
I have started an outreach Bible study in our gym during the Sunday School hour. I am training our Bible study leaders to use your Good Questions that go with the LifeWay’s Life Truths series. I have trained 10 people to be table leaders for three weeks and we are now ready for outreach. Our goal is to have 100 new Bible study members by starting new classes around “round tables”. So far we can report enrolling 3 new members and the discussions that have ensued have been “stimulating” and “discipling” (if you allow me to coin a new word). Your Good Questions save me a great deal of time and have been utilized to train new leaders to teach through directed discussion of God’s Word. Thank you very much for your ministry.
Dr. Robert Dickerson
First Baptist Church