First Free Rockford offers a variety of Bible studies for Men and Women. The Bible studies change each semester usually occurring in the Spring and Fall. Bible Studies tend to have a round-table discussion format, centered on a specific curriculum, but also offer group prayer and encouragement. If you’re looking for a welcoming environment where you can deepen your understanding of The Bible, our Bible Studies are for you. The options below will be updated each semester.
CURRENT BIBLE STUDIES
Passing the Mantle (5 Weeks)
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!
Spare Your People, Lord (4 Weeks)
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?
Where are you going? (2 Weeks)
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?
Prepared to meet your God (3 Weeks)
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.
God of Creation by Jen Wilkin (10 Weeks)
The opening lines and chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word. Over 10 sessions of verse-by-verse study, dive into the first 11 chapters of Genesis by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator.
An All-New 2 Book Spring Study!
BOOK 1: When Compassion Meets Action (5 Weeks)
If it’s true that we are the sum of the decisions we make across a lifetime, then what two or three big decisions would you point to that helped form who are you today? This study encourages participants to reflect on the daily choices they make and their willingness to walk through the open doors God has provided in their lives.
BOOK 2: All the places to go. How will you know?
Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the lives we will lead and the people we will become. In fact, to fail to embrace the open door is to miss the work God has made for us to do.
Please read chapters 1 & 2 in “All the Places to Go” before the first week of study.
The Book of Titus / Chip Ingram
In this Book of the Bible series, Chip Ingram unpacks the book of Titus. He challenges us to display the gospel in our lives through doing good. We do good works not to earn God’s favor, but because of God’s favor. When the gospel has truly taken root in our lives, it produces the fruit of godliness. As we pass these things on to future generations, the Church stands in bright contrast to the darkness of the world.