Bible Studies

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

Fall 2018 Book Studies

We Saved You a Seat

We Saved You a Seat by Lisa-Jo Baker

In today’s busy world, we’re wired to be “fine,” warding off authenticity for pleasantries; shielding ourselves from misunderstanding or judgment; hiding in the shadows of our busyness to escape intimate friendship with the women God places in our lives. Learn what Jesus meant when He invited us to love others, and see what it takes to do “the hard work of getting along.”

I want to give you a little background on how this Bible study was chosen for this fall. Last summer, our Women’s Ministry leadership team did this study together with a few other women in the church. We had seven weeks of fantastic discussion on what true friendship and relationship look like from a Biblical stand point. It was very challenging to each of us. As we looked ahead to this fall, we think this would be a wonderful topic to kick off our year with. Please join our Women’s Leadership team as we lead you through this study. Each week, you will hear from one of us on the particular study topic we are looking at in Scripture. Also, during this study, we are going to be doing something a little different. On Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings we are going to be sharing a meal together. Hope you will join us as we open God’s Word together!
– Erin Blume

Book Price

$13.49 Available for purchase August 19 in the Scroll Resource Center.

Date and Time

Wednesdays (Sep 5th – Oct 17th)
6:30pm – 8:00pm Room 284

Thursdays (Sep 6th – Oct 18th)
9:00am – 11:00am Room 284

Steadfast Love

Steadfast Love by Lauren Chandler

There are times when worship overflows effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and praise. And there are times when God seems far and we feel we have nothing to offer. Throughout it all, God shows us His steadfast love.

Psalm 107 is a call to worship. It reminds us that each season of life is an opportunity to reveal the anchor of our souls. In this 7-session Bible study, learn to face both storms and deserts with courage and trust in Jesus, and discover how tests in our journeys of faith reveal the true condition of our hearts. For there is no fear for the one who fears the Lord, the one whose soul is anchored in His steadfast love.

Book Price

$13.49 Available for purchase October 14th in the Scroll Resource Center.

Date and Time

Wednesdays (Oct 24th – Dec 12th)
6:30pm – 8:00pm Room 284

Thursdays (Oct 25th – Dec 13th)
9:00am – 11:00am Room 284

Fall 2018 Precept Studies

Revival or Captivity

Revival or Captivity: 2Kings; 2Chronicles

This dynamic 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.

Do Lesson 1 before the first week.

Book Price

$10 Available for purchase August 19 in the Scroll Resource Center.

Date and Time

Thursdays (Sep 6th – Sep 27th)
9:00am – 11:00am Room 284
Hosea Study

A Love That Will Not Let Me Go: Hosea

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.

Do Lesson 1 before the first week.

Book Price

$TBA  Available for purchase September 16 in the Scroll Resource Center.

Date and Time

Thursdays (Oct 4th – Oct 25th)
9:00am – 11:00am Room 284
Hosea Study

Understanding the Anger of God: 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.

Do Lesson 1 before the first week.

Book Price

$TBA Available for purchase October 14 in the Scroll Resource Center.

Date and Time

Thursdays (Nov 1st – Dec 13th)
9:00am – 11:00am Room 284

Thriving in Babylon

Meet a man forced to live in a fast changing and godless society.

He faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. Sound familiar? His name was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only thrived, he changed an empire while he was at it. Though he lived thousands of years ago, he has a much to teach us today.

Book Price

Cost: $10.99 for the optional book which may be purchased in the Scroll Resource Center.  Free handout will be provided in the class.

Date and Time

Wednesdays (Begins September 5, 2018)
6:30pm – 8:00pm Room 139a

Need More Info?

Life Groups Coordinator

Erin Blume

Director of Adult Ministries