Bible Studies

First Free Rockford offers a variety of Bible studies for Men and Women.  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

Spring 2020 Book Studies

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Jude

A 7-Session Study for Women (Wednesdays 6:30-8pm and Thursdays 9:00am-11:15am January 8 & 9- February 26 & 27)
While often overlooked, the Book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception.

In this 7-session study from Jackie Hill Perry, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. We serve others well when we share the whole gospel with them, not just the parts deemed attractive by our culture

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Wednesdays (January 8th – February 26th)
6:30 – 8 p.m. Chapel (main level)

Thursdays (January 9th – February 27th)
9 – 11:15 a.m. Chapel (main level)

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HIS LAST WORDS

A 7-SESSION STUDY FOR WOMEN (Wednesdays 6:30-8pm and Thursdays 9:00am-11:15am MARCH 4 & 5- APRIL 22 & 23)
Imagine knowing you only have several more hours to live. Picture the faces of your loved ones gathered around you. Allow the emotions to rise up in your heart.
What would you say?
John 13–17 records Jesus’ last words to the disciples before His death, revealing what was most important to Him. When we study those words and prayers today, we enter deep into the heart of Jesus and come away changed: overwhelmed by the love of God, inspired to follow Him, and empowered to spread the gospel.
Jesus’ last words are words of eternal life—powerful and full of love. If you’ve been longing for more intimacy in your relationship with God, more meaning in your life, and more boldness in your witness, His Last Words will draw you into just what you need: the Word of God.

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Wednesdays (March 4th – April 22nd)
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Thursdays (March 5th – April 23rd)
9 – 11:30 a.m.

Precept Bible Studies

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Acts Part 1 – Jesus’ Witnesses Empowered by His Spirit (Acts 1-12)

Luke’s first account was his Gospel in which he recorded all that Jesus began to do and teach. His second account we call Acts, or the Acts of the Apostles, in which Luke recorded what happened after Jesus’ ascension to the Father. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, empowering the apostles to testify to the power of God in salvation and in living every day for the gospel. Learn how God spread the gospel through witnesses of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and from their examples, how you too can witness to others. Stand in awe of the power of God in believers to endure persecution and suffering for the cause of Christ and embrace His power in your life. Be encouraged by the results of faithful servants holding forth truth in a dark world; watch as the church grows numerically, geographically, and culturally.

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Thursdays (January 9th – March 5th)
9 – 11:15 a.m.
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Acts Part 2 – Paul, Jesus’ Witness to the Gentiles (Acts 13-28)

Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the Gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul’s transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances in the power of the Holy Spirit. Learn to be like Paul, to be bold in proclaiming the name of Jesus and to trust our sovereign Lord who enables us to endure persecution and suffering at the hands of those who hate Jesus…and therefore, hate us.

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Thursdays (March 12th – May 7th)
9 – 11:15 a.m.
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You Can Break the Chains Holding You Captive

Harmful habits, negative thinking, and irrational feelings can all lead to sinful behavior and keep you in bondage. If you feel trapped by any of these strongholds in your life, know that you are not alone—you can break free.
 
Neil Anderson has brought hope to countless thousands facing similar spiritual attacks. In this significantly revised and updated edition of this popular bestselling book, he offers a holistic approach to spiritual warfare that is rooted in the Word of God. As you read stories of others who have been locked in spiritual battles, you will learn the underlying whys and hows behind these attacks and discover the truths that sets people free in Jesus. 
 
You don’t have to live as if you are in chains. Break through your spiritual battles, and find freedom in Christ with The Bondage Breaker.

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Books available in the Scroll Resource Center.

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Wednesdays (January 8th – April 22nd)
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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Life Groups Coordinator

Erin Blume

Director of Adult Ministries

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