Bible Study Topics

Instructor: Melinda Santos
This guide offers a variety of topics that you can use to engage students in discussions about the Bible. The suggested topics in this article, along with the related Study.com video lessons, can be used to promote discussion within small groups or as part of a theology class.

Worship and Discipleship

One of the strongest themes woven throughout various passages in the Bible is that of worship and discipleship. Students can view lessons about Paul and the Early Church Fathers and St. Stephen & Christians in the Roman Empire to learn about the origins and path of discipleship. The quiz questions accompanying these lessons can be used to begin group discussions and further explore this topic.

Marriage and Relationships

The union between God's first human creations, Adam and Eve, is depicted in the very first book of the Bible in Genesis. Review this lesson about The Seven Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church to discuss the role marriage plays within religious institutions.

Parenting and Discipline

In the Bible, parents are tasked with the responsibility to guide children in the path of righteousness, demonstrating to them the virtues and attributes God desires to see in his believers. Compare the parenting directives described in the Bible to the modern-day Parenting Styles outlined in this lesson.

Character and Virtues

God's description of the ideal virtues and character attributes is seen in several passages throughout the Bible and most notably includes qualities such as self-control, faithfulness, gentleness, kindness, peace and patience. Refer to the Comparing Virtue Ethics vs Consequentialist & Non-Consequentialist Ethics video lesson to explore more about moral character.

Developing a Relationship with God

Perhaps the ultimate premise behind all passages in the Bible is that developing a strong spiritual relationship with Christ is what mankind is put on Earth to do. Examine the relationship between Jesus Christ and his followers in this brief but engaging video lesson The Gospels: The Life of Christ.

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