Life is hard, and humans are far from perfect, so what does it mean for God to make us perfect through the hardships of life?
Following Jesus involves risk and tension. Is it really worth it?
What does it mean to experience Jesus’ new creation on Earth?
How can we share the same self-giving attitude as Jesus?
What really matters to God when it comes to the Law?
How does Jesus’ resurrection open a whole new reality of hope and purpose?
With despair and tension everywhere, how can we live in God’s family with peace?
Who is right, who is wrong, and what does righteousness even mean?
Jesus has risen! So what do we need to spread this good news?
What do we have to understand to recognize who Jesus really is?
What does it look like for God’s Kingdom to come to Earth?
What does it mean for Jesus to be the “I am?”
What does it mean for Jesus to be the light of the world?
What does it really mean for Jesus to be the messianic King? Is it all glory, peace, and power?
How does Jesus reveal himself as the Messianic King?
What is the significance of Jesus' baptism?
Meet the whole Reflections team in a special final episode. They’ll share why we decided to wrap up the podcast portion of the Bible study and how you can continue to walk through the Bible with Reflections for the rest of this year.
Is the book of Chronicles just a rerun of stories we’ve already been told? How does it help us understand where the story of the Bible leads?
When we’re overwhelmed by the state of our world, what should we do?
There’s so much pain and injustice in the world. Is there any hope?
What kind of person does God choose to work through most often? Can he work through us?
Ezra and Nehemiah weren’t exactly model characters for godliness and reform. So what can we learn from their stories?
God’s people have failed over and over again. Will there ever be a day when we get it right?
How can we get through grief?
Why is there so much anger and violence in the Old Testament prophets?
How do we gain wisdom from sensual Hebrew love poetry?
How can we approach our responsibilities in life with wisdom and a healthy mindset?
What is the purpose of metaphor in the Bible?
What does it mean to fear God and be wise?
What do we need to remember in the midst of our suffering?
How can we show God’s mercy to people who’ve hurt us?
Why does God want a relationship with us?
How is God at work in the world today?
Who are the Hebrew prophets, and why are they so intense?
Why does God allow so much suffering in the world?
What should we do when people disappoint us?
How does God respond to our failure?
What should we do when life is unfair?
Ruth came from a nation that violently opposed God's people.
What happens when we turn our backs on God?
Isn't God loving?
What’s the point of reading Old Testament laws today?
Why did God give his people so many rules?
When times get hard, will we trust in God's character?
What is the biblical significance of rest, and why is it important for Christians?
Why did God's people practice animal sacrifice?
Why does God rescue his people? What's the point?
How does God respond when his people cry out to him?
Did God really pick a fight with Jacob in the middle of the night?
Why does God give humanity a choice to obey him?
We completed our journey through the Hebrew Bible and released the last episode of the Reflections podcast. In a special final podcast episode, you’ll meet the team behind Reflections and learn what shaped the decision to wrap up the podcast.
We’re excited to walk through the New Testament with you in studies featuring a Book Overview video, reflections questions, and "Go Deeper" questions. Join us!
Yes, you can join Reflections at any time. While each lesson follows the order that the biblical story is told, each one can also stand alone. You can participate in any order and do not need to be concerned about "falling behind." If you ever miss breakfast and lunch, you don’t have to eat them before you can eat dinner. Eat with us now!
Reflections Bible Study features audio and written elements, making it easy for anyone at any time to study and reflect on the biblical story. Weeks 34-52 will feature a New Testament Book Overview video instead of a podcast. To learn what shaped the decision to wrap up the podcast, listen to our closing podcast episode.
You’re welcome to engage with Reflections Bible Study however you’d like. We have designed the audio component as an easy way for anyone at any time to participate. And for those who would like to go deeper into studying the Scriptures on their own with a group, we provide the “Go Deeper” questions and related video(s).
Reflections Bible Study goes along with the One Story that Leads to Jesus reading plan, selecting one passage of Scripture from each week’s reading. If you subscribe to the One Story weekly emails, the corresponding Reflections Bible Studies will be linked in each week’s resources.
For Reflections, we start the reading plan on January 1st and end on December 31st. So if you’ve started the reading plan at a different time, your reading will be out of sync with Reflections. However, in the One Story weekly email, we will always link to the relevant Reflections Bible Study for whichever week of reading you’re in on the plan.
You can if you’d like to! However, to more fully understand the biblical story and all that its authors are communicating, we typically recommend starting the reading plan in Genesis.
You can find an archive of our earliest Bible Studies (first called Church at Home) here.
Reflections is following along with the One Story that Leads to Jesus reading plan, which orders the books according to our own "Storyline" ordering. Storyline combines the approaches of the Traditional and TaNaK ordering, with the main difference being the separation of prophetic books in the timeline to before, during, and after the exile. To see the different ordering of books according to Traditional, TaNaK, and Storyline, check out our Bible Reader. And for further details about biblical book ordering, we recommend watching our video "What Is the Bible?"