This is a fantastic new podcast that emphasizes and notes sections of the biblical story wonderfully. The depth each episode has offered is surprising yet compact at the same time. Great way to gain a new perspective of biblical reading and to gain further wisdom about God’s story. Highly recommend and love this podcast.
Zack Kellam, Apple Podcasts
This is a perfect companion to reading the Bible! I love the mix of voices and the different types of information (Scripture, sermon/teaching, reflective questions, and prayer).
Amy Orazio, Apple Podcasts
This is just what I'm looking for — simple, Bible-based reflections that give me a chance to meditate on the word. I wish they were daily.
Jonbforthewin, Apple Podcasts
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?
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.
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?"
We’re always curious to learn more about the people engaging with Reflections Bible Study. Would you take a moment to tell us your name, where you’re from, and why you participate in Reflections?
Record your message (in 12 seconds or less) and upload it to this Dropbox link. You may just hear a familiar voice in a future podcast!