Finding a variety of Bible study topics is relatively easy. Tailoring those topics to your audience so that they are relevant and actionable is the challenge. Whether you pull verses from Scripture and relate them to your audience’s lives or use current topics and tie them into Scripture, the important part is to choose a subject that is timely and meaningful.
Bible Study for Kids
Children need to learn the basics, and learn them well. When developing Bible study topics for the younger set, it is best to utilize stories from the Old and New Testaments where they can learn more about the life of Jesus and stories of early Christianity.
There are many Bible stories that engage children while teaching them, including Adam and Eve, Moses and the Ten Commandments, the Exodus, the parting of the Red Sea, Noah and his ark, David and the Giant and Jonas and the big fish. They may also enjoy learning about the miracles performed by Jesus when he was on earth, such as the wedding feast where he turned water into wine.
Draw on people from the Bible as topics as well. Children should know the stories of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Ruth, Solomon, Esther, Elijah, Peter and Paul at minimum. You can also begin teaching the basic concepts of Heaven, the Holy Trinity, sin and the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Bible Study Topics for Teens
The teenage years carry a unique set of challenges and are fraught with temptation. Peer pressure can play a large role in a teenager’s path unless someone is there to lend support and guidance. At this age, it is vitally important that you choose Bible study topics that are not only educational, but are also very relevant, current and address the challenges of the Christian youth.
Appropriate subjects for this age include a more in-depth look at heaven and hell, modesty, dating, the Commandments, prayer, repentance and the existence of Satan. Depending on the group of teens you are addressing and any challenges they may face, you may choose to touch on the topics of purity before marriage, abortion, gambling, homosexuality and pornography.
Bible Studies for Women
Christian women face a unique set of challenges, as they bear most of the responsibility for raising the children and creating a comfortable Christian home life. When selecting Bible study topics for adults, consider delving into the lives of some of the crucial women in the Bible, including Eve, Hannah, Sarah, Rachel, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, Elizabeth and Mary.
There are many topics that you can address that some of the women, particularly the younger ones, might be seeking out assistance with. Choose topics such as proper clothing, a woman’s responsibility in the marriage, feminism, how to choose a good Christian husband, working outside of the home and raising Christian children.