Recommended Bible Studies

Here are some Bible studies that we recommend for use in your Small Group or other Bible study group. They cover a wide range of topics and are all valuable to help you grow in your faith journey. Please note that many of these are available to be borrowed from St. John's for church related groups.


If you have questions about any of the Bible studies, feel free to email Student Pastor Ben Akers or call the church office (716) 662-4747. 

  • Not a Fan BY Kyle Idleman

    Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus Christ issued a compelling and challenging invitation: "Follow Me." Jesus is not interested in mere fans. He doesn't want enthusiastic admirers. He wants completely committed followers. Build around the engaging approach of Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, this one of kind small group study, sermon series, movie, and book examines what it means to deny one's self and truly follow Jesus.

  • Crazy Love BY Francis Chan

    It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God.

  • Forgotten God BY FRANCIS CHAN

    In this dynamic companion to the book Forgotten God, breakthrough author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without Him, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results.This seven-session video resource offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives. It is designed to initiate and facilitate discussion, interaction and practical application of the message of Forgotten God.

  • Philippians BY Matt Chandler

    Join Matt Chandler as he walks us through this most intimate of all Paul's letters and paints a beautiful picture of what it is to be a mature Christian. The story begins in Philippi where Paul introduces three individuals that were all enslaved by the kind of things that we often choose over the gospel: Lydia, the Business Executive, The Little Slave Girl, and The Hard Working Jailer. Their lives portray dysfunction and emptiness, but are totally transformed by the Gospel. True joy and Christ's love begin to live within them, giving them a life of purpose. 

  • Guardrails BY Andy Stanley

    GuardrailsThey're everywhere, but they don't really get much attention . . . until somebody hits one. And then, more often than not, it is a lifesaver. Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in other areas of your lifeareas where culture baits you to the edge of disaster and then chastises you when you step across the line? Your friendships. Your finances. Your marriage. Maybe your greatest regret could have been avoided if you had established guardrails. In this six-session study, Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails.