How to Teach a Bible Study – 3 Easy Steps to Follow

teach a Bible study SEOChances are you have already followed the steps the apostle Peter spoke about in Acts 2:38 when he stated that we are to “repent, and be baptized . . . in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

As a result, you’re probably fired up and ready to “go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Because after all, “how then shall [your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers] believe in Him of whom they have not heard? (Romans 10:14).

But how do you actually prepare to teach a Bible study? You’ll be glad to know that it is easier than you think! For starters:

 First, prepare your own heart.

While the Pentecostal Publishing House offers several supplemental materials that will guide you on how to a teach a home Bible study to others, you must first and foremost prepare yourself spiritually before the actual Bible study begins. Take time to repent and prepare your heart beforehand. Then pray over the study itself, asking God to grant you revelation, insight, and wisdom to answer the questions that will come. You want to be in tune with God’s Spirit as He uses you to speak into the lives of those who attend your Bible study. After all Acts 1:8 clearly states that “ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me…unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Second, prayerfully consider the needs of the learner.

Prayerfully consider the learner’s motivation and purpose for attending the Bible study session with you. Are you aware of what their immediate needs and prayer points are? Are they even aware of what a Bible study is? If you’re not sure, openly communicate with them and say, “I am so excited for our Bible study on Tuesday! As I prepare, is there anything specific I can help you pray about?” The learner’s response will help point you in the right direction, especially in selecting the right Bible study for them.

Third, carefully select the most appropriate Bible study for the situation.

The Pentecostal Publishing House offers a wide variety of different Bible studies that are sure to provide you with everything you need when learning how to teach a Bible study lesson:

  • Exploring God’s Word:
    • Exploring God’s Word has been a “go-to” Apostolic Bible study since 1981. Though the messaging has remained the same, in 2018 this study received an update with contemporary graphics and talking points. This Bible study provides learners with twelve lessons of a well laid out journey through Scripture. The study guides you from Genesis to Revelation with the help of full-color charts and a PowerPoint presentation. Everyone is bound to learn something new as this study covers God’s plan of salvation for humanity, from beginning to end!
  • Search for Truth:
    • Two versions of the Search for Truth Bible study exist. Each offers ten lessons that explain the Bible in a more simplified manner. The study begins with the story of creation and ends with the White Throne Judgment. This is the perfect study to use for anyone who has not yet experienced the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Bible study includes charts that coincide with each lesson, with helpful visuals incorporated all along with the way.
  • Bible Study in a Bag (for Youth)
    • Bible Study in a Bag is an easy-to-use study that works well with young people. It was designed with teens in mind to show them the wonderful facts of the Word of God regarding the plan of salvation. Some people like to approach studying the Bible “like a mixed bag,” where they can keep and apply the parts of Scripture they like, and simply discard as outdated and irrelevant the parts they don’t like. In this study, students are led to understand that the Bible is written as a roadmap for living, and in Bible Study in a Bag, they will find all of the ingredients needed for salvation.
  • Elements for Children (for Kids)
    • “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these’” (Matthew 19:14, NIV). If you have some children in your church who have recently enjoyed the Pentecostal experience, consider leading them through the Elements for Children Bible study. This is a fantastic resource designed to guide children after they have received the gift of the Holy Ghost. This Bible study is equipped with exciting videos and teaching materials that guide them through four lessons:
      • Lesson 1: What Happened?
      • Lesson 2: Building a Relationship
      • Lesson 3: Growing in Christ
      • Lesson 4: Next Steps

When you purchase Elements for Children, you will receive a printed leader guide, digital student guide, USB with videos to enhance your lessons, and a digital completion certificate that you can give your young learners when they finish the course.

  • Dominion (for Men)
    • Men looking for a personal study will love Dominion, a Bible study for men. This study is specifically designed to be used as either a personal growth tool or in a men’s group study. Do you desire to feel more in control—in your home, on your job, and over your addictions? Can you imagine if your spiritual life was vibrant and temptations no longer held their power over you? The Word of God promises that this is absolutely possible for you, and this study shows you how!

This Bible study provides users with a four-part series, written by experienced ministers of the gospel who lead you through the process on how to take dominion over yourself, Satan, circumstances, and sin. Come prepared to discuss challenging questions and implement exercises that will help you apply these powerful lessons to your life. Explore this Bible study and take dominion over your life today!

There’s no time like the present…

Often we miss opportunities for teaching Bible studies due to our own insecurities and lack of self-confidence in sharing God’s Word with others. The best thing to do is simply trust God to guide you through the process and allow these supplemental materials from the Pentecostal Publishing House to point you in the right direction. We invite you to not let another opportunity pass you by. Consider the many options the Pentecostal Publishing House has for answering the question “how to teach a Bible study” today!