Acts Bible Study by Melissa Spoelstra

Acts Online Bible Study

Learn to awaken to God’s Spirit today and every day by studying the Book of Acts. Break out of a spiritual slumber.

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Acts Online Bible Study

6 Week Online Bible Study

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Book of Acts Online Bible study at the Bible Cafe™. When you study Acts: Awakening to God in Everyday Life by Melissa Spoelstra, you will learn about the work of Jesus after He ascended to Heaven. Come join this Bible Study Cafe™ course and expand your understanding of the Bible.

“Come experience a greater awakening to God’s Holy Spirit and grasp the urgency in advancing the Gospel.”

For this online Bible Study OBS you will complete a daily lesson and read one chapter of the Book of Acts. Expect to spend 20 to 30 minutes with your Bible each day, five days a week. Many women enjoy starting the day with a Bible Cafe™ study. Some like finishing their day with a Bible Cafe™ study. The choice is yours- grab a book and let’s get started.

Bring your coffee cup, your fancy tea cup, or a glass of water. We invite you to study, connect, and grow at the Bible Cafe™ each week!

Required book

Acts: Awakening to God in Everyday Life (PARTICIPANT BOOK) by Melissa  Spoelstra

I was blessed to be part of the launch team for this Bible study. Melissa Spoelstra takes us deeper, Awakening to God in Everyday Life. I’ve read and studied the book of Acts many times, loving the struggles the early church endured. I found this study eye-opening and relevant in light of the hostility toward Christians today. So many lessons left me pondering throughout the day, thinking about what I’d dig into during my morning study. Great Bible study! Five stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Diane Johnson

Bible Cafe™ Member

Acts Online Bible Study Resources

Required Book: Acts: Awakening to God in Everyday Life (PARTICIPANT BOOK) by Melissa Spolstra. Available from Lifeway, Abingdon Women, Christian Book or favorite bookstores.

This book is available in Kindle ebook (great for international students). To order Kindle version CLICK HERE

Optional: Teaching videos are copyright protected and available through Cokesbury (DVD or streaming) to see videos from Melissa Spolelstra CLICK HERE

 

Learn to awaken to God’s Spirit today and every day by studying the Book of Acts with Melissa Spoelstra.

Whether it’s because of distractions, busyness, or a case of the blahs, we can experience a drift toward indifference in our spiritual lives. We have a need for an ongoing spiritual awakening if we want to become more aware of God’s presence and activity in our everyday lives.

In Acts: Awakening to God in Everyday Life, a six-week study of the Book of Acts by Melissa Spoelstra, you will journey with the first followers of Jesus and witness the birth and growth of the early church through spiritual awakening to the power of God’s Spirit, message, freedom, grace, mission, and direction.

From their experiences you will learn postures that will help you attune your own spiritual heart to experience God’s presence, hear God’s voice, and see God at work all around.

This study offers a fresh encounter with God to prepare you to:
– Face daily battles
– Be able to discern the messages of our culture
– Be ready to share God’s love with others always

I jumped into this remarkable study with hopes that I would see a clearer picture of the early church. Author Melissa Spoelstra equips the reader with daily Scripture Focuses as well as Extra Insight sections to awaken us to more than just the rich history found in the book of Acts. She writes, “We must break free of spiritual sleepiness and awaken to God’s Spirit in everyday life if we are to accomplish the mission of sharing Jesus’s message today.” As I read and prayed through each lesson, searching the scriptures for answers, I experienced a greater awakening to God’s Holy Spirit and the urgency in advancing the gospel, whatever the cost! I was daily blessed by scripture memorization, wrap-up time, and community prayer time! The ascension, Pentecost, conversions by many to Christianity and Saul’s conversion to Paul are highlights from Acts, but these are not the only lessons found in this splendid study!

Mrs. Leanna Hagen

Bible Cafe™ Member

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When you join, you will gain immediate access to Bible Cafe™ University courses, enjoy connecting with others in community groups and get access to our Bible study resources with printable PDF’s, teaching videos from Bible Cafe™ instructors, and monthly webinars!

Reminder: Bible Cafe™ facilitates online Bible study courses. We are not affiliated with this author or publisher. 

Romans Bible Study by Melissa Spoelstra

Romans

Find the good news that brings hope and spiritual renewal. Because bad news surrounds us and if we’re not careful, we can drift into fear or despair.

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Romans: Good News Changes Everything

6 Week Online Bible Study

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Course Description
Bible Cafe™ Study on the Book of Romans. Join the Bible Cafe™University in a posture of listening and learning. As we approach this powerful book packed with good news we discover solid truth. Let’s ask God to do a mighty work in us so we might be inspired with a spiritual renewal that spreads to those around us!

Find the good news that brings hope and spiritual renewal.

We live in a world full of bad news. The media recounts stories of natural disasters, violence, and conflict. In the midst of all this heartbreak, we can’t lose sight of the fact that God has given us good news. We call it the gospel. It reminds us that God loves us and longs to redeem our suffering. He stepped out of eternity and into time to send us His one and only Son. The gospel truths shared with the early church at Rome echo into our day, reminding us that we still have good news to embrace personally and to share with others. In this six-week study of the Book of Romans, we will be highlighting significant concepts regarding the good news about faith, grace, daily life, God’s plan, relationships, and eternity. Whatever bad news we may receive, in Romans we will find good news to encourage and transform us.

Required Book (not included)

Spoelstra, Melissa. Romans: Good News Changes Everything (Participant Workbook). Abingdon Press, 2019.

In Romans: Good News That Changes Everything, Melissa Spoelstra, Bible teacher, popular conference speaker, and author who is madly in love with Jesus, takes a posture of listening and learning to approach The Book of Romans, a powerful book packed with good news. This six-week study highlights significant concepts regarding the good news about faith, grace, daily life, God’s plan, relationships, and eternity. Whatever bad news we may receive, in Romans we will find good news to encourage and transform us.

This study covers these Christian topics: Faith, Hope, Daily Life, God’s Plan, Relationships and Eternity.

Bible Cafe™ Romans Study Resources

Romans: Good News Changes Everything (Participants Guide) available from Cokesbury, Abingdon, ChristianBooks, Amazon or other favorite bookstores. If you live internationally, we recommend the Kindle book which you can read on a tablet device

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When you join, you will gain immediate access to Bible Cafe™ University courses, enjoy connecting with others in community groups and get access to our Bible study resources with printable PDF’s, teaching videos from Bible Cafe™ instructors, and monthly webinars!

Disclaimer: Bible Cafe™ facilitates online Bible study courses. We are not affiliated with this author or publisher. 

First Corinthians Bible Study by Melissa Spoelstra

First Corinthians

Relationships are messy. Sometimes we struggle to get along. Often we find ourselves divided–even as Christians. Learn to work out differences and disagreements with humility and grace.

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First Corinthians- Living Love When We Disagree

6 Week Online Bible Study

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Course Description
First Corinthians Bible Cafe™ Study!! In this six-week study we will explore Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians to learn how we as Christians are to deal with differences and divisions–whether in the workplace, neighborhood, school, home, social media community, or church. We’ll discover that the answer is living and sharing the radical love of Jesus Christ, and we’ll unpack what this means and how we can live it out day by day.

Learn how to have open-ended discussions about modern topics and opportunities to cultivate unity- even when we disagree.

The Apostle Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians as a guide for handling disagreements in communities.In a time when society is so quick to judge others, Paul taught the Corinthians to stand above and live in love, even when it seemed impossible. Perhaps today we need to show love to those around us, even when we don’t have the same perspective. Everything is not all about ourselves, and Melissa Spoelstra’s study First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree gives practical advice on how to treat those around us in a loving, God-honoring way.

While we’re not always in disagreement with our fellow Christians, we may be divided in our families, neighborhoods, workplaces and communities. When we apply the Scriptures to our culture today, we’re presented with places for living love. When you participate in this study you’ll learn the Biblical methods for unity even when we disagree. 

Required Book (not included)

Spoelstra, Melissa. First Corinthians: Learning Love When We Disagree. Abingdon Press, 2016.

 

Bible Cafe™ First Corinthians Study Resources

First Corinthians: Living Love Even When We Disagree by Melissa Spoelstra available from Abingdon, ChristianBooks, Amazon or other favorite bookstores. If you live internationally, we recommend the Kindle book which you can read on a tablet device or your computer.

“Living Love When We Disagree” is so timely in today’s cultural climate! Our leaders perceived this study to be very relevant to our lives. We’ll explore how to stay in unity when we disagree on denomination topics such as speaking in tongues or the role of women in the church. Or topics such as political elections. Even topics such as shadow banning and hiding Christian content from social media and search engine sites. Often we avoid the discussion because we don’t know how to find the common ground of unity.

This study covers these Christian topics: Communication, Rebellion, Differences, Unity and Love.

 

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When you join, you will gain immediate access to Bible Cafe™ University courses, enjoy connecting with others in community groups and get access to our Bible study resources with printable PDF’s, teaching videos from Bible Cafe™ instructors, and monthly webinars!

Disclaimer: Bible Cafe™ facilitates online Bible study courses. We are not affiliated with this author or publisher. 

Elijah Bible Study by Melissa Spoelstra

Elijah Spiritual Stamina

Learn some of the spiritual stamina secrets that helped Elijah to hold on and persevere in faith, making decisions, caring for the soul, accepting his circumstances, mentoring, and finishing well.

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Elijah Spiritual Stamina

7 Week Online Bible Study

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Join the Bible Cafe™ as we study Elijah: Spiritual Stamina in Every Season by Melissa Spoelstra. This new Bible study is now available on-demand for the monthly and annual Bible Cafe™ members (author videos not included).

Life is like a rollercoaster. One day it seems that everything in life is good, and the next day it can feel like everything is falling apart. Then there are those in between days when we’re coasting along without much thought to the highs or lows.

The prophet Elijah experienced this rollercoaster ride as well. One moment he was hiding out in the wilderness during a famine, being fed by the ravens, and the next he was on the mountaintop where God showed up in a powerful way with fire and then rain.

Even Elijah grew weary of all the ups and downs, telling God, “I have had enough” (1 Kings 19:4). He needed spiritual stamina in order to keep on going and fulfill all the plans God had for his life. We do too!

Required book

Elijah: Spiritual Stamina in Every Season by Melissa Spolestra

Elijah Bible Study for Women

In this six-week study grounded in 1 and 2 Kings, we will examine the life of the prophet Elijah, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things for God in the midst of the highs and lows of life. We’ll learn some of the spiritual stamina secrets that helped him to hold on and persevere in faith, including practical habits related to making decisions, caring for the soul, accepting his circumstances, mentoring, and finishing well—which was his ultimate legacy.

Whether we’re currently in a mountaintop season where we’re experiencing God’s power and blessing, a valley season where we feel like running away, or somewhere in between, Elijah’s life will inspire us to go the distance in the life of faith.

Best of all, his story will challenge us but not shame us, because we’ll discover that Elijah was just as human as we are. He doubted and struggled just as we do, but ultimately, he chose to believe God. As we study his life, we will grow in faith and develop spiritual stamina that will help us not only to survive but actually thrive in every season.

The Participant Book includes five days of lessons for each week, combining study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer. You’ll read the lessons at home and join an online discussion forum led by Womens Bible Cafe™

You’ll join us from home, your minivan, or your office.. no need to get dressed up for this Bible study!

We have women around the world joining us right where they are. With on-demand Bible study there’s no hassle getting to the study! We bring Bible Cafe™ studies right to you!

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When you join, you will gain immediate access to Bible Cafe™ University courses, enjoy connecting with others in community groups and get access to our Bible study resources with printable PDF’s, teaching videos from Bible Cafe™ instructors, and monthly webinars!

Disclaimer: Bible Cafe™ facilitates online Bible study courses. We are not affiliated with this author or publisher. 

Joseph Bible Study by Melissa Spoelstra

Joseph

God knows the pain we cause each other and longs to help us learn to practice forgiveness. Nowhere do we see forgiveness played out more fully in Scripture than in the story of Joseph.

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Joseph: Journey to Forgiveness

7 Week Online Bible Study

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Joseph: the Journey to Forgiveness by Melissa Spolestra. Learn how to turnaround seasons of struggle into a testimony of faith. 

God wants us to release our past and present hurts and allow Him to do a supernatural work of forgiveness in our life. All of us know what it’s like to be hurt or betrayed. Often it’s a small breach such as being spoken to rudely or overlooked in a time of need. Other times we experience lies, gossip, or harsh words that cut us to the core. Some of us have endured unspeakable pain through abuse, adultery, or abandonment. God knows the pain we cause each other and longs to help us learn to practice forgiveness. Nowhere do we see forgiveness played out more fully in Scripture than in the biblical story of Joseph.

This study explores what God has to say to us about grace and forgiveness through Joseph’s story of trial and triumph found in Genesis 37-50. As we study his dreams, his betrayers, his dysfunctional family, his struggle to forgive, and his journey toward reconciliation, we’ll find truths that echo into our own personal situations as well as practical help for answering common questions, such as:

  • How do I stop dwelling on the hurt?
  • Is forgiving someone excusing what happened?
  • When will I stop having to re-forgive?
  • Is there a difference between forgiveness and reconciliation?
  • How can I forgive and still set boundaries?
  • Is it ever okay not to forgive?

Whether or not you are working through a hurtful situation right now, you can learn from Joseph how to release your past and present hurts to God and allow Him to do a supernatural work of forgiveness in your life. God wants to use the very things intended to hurt you as a source of blessing in your life and the lives of others. The Participant Book includes five days of lessons for each week, combining study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer.

For this Bible Cafe Study you will read a daily lesson, five days a week. 

Required Workbook

Joseph: Journey to Forgiveness by Melissa Spolestra

Joseph Bible Study Resources

Required Book: Joseph: Journey to Forgiveness by Melissa Spolestra. Available from Cokesbury, Abingdon Women,  Amazon, or favorite bookstores. Teaching videos from Melissa Spolestra available from Amazon. 

GET ACCESS TO THIS COURSE

When you join, you will gain immediate access to Bible Cafe™ University courses, enjoy connecting with others in community groups and get access to our Bible study resources with printable PDF’s, teaching videos from Bible Cafe™ instructors, and monthly webinars!

Disclaimer: Bible Cafe™ facilitates online Bible study courses. We are not affiliated with this author or publisher.