Word One Bible Studies are a collection of studies based on the lessons for the Lectionary. This series will include a study for every Sunday of the church year and for some festivals, allowing you to explore with youth the same texts that are heard in worship on Sunday morning.

Word One Bible Studies provide relational, group Bible studies in which participants have the opportunity to learn from each other. Although these studies do not provide the framework for deep biblical inquiry, they help participants focus on the meaning of God’s Word active in their lives. As participants move into the Word, they are encouraged to build relationships; to examine priorities, values and beliefs and to publicly share how God is present in their world.

Explore these studies and use them where they meet the needs of the youth you are serving. As you use and adapt these studies, we pray that God uses them and you to open doors for the Spirit. May God bless the work of the Spirit as His people discover, share and grow!

Several of the Word One Bible studies have previously been published in the Discovery Bible Study series. New studies will be written to reflect changes to the lectionary. If you would like to write a new Word One Bible study, please send an email to the editor.

Use the Word One Leader Guide to help you shape these studies for your group.

If you would like to write one or more Word One Bible studies, please contact thESource editor and download a PDF of Word One Writer’s Guidelines..

Word One Bible Studies for Lectionary Series A

Advent

Advent 1 – Matthew 24:36-44

Advent 2 – Matthew 3:1-12

Advent 3 – Matthew 11:2-11

Advent 4 – Matthew 1:18-25

Christmas

Christmas 1 – Matthew 2:13-23

Christmas 2 – Luke 2:41-52

 

Epiphany

Baptism of Our Lord – Gospel

Epiphany 2 – John 1:29-42a

Epiphany 3 – Matthew 4:12-25

Presentation of Our Lord – Luke 2:22-32

Epiphany 4 –Matthew 5:1-12

Epiphany 5 – Matthew 5:13-20

Epiphany 6 – Matthew 5:21-37

Transfiguration – Gospel

Lent

Lent 1 – Matthew 4:1-11

Lent 2 – John 3:1-17

Lent 3 – John 4:5-26 (27-30, 39-42)

Lent 4 – John 9:1-41

Lent 5 – John 11:1-45 (46-53)

Palm Sunday – Matthew 25:1-27:66

Easter

Easter Sunday – Colossians 3:1-4

Easter 2 – John 20:19-31

Easter 3 – Luke 24:13-15

Easter 4 – John 10:1-10

Easter 5 – John 14:1-14

Easter 6 – Coming Soon

Easter 7 – Coming Soon

Pentecost

Pentecost – John7:37-39

Trinity Sunday – Matthew 28:16-20

Pentecost 2 – Matthew 9:35-10:8

Pentecost 3 – Matthew 10:5a, 21-33

Pentecost 4 – Matthew 10:34-42

Pentecost 5 – Matthew 11:25-30

Pentecost 6 – Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Pentecost 7 – Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Pentecost 8 – Matthew 13:44-52

Pentecost 9 – Matthew 14:13-21

Pentecost 10 – Matthew 14:22-33

Pentecost 11 – Matthew 15:21-28

Pentecost 12 – Matthew 16:13-20

Pentecost 13 – Matthew 16:21-26

Pentecost 14 – Matthew 18:1-20

Pentecost 15 – Matthew 18:21-35

Pentecost 16 – Coming soon

Pentecost 17 – Coming soon

Word One Bible Studies for Lectionary Series B

Lent

Lent 1 – Genesis 22:1-18; Mark 1:9-15

Lent 2 – Mark 8:27-38; Mark 8:27-38; Romans 5:1-11

Lent 3 -Coming Soon

Lent 4 – Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21

Lent 5 – Coming Soon

Palm Sunday – Mark 15:1-27

Easter

Easter Sunday – Isaiah 25:6-9; Mark 16:1-8

Easter 2 – John 20:19-31; Acts 4:32-35

Easter 3 – Luke 24:36-49

Easter 4 – John 10:11-18

Easter 5 – Coming Soon

Easter 6 – 1 John 5:1-6

Easter 7 – Coming Soon

Pentecost

Pentecost – Coming Soon

Trinity Sunday – John 3:1-17 ; Acts 2:14a, 22-36

Pentecost 2 – Genesis 3:8-15; Mark 3:20-35; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 

Pentecost 3 – Ezekiel 17:22-24; Mark 4:26-34; 2 Corinthians 5:1-19 (11-14) 

Pentecost 4 – Mark 4:35-41

Pentecost 5 – Lamentations 3:22-33; Mark 5:21-432 Corinthians 8:1–9, 13–15

Pentecost 6 – Ezekiel 2:1-5Mark 6:1-132 Corinthians 12:1–10

Pentecost 7 – Amos 7:7-15; Ephesians 1:3-14

Pentecost 8 – Mark 6:30-44; Ephesians 2:11-22 

Pentecost 9 – Genesis 9:8-17

Pentecost 10 – Exodus 16:2-15; John 6:22-35; Ephesians 4:1-16

Pentecost 11 – 1 Kings 19:1-8; John 6:35-5; Ephesians 4:17-5:2

Pentecost 12 – Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18John 6:51-69Ephesians 5:15-21

Pentecost 13 – Coming soon

Pentecost 14 – Coming soon

Pentecost 15 – Mark 7:(24-30) 31·37James 2:1-10, 14-18

Pentecost 16 – Coming soon

Pentecost 17 – Mark 9:30-37

Pentecost 18 – Mark 9:38-50

Word One Bible Studies for Lectionary Series C

Advent

Advent 1 –Luke 21:25-36

Advent 2 – Luke 3:1-14(15-20)

Advent 3 – Coming Soon

Advent 4 – Luke 3:39-45

Christmas

Christmas 1 – Luke 2:25-40

 

Epiphany

Epiphany – Gospel

Baptism of Our Lord – Luke 3:15–22

Epiphany 2 – John 2:1-11

Epiphany 3 – Luke 4:16-30

Epiphany 4 – Ccoming soon

Epiphany 5 – Coming soon

Epiphany 6 – Comping soon

Epiphany 7 – Coming soon

Lent

Transfiguration – Luke 9:28-36

Lent 1 – Luke 4:1-13

Lent 2 – Luke 13:31-35

Lent 3 – Luke 13:1-9

Lent 4 – Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

Lent 5 – Luke 20:9-20

Passion Sunday – Luke 22:1-23:56

Easter

Easter Sunday – Luke 24:1-12

Easter 2 – John 20:19-31

Easter 3 – Acts 3:11-21; John 21:1-14; 1 John 3:1-7 

Easter 4 – Acts 4:1-12; John 10:22-30; 1 John 3:16-24

Easter 5 – John 13:31-35

Easter 6 – Acts 10:34-48John 15:9-17

Ascension Sunday – Luke 24:44-53

Easter 7 – Acts 1:12-261 John 5:9-15; John 17:11b-19

Pentecost

Pentecost – John 14:23-29

Holy Trinity – Coming Soon

Pentecost 2 – Luke 7:1-10

Pentecost 3 – Luke 7:11-17

Pentecost 4 – Luke 7:36-50

Pentecost 5 – Coming Soon

Pentecost 6 – Luke 9:51-62

Pentecost 7 – Luke 10:1-20

Pentecost 8 – Luke 10:25-37

Pentecost 9 – Luke 10:38-42

Pentecost 10 – Luke 11:1-13

Pentecost 11 – Luke 12:13-21

Pentecost 12 – Luke 12:22-34(35-40)

Pentecost 13 – Luke 12:49-53

Pentecost 14 – Luke 13: 22-30

Pentecost 15 – Luke 14:1-14

Pentecost 16 – Luke 14:25-33

Pentecost 17 – Luke 15:1-10

Pentecost 18 – Luke 16:1-13

Pentecost 19 – Luke 16:19-31

Pentecost 20 – Luke 17:1-10

Pentecost 21 – Luke 17:11-19

Pentecost 22 – Luke 18:1-8

Pentecost 23 – Luke 18:9-14