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 B

December 2017

Advent 1 – December 3
Old Testament
Epistle
Gospel

Advent 2 – December 10
Old Testament
Epistle
Gospel

Advent 3 – December 17
Old Testament
Epistle
Gospel

Advent 4 – December 24
Old Testament
Epistle
Gospel

Christmas 1 – December 31
Gospel

January 2018

Baptism of Our Lord – January 7
Epistle
Gospel

Epiphany 2 – January 14
Old Testament
Epistle
Gospel

Epiphany 3 – January 21
Old Testament
Epistle
Gospel

Epiphany 4 – January 28
Old Testament
Gospel

February 2018

Epiphany 5 – February 4
Epistle Option 1 and Epistle Option 2
Gospel

Transfiguration – February 11
Epistle
Gospel

Lent 1 – February 18
Old Testament
Gospel

Lent 2 – February 25
Epistle
Gospel

March 2018

Lent 3 – March 4
Gospel

Lent 4 – March 11
Old Testament
Epistle
Gospel

Lent 5 – March 18
Old Testament
Epistle – coming soon
Gospel – coming soon

Palm Sunday – March 25
Gospel

April 2018

Easter – April 1
Old Testament
Gospel

Easter 2 – April 8
1st Reading
Gospel

Easter 3 – April 15
1st Reading
Epistle
Gospel

Easter 4 – 22
1st Reading
Epistle
Gospel

Easter 5 – April 29
1st Reading – Coming Soon
Epistle – Coming Soon
Gospel – Coming Soon

May 2018

Easter 6 – May 6
1st Reading
Epistle
Gospel

Easter 7 – May 13
1st Reading
Epistle
Gospel

Pentecost – May 20
Old Testament – Coming Soon
Epistle – Coming Sooon
Gospel – Coming Soon

Holy Trinity – May 27
Epistle
Gospel