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A Bible Study on the I AM Statements of Jesus

Nancy Guthrie,

     Bible teacher; Author, Even Better than Eden

Seeing is believing. If we want to know who Jesus is and why he is important to our lives, we need to take a closer look at what he said about himself. Jesus describes himself as the bread of life, the light of the world, the good shepherd, and more. His bold words invite us to behold him—and then to trust him.

Whether you’ve never read the Bible, have followed Jesus for years, or find yourself somewhere in between, this 7-week Bible study from Courtney Doctor and Joanna Kimbrel explores the question, Who is Jesus? Using the “I Am” statements in the Gospel of John, readers will learn how to observe, interpret, apply, and reflect on key Bible verses about Jesus’s identity. Weekly prayers, memory verses, brief commentaries, and discussion questions help women to see Jesus, trust him alone for salvation, and proclaim his goodness to others.
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“In Behold and Believe, Courtney Doctor and Joanna Kimbrel have put together a study that helps us immerse ourselves in the fullness of all that Jesus meant in his I Am statements so that we can not only understand them but also find in them more reasons to love him.”

Ruth Chou Simons

     Wall Street Journal bestselling author; artist; Founder,

“If we become what we behold, there’s no better focus for our gaze than Christ himself! Behold and Believe is a helpful resource for anyone who wants to understand (or remember anew!) who Jesus really is.”

from Crossway
Glenda Marshall,

      Author, The Promise Is His Presence; Everyday Faithfulness; and Memorizing Scripture

We often go to Scripture looking for ourselves, but we will better understand who we are and how we are to live when we have first looked long at Jesus. Behold and Believe lifts our gaze to Christ with deep, thoughtful study that helps us see that all of Scripture points to a Savior who is exactly who he said he was."

Vanessa K. Hawkins

     Director of Community Life, Redeemer Lincoln Square, New York City


  • Inductive Bible Study: This 7-week study teaches individuals and groups how to observe, interpret, and apply key Bible passages about Jesus’s identity

  • Explores Jesus’s “I Am” Statements: “I am the bread of life”; “I am the light of the world”; “I am the door of the sheep”; “I am the good shepherd”; “I am the resurrection and the life”; “I am the way, the truth, and the life”; and “I am the true vine”

  • From the Gospel Coalition: Studies correspond with sessions from TGC Women’s 2024 Conference (video access will be available after the event)

  • A Great Resource for Women Ages 16 and Older

“Do you need an invitation to come and sit under the word and hear Jesus introduce himself to you? This study is just that! It’s filled with rich truth wrapped in a helpful format that will cause you to see the Lord more clearly. To behold him with this kind of clarity is to believe that he is exactly who he says he is. I highly recommend this study!”

Jen Oshman,

      Author, Enough about Me and Cultural Counterfeits; Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Redemption Parker, Colorado

“This seven-week Bible study is true nourishment for the soul. Each week and each I Am statement of Jesus allows the reader to know her Savior better. This is a feast—whether you’re seeing Jesus for the first time or have known him for most of your life. I cannot wait to do this study with the women from my local church.”

The Gift of the Gospel in Romans

Romans is a passionate letter written by Paul, a man completely captured by the beauty, mercy, and majesty of God and His glorious salvation. Paul wanted his readers, then and now, to know how amazing and all-encompassing this salvation actually is — that it’s powerful, planned, eternal, free, and leads to a transformed life.

In this 9-session study, walk through the book of Romans to discover that salvation doesn’t just change your eternal future; it changes your present reality. Because of God’s salvation, hope, peace, life, faith, trust, and endurance are yours.

Learn that after God saves you, He invites you to join Him on His two-fold mission — to sanctify and transform you into the image of Jesus and to send you out into the world to share the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ.


  • Leader helps to guide questions and discussions within small groups

  • Personal study segments to complete among 9 weeks of group sessions

  • Nine enriching teaching videos, approximately 25–30 minutes per session, available via redemption code printed in Bible study book for individual streaming access

from Lifeway

Understand how the gospel saves, transforms, and sends you out on mission; unpack the vastness of all you’ve been given by God in salvation through Christ and the empowerment of God’s Spirit at work in you; and learn how real rest is found in God’s presence and believing God’s grace is for you.

A Bible Study of Salvation Stories in the Old Testament

This seven-week Bible study, with an emphasis on biblical theology, will trace the promised seed of the woman from Genesis 3:15 through seven Old Testament stories. Each chapter — Noah and the ark, Abraham and Isaac, Moses with the manna and water from the rock, the serpent on the pole, Rahab and the spies, David and Goliath, and David and Mephibosheth — gives us a glimpse, a foreshadowing, of the greater salvation Jesus wins. In each encounter, we’ll see how God faithfully fulfilled his promise as he prepared us for the ultimate offspring who brought our eternal salvation. 
from 10ofThose

This unique Old Testament Bible study provides:

  • 5 days of study each week—
    observing, interpreting, and applying the text
  • Devotional commentary with space to journal your thoughts
  • Weekly memory verse
  • Weekly discussion questions

David once wrote: “Restore to me the joy of your salvation” (Ps. 51:12). Our hope is that the joy of our salvation—and your praise of the One who accomplished it—will increase as we see afresh the battle he won on our behalf.

A Devotional Bible Study on the Book of James

Nancy Guthrie,

     Author and Bible teacher

Faithfulness regardless of our circumstances. That’s what it means to be steadfast. But in a world where so much can undermine our faith or pull us off track, steadfastness is often a rare and elusive trait.
James longs for his readers to be steadfast. His letter meets us in our suffering and sickness, our trials and temptations, our wealth and poverty, our ups and downs. He confronts our sin, our speech, and our pride. He encourages believers to have a more resilient and concrete faith: not just to hear the word, but to do it. He calls us to persevere in truth in a world of lies, to see that God’s steadfast love is ultimately the source of our steadfast faith.
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"I can’t wait to use this study of James with a group of women from my church! Courtney has put together well-worded questions that will help us think deeply about the text as well as keen insights and challenging applications."

Trillia Newbell,

     Author of the study If God Is for Us, Sacred Endurance,
     and God’s Very Good Idea

Steadfast is an exceptional study that’s easy to follow and allows for a deep dive into the book of James. Courtney Doctor not only guides us in our understanding of the text, she’s written short prayers for every day as well as prompts to memorize Scripture. As we learn to ask the hard questions about our walk with the Lord and obedience to Christ, she reminds us that our steadfastness rests on his. I highly recommend Steadfast for personal or group study."

from 10ofThose
Rebecca McLaughlin,

     Author of Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the

     World's Largest Religion

This 8–week study of James provides:
  • 5 days of study each week—
    observing, interpreting, and applying the text
  • Devotional commentary with space to journal your thoughts
  • Memory verse each week
  • Small group discussion questions
In a fickle and wayward age, we need biblical wisdom if we are to stay the course and be steadfast saints. The book of James provides this wisdom, and Steadfast will help you apply it.

The TGCW21 Keynote Teaching Videos for this study are available for purchase through TGC here.

"James compares hearing God’s Word and not acting on it to looking in a mirror and forgetting what we have seen. Courtney Doctor’s Steadfast devotional forced me to keep looking back at the text and not to forget or be unmoved by it. I saw new things in familiar texts and was changed. I recommend it highly."

Dan Doriani,

     Professor of theology and

     Vice President of Covenant Theological Seminary

"Courtney Doctor’s devotional Bible study on James has a theological depth, personal winsomeness, and practical value that sets it apart from ordinary devotional studies. Many of us know Courtney Doctor as a teacher who is both warm and deep. Those who study with her will see that those traits also manifest themselves in this God-honoring, disciple-making book."


Reclaiming the Truth of Who We Are in Christ

Nancy Guthrie,

     Author of Even Better Than Eden

Who am I?  It's a question we all ask ourselves at some point.Depending on the season we focus our identity on our job performance, marital status, personality type, or social network, among other options.

However, there's a larger question to consider. 
Who does the Bible tell me I am in Christ?

Join Courtney and other Christian authors (including Melissa Kruger,
Jen Wilkin, Hannah Anderson,
Trillia Newbell, and Jen Pollock Michel) to explore how knowing who we are in Christ changes every aspect of our lives.

“Every chapter in this book is a winner.  
I can't wait to recommend it!”

Trevin Wax,

     Director for Bibles and Reference at Lifeway Christian Resources

The women who have written this book have applied theological truth to the longings and lies in our current cultural movement. A combination of truth and beauty that will make your heart soar.

Karen Swallow Prior,

     Author of On Reading Well:
    Finding the Good Life through Great Books


“With compelling insights and biblical teaching, the essays collected here, written by some of the wisest women I know, point out the subtle and significant ways true identity can be lost — and found.”

from 10ofThose
Rosaria Butterfield,

     Author of The Gospel Comes with a House Key

“The essays in Identity Theft are witty, engaging, accessible, and insightful, with helpful memory verses and study questions, encouraging readers to resist the identity theft of secular modernism and instead grow in union with Christ.”

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