Online Resources for Small Groups
and other Bible Studies

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Last updated December 17, 2015

This is a directory of the best online resources I have found for bible students, small groups and ministry leaders. Included are Bible Translations, Commentaries, Concordances, Devotionals, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, books, music, small group studies and recommendations.

No representation is made as to the accuracy or currency of any of these resources. I have checked the sources and have found them to be reasonably faithful however, you should use your own judgment and compare anything you read to Scripture.

If you have found online resources that would be good additions to this list OR you have discovered any broken links, please contact me by e-mail at . Thanks!

 

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Bible Translations

Basic English Bible

BibleGateway – Search and read scripture from 17 translations of the Bible

  • American Standard Version
  • Amplified Bible
  • Contemporary English Version
  • Darby Translation
  • English Standard Version
  • King James Version
  • New King James Version
  • 21st Century King James Version
  • The Message
  • New American Standard Bible
  • New International Version
  • New International Version - UK
  • New Life Version
  • New Living Translation
  • Worldwide English (New Testament)
  • Young's Literal Translation
  • Wycliffe New Testament

Hebrew Names Version (World Messianic Bible)

Interlinear Bible

Large Print Bible - King James

Literal Translation of the Bible - Youngs

Modern Literal Translation - New Testament

New English Translation

New Revised Standard Version

Parallel Study Bible

Phillip’s Translation of the New Testament

Streamed mp3 translations of the Bible

The Unbound Bible
The Unbound Bible is a collection of searchable Bibles consisting of:

  • 10 English versions including the NASB
  • Greek and Hebrew Versions (the original Bible languages)
  • 4 ancient versions
  • 42 versions in other languages

Wave Study Bible - Free iPhone app with Bible translations

World English Bible

Worldwide Study Bible

The Webster Bible

YouVersion
YouVersion is a collection of Bible tools consistings of:

  • 1228 versions of the Bible in 895 languages
  • Many Bible reading plans from leading Christian authors and pastors
  • Audio Bible (Faith Comes By Hearing)
  • Mobile app versions of the Bible

Children's Church Ministry Resources

Bible Crafts and Resources for Children

Children's Ministry Resources - Includes studies from the Old and New Testaments, graphics and other ministry resources

Kids Bible Info - Great online site for Bible answers, games, Bible guides and stories

Classic Christian Books

Classic Christian Books - An amazing collection of important works by such profound Christian influences as G.K. Chesterton, John Bunyan, St. Augustine, Thomas a Kempis.

Commentaries

Calvin’s Commentaries – 45 volumes

Commentary on the Gospel of Mark - Strong Meat for Hungry Souls - From the Expositor’s Bible

John Darby’s Synopsis of the New Testament

The Fourfold Gospel (A Harmony of the Four Gospels)
A complete chronology of the life of Christ, divided into titled sections and sub-divisions, with comments injected in the text.

The 1599 Geneva Study Bible

John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible

InterVarsity Press commentaries on 16 of 27 books of the New Testament

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Matthew Henry’s Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible

New Testament Introduction by Louis Berkhof (1915)

People's New Testament

Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)

The Treasury of David – by Charles Spurgeon

Dr. Thomas Constable's commentaries on all 66 books of the Bible

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible

Introductions to the books of the Bible by Dr. John MacArthur

Comprehensive Bible study resource sites

Bible Study Tools

Blue Letter Bible

Crosswalk

Precept Austin

Concordances

Nave’s Topical Bible

Torrey’s New Topical Textbook

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Cults

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Expose of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses at Your Door—A Quick Reference Guide

Ready answers on Jehovah’s Witnesses Doctrine

Mormons

Expose of Mormonism

Mormon at Your Door – A Quick Reference Guide

Ready answers on Mormon Doctrine

Creeds, Catechisms and Confessions

Creeds, Catechisms and Confessions

Devotionals

Abide in Christ – daily devotional

Charles H. Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Daily Devotions

Daily Light on the Daily Path Daily Devotional

Drivetime Devotions Daily downloadable audio devotions from Saddleback Pastor Tom Holladay

Faith’s Checkbook Daily Devotional by Charles H. Spurgeon

Bible Gateway links to almost five dozen daily devotionals

A.B. Simpson Devotionals

F.B. Meyer Devotionals

My Utmost For His Highest – daily devotional from writings of Oswald Chambers

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Journey

Streams in the Desert

Today God Is First – Marketplace Meditations by Os Hillman

Dictionaries

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

King James Dictionary

Quick Reference Dictionary

http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/smiths-bible-dictionary/" target="new"> Smith's Bible Dictionary

Encyclopedias

Bible Hub Encyclopedia

Condensed Biblical Encyclopedia

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge

Theopedia This is a wiki-like encyclopedia of Biblical Christianity.

Web Bible Encyclopedia

Famous Christians

The Autobiography of Charles Finney

The Autobiography of George Fox

Biographies of Christian and other leaders and historical figures

Biography of John Bunyan

Biography of Fanny Crosby – writer of over 9,000 hymns

Grace Abounding - The Autobiography of John Bunyan

The Early Church Fathers - The Early Church Fathers is a 38-volume collection of writings from the first 800 years of the Church. This collection is divided into three series, Ante-Nicene (ANF), Nicene and Post-Nicene Series I (NPNF1), and Nicene and Post-Nicene Series II (NPNF2).

The Works of John Bunyan - Including Grace Abouncing

The Writings of Charles Spurgeon

Free Seminary Education

Biblical Training - Over 1,000 hours of free seminary training in over 90 classes

Christian Leaders Institute

Covenant Seminary - More than 30 master’s-level courses with guest speakers including Tim Keller, Andy Crouch, Alistair Begg, Darrin Patrick, Chuck Colson, Derek Webb, Mark Dever, Christopher Wright, Sinclair Ferguson, J.I. Packer, Scotty Smith, Makoto Fujimura, and many more.

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Grace Notes

Northwestern Theological Seminary

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Trinity Theological Seminary

Historical Writing

The books of the apocrypha

Confessions by St. Augustine (400 AD)

The works of Flavius Josephus, Jewish historian

Fox’s Book of Martyrs

A Harmony of Stories of the Early Church

Sketches of Church History

History

NOTE: Sadly, many previously available online resources provided by such academic institutions as Columbia (founded in a church and associated with the Anglican faith), Harvard (named after a minister and benefactor) and Oxford (founded by various religious orders) are no longer freely available. Some have gone to subscription models. and one, the Middle Eastern Studies research of Columbia, has apparently devoted itself primarily to Islamic studies. These resources are thus no longer included in this index of historical resources.

Bible History – a wealth of free historical information online

Christian Classics by Author

Dead Sea Scrolls

Links1 to Ancient Rome – a collection of links to resources on Rome

Links2 to resources on ancient Rome

Perseus Project – amazing compilation of Greek historical literature and information

The Tech Classics Archive – Greek and Roman documents in English

Lexicons

New Testament Greek

Old Testament Hebrew

Music

KSBJ - 24 hour online Christian music - choose either contemporary Christian or contemporary praise music

95.9 - The Fish - Christian music online

iHeartRadio - Christian and Gospel music online

Southern Gospel - listen to Christian music online

Z88 – listen to Christian music online

People of the Bible

Descriptions of the Apostles

Men and Women in the Bible - A great course of study on the people of the Old and New Testament

Women of the Bible

Small Group Resources

How To Teach The Bible in a Small Group

SmallGroups.com - Christianity Today's website for small groups. Includes free resources on how to start, grow, lead and maintain healthy small groups.

Small Group Network - a free global network of small group pastors and ministry leaders dedicated to expanding the Kingdom through small groups.

SmallGroups.net - Saddleback Pastor Steve Gladen's website of extensive resources and information for small groups, including numerous free downloads.

Studies and Study Resources

About the Bible – a great resource all about the Bible

Archaeology and the Bible

Bible study maps

Bluefish small group video Bible studies

Christianbook.com - thousands of studies

Copeland Sermon Outlines – over 1700 sermons, Bible studies and PowerPoint files by Mark A. Copeland

Daily Quiet Time Bible Study

e-Sword - Free, downloadable Bible study software

Guide To Bible Study

An Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek

Kairo's Journal - a site of tools for developing studies and messages

Names of God in the Old Testament

North Point Small Group Studies

One Year Through The Bible - various reading plans

Quotes from Famous Men About The Bible

Saddleback Church small group studies

Thompson’s Chain References

Wave Study Bible - a terrific online Bible study tool and community with free iPhone app

Willow Creek Association - small group resources


If you have found online resources that would be good additions to this list OR you have discovered any broken links, please contact me by e-mail at . Thank you and may God bless you through your study of His word!