Bible Characters

From LifeGuide Bible Studies by Intervarsity Press

Old Testament Characters by Peter Scazzero

1a

Jonah: Running from God

Jonah 1:1-3:3 (30)

2a

Hannah: Praying in Pain

1 Samuel 1 (28)

3a

Samuel: Hearing God’s Voice

1 Samuel 3 (21)

4a

Abraham: Following God’s Call

Genesis 12 (20)

5a

Caleb & Joshua: Overcoming the Impossible

Numbers 13:26-14:10 (18)

6a

Elijah: Knowing God’s Power

1 Kings 18:16-40 (25)

7a

Achan: Sin in the Community

Joshua 7 (26)

8a

King Saul: Doing Almost All of God’s Will

1 Samuel 15:1-23 (23)

9a

Daniel: Tempted to Compromise

Daniel 1 (21)

10a

Esther Saying Yes to God

Esther 4 (17)

11a

David: Loving Your Enemy

1 Samuel 24 (22)

12a

Moses:  Seeking Justice

Exodus 2:11-25 (15)

New Testament Characters by Carolyn Nystrom

1b

Anna & Simeon, Growing Old with God

Luke 2:21-40 (20)

2b

A Throwaway Woman Redeemed by Christ

John 8:1-11 (11)

3b

A Blind Beggar Seeing Jesus with Open Eyes

John 9 (41)

4b

Mary Magdalene, Loving Jesus in Practical Ways:

Luke 8:1-3; Mark 15:37-47; John 20:1-18 (32)

5b

Thomas, Disciple of Doubt

John 14:1-7; 20:19-31 (20)

6b

Simon, Bargaining with God

Acts 8:9-25 (17)

7b

A Jailer, Getting Free from Internal Prisons

Acts 16: 6-40 (35)

8b

Priscilla & Aquila, Practicing Hospitality

Acts 18: Romans 16:3-5 (31)

9b

Governor Felix, Saying “Wait” to God

Acts 24 (27)

10b

Philemon, Bridging Barriers to Brotherhood:

Philemon (25)


Women of the Old Testament by Gladys Hunt

1c

The First Woman: A Far-reaching Choice

Genesis 3:1-13 (13)

2c

Sarah & Hagar: Waiting for God to Act

Genesis 16; 18:1-15 (31)

3c

Miriam: A Critical Spirit

Numbers 12 (16)

4c

Rahab: A Woman of Faith

Joshua 2; 6:15-25 (35)

5c

Ruth:  The Cost of Loyalty

Ruth 1-2 (45)

6c

Naomi: Sadness Swallowed Up by Joy

Ruth 3-4 (40)

7c

Hannah: From Misery to Praise

1 Samuel 1:1-2:11 (39)

8c

Abigail: A levelheaded Woman

1 Samuel 25:2-44 (43)

9c

The Shunamite Woman: Taking the Initiative

2 Kings 4:8-36 (29)

10c

Esther:  Captive in a Strange Land

Esther 2-4 (55)

11c

Esther: Courage to Act

Esther 5:1-8; Esther 7; Esther 8 (35)

12c

The Model Wife: A portrait of Excellence

Proverbs 31:10-31(22)

Women of the New Testament by Phyllis J Le Peau

1d

Elizabeth: Receiving God’s Goodness 

Luke 1:5-25; 39-45; 57-66 (38)

2d

Mary: Believing the Impossible

Luke 1:26-38; 46-56 (24)

3d

Herodias: The Fruit of Bitterness

Mark 6:14-29 (16)

4d

A Sinful Woman: A Forgiven Heart

Luke 7:36-50 (15)

5d

The Canaanite Woman: Persevering in Prayer 

Matthew 15:21-28 (8)

6d

Mary and Martha: Facing Death and Grief

John 11:1-44 (44)

7d

Sapphira: Dishonest to God

Acts 4:32-5:11 (17)

8d

Lydia : A Businesswoman turns to Christ

Acts 16:6-15 (10)

9d

Euodia and Syntyche: Women in Conflict

Philippians 3:20-4:9; 2:1-8 (19)

10d

Priscilla: A Partner in Leadership

Acts 18:1-4, 18-28 (15)

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