KNOW YOUR BIBLE
KYB is designed so that women engage with the Bible passage through four different methods each week by:
- answering the daily questions at home
- group discussion
- the Leader’s summary after the discussion and
- the KYB review notes provided with each study.
Some benefits of study with Know Your Bible are:
- A daily devotional pattern is established for each person and all are nurtured by God’s Word
- KYB Group Leaders are encouraged to study and become effective in sharing the Word with others
If you are interested in joining or starting a KYB study group in your area, please contact us here. One of our KYB Co-ordinators will contact you with details of nearby groups
COMING 2024: Term 1 Listen to Him: Luke Part 1. Term 2 Prayers of the Old Testament. Term 3 Romans Part 1. Term 4 Ecclesiastes
Loving-kindness in dark times:
The Book of Ruth
Series: 2023, Term 4 | Available now Cost $8
When Benjamin Franklin was United States Ambassador to France, he occasionally attended the Infidels Club — a group that spent most of its time searching for and reading literary masterpieces. On one occasion Franklin read the book of Ruth to the club. He changed the names so it would not be recognized as a book of the Bible.
When he finished, they were unanimous in their praise. They said it was one of the most beautiful short stories that they had ever heard, and demanded that he tell them where he had run across such a remarkable literary masterpiece. It was his great delight to tell them that it was from the Bible, which they professed to regard with scorn and derision, and in which they felt there was nothing good.
The story in the book of Ruth is certainly a literary masterpiece. Although it is a beautiful story in itself, it is the story behind the story,
— its meaning and significance — that is simply fascinating.
The book of Ruth is one of those beautiful Old Testament pictures that is designed by God himself to illustrate the dramatic truths of the Christian faith expounded in the New Testament. As we read we encounter moments of anxiety, fear, and love but through it all, it inflames the imagination and soothes the soul.
A story that begins with despair and ends with delight it covers the precious truth of redemption, and shines even brighter because it is set against the dark days of the
period of the Judges.
In those days Israel wasn’t ruled by a king, and everyone did what they thought was right. Judges 21:25
Christ In The Old Testament:
Series: 2023, Term 3 | Cost $10
Treasure waiting to be found. As jewellers cut diamonds to give them many facets it creates their sparkle and brilliance. Just like the many facets of a diamond, Jesus has many features or aspects. The Lord has provided us with multiple pictures and titles of Jesus: high priest, sin offering, mediator, Saviour, lamb, our righteousness and our refuge. The study of each of these facets in the Old Testament will bring us into a deeper understanding of Christ’s perfect character, His love and care for all people. Just as the hearts of Jesus’ disciples burned within them as He opened the Scriptures to them on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:32) — the Old Testament points to him. May our hearts burn within us as we contemplate and rejoice in the treasure we find in the Old Testament — Jesus Christ
1-2 Thessalonians: Waiting Faithfully
Series: 2023, Term 2 | (24 left) Cost $10
Assurance for the future, encouragement in witnessing, walking with the Lord, comfort in the loss of Christian loved ones, and stability in a world that is very unsure of itself, is the message of Paul to the Thessalonians. His letters to the young church at Thessalonica were written because people there had found, in the good news about Jesus, a way to be changed in themselves. These letters also clearly reflect that the focus and purpose of their lives had been drastically altered and renewed. Studying Thessalonians is key to helping us understand the importance of living for eternity and not just for the present. It also helps us to come to understand that living “with eternity’s values in view” is what makes our Christian life meaningful today. The church at Thessalonica was carried away with the expectation of Christ’s glorious return.
May it too be our experience as we read and study these precious words telling of Christ’s return.
Who can help but be thrilled when thinking about His triumphant return? BUT we are urged to keep our feet on the ground and work while we wait, pray as we watch, for there is much to do while we wait for Christ to come back.
Christ died for us, so we could live with him, whether we are alive or dead when he comes. This is why you must encourage and help each other, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:10-11 .67
Revelation: Christ’s Final Victory
Series: 2023, Term 1 | (40 left) Cost $10
Leviticus, Jesus and us: Themes of Leviticus
Series: 2022, Term 4 | Cost $8
Leviticus is all about the LORD’s intense desire to draw close to his people Israel, and for them to draw close to him. But God is holy, and they were not. How could they possibly draw near to him? Through the instructions in Leviticus, God gave his people the answer. Perhaps to our surprise, Leviticus was good news for ancient Israel!
Why then would we study Leviticus? All of God’s word — including Leviticus — teaches and equips us to serve him (2 Timothy 3:16–17).
Leviticus helps us understand:
- God’s holiness and grace
- our sin, and its deep cost
- God’s unfolding plan of salvation
- how Old Testament laws expressed God’s character
- our privilege, living when animal sacrifice is no longer necessary
- how much God wants us to live Holy lives
- what we mean when we say Jesus died for us
Paul’s life and teaching: Compelled by Christ’s love
“Love is kind and patient, never jealous, boastful or quick tempered. It does not keep a record of wrongs that others do. Love rejoices in the truth, but not in evil. Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful and trusting. Love never fails!” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
Today we often use Paul’s beautiful words about love at weddings and other special events. But Paul orginally wrote these verses to a church with serious problems, and to people who criticised him. It is in this chapter we see the evidence of God’s work in Paul’s life. Before he met Christ, Paul was full of selfish ambition, violence and hatred – yet God had transformed him, and Paul now wrote these amazing words about love.
As we study the Life of Paul these same words on love will encourage us to take a fresh look at our own hearts. We will see our need of God’s transforming touch to show this love to others. We will discover more fully that the change in Paul shows us that no-one is beyond God’s grace. No matter what our past has been, God can give us a fresh start, a new identity and purpose, we who are nothing can be filled with Him who is everything – and that will make us something!
Series: 2022, Term 2 | Passage: Joshua 1-24 SOLD OUT
God never leaves His work unfinished! Joshua completes what Moses began.
The book of Joshua starts where Deuteronomy stops and we see Joshua leading the Chosen People, overcoming the enemy and occupying the land God had promised them. Joshua completes what Moses began, and in this we learn that God never leaves His work unfinished. We see God, the great Craftsman as always having another tool sharpened and ready for use. This study also helps us to see that service is for everyone and that we too can honour God best by taking up our task with a strong and resolute heart that trusts Him. God was now speaking to Joshua.
God is still speaking today; and if we listen, we will hear Him speak to us.
“So be strong and brave. Be careful to do everything my servant Moses taught you. Never stop reading The Book of the Law he gave you. Day and night, you must think about what it says. if you obey it completely, you and Israel will be able to take over this land.” Joshua 1:7-8
Past Old Testament Studies to order:
Genesis 37 -50 Intended for good, 5 unit study (111 left) $8
Judges: God’s discipline & deliverance Sale price $3
2 Samuel: The ‘house’ that God built Sale price $3
1 Chronicles: David – Kingdom & rest Sale price $3
2 Chronicles Part 1: Kingdom & worship Sale price $3
2 Chronicles Part 2: Kings of Judah Sale price $3
Daniel: (20 left) Kings and kingdoms $10
Nahum, Habbakuk & Zephaniah: The end of evil Sale price $3
Haggai & Zechariah: Challenged, empowered, restored (34 left) Sale price $3
Esther: When God works in silence (10 left) $8
Nehemiah: Faith and perserverance under pressure (20 left) $10 (34 left)
Past New Testament Studies to order:
The Gospel of Mark Following Jesus (22 left) $10
Letters of Peter: Godliness and salvation, 5 unit study (134 left) $8
Gospel of John Part 2 Sale price $3
Good News The Bible and its Message (24 left) $10
The Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments (29 left) $8
Prayers from the Bible (10 left) $8