Study Guides

These study guides have been written by the pastoral staff at River Oaks Community Church. They are free to view and download. They have been designed to be used both individually and within the context of a small group. Many of them are a companion resource to a sermon series.

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United: Life in the Body of Christ

First Corinthians is one of several letters the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth. It addresses several issues plaguing Corinthian believers that impaired their Christian witness. The issues stemmed from a quarreling and divisive spirit, fueled by the lingering influence of Corinth’s worldliness. As a result, First Corinthians is one of the most applicable, practical epistles for all believers in all churches at all times.





An 11-part study on the parables of Jesus.

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Elijah and Elisha

A 9-part study on the prophets Elijah and Elisha from the books of First and Second Kings.

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Soul Shaping

A 9-part study on allowing God to shape us through spiritual disciplines.

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Going Beyond

A 10-part study on prayerfully seeking the Lord's guidance to fulfill the mission of building followers of Jesus who are sent to reach others.

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We Are

A 14-part study on the values and marks that define River Oaks.

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I Believe

A 10-part study of the Apostle's Creed.

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Now Faith Is

A 9-part study of the eleventh chapter of the Book of Hebrews.

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Kingdom Living

An 8-part study of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount found in the Gospel of Matthew.

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Kingdom Authority

A 10-part study on the Gospel of Mark.

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The Revelation of Jesus Christ

A 13-part study on the book of Revelation.

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God's Power in Our Weakness

A 9-part study on the Paul's second epistle to the Corinthians.

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A 7-part study on understanding who we are in Christ and how to live it out.

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Signed. Sealed. Delivered.

A 7-part study on Paul's letters to the church at Colossae.

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Drawing Near II

A 10-part study on spiriutual renewal through the Psalms designed to be a sequel to Drawing Near.

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Drawing Near

An 10-part study on spiritual renewal through the Psalms.

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Leading God's Way

A 15-part study on the book of First Samuel.

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The Bible is actually one book—one amazing work of literature —historical, theological, and anthropological. It is the one story of redemption. One harmonious, unified narrative of deliverance and salvation that has emerged from a diversity of authors, circumstances, and literary forms. It is a miracle of inspiration and preservation that provides us with the progressive revelation of God’s character and his plan to reconcile fallen creation to himself.


Biblical Understanding and Leadership Development (BUILD)

These 12-part studies are designed for groups consisting of 3-5 people of the same gender.