9781501895456 1 1

Spring Theme

Daily Study Book


This Spring, lessons center around the theme “Holy.”


Holy Living
These lessons continue a unit we began last quarter on the first Sunday of February. It proceeded through all of February and continues through March. The eight lessons of the unit invite us to think about what it means to be the people of God and to pursue holy living. The four lessons for March help us examine how God defines holiness, how holiness is nourished, what holiness means in terms of sexual morality, and how we ought to pray. Much of this unit overlaps Lent, which is an especially appropriate time to think about holiness.

Spiritual Practice: Fasting


Scriptures: Leviticus 19:1-37; 1 Peter 2:1-10; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Matthew 6:5-18


New in Christ
The theme of this unit draws its direction from the Apostle Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 5:17, which is used as the key verse for each lesson. In the first lesson, we look at the resurrection of Jesus, which is the basis for our new creation. Over the remaining three lessons, we consider some of the ways we are new in Christ: we live by new standards, we behave differently, and we allow ourselves to become carriers of the gospel message.

Spiritual Practice: Sabbath


Scriptures: Luke 24:13-35; : 2 Corinthians 5:11-21; Ephesians 4:21-32; 2 Corinthians 4:7-20


God Revealed
This five-lesson unit explores some of the ways God has revealed God’s self in the biblical account. These include self-declaration, quietness, through Jesus, visions, and love. God is not limited to these avenues of expression, of course, but the lessons helps us grasp some of the scope of the ways God comes to us.

Spiritual Practices: Praise, thanksgiving, and song


Scriptures: Exodus 33:12-23; 34:5-8; 1 Kings 19:9-18; Luke 9:28-36; Daniel 7:1-14; 1 John 4:7-21


Visit Cokesbury.com to order


Check-out what is coming for the summer quarter! 

For individual reading
This daily devotional Bible study guide helps individuals develop the discipline of engaging with the Bible every day. Bible-based, Christ-focused, and United Methodist-approved, the daily readings support and lead up to the weekly lessons in Adult Bible Studies. Each one-page daily reading includes:

  • A focal Scripture
  • An introductory reflection question
  • Commentary on the biblical text
  • Life application
  • A concluding prayer

Daily Bible Study is also available as a mobile app!
The DBS mobile app helps individuals on the go develop the discipline of engaging with and applying the teachings of the Bible to their lives. Each daily reading opens with a question to ponder, a reading and commentary on the daily Scripture passage, application to life, and a concluding prayer. The app also allows you to share content with friends via Facebook, Twitter, or email!

Click here to get the app on iTunes!