These are Bible Studies I've written in service of Reading University Christian Union between 2003-2007. They're written on the conviction that the word of God is living and active, capable of destroying nations, of creating universes, of awakening the soul, of raising the dead, of exposing motives and of causing God-glorifying transformation. To come to the word of God to simply learn is to miss the point. We come to taste and see that which is more precious than gold. Come and gaze on glory! Undoubtedly they're not the best studies the world has ever seen, but if they can be of some service to the wider church then that's great. They're not really designed to be used straight off the page, but intentionally written to require some extra preparation by the leader. They're a tool to lead you to worship Jesus in his word. Feel free to edit and adapt but not sell them.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Giving - 2 Corinthians 8-9

Two studies about the art of displaying your treasure by giving money:

Giving - 2 Corinthians 8-9

Election - Romans 9

A controversial chapter of the Bible and yet one that we desperately need to read. A feast of God's word to approach with anguished heart and tearstained eyes.

Romans 9 - Election

Monday, 6 August 2007

2 Chronicles

Notes on 2 Chronicles, following the decline of the kingdom of Judah and searching for great David's greater son, King Jesus.

2 Chronicles - Solomon
2 Chronicles - Jehoshaphat
2 Chronicles - Uzziah
2 Chronicles - Hezekiah
2 Chronicles - Josiah


Cross-magnifying, joy-increasing freedom comes from living by the Spirit and not by law.


Luke 9-19

Travel on the road to the cross with Jesus, with many of his most famous sayings set in their context this is a journey in grace seeking in the shadow of the cross.

Luke 9-19 (1)
Luke 9-19 (2)
Luke 9-19 (3)
Luke 9-19 (4)
Luke 9-19 (5)
Luke 9-19 (6)
Luke 9-19 (7)


The book of Esther doesn't mention God - what does it have to say about him and his promises as it sits in the context of the scriptures that testify about Jesus. Come prize the promises of God.

Esther pt1
Esther pt2
Esther pt3

Full Esther Resource E-Book - Esther: A Christian Story

1 Corinthians 12-14

Spiritual gifts are a sticky subject but when we study these chapters we'll grow in love for the church and desire for the gospel to be central.

1 Corinthians 12
1 Corinthians 13
1 Corinthians 14

See also these studies by David Hooper:
1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 2
1 Corinthians 3
1 Corinthians 4


The gospel isn't just about me and my Jesus, it's a cosmic corporate message about the wisdom of God displayed in his church. Open your eyes and enjoy the view!

Ephesians (1)
Ephesians (2)
Ephesians (3)
Ephesians (4)
Ephesians (5)
Ephesians (6)
Ephesians (7)
Ephesians (8)

1 Peter

1 Peter

2 Timothy

Paul's famous last words as he passes on the baton to young leader 2 Timothy. A call to guard the most precious treasure of all - the gospel.

2 Timothy


Philipppians is a letter for extreme joyseekers.



A selection of studies in John's gospel - the book of evidence to believe about Jesus.

John's gospel

Mark 1-8

Studies in the first half of Mark's gospel, unveiling the good news about Jesus the Christ, the Son of God.

Mark 1-8 (1)
Mark 1-8 (2)
Mark 1-8 (3)
Mark 1-8 (4)
Mark 1-8 (5)
Mark 1-8 (6)
Mark 1-8 (7)
Mark 1-8 (8)


Studies in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, enjoying the one who fulfills all God's promises.

Matthew - SOTM (1)
Matthew - SOTM (2)


These notes on Joel were written by David Hooper, Relay Worker at Reading in 2005/6.

Joel pt1
Joel pt2
Joel pt3
Joel pt4
Joel pt5


Not just a book for girls, this story points to God's far reaching grace written into the genealogy of Jesus. Set of four cell notes.

Ruth Overview (2008)


A little book bursting with God's grace to a prophet who oversees the greatest revival in history and though it in furiates him.


Isaiah 6-12

These chapters of Isaiah are littered with promises drawn on by the New Testament, all pointing gloriously to Jesus.

Isaiah 6-12


Shocking days ahead for God's people and yet the great promise of justification by faith...

Habakkuk pt1
Habakkuk pt2
Habakkuk pt3