Enrichment Studies | Luke & Acts

Enrichment StudIES, Vol 1: Luke and Acts

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works…”
Hebrews 10:24Hebrews 10:24
English: World English Bible - WEB

24 Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good works,

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Thanks to all who encouraged me to put this together! I really enjoy curriculum development, and after helping put together a women’s Bible study for Genesis, I had hoped to continue on with the rest of the Pentateuch. But then I had another baby. So during this life stage, I will be content with trying out these Enrichment Studies. There aren’t any study questions, as this is mainly a self-study, where you get to do all the work and learn how to study Scripture on your own!

In this first volume, we will read and study the gospel narratives of Luke and Acts over a course of 11 weeks. My desire is that this book can be used to enrich our lives with Truth, goodness, and beauty. God’s Word is active and living. My prayer is that this book will help us, as Christian women, to practically develop skills, the passion to study the Bible on their own, and hide it in our hearts.

For goodness and beauty, we will take a few minutes each day to feast upon great literature that causes us to reflect on things that are good and beautiful works of art and music that stir us to praise Him. Since this is a self-study so you can put in as much time as you are able. It is designed to be concise and efficient, but if time allows you are welcome to meditate and reflect on all that we are studying.

Each week along with the Scripture reading from Luke or Acts there will also be memory work, copywork, readings from literature and church history, a hymn study, an art study, and an ongoing composer study. Throughout the study we will also be working on maps, timelines, a Commonplace Book, and developing the habit of “one-anothering”.

The Enrichment Studies: Vol 1, Luke & Acts  is currently available as a PDF which you can download for free. I want this study to be available to everyone so there is no charge, but if you feel would like to send a contribution, you can do so via PayPal or by clicking the button below.

Thank you so much for all your support! If you have gone through this study I would love to hear any feedback you may have. Please send me an e-mail or comment below!

Materials you will need:

  • Notebook or Journal
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Bible
  • A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God’s Love by Milton Vincent (Amazon | Kindle | Free PDF)
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress: From This World to That Which Is to Come, Delivered Under the Similitude of a Dream by Paul Bunyan (Amazon | Kindle | Free PDF)
  • Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard M. Hannula (Amazon | Kindle | Free PDF)
  • Handel’s Messiah (some options below)
    • by London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir and George Frederic Handel (Amazon | iTunes | Free on YouTube)
    • by Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia & Stephen Layton and George Frederic Handel (Amazon | iTunes)
  • Access to Internet – to search for artwork, or to listen to Handel’s Messiah


  • Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin
    (Amazon | Kindle)

Thank you again for encouragement and support in putting this together!







Recommended Resources:


  • The Words and Works of Jesus Christ: A Study of the Life of Christ by J. Dwight Pentecost (Amazon | Kindle)
  • “Read Scripture: Luke Ch. 1-9” by The Bible Project (YouTube)
  • “Read Scripture: Luke Ch. 10-24” by The Bible Project (YouTube)


  • “Read Scripture: Acts Ch. 1-12” by The Bible Project (YouTube)
  • “Read Scripture: Acts Ch. 13-28” by The Bible Project (YouTube)


  • Truth and Grace Memory Book, Book 1 by Tom Ascol (Amazon)

Hymn Study

George Frederic Handel

  • Handel at the Court of Kings by Opal Wheeler (Amazon)
  • “Hallelujah Handel” by Classical Kids (Amazon | iTunes)

Sunday Readings

  • Alive in Him: How Being Embraced by the Love of Christ Changes Everything by Gloria Furman (Amazon | Kindle)
  • Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting by Dave Furman (Amazon | Kindle)
  • By This Name by John Cross (Amazon | Kindle)
  • The Green Letters: Principles of Spiritual Growth by Miles J. Stanford (Amazon)
  • Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships by Christine Hoover (Amazon | Kindle)
  • Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God by Gloria Furman (Amazon | Kindle)
  • None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing by Jen Wilkin (Amazon | Kindle)
  • One-to-One Bible Reading by David Helm (Amazon | Kindle)
  • Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah Mackenzie (Amazon | Kindle)
  • Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms by Gloria Furman (Amazon | Kindle)
  • Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin (Amazon | Kindle)


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Word-Filled Women’s Ministry | Book Review

Word-Filled Women's Ministry

Back in March I attended a workshop and had the amazing opportunity to meet Kathleen Nielsen. Our church had used one of her Bible studies for their women’s ministry the past year, and I had learned so much from her about biblical exposition (and was thrilled when she told me her husband takes work trips to Asia-Pacific). I was really excited to be given a sample chapter to one of her new books, Word-Filled Women’s Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church edited by herself and Gloria Furman. I have pre-ordered my copy and am eagerly awaiting to read the rest of the book and learn from these ladies who have such a heart to see women’s ministry be rooted in the Word of God.

“That’s how God’s word works. It accomplishes what he purposes. It succeeds in the thing for which he sends it. It calls people to life in Christ and then trains them, comprehensively, how to live in Christ.” —Kathleen Nielsen

In this chapter, Kathleen reminds us why the Word should be the center of women’s ministries, showing us in Scripture how God’s Word is speaking, it is powerful, is for everyone, is all about Jesus, is a matter of life and death, and is beautiful. I wish I could share all my favorite quotes with you all, but you should just order a copy of Word-Filled Women’s Ministries for yourself!

“We know that we must trust that by his Spirit, through his Word, God will accomplish his purposes without fail. Our trust must certainly be a respectful trust— like we have for a powerful weapon such as a sharp, two-edged sword that we’d better learn how to handle rightly. We have to learn how it works. For the Bible that means learning how it speaks—in whole books, from Genesis to Revelation, and in distinct genres, from narrative to poetry to prophecy to apocalyptic. The penetration of the Word surely happens most deeply when we allow it to speak in the form in which it has been given to us, rather than dicing it up and extracting segments or bending it to our own purposes. Not only from the pulpit but in every area of church life and ministry we can aim to let the Word have its full say as we listen fully, not neglecting any part of all the Spirit-inspired Scriptures.” —Kathleen Nielsen

I so appreciated how Kathleen values God’s Word and pointed us back to the big redemptive picture of the Bible, and how not only the Bible speaks of Christ but points us to him! As a church planter preparing to move to a remote location overseas, Word-Filled Women’s Ministry helped build my excitement to be a part of a global women’s ministry. Not only do I get to translate God’s Word into an unwritten language, but I also have the incredible privilege to disciple women and share with them a love for God and his Word that comes from studying it deeply. Reflecting on God and what he has done in Christ has also strengthened my fervour for developing the Genesis Bible study another woman from and I are developing for our church’s women’s ministry. I wish this book was available years ago, because I didn’t always have this urgent passion to disciple women, with not just a focus on women, but on feeding them the Word of God and teaching them how to study God’s Word for themselves.

“We Christians indeed have good news, urgent news, life-and-death news to receive and to offer through this Word, which has come down to us. If the Word is what it says it is, then as it rains into our lives we believers should surely be brimming with the urgency of hearing and sharing its merciful good news in these last days while the Lord may still be found.” —Kathleen Nielsen