Small Group Studies: Great Chapters of the Bible & 40 Days in the Word

Great Chapters of the Bible

A great DVD-based small group series created by the teaching pastors of Saddleback Church!

Ephesians Chapter 1 is a four week study all about our identity in Christ and the spiritual blessings that are ours because of Jesus Christ.

  • Session 1: Chosen (Ephesians 1:1-4a)
  • Session 2: Adopted, Redeemed and Forgiven (Ephesians 1:4b-10)
  • Session 3: Inherited, included and Guaranteed (Ephesians 1:11-14
  • Session 4: Hope, Riches, and Power (Ephesians 1:15-23)

More info on ordering HERE

40 Days in the Word

by Rick Warren

The book of John tells us that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The Bible also teaches that faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by the Word of God.

This January you’ll be able to take your people to a place of greater confidence in the Word of God, a deeper appreciation for understanding of the Word of God, and a stronger obedience to the Word of God. Our new church wide campaign, 40 Days in the Word, will transform your people from being ‘hearers’ of the Word to ‘doers’ of the Word. Spending forty days in the Word will strengthen your church’s faith and redefine the meaning of devotion to the Word of God.

It usually takes thirty days of doing something every day for it to become a habit. 40 Days in the Word will build the habits of Bible study and growth needed to love the Word, learn the Word, and most importantly, live the Word and truly love its Author!

Like our other Saddleback 40 Days campaigns, the campaign materials include all of the resources you’ll need for sermons, small groups, and children/youth. We also will include individual daily devotions led by outstanding pastors from across America. So you will have everything you need to do this campaign in your entire church, including youth and children’s materials.

Don’t forget to check out our website ( as we’ll be adding materials leading up to the campaign, and giving you more information such as a special training resource we will be offering to help your church prepare for the campaign (available in August). I look forward to you and your church joining me for the nationwide launch of 40 Days in the Word this January!

It’ll be an eternal experience!

Rick Warren is the Founding Pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California

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