The Coffee Cup Bible Series  

Ten studies by Sandra Glahn, ThM

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CHAI WITH MALACHI
Coffee Cup Bible Series

Four-week study with leader's guide and suggestions for use during Advent

Chai with Malachi, guides readers through an encounter with “the Lord who rules over all.” The study brings readers face-to-face with a sovereign God of past, present, and future, who keeps His promises to discipline and bless His people so that He will be known among the nations. Through penetrating use of rhetorical questions, “Lord Sabaoth”—the Lord of the angel armies—reveals the justice and mercy required for His people to spread His renown in all the earth. And with that revelation comes a promise that the “sun of righteousness will arise with healing in its wings.”

The first three weeks are devoted to exploring the Book of Malachi itself. The final week, contributed by my former student, Malia Rodriguez, a graduate of Dallas Seminary and a writer with Insight for Living, looks at the four hundred “silent years” that separate the Old and New Testament.

Chai with Malachi and all the Coffee Cup Bible Studies books contain Monday-through-Friday Bible study questions, along with devotional thoughts for lighter reading on the weekends. Designed for group or individual study.

Leader’s guide included. 

Comments from a reader: "Sandra Glahn's remarkable Coffee Cup Series! Glahn sets theological content into a conversational style for any reader to enjoy. Prepare yourself to be delighted yet challenged as you imbibe the truths of the scriptures addressed in this series."

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SUMATRA WITH THE SEVEN CHURCHES
Coffee Cup Bible Series

Eight-week study; seven messages for seven churches

Sumatra with the Seven Churches takes readers back in time to ancient “Asia,” now known as Turkey, where we consider Jesus’ messages to some of the world’s earliest churches. Readers encounter Jesus as Alpha and Omega, the one who “is” and who was and who is coming.

In Ephesus we remember our first love; in Laodicea we learn what makes Jesus want to spew. In each city we consider background information that helps us understand the message crafted for them. In the process we find timeless truths that apply to our own lives in the here-and-now.

While most of the Book of Revelation is apocalyptic, the first few chapters contain letters or messages to seven churches. It is these chapters we consider in Sumatra with the Seven Churches. So grab a cup of your favorite brew and gather some friends or study alone. (The book is designed for both group and individual study.)

This and all the Coffee Cup Bible Study series books contain Monday-through-Friday Bible study with devotional thoughts for light reading on the weekends. Designed for group or individual study.  

Leader’s guide available on this site. 

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FRAPPÉ WITH PHILIPPIANS
Coffee Cup Bible Series 

Five-week study; Joy is a by-product

Frappé with Philippians takes readers on a journey back to first-century Philippi, bringing them face-to-face with the Son of God who “emptied Himself” and unites them as a community. In this five-week study, present-day believers catch a glimpse of the joy they can experience when the church is united with one focus: seeing humanity’s need and making known God’s solution in the person of Jesus Christ.

It all started with a women’s prayer group. Its members couldn’t have imagined the legacy they would leave! The church founded on their prayers supported "the apostle to the Gentiles" throughout his ministry, and it is the recipient of this his warmest letter.

In Paul’s epistle to his beloved spiritual family at Philippi—written with joy even as he sat imprisoned, abandoned, and facing possible execution—we see his desire to know Christ and make him known.  

This and all the Coffee Cup Bible Study series books contain Monday-through-Friday Bible study with devotional thoughts for light reading on the weekends. Designed for group or individual study.  

Leader’s guide included. 

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KONA WITH JONAH
Coffee Cup Bible Series 

Four-week study; God's heart for the nations

In Kona with Jonah readers encounter the character of God and their own need to embrace radical forgiveness. In seeing God’s love for the murderous people of Nineveh—ancestors of modern-day Iraqis—readers come face to face with the One whose mercy extends to all.

“Pray for our troops.” We’ve heard the request in churches and on the radio. Yet how often have Iraqi insurgents made our prayer lists? And why should they? They behead people! 

In the eighth century B.C., Nineveh lay in the heart of the Assyrian empire. Its people entertained themselves by drawing graphic cartoons of violent acts. Their stomach for torture gave them a reputation as the world’s most barbarous. 

And God sent Jonah, a prophet of Israel, to extend mercy to these enemies of his. But Jonah had a little problem with grace. And his dilemma helps us explore the character of God and the ramifications for all humans, including our fiercest enemies.  

This and all the Coffee Cup Bible Series books contain Monday-through-Friday Bible study with devotional thoughts for light reading on the weekends. Designed for group or individual study.  

Leader’s guide included. 

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PREMIUM ROAST WITH RUTH
Coffee Cup Bible Series 

Four-week study; showcasing God's loyal love

A “nobody” kind of girl, Ruth is born in the wrong place—Moab. She marries an Israelite at the wrong time—when his nation is experiencing a famine. And she ends up in the wrong circumstances—her husband dies leaving her childless with no Social Security or unemployment insurance. Yet miraculously, this humble widow ends up as the right person in the right place at the right time. After accompanying her bitter, thankless mother-in-law to far-away Bethlehem, Ruth marries a much older man—a relative of her deceased husband. Why? So her mother-in-law can eat. And in the end this selfless act means Ruth’s progeny include Israel’s King David and ultimately the King of Kings Himself. Why? Anything can happen when we choose to follow the one true God and trust in Him.

Premium Roast with Ruth, a Coffee Cup Bible Study, considers one of the two great women for whom a book of the Bible is named. Designed for group or individual study, this Bible study demonstrates how God is in control; how He always keeps His promises; how He can reverse impossible circumstances; and how He blesses the faithful more richly and for longer than they could ever imagine.

This and all the Coffee Cup Bible Studies books contain Monday-through-Friday Bible study questions, along with devotional thoughts for lighter reading on the weekends. Designed for group or individual study.

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CAPPUCCINO WITH COLOSSIANS
Coffee Cup Bible Series 

Four-week study; Unity in view of Jesus' lordship

Who does the Bible say Jesus is? Human? God? Both? Many have tried to rework His identity, insisting that He walked on ice, not water; that He was married to Mary Magdalene; that He was in cahoots with, not betrayed by, Judas; and that He didn’t take on human flesh—He was only a spirit. These ideas are nothing new—they’re simply old deceptions repackaged. First-century believers in Colossae had challenges of their own from those who held to early forms of Gnosticism. Through his letter to them, the apostle Paul helps the Colossians—and consequently us—to see Christ in His true glory as firstborn, as master, as Lord, and as God.

In Cappuccino with Colossians, a Coffee Cup Bible Study, you’ll encounter in the humble Son the God who created all things and through whom all things hold together—from the vastest galaxy to our very lives. This and each book in the series contains Monday-through-Friday Bible study questions along with application-oriented devotionals for lighter reading on the weekends. Designed for group or individual study, Cappuccino with the Colossians sets the stage for exciting, faith-stretching interaction with God’s Word—both the written one and the One made flesh.

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MOCHA ON THE MOUNT
Coffee Cup Bible Series

Six-week study; What did Jesus teach?

Imagine yourself having coffee with Jesus. What would you ask Him? What might He ask you? In this study we’ll consider His words in the Sermon on the Mount and explore how our righteousness can actually “exceed that of the scribes and the Pharisees.”  Yarright.  Actually, we’ll explore how Jesus set the bar so high that to enter the kingdom of heaven we realize our deep need for grace and for someone else to bear the penalty of our sin. That’s the only way we get that kind of righteousness—His righteousness credited to our account. 

This and all the Coffee Cup Bible Series books contain weekday Bible study questions and weekend devotional thoughts for lighter reading. Designed for group or individual study. 

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ESPRESSO WITH ESTHER
Coffee Cup Bible Series 

Five-week study; God can use anybody!

When we think of bad girls of the Bible, the usual culprits such as Jezebel and Rahab come to mind. But Esther isn’t usually on the short list. Yet what was up with that night with the king, anyway? Still, Esther went on to became a great heroine, proving that even a girl with a past—if she has the courage to follow God—can be used to accomplish great things. Explore God’s grace through Esther’s story. 

This and all the Coffee Cup Bible Series books contain Monday-through-Friday Bible study with devotional thoughts for light reading on the weekends. Designed for group or individual study.

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JAVA WITH THE JUDGES
Coffee Cup Bible Series  

Six-week study; living right when the world is all wrong

“Everybody did what was right in their own eyes.” Sound familiar? In the history of the nation of Israel , the period of the judges was not unlike today. Okay, they didn’t have Internet porn and bio-terrorism threats. But they had the me-centered “I” problem mastered—just like us. This study is chock full of exciting drama—from Ehud the Knifer to Samson the Strong to Deborah the Leader. Their stories will inspire us to do what is right in God’s eyes, no matter what the cost. 

This and all the Coffee Cup Bible Series books contain Monday-through-Friday Bible study question along with and devotional thoughts for light reading on the weekends. Designed for group of individual study. Grab a few friends and get ready for fun and exciting—as well as faith-stretching—discussion.  

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SOLOMON LATTE
Coffee Cup Bible Series

Six-week study; God's design for sexual intimacy

This study focuses on the love poetry in Song of Solomon. Full of sensuous, sensual imagery, the ancient Hebrew love poetry in this book of the Bible will leave you with a deep appreciation for the beauty of God’s design for human sexuality. Great for groups, couples, or individual study. Group and personal questions are separated so you’re not sharing more than you or your spouse want you to, yet you can still benefit from group interaction to gain insight into the text. 

This and all the Coffee Cup Bible Series books contain Monday-through-Friday Bible study questions with devotional thoughts for light reading on the weekends. Designed for group or individual study.  

Order this book from the author through Paypal by clicking on the "add to cart" icon (left).  

Don’t settle for coffee crystals—get the real stuff. Sandra Glahn’s Coffee Cup Bible series is the perfect blend: rich, theological truth, probing questions, easy-to-handle format, accessible stories, and life-changing application. I love how the series helps me drink deeply of the Scriptures, causing me to view passages with a new perspective. Highly recommended both for personal and group study.

Mary DeMuth
Author of Daisy Chain

Wanted: Extraordinary Bible studies for ordinary people, scholarly explanationsbut in plain English, history to bring context to biblical stories...
Found: Sandra Glahn's remarkable Coffee Cup Series! Glahn sets theological content into a conversational style for any reader to enjoy. Prepare yourself to be delighted yet challenged as you imbibe the truths of the scriptures addressed in this series.

      Kelley Mathews, ThM, coauthor 

New Doors in Ministry to Women,

Mixed Ministry, and Leading Women Who Wound

Sandra Glahn's thoughtful study of Esther takes us into the heady realms of world power to view the ancient world (and our own world) thru the lens of God's sovereignty—truly a reassuring message, given the uncertainties of today's international scene, as well as an affirming reminder of God's practice of using flawed people to accomplish His purposes in every age. 

Carolyn Custis James, author of
When Life and Beliefs Collide
and Lost Women of the Bible

Sandra Glahn's study, Espresso with Esther, adeptly uses probing questions and pertinent historical and cultural insights to draw out timeless truths from the book of Esther and guide you to an understanding of how these truths apply to life today. In the accompanying devotionals, Glahn skillfully weaves biblical examples with modern day experience to make the lessons of Esther come alive!  Great for any group or individual seeking deeper understanding of God's control and timing!

 Katy Anderson, ThM
 Coordinator-Ministry to Women
 Bent Tree Bible Fellowship

I really can't say enough good things about [the Coffee Cup series]. They're super-portable, doable, deep (but not overwhelming), and I learn so much from them.
 

Callapidder Days blog

 

 


Why coffee? Check out this article at bible.org titled "Coffee as a Means of Grace."

"I think if I were a woman, I would wear coffee as a perfume." --John Van Druten

Want to interact with the biblical text on a creative level? Go to www.soulpersuit.com

Cool idea: Fellowship Bible Church of Little Rock, Arkansas, created 3x5 cards with coffee cups on them.  The cards contained the memory verse for each week. Each came with a hole punched in the corner and they were connected with a ring binder. At the end of the study, everyone who could stand and recite the verses received a $5 Starbucks gift card.


Check out all nine of the Coffee Cup Bible Studies:

Premium Roast with Ruth

Cappuccino with Colossians

Espresso with Esther

Mocha on the Mount

Solomon Latte (Song of Songs)

Java with the Judges (includes Hannah)

Kona with Jonah

Frappé with Philippians

Sumatra with the Seven Churches

Chai with Malachi

A good companion for the Song of Songs study is our coauthored work, Sexual Intimacy in Marriage. More than 100,000 copies in print.


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