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Standard Lesson Commentary®

Annual Bible Commentary

Standard Lesson Commentary (SLC) continues to be the world’s most popular annual Bible commentary. Within the SLC you’ll discover 52 weeks of study in a single volume combined with thorough Bible study that include relevant examples and questions.

Features every teacher loves:

  • Printed Bible text with each lesson
  • Verse-by-verse commentary for in-depth study of Scripture
  • Daily Bible reading plan
  • Discussion questions to encourage deeper thinking and application
  • Verbal illustrations to bring the commentary to life
  • Learning activities within lesson plans
  • Free reproducible student activity pages and other helpful resources for each lesson
  • Multiple formats—casebound, paperback, deluxe (with Logos digital download product key), and large print—also available for iPad and Kindle
  • Editions available in the KJV and NIV®

More of what you’ll find:

  • Verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible text
  • Detailed lesson context
  • Pronunciation guide for difficult words
  • Printed Scripture
  • Discussion starters
  • A review quiz for each quarter

The four main themes of the 2024–2025 study are:

  • Worship in the Covenant Community—Genesis, Exodus, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Isaiah, Psalms, John
  • A King Forever and Ever—Ruth, 2 Samuel, Psalms, Matthew, Luke
  • Costly Sacrifice—Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Matthew, Hebrews, 1 John, Revelation
  • Sacred Altars and Holy Gifts—Genesis, Matthew, Luke, John, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians, Hebrews, 1 Peter

The SLC is perfect as the primary resource for an adult Sunday School class, for personal study, or as a supplemental resource for any curriculum that follows the ISSL/Uniform Series. Nearly two dozen ministers, teachers, and Christian education specialists contribute their expertise to SLC.

Get even more with the Deluxe Edition:

The Deluxe Edition features online and download access for the Standard Lesson eCommentary through FaithLife’s Logos Bible Software. This includes the full text of the Standard Lesson Commentary (both KJV and NIV® editions) as well as:

  • PowerPoint® & Google Slides presentations
  • Full text of the KJV Bible
  • Full-color visual resources
  • Student activity reproducible pages
  • Quarterly quiz
  • More than a dozen additional helps resources
What They’re Saying

The Standard Lesson Commentary is very easy to use. Having been in church my whole life, I’m just now getting a good understanding of the Scriptures.

Kandrea VeasleyParticipant, Union Chapel Baptist Church, TX

Standard Lesson Commentary has been particularly helpful in teaching new believers in our Bible study. Many of our students have stated that they have learned more from the Bible than they ever have before in their lives!

Diane BrownChristian Education Director, Greater Peace Christian Church, TX

Attendees are much more engaged in class discussions and discuss how they are experiencing the effects of applying the Word in their lives!

Mattie Stone-WilliamsMinistry Leader for Christian Development, New Life International Family Church, GA