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Standard Lesson Quarterly®

Quarterly Bible Commentary

Trusted by church leaders for over 100 years, The Standard Lesson Quarterly® provides quality, biblically sound lessons. Each quarter contains 13 weeks of lessons, including  ready to use resources to enhance Bible study for teachers and students. Available in the NIV ® and KJV. A Sunday school class or Bible study group utilizing the Standard Lesson Quarterly will be ready to explore the Scripture text in a way that meets the needs of all kinds of learning styles.

The teacher guide provides:

  • Printed Bible text for each lesson
  • Reliable verse-by-verse commentary on the text
  • Discussion questions with talking points
  • Verbal illustrations to bring the commentary to life
  • Lesson plans with learning activities
  • Daily Bible reading plan to prepare heart and mind for the upcoming lesson
  • Free activity pages and other helpful resources for each lesson

The student book provides:

  • Printed Bible text for each lesson
  • Condensed commentary on the text—consistent with the teacher’s commentary
  • Learning activities that coincide with the lesson plans in the teacher guide
  • Daily Bible reading plan to prepare heart and mind for the upcoming lesson
  • Special feature articles that provide background information or inspiration to supplement the quarter’s theme

What’s Available

Teacher’s Convenience Kits

Includes the large print teacher guide, a resources pack, one large print student book, one Power for Living take home, and also includes a Devotions® book. Available in NIV® and KJV.

Teacher Guides

Bible lessons are easy to prepare and include lecture, discussion, and activities for an effective lesson. NIV® and KJV available in regular print and KJV available in large print.

Student Books

Designed so students have Scripture exposition and learning activities to help them understand the week’s lesson. NIV® and KJV available in regular and large print.


Provides a daily Scripture reference, meditation, and song to prepare for the upcoming lesson. Available in regular and large print.

Classroom Resources

Adult Resources includes engaging visuals, along with a downloadable PowerPoint® & Google Slides presentations for each lesson and reproducible student pages.

What They’re Saying

I choose Standard Lesson Quarterly® over other Bible study options because it is good to see different topics every quarter. The application makes participants think about their personal relationship with God.

David DelizoPastor, Gospel Christian Fellowship International, CA

The suggested questions helped bail me out several times when I was stuck for something to illustrate where I wanted to go.

Steve LlewellynAdult Sunday School Teacher, First United Methodist Church of Waukegan, IL

I study with a group of people on Wednesday nights. We all are from different churches and with the Standard Lesson Quarterly we still remain together in unity in the Word of God.

E. Bonnie DeamonBible Study Participant, Chicago, IL