Article By: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries
I’ve been studying Jesus’ final teaching and prayer in John 14-17 for the past several months.
I knew I wanted to offer a FREE gospel-oriented Bible study here at Living by Design, but I didn’t realize how profoundly my life would be impacted by studying this passage of Scripture.
I feel like I finally understand who Jesus Christ is and how to communicate Jesus’ sacred invitation with others.
This is a big deal, friends!
As Christians, one of our primary responsibilities is learning how to effectively share our eternal hope with others.
Not an easy task.
In today’s article, I’m going to share how our free online study of John 14-17 will engage all your senses and equip you to share Jesus Christ with the people you love most.
Or, if you aren’t yet a Christ-follower, this 3-week study will help you understand who Jesus is and why He is worth following.Sarah Koontz' free online study of John 14-17 will engage all your senses and equip you to share Jesus Christ with the people you love most.
HANDLETTERED GRAPHICS BY: Selena Ashley Designs
We tend to rely on our five senses as we navigate life on earth, making it extremely difficult for us to connect with a God we can’t literally touch, see, smell…
I wonder what God smells like?
Anyway, back to the point.
Hebrews 1:3 tells us, “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful Word.”
The purpose of this Bible study is not just to understand profound spiritual truths, it is to know God through the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Although we cannot experience Jesus in the exact same way His disciples did, it is possible to engage all five of our senses as we study and apply His Word to our lives.
Especially the profound truths recorded in John 14-17.
When our team creates free Bible study resources, we are constantly searching for practical solutions to help you connect with Jesus through Bible study.
Bible study is not merely an academic pursuit.
It is an intentional process whereby a person seeks to know, understand, believe, and experience God through the study of His Word and the revelation of His Son.The purpose of this Bible study is not just to understand profound spiritual truths, it is to know God through the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We Help You Engage All Five Senses Through Our “Before I Go” Study
“Sir, we wish to see Jesus” John 12:21
“Each day is beautifully illustrated and has an action word that will help you live out the truths of the study.” -Francine
The purpose of this study is to give you the opportunity to see Jesus Christ through the eyes of one of His closest friends.
It helps you set aside any preconceived notions and invite God to show you who Jesus Christ really is.
John’s words expose the heart of the Man, the Messiah, the Redeemer. They illuminate Jesus’ true character and reveal His ultimate purpose.
As you go through this three-week study, you will notice every day is titled with an action verb.
They are actions you can do, today!
And every single one of them is a reaction to what Christ has done for you.
“We are the fragrance of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 2:15
“I loved this online Bible Study. Super easy to do and follow, yet each day was filled with such powerful truths. I want to share it with everyone I know!” -Leanna
American actor, Kirk Cameron, once said, “If you had the cure to cancer, wouldn’t you share it? You have the cure to death, get out there and share it!”
When we combine an experiential knowledge of God’s Word with a willingness to testify about Jesus Christ, we become useful tools for the Kingdom of God.
And the Holy Spirit is faithful to guide us in each moment, using the truth of His Word to break the chains of bondage and set the captives free.
An easy way to become the “fragrance of Christ” is to simply invite people to join us in Bible study.
Because all of our online studies are absolutely free, they are easy to share with friends.All the Living by Design online Bible studies are absolutely free, making them so easy to share with friends.
“Faith comes from hearing the message” Romans 10:17 (NIV)
“The audio version of the study is a favorite for busy folks. I first discovered Sarah’s studies while commuting and the ability to hear Sarah read the Scriptures and devotionals was very helpful.” -Marie
We have included an audio version of the daily devotionals in each Before I Go e-mail—making it easier than ever to learn on the go!
We want Bible study to become the highlight of your day, not something you have to force yourself to do “just to keep up with the homework.”
We understand how busy life can be and are committed to creating free tools and resources to help you succeed at Bible study.
And we believe this audio version of the study will make it easier than ever for women to grow their faith on the go.Let's make Bible study the highlight of your day, not something you have to force yourself to do just to keep up with the homework.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8
“Sarah has taken complex ideology and broken it down into manageable bites of information. And I really love how she makes it applicable to our everyday life.” – Mary Ann
We like to think of our studies as fine dining flavors with the convenience of fast food.
Each day is jam-packed with Biblical truth and practical application, yet it is easy to understand and can be completed on your mobile device.
A perfect fit for the on-the-go lifestyle of twenty-first-century women!
If you want a capsule version of Christ’s instructions for believers, with helpful examples and encouragement, this is the study for you!
The understanding you will gain about the life and person of Jesus Christ is transformative.
This study contains bite-sized devotionals that are packed full of spiritual truths you’ll want to chew on all day long.
“The whole crowd was trying to touch Him.” Luke 6:19
“This study included relevant action points in each lesson that take the lesson off the page and into our daily lives. It isn’t just about reading, but about DOING. The words encourage you to act.” –Tiffany
God has woven each of us together in a beautifully unique way, and He wants to meet us right where we are.
Some of us learn by reading.
Some of us learn by doing.
Some of us learn by hearing.
And most of us learn by doing a combination of these three activities.
For this reason, our team is dedicated to creating resources that help you learn God’s Word in a way that works for you.
Whether you are a visual learner, a kinesthetic learner, or an auditory learner.
Our amazing creative team has invested countless hours in creating digital gifts inspired by the beautiful truths of John 14-17.
These additional resources will help you experience the truths of our study in a very real, tangible way.
If you have not accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, this study of His last teachings before His death will introduce you to Him as a Person worth knowing. You will see the plan of salvation being unfolded and will understand how much God loved you and the price that was paid for your life. -Aminata
Register for the Before I Go Study!
If you have ever wondered who Jesus Christ REALLY is or questioned His relevance in your life, I invite you to join us for the “Before I Go” study.
All you need to complete this free online Bible study is 15-minutes per day and an e-mail address.
When we get to know who Jesus really is—understand why He came to earth and humbled himself to the point of death upon the cross—we are completely transformed.
THE “BEFORE I GO” BIBLE STUDY WILL HELP YOU:
- Understand Who Jesus Christ Is
- Receive the Free Gift of Salvation
- Invite others to Accept Jesus’ Invitation
- Study and Apply God’s Word to Your Life
- Pray With Absolute Confidence
Thanks to the generous donations we receive from our Support Team each month, this study will be offered free of charge to anyone who wishes to participate.
PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN US!