A Free 3-Week Study of Philippians

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This Free Online Bible Study Starts on November 2, 2020

Are you hopeless or discouraged by the hardship you are facing? Overwhelmed with sorrow and confusion about the unfair trial you are enduring? Sarah Koontz invites you to join us for “JoyFULL,” a free three-week study of Paul’s letter to the Philippians.  In the book of Philippians, the Apostle Paul shares the secret of unshakeable peace and unfathomable joy in every circumstance. Hardship and suffering did not steal Paul’s joy because he was not looking to his circumstances for comfort, peace, and fulfillment—he was looking to Christ!

Biblical joy is a gift from God. It is the result of the gospel, produced by the Holy Spirit, and strengthened by studying God’s Word. In this manual for joyful living, we will uncover the secret of Christian joy—Christ’s joy in us forevermore.  As we learn to search our difficult circumstances for eternal value, we will find the strength we need to rejoice always.

Unlike many other “free” online Bible studies, you do not need to purchase a companion book or additional resources to participate. All you need to complete our free Philippians study is 15-minutes per day, an internet connection, and an open heart. 

This e-mail based Bible Study consists of fifteen lessons delivered over the course of three weeks and includes Scripture readings, devotionals, shareable graphics, and digital gifts from our Creative Partners. You will receive a welcome e-mail within fifteen minutes of registering and the first devotional will arrive in your inbox on November 2, 2020.

Thanks to the generous donations of our Discipleship Team and our Support Team, this study is available for free to anyone who wishes to participate. Don’t forget to invite your friends to join us! Bible study is always more fun with friends.

Enter for a chance to win this week's giveaway bundle!

To celebrate the release of the JoyFULL Bible study, we have partnered with several talented Christian creatives to offer an exclusive giveaway bundle worth more than $130. This giveaway runs from October 20-26 and there are many ways to enter! Open to USA residents only.  {Meet our Creative Partners}

This week’s giveaway bundle features a Handmade Scarf from Kelly Sasenbery {Sasy Lady Crochet}, a Wooden Sign from Danielle O’Boyle {Ever Be Signs}, Growing in Gratitude Book + Scripture Postcards from Bethany McIlrath {The Good Book Company}, and a Watercolor Art Print from Charissa Burns {Charissa Burns Studio}. Check back next week for another JoyFULL Giveaway!

Topics Covered in our 3-Week Study of Philippians

Day 1: ThankFULL | Phil 1:1-7

Day 2: Discerning | Phil 1:8-14

Day 3: Expectant | Phil 1:15-22

Day 4: Confident | Phil 1:23-30

Day 5: Humble | Phil 2:1-8

Day 6: Free Digital Gifts

Day 7: Rest Day – No E-Mail

Day 8: Obedient | Phil 2:9-16

Day 9: HopeFULL | Phil 2:17-24

Day 10: Sacrificial | Phil 2:25-30

Day 11: Watchful | Phil 3:1-6

Day 12: Righteous | Phil 3:7-11

Day 13: Free Digital Gifts

Day 14: Rest Day – No E-Mail

Day 15: Persistent | Phil 3:12-17

Day 16: Steadfast | Phil 3:18-4:3

Day 17: PeaceFULL | Phil 4:4-9

Day 18: Content | Phil 4:10-14

Day 19: Secure | Phil 4:15-23

Day 20: Free Digital Gifts

Day 21: An Invitation

Audio Version & Observation Worksheets Included!!

Free Philippians Study Audio Version

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.

We have created an audio version of this study to help you listen and learn on-the-go.

The true student of the Word must learn to approach their Bible study time in a God-centered manner.

Instead of focusing on results, we need to focus on discerning the truth. Not desiring to find an answer for today’s problem, but instead desiring to find the One who is the solution for all of humanity’s problems.

When we take time to observe the biblical text, we discover that Bible study is not about us at all. It’s not about meeting our needs; it’s about meeting our God!

In order to help you strengthen your observation skills, we created detailed Observation Worksheets for each chapter of Philippians. 

Free Philippians Study Observation Worksheets

Free Digital Gifts from our Creative Partners

We have partnered with several talented Christian Creatives to develop digital gifts to complement the free Philippians study material.  Click Here to meet all of our Creative Partners for this study. 

Free Philippians Study Digital Artwork Free Gifts
Free Philippians Study JoyFULL Lock Screens Free Gifts
Free Philippians Study Coloring Pages and Bible Journaling Kit Free Gifts
Free Philippians Study Bible Journaling Page Starters Free Gifts
Free Philippians Bible Study for Kids Worksheets Free Gifts
Free Philippians Study Digital Artwork Free Gifts

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Get to Know Your Bible Study Partner

Photo by: Kristin Crosby

Sarah Koontz invites Christians of all ages to explore the beauty of God’s design through her writing at LivingbyDesign.org. She is a passionate storyteller who enjoys using illustrations to communicate deep spiritual truths. JoyFULL is Sarah’s tenth free online Bible study, and she hopes to write many more in the years to come.

Sarah and her husband, Ryan, have established a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to support this ministry and invite you to partner with them in their mission to “Feed God’s Sheep.” Every $1 donated to our ministry helps 5 people receive free Bible study material in their inbox.

Sarah and Ryan live on thirteen acres in the heart of the Black Hills, SD. They have two beautiful daughters, Anya (13) and Nadia (11), a rowdy flock of chickens, and a house full of foster kittens. Sarah is an avid gardener, a faithful coffee drinker, a Dallas Seminary student, and an unexpected homeschooler.

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