A Look Inside our FREE JoyFULL Bible Study

Free JoyFULL Bible Study

Article By: Sarah Koontz

Registration is now open for our JoyFULL Bible Study!

Our free JoyFULL Bible Study will take you on a three-week journey through Philippians—the most joy-filled book in the Bible.

If you are struggling to find joy in this season, we invite you to join us for this free online Bible study. Together we will learn the biblical secret of abiding joy and discover that true joy deepens when trials cause happiness to flee.

All you need to complete this free online Bible study is 15-minutes per day and an e-mail address.

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5 quick facts about the JoyFULL Bible Study:

  • It’s convenient! The study comes straight to your e-mail each day.
  • It’s quick! You can complete the study in less than 15-minutes per day.
  • It’s free!  And who doesn’t love FREE?!?
  • You get rest days! The weekly format includes five study days, one Scripture reading day, and one rest day.
  • You get bonus gifts! We’ve packed the study with lots of digital freebies.

You will receive a welcome e-mail within fifteen minutes of registering and the first devotional will arrive in your inbox tomorrow morning.

A Look Inside the JoyFULL Bible Study

Today, we want to give you a glimpse inside the JoyFULL Bible study and introduce you to the talented Christian creatives who contributed digital gifts to the study.

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!

Christian joy is inexplicably linked with suffering and persecution. This divine joy is sourced in our assurance of God’s character and faith in God’s promises, rather than our circumstances. That is what makes joy distinctive and differentiates it from mere happiness.

Even though the theme of the book of Philippians is Christian joy, the subject of the book is Jesus Christ. In fact, Paul refers to Christ more than 50 times in just 104 verses.

  • Chapter 1 teaches us to be Christ-centered, “Love the Lord your God (Phil 1:21).”
  • Chapter 2 teaches us to be servant-hearted, “Love others as yourself (Phil 2:3).”
  • Chapter 3 teaches us to be Heaven-focused, “My goal is the eternal prize (Phil 3:14).”
  • Chapter 4 teaches us to be spiritually-empowered, “I can do all things (Phil 4:13).”

Paul teaches us that a passionate pursuit of Christ is our highest calling. The way we approach our suffering determines the level of sanctification we will experience upon this earth.

In this manual for joyful living, we will uncover the secret of Christian joy—Christ’s joy in us forevermore.

With our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ, our hearts filled with the Holy Spirit, and our minds focused on the Father’s promises, we will seek to understand and apply this rich biblical truth to our lives.

Printable Worksheets

Strengthen your observation skills and increase your Bible knowledge.

audio version

Listen and learn on-the-go with our MP3 downloads of the study material.

coloring pages

Utilize both hemispheres of your brain as you color and meditate on the Bible.

Digital artwork

Fill your home with uplifting reminders of the beautiful truth woven into this book.​

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.

Engage All Your Senses in Bible Study

God has woven each of us together in a beautifully unique way, and He wants to meet us right where we are!

Psalm 139:13-14 says, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

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—this study has something for you! 

Not only is the JoyFULL Bible study offered completely free of charge, but it also includes weekly digital downloads of Philippians-inspired items, including:

Our ministry team has also worked overtime to create beautiful printable resources to make this digital study even more valuable to our readers.

These BONUS MATERIALS include a printable version of the daily devotionals and observation worksheets for each chapter of Philippians.

I don’t believe the Apostle Paul always “felt joyful” as he penned his letter to the church in Philippi. 

He was under house arrest, separated from his supporters, and facing an uncertain future. 

Even so, he found strength to write the most joyful book in the Bible. 

Paul’s witness testifies to the truthfulness of Psalm 126:5, “Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy.”

Paul did not hide his pain; he did not disregard his feelings. He simply chose to continue the work of Christ when his heart was sad and his spirit was close to breaking.

As he resolved to rejoice in every circumstance, he discovered that the act of rejoicing invites heavenly joy into our earthly pain.

The source of Paul’s joy was the absolute sovereignty of Almighty God. 

It is the one thing on heaven and earth that will never change, will never fail, and will never fade!

If you are lacking joy, I invite you to sign up for the JoyFULL study today.

You will receive a welcome e-mail within fifteen minutes of registering and the first devotional will arrive in your inbox tomorrow morning.

This giveaway has ended! 

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 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}. 

This Bible study was composed by a girl who was struggling to see the joy of her situation until God reminded her that Christian joy is not situational.

The process of writing this study restored my joy. I pray that participating in this study will restore yours! 

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About the Author: Sarah Koontz

About the Author: Sarah Koontz

Sarah Koontz is the founder of Living by Design Ministries, a non-profit organization that exists to deliver free Bible Studies to inboxes around the world. She is a passionate storyteller who enjoys using illustrations to communicate deep spiritual truths. Sarah and her husband Ryan live on thirteen acres in the heart of the Black Hills, SD. They have two beautiful daughters, a rowdy flock of chickens, and a house full of foster kittens. Sarah is an avid gardener, a faithful coffee drinker, lover of one-pot-dinners, an unexpected homeschooler, and a Dallas Seminary student.

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