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To finish this year without a deficit, we seek to raise an additional $24,000 in support during our Fall Fundraiser. Thanks to our generous matching donors, every dollar will be doubled through December 13.
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Storyteller Study
Updated and expanded to include 15 new devotionals! This free 7-week Bible study explores all of Christ’s major parables. Each day we will sit at the feet of the ultimate Storyteller and soak up the wisdom and hope His words provide.
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Living by Design Ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian ministry that delivers free Bible studies to inboxes around the world.
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Free Advent Reading Plan
As you walk through this 4-week plan, you will be invited to slow down, remember, anticipate, and rejoice in all Jesus Christ has done and all He has promised to do.
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Bible Study Reinvented
Do you sometimes feel you are too busy for Bible study? All you need to complete our FREE Bible studies is 15-minutes per day and an e-mail address.
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The Living by Design Blog

 Articles on the  Living by Design Blog are packed with heart-focused content, practical solutions for real-life, and Bible-based training. The Bible is packed with spiritual nourishment; our aim is to provide resources to help you break it down into bite-sized pieces that are easy to digest. 

7 Biblical Principles from our Expanded Parables Study

In January of 2019, I started my education at Dallas Seminary. My first class was Bible Exposition 101 with Dr. Mark Bailey, the seminary president (and now chancellor). Of course, I loved the class and was challenged immensely by the lectures and assignments. But the best part was the three live video chats we had

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When Your Calling Becomes Your Identity

By Jenny Marcelene I once had a clear sense of the calling of God in my life, but one day what I thought had been a lifetime pursuit turned out to be seasonal.  Perhaps most startling was I hadn’t realized the trail would end there.  Deep down, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It was

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Transformative Truths from John’s Epistles

In this week’s blog, we will dig deep into John’s Epistles. I found this particular section of Scripture to be edifying and convicting. I am confident that you will be blessed and encouraged by the many transformative truths we can learn from John’s letters to the early church. If you have never read John’s epistles,

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We can Count on God

Five Ways We Can Count on God

By Susan Cort Johnson One winter day, shut inside my house, I became despondent and battled the urge to cry. But I knew tears were inevitable, and they would soon splash down my cheeks despite my efforts.  Isolation didn’t come from snow and ice blocking the driveway, but the possibility of infection. My immune system

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