Discovering Joy in Philippians: A Creative Devotional Study Experience

Discovering Joy in Philippians: A Creative Devotional Study Experience

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If difficult days have ever left you discouraged, this interactive 11-week journey will help you engage creatively with God’s Word and establish habits that lead to greater joy and peace. Refresh your delight in the Lord through:

Daily Lessons with an introduction and key questions for each chapter to help you dive deeper into the heart of Scripture and incorporate it into your life with joy builder activities

Choosing Joy Devotions and inspirational quotes to stir hope even in difficult times as you learn to trust God’s faithfulness and rest in his strength no matter what circumstance you find yourself in

Creative Connections including bookmarks and coloring pages that provide an outlet to knit your heart to God and explore your faith through artistic expression

 “…that your joy may be full.” John 15:11

This unique discovery book includes ideas for group studies, verse-inspired artwork to color, fascinating details about the Bible, and online connections and communities so you can build up your joy and build up others!

To find out more about the complete series, explore many creative resources, and connect with the authors and other readers, visit

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736975186
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 501,149
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Pam Farrel and her husband, Bill, are the authors of 48 books including Men Are Like Waffles—Women Are Like Spaghetti (more than 350,000 copies sold) and Red-Hot Monogamy. In addition, Pam has written 52 Ways to Wow Your Husband and 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman: Success in Keeping It All Together. They are cofounders and codirectors of Love-Wise, an organization to help people connect love and wisdom and bring practical insights to their personal relationships.

Jean E. Jones is a Bible teacher, a contributing writer for, and a member of Women in Apologetics. She has published in Today’s Christian Woman and Home Life. She’s happily married to her high school sweetheart, Clay, an associate professor of Christian apologetics at Talbot Seminary.

Karla Dornacher has written and illustrated 15 Christian gift books. She continues to inspire and encourage others through her coloring books, blog, Bible journaling, and social media. She and her husband, Michael, make their home in Washington State.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Do You Want Joy? 9

Chapter 1 Discover This Letter of Joy: Philippians 1:1 13

Day 1 Imagine Philippians in Today's World 13

Day 2 Meet Our Joy Givers 17

Day 3 Rejoice in Hardship 20

Day 4 Spread the Good News 23

Day 5 Build Joy 26

Chapter 2 Watch a Good Work Begin; Philippians 1:1-11 31

Day 1 Discover Jean's Story 31

Day 2 Discover Who You Are in Christ 34

Day 3 Give Thanks to God 36

Day 4 Rest in God's Good Work in You 39

Day 5 Peel Away False Beliefs 41

Chapter 3 Discover the Eternal Perspective- Philippians 1:12-26 47

Day 1 Look for God's Purpose in Hardship 47

Day 2 Discover God's Purpose in Paul's Hardship 50

Day 3 Embrace the Eternal Perspective 52

Day 4 Embrace Living for Christ 54

Day 5 Shine by Scrubbing Spiritual Grime 57

Chapter 4 Live a Bold, Gospel-Worthy Life: Philippians 1:27-2:2 63

Day 1 Discover a False Gospel 63

Day 2 Stand Secure in the Good News 67

Day 3 Stand Fearlessly in the Good News 70

Day 4 Stand United in the Good News 73

Day 5 Stand Ready to Share the Good News 76

Chapter 5 Become a Shining Star: Philippians 2:3-18 81

Day 1 Yank Spiritual Weeds 81

Day 2 Embrace Christ's Attitude 84

Day 3 Be Like Jesus 88

Day 4 Discover Joyful Unity 91

Day 5 Become a Joyful Worshiper 94

Chapter 6 Discover Two Shining Stars: Philippians 2:19-30 99

Day 1 Value Others 99

Day 2 Look Out for Others Like Timothy 103

Day 3 Lay Down Your Life Like Epaphroditus 105

Day 4 Shine Like a Star 107

Day 5 Become a Joyful Worshiper (continued) 109

Chapter 7 Embrace Confidence in Christ: Philippians 3:1-9 115

Day 1 Trust Only What's True 115

Day 2 Guard Your Heart 119

Day 3 Embrace the Pure Faith 122

Day 4 Embrace Confidence in Christ Alone 126

Day 5 Discover Godly Reasons to Rejoice 129

Chapter 8 Know Christ Jesus: Philippians 3:7-11 135

Day 1 Discover Jesus's Perspective 135

Day 2 Discover the Worth of Knowing Jesus 138

Day 3 Discover Jesus's Power 141

Day 4 Discover the Fellowship of Jesus's Suffering 143

Day 5 Make Room to Grow 145

Chapter 9 Embrace Perseverance: Philippians 3:12-4:1 149

Day 1 To Eat or Not to Eat? 149

Day 2 Forget What's Behind 153

Day 3 Imitate Shining Stars 156

Day 4 Stand Firm in the Lord 159

Day 5 Discover Hindrances to Leave Behind 162

Chapter 10 Discover Peace: Philippians 4:2-9 167

Day 1 Foil Crows 167

Day 2 Embrace Peace with Others 171

Day 3 Enjoy Peace with God 174

Day 4 Pursue Peace in Thought 177

Day 5 Think on These 181

Chapter 11 Discover Joyous Contentment: Philippians 4:10-23 187

Day 1 Discover Contentment in Loss 187

Day 2 Discover Contentment's Secret 191

Day 3 Give Joyfully 194

Day 4 Give Gods Way 196

Day 5 Discover the Way to Exaltation 198

Creative Ideas 203

Notes 205

Acknowledgments 207

About the Authors 209

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