30 Days of Gratitude: A Journey Through Exodus – FREE Study Guide and Introduction



Free Study Guide & Introduction

Week 1 – Part 1 

Week 1 – Part 2

Week 2 – Part 1

Week 2 – Part 2

Week 3 – Part 1

Week 3 – Part 2

Week 4 – Part 1

Week 4 – Conclusion


The story of Exodus in many ways typifies our redemption. In fact, the Greek word for “Exodus,” ἔξοδος (Strong’s G1841) is “an exit, departure, death.”  When we give our lives over to God, our old life passes away. Through freedom in Christ we embark on a journey toward the promised land set before us.

The question is, will Satan let us go without putting up a fight? Not a chance.

The Israelites left Egypt behind with the promise of a new life and a new land before them. They were slaves in Egypt, as we too were once slaves to sin, but God sent Moses to free them and lead them to a land flowing with milk and honey.

Pharaoh did everything in his power to rebel against God. He had a tight hold on the Hebrew people and wasn’t about to free them or let go of his pride, but Pharaoh was no match for God. God had promised to free His people and nothing would stand in His way.

As we make our way through this study we’ll be looking at the 10 plagues of Egypt. It’s interesting to note that while the purpose of these plagues was to prove to the world that there is only one God, each plague was uniquely designed to cast down the many gods that the Egyptians worshipped.

The reason I chose to study this book during the Thanksgiving season is because freedom gives us much to be thankful for.

The Israelites had a bad habit of looking back. Anytime the journey got difficult they lost focus. They longed for their days back in Egypt, and failed to see the blessings at hand. It’s for this reason that we’ll be counting blessings as we make our way through.

I encourage you to get yourself a gratitude journal. You can use any notebook you have or you can pick yourself up a pretty little book at the dollar store. You also have the option of picking up the Quieting Your Heart: Gratitude Journal available at Amazon, a journal we designed specifically for this study.

Each day I offer you gratitude prompts (the schedule can be found in the free study guide) that you can use to fill in your journals. Or if you prefer, you can think of your own prompts. Record things you are thankful for, keep a record of fond memories, consider ways to express your gratitude, record something wonderful that happens each day, etc.

In the study guide, you’ll also find questions under each chapter heading. Perhaps you can discuss them with a friend,  do a little research online, or better yet—do both!


When Do We Start?

The study will run for four consecutive weeks beginning Monday, October 17th, and will run until November 12th. Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss a post. Or come back here Monday to get started and pick up some of the free resources I’ll offer each week.


How do I participate in this study? 

It’s simple. If you haven’t done so already, download a copy of the FREE Bible study guide. You’ll find the download further down this page.

On Mondays I’ll have new printables for you including scripture cards, week-at-a-glance, and a coloring page. Friday is a recap of the week, and my thoughts on the study.

During the week, you’ll study at home, following the outline of the study guide. You can study alone or with a group of friends–well suited for either.

In addition to my posts here, you can find me on Facebook. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons, I’ll post my journal entries and share my thoughts on the book of Exodus. I’ll also open up the discussion for you to share your thoughts. In addition to that, we’ll be sharing our blessings each and every day as we celebrate 30 days of gratitude!

Here is a link to my facebook page:




These are my favourite online Bible study tools!

Bible Gateway – Every version you can imagine is online
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible
Looking for an easier commentary? Here’s the Concise Version
Other commentaries you might prefer
Interlinear Bible – I love this one!
Blue Letter Bible – Dig into the Hebrew and Greek
Bible Word Search



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Written by Darlene Schacht

I'm an Evangelical Christian whose number one priority is to serve Jesus Christ in every area of my life. My husband Michael and I live in Manitoba Canada. Married 25 years, we have four children (three still at home), a bird and two pugs who are everyone's babies, especially mine! Our lives are basically surrounded with three things: our faith, music and everything books. I’m an award winning and New York Times best-selling author who is nothing without the grace of God. Facebook: timewarpwife Twitter: timewarpwife Pinterest: timewarpwife


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    Jillian says:

    This is the first online study i will be doing. I ordered my gratitude journal and received it last week. I am super excited! I will be following along on facebook also!

    • The journal for purchase has colouring pages and extra space for writing down your notes. It also has a section for writing down prayers and prayer requests. The free downloadable study guide is just questions. You can get free colouring printable on my blog every Friday though.

    • The study is done on your own. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I will be opening a discussion time on my Facebook page where you could comment your thoughts and discuss questions you have on the study.

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    Marlene says:

    So excited. Started today and I have two christian sisters in another state doing it with me. Ordered the journaling book too.

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    Jacki says:

    I am starting this a few days late but I saw it on facebook, then could not find it anywhere. But, I have at last printed it out and will start it tomorrow and do a bit of catch-up.

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    I’ve signed up for the emails for the Exodus study but have only received one email. I’m looking for the blog for Chapter 9. How do I get to the blog if I’m not getting the emails?

    • I see the problem. You subscribed on the 15th, and since we only have mailouts on Mondays and Fridays there have only been a couple. BUT unfortunately we had one Monday that didn’t go out to anyone. There was a glitch in the mail service. So sorry!

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    Gale says:

    I am happy with your studies, I have been trying to find a good study on scripture interpretation, understanding exactly wat the verse is meaning, do you know of any?

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