A Virtuous Life – FREE 4-Week Bible Study


Note: If all of the information on this page is too much to process. Go straight to the free study guide below where you’ll find everything you need in the introduction.


If you enjoy the topic of joy, you’re going to LOVE this Bible study. The book of Philippians is immersed in joyful encouragement. Paul encourages us to rejoice at all times, and when we take a close look at the life of Paul, we see a man who found the strength to do just that because of his unwavering faith.

If you have a group of friends that might be interested in this study, maybe you can call them up and get together once or twice/week. The study guide is free (see below) and I’ll provide more printable resources each week! It’s also a great study to do with your husband if he doesn’t mind the flowers and the pretty little birds I added to the study guide. 😉

There’s also a Bible-study/journal combo available at Amazon that’s meatier than my previous journals. This one contains information, encouragement, thought provoking questions, Greek words, interesting facts, and more… (I’ll include a peek inside at the bottom of this post)



Philippians: The Joy of Christian Living is a 4-week study (August 8th – September 2nd) that begins by taking a close look at Paul, his mission, his conversion, his sufferings, and his visit to the Philippian church. We then go on to study Paul’s letter to the Philippian church, examining one chapter every two days.



We don’t require sign ups for this study, but if you’d like to subscribe to the blog, you can receive email updates so that you don’t miss a post! Click here to subscribe (it’s free!) IMPORTANT: Once you enter your email address, you must confirm by checking your email and clicking the confirmation letter that’s sent to you.

If you have any trouble subscribing, just email me at darlene@darleneschacht .net (no spaces) and say, “please subscribe me to the blog.”



THE STUDY GUIDE – FREE Printable Below

The study is divided into sections, each consisting of two days. This provides you with an extra day to dig deep into each topic.

You’ll find a section at the front of the book called “Digging Deeper,” which will guide you to some Bible-study tools to help you along.

BIBLE STUDY/JOURNAL – Available at Amazon (affiliate link)

You don’t need to pick up a copy of the journal to do this study with us. It’s an optional addition to this study, and you can get along just as well with the free study guide I provide below.  But for those who are looking for an engaging workbook packed with inspiration and encouragement, you’ll enjoy digging into the pages of this book.

Until Amazon provides a peek inside feature, I’ll include some sample pages of the journal below.


I’ll be posting on the topics each week on Mondays and Fridays. Come here to glean encouragement and share in my thoughts.

You’ll also receive these free printables each Monday: 

  • Week at a Glance
  • Weekly Questions
  • Bible Verse Cards
  • Coloring Pages


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




Note: The grey areas are the days I will be posting here on the blog. “Study Tools” are printable resources that you can use alongside the study. These include: weekly questions, a “week-at-a-glance” sheet, scripture cards, and a coloring page.

You will also find me on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on Facebook where I post my journal entries and open a thread up for discussion.




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 Philippians Bible Study Journal
(an OPTIONAL addition to the study) 

Click here to view on Amazon (affil link)


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Our main focus for the study is joy: 

We see Paul pressing forward for the prize of the high calling in Jesus Christ. (Phil. 3:14) Ready to thow off anything that slows him down or stands in the way of his faith, Paul is on fire for God.

He seeks joy through his pain as he leans on God’s sovereign power. He is content with little or much. His focus is sharp. He teaches us what it means to rejoice at all times, and leaves each reader with long-lasting hope.

The study will run for four consecutive weeks, August 8th to September 3rd.

But First: Come back here on August 1st for the free study guide. See you then!

You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife


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