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Summer 2019 Newsletter

New study, updates from you, and more!

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Christ B.C.—The Hidden Christ of the Old Testament
New study now available!

Joy of Living is pleased to announce that an all-new study, Christ B.C.—The Hidden Christ of the Old Testament, is now available! 

This 14-lesson study looks at Christ as He appears in the Old Testament. It is not a comprehensive theological treatise exploring every pre-incarnate reference to Christ. Instead, each lesson looks at some aspect of Jesus in the Old Testament, examines how it relates to Him in the New Testament, and explores how it applies to us today. It is an exploration that will make Him more personal in your day-to-day living, and lead you deeper into His great love for you.

The commentary was written by Bill Myers, a best-selling author and award-winning filmmaker, who uses his talents to further the gospel around the world. The study questions were written by Nancy Collins, a familiar author to those who have done other Joy of Living courses. 

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Real Righteousness
An excerpt from Christ B.C.

Because our finite minds can’t comprehend the depth of God’s love, we tend to shorten the gap Jesus had to bridge between us and the Father. We raise our position of “goodness” just a touch and try to lower God’s just a tad. Not only does this mean we shortchange God on His glory but it also means we start to take our access to Him for granted. We may almost flippantly approach His throne, forgetting His awesome purity, His glory, His perfect righteousness.

So, before we begin to look into Christ’s work of righteousness in our lives, let’s remind ourselves exactly Who God is and the righteousness we must possess in order to enter His presence...

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Joy of Living Staff Profile
Frank Rivera

Frank Rivera - Warehouse ManagerFrank has been working with Joy of Living since November 2017 as our Warehouse Manager. If you’ve received a shipment from us in the past year and a half, chances are good that it went out to you by way of his capable hands! 

Frank started following Jesus at the age of 23 and never looked back. Growing up, he was taught to help people and to appreciate what the Lord has given him, and he applies those principles in his work with Joy as well as at his local church, where he is an Assistant Pastor. He loves to garden and go on mini “excursions,” but his greatest joy is seeing people come to Jesus. In his pastoral role he assists with discipleship and mentoring people to grow in Christ and pursue their goals. He also runs a weekly community campus where he’s able to teach the Word of God, pray for those in need, and lead others to Jesus. 

Before working with Joy, Frank ran the warehouse for Gospel Light. He is amazed at how the Lord has been faithful and how we can trust Him to always lead the way.

AmazonSmile
An easy way to support Joy of Living

Do you shop on Amazon.com? Did you know that you can support Joy of Living even when you’re not buying our products? AmazonSmile logo

AmazonSmile is an easy way for you to support Joy of Living. You’ll pay the same prices and have access to the same products as you usually do, but Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to us.

To get started:

  1. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-3447981. (This will automatically add us as your charitable organization of choice.)
  2. Click the “Start Shopping” button. For your purchases to qualify you will need to use https://smile.amazon.com every time you shop—you may want to bookmark it. 
  3. That’s it! Amazon will take care of the rest.

(Remember, you’ll get the best prices on Joy of Living studies if you order directly from us, so it is best to use this service only for your other Amazon.com purchases.)

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Updates from You!

Calvary Chapel The Rock—Santa Rosa, CA

This update comes from a Joy of Living Bible Study class at Calvary Chapel The Rock in Santa Rosa, CA.

"Just wanted to send you pictures of our Ladies Bible Study. We are currently studying 1 & 2 Corinthians and have 76 ladies (not all are pictured). We meet on Tuesday morning for worship and then one woman shares her ‘takeaway’ from that week’s study. We then break into small groups and discuss the homework questions. Part of our homework is to listen to our pastor’s sermon via podcast on the same chapter (as Calvary teaches chapter-by-chapter). The ladies LOVE this and in 3 years we have grown from 30 ladies to nearly 80. Joy of Living is the PERFECT Bible study to actually learn the true meaning of the Bible. Thank you Joy of Living!!”

If you have a photo or update from your group that you’d like to share, please send it to us, via email at info@joyofliving.org, or you may mail it to: 

Joy of Living • PO Box 5828 • Ventura CA 93005

Please note: we will not be able to return photos that have been mailed to us.

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Order Early!

Avoid delays in your orders

To keep our overhead at a minimum, in order to keep our prices down, we have decided to reduce the quantity of each study that we keep on hand. This should not cause a delay in shipping, unless a number of large classes all order the same study at the last minute. In that case someone might have to wait while we reprint.

If you place your order early, by calling us at (800) 999-2703 or by email, it will ensure that we have the course you plan to study in stock, and you won’t have to wait while more are being printed.

We can hold your order and schedule the shipping to arrive just when you want the studies to arrive. We will hold the billing, too...you will not be billed until the studies ship.

If quantities or dates change, just give us a call or email up to the Friday before the scheduled ship date. We will gladly make changes for you.

This option is not available for those who place their order on our website, which automatically bills your credit card when you complete your order.

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ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TODAY

Let Nothing Move You

There may be times when you feel inadequate. Remember what God has said in His Word:

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”
(2 Corinthians 12:9).

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

 

Our Lord Never Changes

Are you in a season of change and chaos? For most of us, it feels like the only constant is change itself. However, you can always seek refuge in our Lord:

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8).

"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
     for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
     great is your faithfulness."
(Lamentations 3:22-23).


 
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Joy of Living Bible Studies is an evangelical, interdenominational, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the study and teaching of the Bible, God’s Word. All money not used for printing and office costs goes toward developing new Bible study courses. All contributions are tax deductible. Our newsletter is published quarterly in December, March, June and September.

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Founder: Doris W. Greig • Director: Nancy J. Collins  Newsletter Editor: A. N. Caouette

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