July Delight in the Word Challenge – Bible Reading Plan & Bible Study on Freedom in Christ

With all that is going on in the world right now, you may be feeling like a prisoner or feel like your freedoms are being stripped away. That is why I thought it would be a good idea to focus on our freedom in Christ this month. Therefore, this month’s Delight in the Word Challenge theme is: Free Indeed! The challenge includes a daily July Bible reading plan and supplemental creative Bible study resources.

What does the Bible say about being free indeed

John 8:36 says: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (ESV)

This is the Scripture I used to choose the title for this Bible reading plan and Delight in the Word Challenge. But it is just one of many Bible verses that give us insight into our freedom in Christ.

You are invited to join us for this month’s study and Delight in the Word Challenge.

You are also invited to join the conversation about this challenge in my Delight in the Word with JoDitt Facebook group.


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Click HERE to download a PDF file if you want to print out the Free Indeed July Bible Reading Plan.

What the Bible says about freedom in Christ

Don’t take my word (or anyone else’s) about freedom in Christ. In the Free Indeed July Bible Reading Plan, we will go straight to the Word of God to discover what the Bible says about freedom in Christ

The reading plan is broken down into 3 different sections. Part 1 contains Scriptures that show that our freedom is not actually free. We will read Bible verses that reveal the reason that we can be free.

What does it mean to have spiritual freedom

My hope is that this Bible study will give you a greater understanding of what it means to have spiritual freedom. When you have completed this Freedom in Christ Bible study, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • Is freedom something we get when we get to heaven?
  • Is freedom something we can receive while we are still living on the earth?
  • How do we get freedom?
  • Why do we get freedom?
  • Who can be set free?

What does God set us free from

If we are free, then a good question to ask is: what are we free from?

The Bible speaks of many different things that we can gain freedom from. We will take a look at many of them in Part 2 of the July Bible reading plan.

What the Bible says about being free

In Part 3, we will discover what we the Bible says that we are free to do and what it looks like to walk in freedom.

Go Deeper with Bible Study Journal & Bible Journaling Printables

To help you go deeper with your Bible study and devotional time with God, I recommend the following additional resources to supplement this study on Freedom in Christ:

  1. Free Indeed Bible Journaling Kit 

Freedom in Christ Bible Study Journaling Kit Printables

The FREE INDEED Bible Journaling Kit includes the following digital, printable items available for INSTANT DOWNLOAD:
  • Free Indeed Bible Reading Plan (30 days)
  • I am free indeed Bible Journaling printable PDF with bookmark, hand lettered coloring card, + red, white and blue cross, stars, and butterflies
  • Free Indeed Prayers Worksheet (not pictured)
  • Word art for tracing or cut and gluing
  • John 8:36 wall art (8×10)
  • John 8:36 postcard (4 x 6)

2. SOAP Bible Study Journal – Butterflies Theme

SOAP Bible Study Journal Printables

The SOAP Bible Study Method is an easy way to dig deeper into any Scripture and pay closer attention to the Bible verses you read daily.

Since butterflies can be a symbol of freedom, this set of 18 printable journal pages with beautiful butterflies on each page, would be great to use along with the Free Indeed July Bible reading plan. (Includes instruction page that details how to use the SOAP method for Bible study.)