Ray C Stedman

  • Acts Part 1: Adult Study — English

    The study of Acts has been released in a 2-part format. The content of each lesson remains the same as the complete version, however the page numbering of the lessons in Acts Part 2 is different. The complete study of Acts, in one volume, is no longer available.

    Series: Joy of Living Classic
    Each lesson contains commentary and a week’s daily study questions (except for the final lesson which contains the final commentary only).

    Formats:
    Printed — 8 1/2” x 11″, spiral-bound, normal or large print
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    Digital — on CD or download, PDF or Microsoft Word 
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    Additional resource: Audio Lectures to complement this study

    Study Length: 13 lessons…see what each lesson covers

    Download sample  Lesson 2  PDF  or  MS Word

    Commentary by Ray C. Stedman. Study questions by Kathy Rowland.

    Covers Acts chapters 1-13. In this book we see what Jesus brought about through the apostles’ preaching and the beginning of the church. We’ll study the life of Paul as he makes many missionary journeys. Though the apostles and early Christians faced bitter persecution,…

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    …through the power of the Holy Spirit they successfully carried the gospel from Jerusalem to Rome and planted churches across the Roman Empire. Full of history and drama, the book of Acts provides a guide for the church to follow until Christ returns.

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  • Acts Part 2: Adult Study — English

    The study of Acts has been released in a 2-part format. The content of each lesson remains the same as the complete version, however the page numbering of the lessons in Acts Part 2 is different. The complete study of Acts, in one volume, is no longer available.

    Series: Joy of Living Classic
    Each lesson contains commentary and a week’s daily study questions (except for the final lesson which contains the final commentary only).

    Formats:
    Printed — 8 1/2” x 11″, spiral-bound, normal or large print
    …………$17.40 normal print 10-point font
    …………$23.50 large print 18-point font (see large print sample)
    Digital — on CD or download, PDF or Microsoft Word 
    …………$17.40 on CD
    …………$15.60 download

    Additional resource: Audio Lectures to complement this study

    Study Length: 13 lessons…see what each lesson covers

    Download sample:  Lesson 2  PDF  or  MS Word  (from Part 1)

    Commentary by Ray C. Stedman. Study questions by Kathy Rowland.

    Covers Acts chapters 14-28. In this book we see what Jesus brought about through the apostles’ preaching and the beginning of the church. We’ll study the life of Paul as he makes many missionary journeys. Though the apostles and early Christians faced bitter persecution,…

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    …through the power of the Holy Spirit they successfully carried the gospel from Jerusalem to Rome and planted churches across the Roman Empire. Full of history and drama, the book of Acts provides a guide for the church to follow until Christ returns.

    Click here for Acts Part 1


  • Ephesians Part 1: Adult Study — English

    Series:  Joy of Living Classic
    Each lesson contains commentary and a week’s daily study questions (except for the final lesson which contains the final commentary only).

    Formats:
    Printed — 8 1/2” x 11″, spiral-bound, normal or large print
    …………$15.30 normal print 10-point font
    …………$20.60 large print 18-point font (see large print sample)
    Digital — on CD or download, PDF or Microsoft Word 
    …………$15.30 on CD
    …………$13.80 download

    Additional resource: Audio Lectures to complement this study

    Study Length: 11 lessons…see what each lesson covers

    Download sample:  Lesson 2  PDF  or  MS Word

    Commentary by Ray C. Stedman, study questions by Nancy J. Collins

    Covers Ephesians chapters 1-3. Ephesians focuses on God’s eternal purpose and grace. Paul emphasizes that we have been saved, not only for our personal benefit, but also to bring praise and glory to God…

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    …God has reconciled individuals to Himself, and has reconciled these saved individuals to each other, breaking down the barriers between Jew and Gentile, male and female, slave and free.

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  • Ephesians Part 2: Adult Study — English

    Series:  Joy of Living Classic
    Each lesson contains commentary and a week’s daily study questions (except for the final lesson which contains the final commentary only).

    Formats:
    Printed — 8 1/2” x 11″, spiral-bound, normal or large print
    …………$15.30 normal print 10-point font
    …………$20.60 large print 18-point font (see 18-point sample)
    Digital — on CD or download, PDF or Microsoft Word 
    …………$15.30 on CD
    …………$13.80 download

    Additional resource: Audio Lectures to complement this study

    Study Length: 11 lessons…see what each lesson covers

    Download sample:  Lesson 2  PDF  or  MS Word (from Part 1)

    Commentary by Ray C. Stedman, study questions by Nancy J. Collins

    Covers Ephesians chapters 4-6 (also 2 bonus commentaries on Spiritual Gifts and Spiritual Warfare). Ephesians focuses on God’s eternal purpose and grace. Paul emphasizes that we have been saved…

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    …not only for our personal benefit, but also to bring praise and glory to God. God has reconciled individuals to Himself, and has reconciled these saved individuals to each other, breaking down the barriers between Jew and Gentile, male and female, slave and free.

    Click here for Ephesians Part 1.


  • Gospel of Mark, Part 1: Adult Study — English

    Series:  Joy of Living Classic
    Each lesson contains commentary and a week’s daily study questions (except for the final lesson which contains the final commentary only).

    Formats:
    Printed — 8 1/2” x 11″, spiral-bound, normal or large print
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    …………$25.00 large print 18-point font (see large print sample)
    Digital — on CD or download, PDF or Microsoft Word 
    …………$18.50 on CD
    …………$16.70 download

    Additional resource: Audio Lectures to complement this study

    Study Length: 15 lessons…see what each lesson covers

    Download sample:  Lesson 1  PDF  or  MS Word

    Commentary by Ray C. Stedman, study questions by Nancy J. Collins

    Covers Mark 1:1—8:33. The study of the Gospel of Mark will encourage your heart and build your faith. Jesus was fully man and fully God! Mark was amazed by this reality. For this reason, Mark’s gospel centers on these two aspects of Jesus’ life. The first part of the gospel depicts…

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    …Jesus as the Servant who rules. The second part (covered in the Gospel of Mark, Part 2) focuses on Jesus as the Ruler who serves.

    In Part 1 of this study, we learn that Jesus’ authority was God-given, and His ministry reverberated with that undeniable authority. Demons obeyed Him. Diseases withered at His command. He calmed wind and waves. Yet He also thoroughly understood and loved humanity. He assumed the attitude of a servant—one who came to suffer and die for our sakes. We will discover Jesus’ interactions with needy people—people just like us—and uncover timeless principle for today.

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  • Gospel of Mark, Part 2: Adult Study — English

    Series:  Joy of Living Classic
    Each lesson contains commentary and a week’s daily study questions (except for the final lesson which contains the final commentary only).

    Formats:
    Printed — 8 1/2” x 11″, spiral-bound, normal or large print
    …………$21.90 normal print 10-point font
    …………$29.60 large print 18-point font (see large print sample)
    Digital — on CD or download, PDF or Microsoft Word 
    …………$21.90 on CD
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    Additional resource: Audio Lectures to complement this study

    Study Length: 18 lessons…see what each lesson covers

    Download sample:  Lesson 1  PDF  or  MS Word (from Part 1)

    Commentary by Ray C. Stedman, study questions by Nancy J. Collins

    Covers Mark 8:34—16:20. The study of the Gospel of Mark will encourage your heart and build your faith. Jesus was fully man and fully God! Mark was amazed by this reality. For this reason, Mark’s gospel centers on these two aspects of Jesus’ life. The first part of the gospel…

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    …(covered in the Gospel of Mark, Part 1) depicts Jesus as the Servant who rules. The second part focuses on Jesus as the Ruler who serves.

    In Part 2 of the study, we learn that since Jesus’ authority was God-given, with it He upset the status quo. He directly challenged the religious leaders of His day. He overturned tables and purposefully offended people whose hearts were far from God. We will find ourselves in Mark’s gospel. Pride, foolishness, and faithlessness often blinded Jesus’ disciples and followers. Yet He never gave up on them. And He will not give up on His disciples of today, who are often blinded by the same things.

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  • Highlights of the Old Testament, History: Adult Study — English

    Series:  Joy of Living Classic
    Each lesson contains commentary and a week’s daily study questions (except for the final lesson which contains the final commentary only).

    Formats:
    Printed — 8 1/2” x 11″, spiral-bound, normal or large print
    …………$16.30 normal print 10-point font
    …………$22.10 large print 18-point font (see large print sample)
    Digital — on CD or download, PDF or Microsoft Word 
    …………$16.30 on CD
    …………$14.70 download

    Additional resource: Audio Lectures to complement this study

    Study Length: 13 lessons…see what each lesson covers

    Download sample:  Lesson 2  PDF  or  MS Word

    Commentary by Ray C. Stedman, study questions by Nancy J. Collins

    Highlights of the Old Testament: History briefly looks at each of the Old Testament books of Genesis through Esther: its overall message, how it relates to the other books of the Bible, and what it reveals about God and His great plan.

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    This study  covers the five books of law (the Pentateuch – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy), and the twelve books of history (Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther).  Throughout these books God’s holiness, righteousness, justice, mercy, and love are revealed. If your heart and mind are open, you will come to better know Him who loved us and sent His Son to save us.


  • Highlights of the Old Testament, Wisdom & Prophecy: Adult Study — English

    Series:  Joy of Living Classic
    Each lesson contains commentary and a week’s daily study questions (except for the final lesson which contains the final commentary only).

    Formats:
    Printed — 8 1/2” x 11″, spiral-bound, normal or large print
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    …………$25.00 large print 18-point font (see large print sample)
    Digital — on CD or download, PDF or Microsoft Word 
    …………$18.50 on CD
    …………$16.70 download

    Additional resource: Audio Lectures to complement this study

    Study Length: 15 lessons…see what each lesson covers

    Download sample:  Lesson 2  PDF  or  MS Word

    Commentary by Ray C. Stedman, study questions by Nancy J. Collins

    Highlights of the Old Testament: Wisdom & Prophecy  briefly looks at each of the Old Testament books of Job through Malachi: its overall message, how it relates to the other books of the Bible, and what it reveals about God and His great plan.

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    This study  covers the six books of wisdom (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiaster, and Song of Solomon), and the seventeen books of prophecy.  Throughout these books God’s holiness, righteousness, justice, mercy, and love are revealed. If your heart and mind are open, you will come to better know Him who loved us and sent His Son to save us.


  • Job

    Job: Adult Study — English

    Series:  Joy of Living Classic
    Each lesson contains commentary and a week’s daily study questions (except for the final lesson which contains the final commentary only).

    Formats:
    Printed — 8 1/2” x 11″, spiral-bound, normal or large print
    …………$16.30 normal print 10-point font
    …………$22.10 large print 18-point font (see large print sample)
    Digital — on CD or download, PDF or Microsoft Word 
    …………$16.30 on CD
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    Additional resource: Audio Lectures to complement this study

    Study Length: 13 lessons…see what each lesson covers

    Download sample:  Lesson 1  PDF  or  MS Word

    Commentary by Ray C. Stedman, study questions by Nancy J. Collins

    Surrounded by the world’s widely accepted philosophies and ideas, what we often think to be reality and truth are but illusions, or delusions. The book of Job strips away those illusions, permitting us to see life as it really is,…

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    … and corrects the false conclusions that our senses often bring to us. Job gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of this world, and helps us to understand the nature of human evil, the nature of faith, the nature of fallen man, the reasons for suffering and, most of all, the nature of our loving, compassionate God.


  • Nehemiah

    Nehemiah: Adult Study — English

    Series:  Joy of Living Classic
    Each lesson contains commentary and a week’s daily study questions (except for the final lesson which contains the final commentary only).

    Formats:
    Printed — 8 1/2” x 11″, spiral-bound, normal or large print
    …………$16.30 normal print 10-point font
    …………$22.10 large print 18-point font (see large print sample)
    Digital — on CD or download, PDF or Microsoft Word 
    …………$16.30 on CD
    …………$14.70 download

    Additional resource: Audio Lectures to complement this study

    Study Length: 13 lessons…see what each lesson covers

    Download sample:  Lesson 1  PDF  or  MS Word

    Commentary by Ray C. Stedman, study questions by Nancy J. Collins

    Nehemiah takes place almost 100 years after many Jews had returned to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon. They had restored the temple under the leadership of Ezra, but could not rebuild the rest of Jerusalem because their enemies made it impossible.

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    Nehemiah held a high position in the king’s court in Persia, but he could not forget his people, Israel. With the king’s permission and authority, Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the city.

    At first glance Nehemiah seems to be merely the story of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, but a closer look reveals the story of God’s faithfulness to His people and His ability to restore not only a wall, but people to a place of blessing. The message of Nehemiah is one of hope and restoration.


  • Nehemiah: Adult Study — German

    Das Buch Nehemia  

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    13 lessons

    Download sample  Lesson 1  PDF

    Commentary by Ray C. Stedman and daily study questions by Nancy J. Collins

    Each lesson contains historical background, commentary, and a week’s worth of personal application questions, leading readers to discover fresh insights into God’s Word.

    Nehemiah takes place almost 100 years after many Jews had returned to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon. They had restored the temple under the leadership of Ezra, but could not rebuild the rest of Jerusalem because their enemies made it impossible.

    read more

    Nehemiah held a high position in the king’s court in Persia, but he could not forget his people, Israel. With the king’s permission and authority, Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the city. At first glance Nehemiah seems to be merely the story of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, but a closer look reveals the story of God’s faithfulness to His people and His ability to restore not only a wall, but people to a place of blessing. The message of Nehemiah is one of hope and restoration.


  • Portrait of Integrity: The Life of Ray C. Stedman

    by Mark S. Mitchell

    Joy of Living is proud to offer many studies with commentaries by Ray C. Stedman. We hope you will enjoy meeting the man behind the studies in Portrait of Integrity.

    When asked why a biography of Ray Stedman  should be written, Ray’s longtime friend Howard Hendricks responded, \”He was a much more important leader in evangelicalism than most Christians would know, because of his incredible humility. He was never a self-promoter. He never sought high positions. But everywhere I go, to this day when I mention Ray Stedman’s name I get an incredible response… He would be a candidate, in my mind, for a position on the Mount Rushmore of evangelicals.”

    J.I Packer made the following reference to Stedman: \”Throughout the Christian centuries, from Crysostom and Augustine through Luther, Calvin, and Matthew Henry, to Martin Lloyd-Jones and Ray Stedman, working pastors have been proving themselves to be the best of all Bible expositors.”

    One of the men profoundly influenced by Ray Stedman was Charles Swindoll. After he and several pastors had met with Ray, Swindoll reflected, \”As we said good-by to Ray, I walked a little slower. I thought about the things he had taught me …I wondered why I had been so privileged to have my ‘face’ reflected in his ‘water’ or my ‘iron’ sharpened by his ‘iron’… I found my self wanting to run back to his car and tell him how much I love and admire him.”

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