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Course: A Biblical Understanding of Spiritual Growth

A Biblical Understanding of Spiritual Growth

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About this Course

Mark 4:30-32 “Then He said, "To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? (31) It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; (32) but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.”

Our Lord Jesus, when He was on the earth, stated that the kingdom of God is within us. The parable that our Lord described above, is a picture of the kingdom of God that is in each believer. We are all born into the kingdom of God in seed form, for the Holy Spirit tells us that we have been born again of the incorruptible seed of the word of God. It is God’s intention, that all of His children grow from that small seed into large trees, that can be used of Him to bless the lives of those around them. It is the spirit of the born-again believer that can grow. This course examines what God’s word says, on the subject of growing strong in spirit.

This course is meant for all audiences. No previous theological study is required or expected, for it is meant to give a basic understanding of what the bible says about the subject of spiritual growth.

Michael Maher will lecture from the bible, to walk the student through the subject of spiritual growth, so that the saint can apply godly principles to their Christian walk in this area. Quizzes have been developed to help test comprehension of the video lectures.

This course focuses on explaining the biblical view of spiritual growth. As a supplementary resource, this course can be taken in tandem with the reading of Michael Maher’s book, Growing Strong in Spirit.

I trust that the material and the dialogue with other students will be encouraging and enlightening for all.

Basic knowledge
  • As a supplementary resource, students can obtain the book, Growing Strong in Spirit, by M.E.B. Maher (Amazon, 2018) ISBN: 978-1983028168. The book is available in print and digital formats
  • This is an entry level course for anyone wishing to understand what the bible teaches about spiritual growth
  • This course is not for those who wish to enter into religious debates
What you will learn
  • Have a clear understanding of what the characteristics are of baby Christians
  • Have a clear understanding of what the characteristics are of mature believers
  • Have a clear understanding of how to grow strong spiritually
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 16
Total Duration: 04:47:45
Our spirits can grow
  • Our spirits can grow  

    Our spirits can grow - Biblical Text

  • Our spirits can grow - Part 1  

    In this lecture we discuss the various parts of man and that it is the spirit of man that is born again.

  • Our spirits can grow - Part 2  

    In this lecture we discuss how the believers today have the potential to walk as Jesus walked when He was on the earth.

  • Our spirits can grow - Quiz  
Babes in Christ
  • Babes in Christ  

    Babes in Christ - Biblical Text

  • Babes in Christ - Part 1  

    In this lecture we discuss the limited understanding of God's word that baby Christians have.

  • Babes in Christ - Part 2  

    In this lecture we discuss the carnal behavior and weak faith that baby Christians display.

  • Babes in Christ - Quiz  
Mature believers
  • Mature believers  

    Mature believers - Biblical Text

  • Mature believers - Part 1  

    In this lecture we discuss the ability that mature believers have to rightly divide the word of truth.

  • Mature believers - Part 2  

    In this lecture we discuss the ability that mature believers have to walk in the spirit.

  • Mature believers - Part 3  

    In this lecture we discuss the strong faith that Stephen displayed as a mature believer.

  • Mature believers - Part 4  

    In this lecture we discuss the strong faith displayed by the apostle Paul as a mature believer.

  • Mature believers - Quiz  
How to grow spiritually
  • How to grow spiritually  

    How to grow spiritually - Biblical Text

  • How to grow spiritually - Part 1  

    In this lecture we discuss the importance of spending quality time in the word of God.

  • How to grow spiritually - Part 2  

    In this lecture we discus the truth that our spirits are fed with what our minds understand.

  • How to grow spiritually - Part 3  

    In this lecture we discuss the importance of meditating on the word of God.

  • How to grow spiritually - Part 4  

    In this lecture we discuss how acting on the word and praying in the Spirit affects our spiritual growth.

  • How to grow spiritually - Quiz  
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