Discipleship

A. Growing in Christ Series: Lessons of Assurance & Lessons on Christian Living – a thirteen week follow-up course for new and growing Christians by Navpress (Available in the church office)

B. Christ loved the Church by William MacDonald, pub by Emmaus Correspondence School (Available in the church office)

WWBI Program

Year 1 Operating hours in 2013 (6 hrs per week)

  • Sundays 8-10am @Emmaus (Library)
  • Sundays 10-12 nn @T301/303
  • Sundays 12-2 pm @T301/303
  • Sundays 2-4 pm @T301/303 (non BC members)


A. New Believers
Lessons of Assurance - Beginning with Christ (5 verses)
Lessons on Christian Living - Going on with Christ (8 verses)
B. Baptism Candidates
Christ loved the Church - by William MacDonald

Review of A

C. Follow-up and Discipleship

Review of A and B

Topical Memory System

There are 60 basic bible memory verses that will help you grow in faith, obedience and maturity in Christ. They are divided into 5 packs with 12 verses in each pack.

Why memorise God’s Word? When we need God’s guidance His word is near us. (Psalm 119:9-11, 105)

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you (Psa 119:9-11 ESV)

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psa 119:105 ESV)

When drawing truths for applications from a verse, always examine the context surrounding the verse and compare with the larger Bible context.

See The WHEEL (by Navigators)

The obedient Christian lives the new life in-Christ by abiding in Christ (Jn 15:5).

  • Vertical relationship with God is maintained by
    • constant prayers
    • diligent study of God’s Word.
  • Horizontal relationship with mankind is maintained by
    • fellowship with believers of the local church
    • witnessing by good works and sharing the gospel.
Pack A: Live the New Life in-Christ
Pack B: Proclaim Christ
Pack C: Rely on God’s Resources
Pack D: Be Christ’s Disciple
Pack E: Grow in Christlikeness

Reference: Topical Memory System by The Navigators

See Topical Memory System Commentary by LeRoy Eims in http://www.discipleshiplibrary.com/pdfs/TMS_60s.pdf

D. Spiritual Resources for Growing Believers

a. The Whole Armour of God

Put on & take up the whole armor of God (Eph 6:11, 13)

Our Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers, followers, disciples, without any exception to put on and take up the whole armor of God.

Put on the armor of light ( Rom 13:12)

..with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; (2Co 6:7)

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. (2Co 10:3-4)

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation (1Thess 5:8)

Why?

  1. So as to resist the temptations and deceptive schemes of the devil.
  2. We do not wrestle against flesh and blood – our fellow human beings are God’s object of salvation (John 3:16-17; 1 Tim 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9)
  3. We wrestle against
    1. the rulers
    2. the authorities
    3. the cosmic powers over this present darkness
    4. the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places

      God has given us TWO spiritual weapons:

      • the Word of God (Ps 18:34; 144:1; Jer 23:29; 2 Cor 6:7; 10:4; Heb 4:12)
      • Prayers in the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:26; 12:12; Eph 6:18; Jude 1:20)
  4. To be able to withstand in the evil day, and to stand firm in faith.

What is the whole armor of God?

Five (5) of the following parts of the whole armor are what you must consciously put on:

  1. Having fastened on the belt of truth (Eph 6:14)
  2. Having put on the breastplate of righteousness (Eph 6:14)
  3. Having put on, as shoes for your feet, the readiness given by the gospel of peace (Eph 6:15 Rom 10:15)
  4. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, so as to extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one (Eph 6:16; 1 Cor 2:5; 1 Thess 5:8; 1 Jn 5:4)
  5. Put on the helmet of salvation (Eph 6:17; 1 Thess 5:8)

Two (2) of the following are divine resources that God has given to all of us to practise:

  1. Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God(Eph 6:17)
  2. Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication (Eph 6:18-19)
    • For yourselves – keep alert with all perseverance (Eph 6:18),
    • For all fellow believers – making supplication (Eph 6:18)
    • For all those who preach the gospel – making supplication so that they have words to boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel (Eph 6:19)
    • For all seekers and pre-believers – interceding for them (John 10:16; Acts 17:26-27)
    • For all people who God desires them to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth (1 Tim 2:1-4)

b. Word Hand and Prayer Hand

E. WWBI Bible Curriculum

a. Orientation – Motives for Bible Study, Devotional Life, Bible Study Tools
b. God’s Plan of the Ages

F. Book Studies

a. Gospel of John
b. Genesis
c. Daniel