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God's peace can help us live above anxieties as we learn to trust in Him!

The Lord Your Healer: 

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

Newest! The Lord Your Healer

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch

First step of discipleship
revive devotions
Advanced Discipleship

The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: The Book of Foundations

Commentaries that specialize on training the teacher!

Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God


Establishing Hope: Lesson #1

Discipleship Level 2: Reaching Beyond Mediocrity

Paul J. Bucknell

Establish Hope | Spiritual Growth | Path of Discipleship | Strengthen Hope

Purpose: Establishing Hope, the first of ten lessons in the Discipleship 2: Reaching Beyond Mediocrity series, shows the importance of hope and how to gain a strong confidence in God's Word so we can move onto the third level of discipleship.

Establishing Hope

This Discipleship Level 2 series on Reaching Beyond Mediocrity, I believe, will for many unlock problems that have kept them back from living Christ-filled lives. It is not that we are not trying. Many of us have tried to grow so hard and for so long, but troublesome questions never are answered. The doubt hovering about these questions hold us back from going forward.

We hope all these questions will be partially if not wholly answered through this Discipleship 2 series. We actually hope to introduce the key thoughts in the first three lessons and then practically illustrate them through the following lessons. This gives us plenty of time to both understand and apply these principles to our lives. We hope that you not only have things to take home for yourself but for others too.


As we observe growth occur, it is much easier to share these things with others. Our growth is meant to bring a good effect upon others around us. Before going on, however, let us tie this series into the overall scheme of spiritual growth the Lord has for our lives.

-> Continue on reading part 2/4: Understanding Spiritual Growth

Reaching Beyond Mediocrity book

Reaching Beyond Mediocrity (Click here)

Discipleship at the 2nd level

by Paul J. Bucknell

God's Word comes alive as you learn how to use it to overcome personal struggles like anxiety, depression, pride, lust and anger. God has made you strong! Many worksheets! (300+ pages). This is the full resource with all the complete and updated pages included!

Directory of Discipleship Articles

Introduction to Discipleship's 3 Stages and The Flow
Basic Discipleship Stage
Basic discipleship stage and BFF materials.
Intermediate Discipleship Stage
intermediate discipleship stage and BFF materials.
Advanced Discipleship Stage
Advanced discipleship stage and BFF materials.
The Flow
Diagram of integrated Discipleship
Spirit-Dependent Teaching
7 principles on excellent teaching.
Designing discipleship curriculum
Stages and goals of discipleship
Discipleship Shapers
Learning how Christians grow
Understanding the Cycle of Decline and Revival (Judges 2)