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Initiating Spiritual Growth in the Church

Video seminar session #9/12

The Flow Level #3 - Fathers

1 John 2:13-14

English translated into Malawi (Chichewa)

Initiating Spiritual Growth in the Church

Rev. Paul J. Bucknell
Translated by Rodrick Banda

Seminar Index - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12

This English - Malawi video podcast is on The Flow Level #3, 1 John 2:13-14, Establish Faith - Fathers Stage #3 shows how God's design for all believers to deepen their intimacy with Him so that they can join God in effectively serving others. This is session 9 of 12 from a pastor's seminar in Chichewa.

Please click below to view the video podcast. Study questions and other links are below.

The Flow Overview: Download: Video | Audio mp3
English: Powerpoint | Handout | Reading

The Flow: Understanding Christian Growth

Discussion Questions on The Flow

  1. What are the three stages of Christian growth that John describes? How do these form an analogy for the physical development of a person?

  2. List the items that the elderly apostle says to the group of 'fathers'? Be specific.

  3. What are the characterizes of this 'father' stage of the Christian's growth?

  4. What are the problems or challenges that those in this stage will face?

  5. Summarize what is suppose to happen in the 'father' stage?

  6. What might happen if Christians at this level do not get the needed support? Be specific.

  7. What is your responsibility to others that are in your own group? To those in other groups?


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Next -> Listen and view Session #10 of the discipleship training seminar. Observing how prayer connects to all three levels of The Flow.