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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


Continuous Personal Renewal: A lifelong personal growth plan

Continuous Personal Renewal

A lifelong personal growth plan

Paul J. Bucknell

An Extended Outline

Our full resources for this is in the D2 (Discipleship 2) Library.


An extended outline for Continuous Personal Renewal: A lifelong personal growth plan provides a basic understanding how spiritual growth takes place and practical steps on how to renew that growth throughout our lives.

1. Struggles in Our Spiritual Life

2. The Path of Spiritual Growth

Three Developmental Paths

(1) Redemptive Perspective (Eph 1:6)

I belong to God and live for His purpose.

Redemptive Chart

(2) Plan Perspective (Eph 2:10)

(3) Reflections on Paths of Growth

3. Development at Each Stage of our Spiritual Lives

Development Chart

Stage #1: Children -> New Believers -> Strong Security in His Love

Our trust in God grows as we better grasp God's love for us seen in our salvation through Christ. God adopts us as His children, trains us to be like Him and engages us in His work with Him. No matter what I face in life, God is with me.

The meaning of life - know we are loved and belong to Christ.

Stage #2: Young Men -> Young Believers -> Great Confidence in His Word

Establish a greater confidence in God’s Word as we regularly experience the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Through His Word the Lord reveals His truths which mark out His path for us. At the same time we are better able to discern the evil one’s way of confusing and distressing us. No matter what problems I face, God's Word enables me to overcome.

The power of life - obtain victory by our confidence in God’s Word.

Stage #3: Fathers -> Mature Believers -> Deep Intimacy with God

Learn how intimacy with God the Father produces glorious results as we better discern and  complete the Lord’s good works. God further reveals His mysterious self, welcomes us step further in and engages us to carry out His good works. No matter which situation I find myself in, God will bear fruit that glorifies Him.

The purpose of life - enjoy God and carry out His will.

Reflections on Paths of Growth

  • Are you growing?

  • Which stage are you at?

  • What particular issues are you growing in?

  • Are you helping others to grow?

  • Do you know how?

4. A Personal Development Chart for You and Others

Two charts are available.

Spiritual development chart

Make your renewal chart personal!

Personal Growth Chart



Spiritual Growth Values

Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted: (C) Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1988

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