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The Deadly Cycle:
Temptation's Power

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Intermediate Discipleship Stage
intermediate discipleship stage and BFF materials.
The Flow
Diagram of integrated Discipleship
Understanding the Cycle of Decline and Revival (Judges 2)



Discipleship Level 2: Reaching Beyond Mediocrity

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Paul J. Bucknell

Purpose of 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 on in their spiritual maturity towards the image of Christ. The first three lessons develop the foundation while the other lessons build upon that foundation as they treat special topics.

Our full set of resources, including exercises, handouts, video/audios, powerpoints, handouts, etc. are in the D2 (Discipleship 2) Library. The D2 Library includes many more resources on overcoming. Check it out. It is a great bargain including at least two full books (including this one).


Lesson #01

Establishing Hope

Better learn to deal with hopelessness now!

Establishing Hope, the first lesson 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 that we all can move on in our spiritual maturity towards the third level of discipleship.

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

Podcast | Exercise Hope

Lesson #02

Discovering Choices

Why not take a step ahead in your spiritual growth?

Why do believers end up with mediocre and dull lives rather than Christ-filled lives? Discovering Choices shows how our choices are related to our hope and confidence. This is a foundational lesson that leads to significant improvement in our lives.

Choices | Battlefield | Evaluation | Path of Life | 3 Choices | Exercises


Lesson #03

Gaining Strength

Discovering and experiencing the power of God's Word!

God speaks to His people through His Word and uses the truth to set them free to overcome personal struggles including self-ambition and insecurity. Learn how God speaks to you and how spiritually warfare works in our daily lives.

Strength | Word of God | God speaks | Spiritual Warfare | Overcomer


Lesson #04

Overcome Anger: Develop Long-suffering & Patience

Observing how releasing control to the Lord enables one to stand beyond the reach of temptation.

Examines the emotional and spiritual dynamics of anger. An angry person has no control over his world and desperately tries to gain control through violence, intimidation, and thinly disguised aggressiveness. The result is even more frustration, more loss of control, and more anger. Overcoming Anger is the fourth lesson in the Discipleship Level 2: Reaching Beyond Mediocrity.

BFF anger resources


Lesson #05

Overcome Anxiety: Possessing God's Precious Peace

Replace your anxiety and worries with God's perfect peace. Learn how here!

Anxiety can look impossible to handle but this series on overcoming anxiety and finding God's peace puts everything in perspective. By God's strength and truth, you too can overcome worry. Listen and see how step by step to find God's peace! Possessing God's Precious Peace: Overcoming Anxiety is the fifth lesson in the Discipleship Level 2: Reaching Beyond Mediocrity.

Problem | Broken | Understand | Description | History | Fighting | Steps | Gate
Video Podcast
Other BFF anxiety resources


Lesson #06

Seeking Humility and Crippling Pride

Check our D2 (Discipleship 2) Library resources for all our D2 resources.


Lesson #07

Overcome Lusts: Embrace God's Love

Discover how to exchange inferior and guilty lusts for the power of God's love in your life!

Lusts have become so common that they are considered normal. Not! The Lord shows us how we must overcome such lusts in order to see the power of God's love expressed through our lives. Lusts, after all, is just another form of selfism-antichrist. Embracing God's Love: Overcoming Lusts is the seventh lesson in the Discipleship Level 2: Reaching Beyond Mediocrity.

Lost in Lust | Secret Look | Word study| Lust vs. Love | Power of Love | Pornography

Weaknesses | Handling temptation | Clean up | Lovely Thoughts | Breaking Free


Video Podcast


Lesson #09

Overcome Depression: Adopting God's Hope

Find out the joy of replacing discouragement and depression with God's hope!

Looking for relief from depression or find a cure to help the depressed? 'Adopting God's Hope, Overcoming Depression' carefully examines the root sources for depression from a Biblical perspective. If a person avoids dealing with the sources of depression, his or her depression will continue to disturb one's life. Learn how to overcome depression, and God will use you to bring His hope into your soul and others! 'Adopting God's Hope, Overcoming Depression' is the ninth lesson in a series on "Reaching Beyond Mediocrity."

Depression in the News | Obtaining Hope | Emotions, Feelings and Depression
Gaining Discernment | Root Cause| The Path (5Ds)
Hope Through Obedience | A Strong Shield | Rebuild Foundation
Deeper Trust | Two Truths | Deliverance Cycle


Video Podcast