|4 Audio CD's : 4 hours of teaching + 1 Materials CD with Powerpoint, Student Notes and Transcripts.
Teaching by Rick Warren.
How does your church measure spiritual maturity?
What process do you use to move those who come to church regularly to active members of your congregation? Years ago Rick Warren saw a void in solid Biblical material that would help move members to minister within a congregation.
The Purpose of 201
The purpose is the same goal that Epaphras had for the Colossian Christians. He said, “That you may become mature Christians and that you may fulfill God’s will for you.” That’s what God wants us to do. He wants us to grow up. Ephesians 4: 14 - 15 “We are not meant to remain as children but to grow up in every way into Christ.”
Discovering Spiritual Maturity
God’s number one goal is to make us like Christ - that’s maturity, to become like Christ. He says here that by putting off the old habits and putting on new habits we become like Christ.
What’s the focus of the course?
We’re going to focus on four basic habits that every Christian needs to develop in order to grow to spiritual maturity. 201 will equip you with the skills you need to begin these habits and will explain the tools you will need to continue these habits.
The four habits we need to look at: Time with God’s Word, Prayer, Tithing and Fellowship.
One: TIME WITH GOD’S WORD. “If you continue in my Word then you are my disciples indeed. And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” The Bible says that the first thing that a disciple is, is he/she is someone who continues in God’s Word.
Two: PRAYER. “If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it. In this way, you become my disciples.” We will look at the habit of prayer. How do I pray effectively, pray and get answers.
Three: TITHING. Jesis said, “None of you can be my disciples unless he gives up ...” ten percent of his possessions. Is that what it says? No. It says “... unless he gives up all.” Tithing is simply the indication that that’s true in our lives. If I’m not willing to give the first ten percent of what I make to God, how can I say that I’ve given it all to God.
Four: FELLOWSHIP. “Love each other just as much as I love you. Your strong love for each other will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” He says as you love each other - that’s fellowship - you’re going to prove that you’re My Disciples.