Teaching, Helping and Encouraging Spiritual Growth

How to Put Sin to Death

God’s Word is filled with very direct instruction to put the sin in your life to death. A huge part of putting sin to death has to do with your commitment to live out the good character and His virtues and values of Jesus in your life. A second part of putting sin to death in your life has to do with reading God’s Word and living it out in your daily life. This produces great spiritual growth. Continue Reading →

Does God Still Heal?

I would imagine that all Christians have prayed for healing at one time or another. Am I right? This is because most Christians believe that God has the power to heal and does heal. What does God’s Word teach us about healing?


To say that God does not heal people today is to say that the nature and attributes of God have changed. God has not changed. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Continue Reading →

Principles of Spiritual Growth 8

Hello, again! This is the last session of this study. I hope you have found it helpful in understanding the process of becoming a strong disciple of Jesus. In this last session we will study the importance of adding the qualities that produce real change in you, and the issue of what the consequences are if a child of God neglects to add these qualities to their faith. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this study! Continue Reading →

Principles of Spiritual Growth 7

Good evening! I hope this series of teachings is making sense to you! In the last session we discussed what “godliness” is. In this session we are going to discuss what “brotherly kindness” and “love ” is. Along with godliness, brotherly kindness and love are the outcome of adding all the things to your faith that develop great spiritual strength and great depth in your faith. Adding these things bring the maturity and completeness to your faith that enables you to do the works God planned before time for you to do. Continue Reading →

Principles of Spiritual Growth 6

Good evening! Over the last five sessions we have studied what it takes to grow into a mature, complete disciple of Jesus. Through the  process of adding goodness, knowledge, self-control and perseverance to your faith, God has crafted you into a piece of His workmanship. In this process you have been  trained, proven, and tested with the purpose of fully equipping you to be a strong, trustworthy and faithful servant to “do the good works God prepared in advance for you  to do.” 

Hebrews 10:36 AMPL For you have need of STEADFAST PATIENCE and ENDURANCE (PERSEVERANCE) so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God. Continue Reading →

Principles of Spiritual Growth 5

Hello! I hope you had a good day! Would you agree that sometimes living a consistent Christian life has its challenges? There are times when you slip up and fall to temptation knowing that you are doing is wrong, yet you do it anyhow. Then there are times when your faith in God is tested and the test gets the better of you and you go away with doubt about God’s concern, care and love. Why is it that so many Christians do not have the spiritual strength to deal with these kinds of challenges? Continue Reading →

Principles of Spiritual Growth 4

Hello! In this session we are going to focus on self-control. We all need self-control, don’t we? Have you ever wondered why is it that so many Christians struggle in their walk with Jesus? Why is it that the temptation to sin is stronger than their ability to resist?  And why is it that when faced with tough trials, the trials easily defeat them and doubt fills their minds about God’s love for them? What is wrong? Continue Reading →

Principles of Spiritual Growth 3

Hello, again! In this session we are going to focus on the importance of adding knowledge to your faith. What does the word “knowledge” mean? When knowledge and goodness are combined, what does this produce? Adding goodness and knowledge together produce incredible spiritual growth in you. These two additions to your basic belief transform you, step-by-step, into a new being. Instead of remaining the same you change. You become incrementally more like Jesus as you continually live out the goodness of Jesus and live out the knowledge found in God’s Word.  Continue Reading →

Principles of Spiritual Growth 2

Hello, again! Have you ever wondered how does God work in this world? How does God communicate and interact with people? What part do Christians play in God’s plan to touch the lost in this world? What does God do? What are we supposed to do? How does this work? I hope you find this session helpful! God bless you are you study this session. 

John 4:24 AMPL God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him is spirit and in truth (reality). Continue Reading →

Principles of Spiritual Growth 1

Hello, Everybody! I will be posting a series on spiritual growth that I have been working on for a number of years. If you have an interest in growing in your faith and getting closer to God, I hope you will invest a little time and read these posts each week.

I just returned from Zambia in Africa where I taught this course to 42 pastors, teachers and church leaders. What an experience! What wonderful people! Continue Reading →