Core Practical Subjects

Apostolic Perspective

Right now, many churches are undergoing paradigm shifts to make them relevant as a 21st century church; thus, MBTC students will be equipped with present truth regarding a new move of God in the earth today.
Some important highlights of this subject include:
Students gain perspective of a 21st Century Church
Develop a Finishing Mentality
Discuss Apostolic Networking
Define Apostolic relationship
Implement Apostolic Change in the Church
Using the title “Apostle”
Destiny: Establishing God’s rule and authority
True Apostolic Configuration
Suggestions for the Model Apostolic Church
Operating in the Cyrus – Anointing which helps to build the church

 Before attempting Apostolic Perspective, first study through the fundamental subjects of Foundation Couse and “Blessings of Submission.” A further subject that will enhance the accuracy of apostolic perspective is the book written by Apostle Andre Pelser: “Dogma.” A thorough study of the apostolic reformation can be found in the other ground breaking book: “God’s Genius: Apostolic Reformational Theology.”  

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Prayer 1

As an introductory resource to Biblical prayer, this subject will ensure that believers are prepared in the following categories: 

Spiritual growth in the student as a result of perspective on prayer, is the most pertinent outcome.
Functional exercise of prayer in private, groups or in public serves as experience gained in the subject matter.
The relationship of the student with God is on a higher level of communication, as God honours His word.
Students are exposed to different viewpoints regarding prayer.
Myths regarding the subject are debunked and discussion is invited; drawing from life experience.
Types of prayer are dealt with and implemented during lectures and serve as a valuable source for future Christian walk.
An in depth analysis of the prayers of the Bible will take a student to a level of practical prayer that will be effective.

Fundamental subjects must have been completed before attempting the series of subjects on prayer. It is suggested that “The Life of Christ”

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Prayer 2 ​​ 

Learn valuable lessons in prayer from one of Apostle Andre Pelser’s mentors at Miracle Valley Bible College, the esteemed Dr. Roy M. Gray. In addition to receiving his books students will also develop the following core competencies for ministry:

Developing a prayer lifestyle Follow Scriptural Examples How to deal with anxiety Praying in love according to God’s will Striving in prayer Waiting on God in prayer Depths of prayer.

This subject should be attempted after the “Prayer 1” has been studied, because many of the scriptures referring to prayers here are first covered in that subject. It is also suggested that “Apostolic Perspective” be studied along with the subjects about prayer, as well as the “Dogma.”  

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Miracles Today

 ​​We believe in a miracle working God that is able to do what He says in His word. Get equipped to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and see the supernatural confirmation of His word with signs and wonders following. Here are some topics covered in the subject:
The ingredients of a miracle are simple:
The Word of God
Faith in Jesus
Action (acting in faith)
As recorded in the four Gospels
Based on: Mark 10:46 – 52
Discover the Power of testimony

This subject can stand alone as a faith-builder, but should also be studied along with Core Bible Subjects in this course to prevent people from taking the scriptures regarding faith out of context.
also be completed first to see the context of spirit –led prayer from the examples of Jesus, and a further study of the “Book of Acts” will link the New Testament prayers to specific historic events documented by Luke the author who witnessed many of the results of Spirit-led prayers of the apostles. 

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Faith Series

Get equipped with tools that enable you to exercise Faith towards God in any area of your life. Become more effective in the exercising of your faith and learnt to avoid error and extremes in theology.
Further topics covered include:
How “the just live by faith”.
Investigate why faith pleases God.
“Faith is my rest in God's character” explores the Source of our faith.
Two vital “Aspects of faith” are defined and implemented through practical exercises
measure of faith
Faith is a substance
Faith is discussed in relation to essential Bible topics:
Faith and hope
Faith and patience
Faith and love
The battle of Faith
The rest of faith
The challenging topic of “receiving the promises of God” is clarified
Students begin to crystallise a Biblical definition of faith
The joy of faith is emphasized:
Deliverance brings joy
Students are trained to identify and eliminate “Faith Pirates” in their lives and eventually assist others in the process
Insist on sense evidence instead of Word evidence.
There are two types of faith
Word faith - Abraham believing God’s word against all hope. Centurion asking for one word from Jesus for healing.
Sense faith – Thomas, John 20.
Failure to have corresponding actions.
The process
First get a WORD (Action)
FAITH comes because of the word. (Miracle)
You SPEAK/CONFESS it. (Faith lifestyle)
You ACT accordingly.
Confusing faith and hope, Mark 11:24.
Doubting the integrity of God’s Word.
Doubt’s Location.
Inconsistency of purpose.
Bible Characters that exhibit faith principles are studied; students are encouraged to implement those principles in their lives.
Another subject that can be read as a companion to the Word as a faith building exercise. However, extremes in faith can be prevented by studying the Life of Christ and Apostolic Perspective as well alongside this collection of sermons on faith. 

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Teaching and Preaching   

To become an accurate teacher of the word of God from a New Covenant perspective, there are several paradigm shifts that need to take place, both practically and theoretically. Discover all the types of sermons you can apply in different situations, and practise your analyses of Scriptural text with expositional summaries. 

This subject will prepare you as a teacher and preacher of the Good News of Jesus Christ, with the necessary tools to build up a library of resources that will be easily accessible. As you progress you will be able to build on solid apostolic doctrine and add value to the cloud of resources in a move of God.  

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Household Leaders Training   ​​ 

If you want to be a minister for God, you need to take care of people. One of the best ways to care for people is in a household church group, where you take a sincere interest in ordinary people from week to week. 

In order to grow and multiply households in your church, you need to have a clear mould in mind. The household ingredients are covered and explained, and there are numerous chapters that equip you for the work of the ministry in a household. This is a point of personal and corporate growth for you and your family, church and region of influence. 

As this subject is designed to equip leaders, Fundamentals, Core Practical Subjects and Core Bible Subjects should have been completed before studying this subject for application in a church setting. In addition, there needs to be a clear communication with local church leadership about your intention to be equipped in household leadership training. 

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Kingdom of god

One of the fundamental motivations of MBTC is to proclaim the principles and values of the eternal kingdom of God. The objective is to broaden the student’s field of study and to give a greater understanding into the meaning of the specific words. It is strongly suggested that students doing this course should make use of a Strong's and Vine's Concordance for further self-study.

Additional benefits of studying this subject include:
Pictures of the Kingdom are supplied and investigated in order to assist the implementation of kingdom principles, as studied in the Bible.
The Exodus
Covenant and Conquest
The Monarchy of David
Solomon’s Reign
Language of the Promise (Eschatology)
God will come
Jesus will come
Holy Spirit will come
Salvation will come
Forgiveness of sin and healing (Is. 33:24, Is. 43:25)
Freedom (Is. 61:1, Luke 4:18)
Peace (Is. 11:6, Is. 11:9)
Resurrection of the dead (Is. 26:19)
Joy (Is. 12:3-6, Is. 24:14-16, Is. 49:13)
New people
New order
The Mystery of the Kingdom
Old Testament view of the Kingdom: The Kingdom Came
Summary of two ages: God deals with man in terms of two ages: This age and the age to come. The kingdom that was promised in Isaiah would herald the new age.
John the Baptist - Messenger of the Messiah
Ministry of Christ
Kingdom of God, Study: Look up a predefined list of scriptures and write in the main theme of the parables therein contained.
Study Righteousness, Peace and Joy as Kingdom Principles and Manifestations. 

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Renewal of the mind​​ 

This learning subject causes students to value the input of the Word in their lives and understand the purpose and the benefits of the renewal of the mind. During the learning process, students will be introduced to the principles of the renewal of the mind, identify and confront marks of an improper foundation, and define and integrate the characteristics of a proper foundation in their own lives.
Renewal of the Mind is based on the valuable book “Conquest of the Mind” by Elbert Willis, who was a mentor in the faith for Apostle Andre and Nola Pelser early on in their ministry.
We are pleased to build on Willis’ foundational work and continue the renewal!
Other subjects that will complement this study are: “New Creation realities” as well as “Faith Series” and “hearing God’s Voice.”
This learning subject causes students to value the input of the Word in their lives and understand the purpose and the benefits of the renewal of the mind. During the learning process, students will be introduced to the principles of the renewal of the mind, identify and confront marks of an improper foundation, and define and integrate the characteristics of a proper foundation in their own lives. 

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church management

Church planting and management is a calling; therefore this course will only give you guidelines and principles. You will be able to apply them once you have determined that this is your gift. This course will be helpful to people and pastors who want to assist in church planting and continued management of a ministry.
Through the study of this subject students obtain the following:
A brief overview of the subject outcomes MBTC students include:
Definition of Management: The effort you put in to take you from where you are now to where you want to get.
Definition of function: Activities which have a common objective and a proper perspective.
Definition: To outline your course of action to achieve your objective Organized programming
Definition: Organising is the ability to delegate effectively
Control is called part of management. Without control management is useless. It is making sure that your results come out as close to the objective as possible.
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT “Know your responsibility.”
Students are warned of the danger of only operating - if you do not train other leaders the church will fall apart when you are gone. Management is emphasised as an essential tool in ministry, but also in personal life.
Jesus was organized and then the miracles followed, students are encouraged to take a leaf from His Book, even God’s creation was organized that He could rest on the seventh day.
This subject goes well with practical ministry components like: “Gifts and Functions”; “Finance and Integrity” and “Teaching and Preaching.” 

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finance and integrity ​​ 

Students receive lifelong financial principles based in Scripture.
Illegal financial practises are discouraged and exposed; remedy for individual problems concerning bad debt is discussed.
Exposure to financial experts in the church community, that have achieved prosperity by operating according to God’s principles of finance and integrity, is one of the critical outcomes of this subject.
Through the study of this subject students obtain the following outcomes:
Investigate the Biblical Economics of God’s method of operation according to scripture
Define Godly prosperity
Thought: Changing your circumstances.
Deal with Tradition
Seek God and Prosper.
It pleases God to give you the Kingdom.
Your relationship with the Father.
Financial Excellence
I Timothy 6:10 - The worlds prosperity brings sorrow.
Definitions of prosperity.
The Silver and the Gold belongs to God.
Blessing or Curse
Tithes and Tithing. Prayer for your tithes
Debt & victory over debt
There is a miracle of cancelled debt. Breaking the power of debt.
You have a supernatural power to generate wealth.
Technology of the Wealth Transfer System
God’s covenant
God’s Transfer Plan
Things That Can Close Heaven
Calling to be a steward 

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 Meditation and Revelation

 ​​​True meditation is based on and executed in line with Scripture. Therefore, a sound understanding of the MBTC Core Bible Subjects is a prerequisite for maximising the student’s learning experience of this subject. During the study period, the student builds up a valuable database of meditations for future retrieval. Future use of the techniques and principles of Biblical meditation as shared by the pioneers of faith are particularly useful for workers in the ministry.
While this subject covers many principles in meditation and revelation, there are a few Core Bible Subjects that will enhance the mediation experience for a believer such as: “Psalms” and “Job” because the authors, David and Job, learnt to navigate through suffering prayerful and eventually overcame tremendous odds as a result.  

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Holy Spirit   ​​ 

Starting with the requirement to be baptised in the Holy Spirit, the person, work, gifts, and ministry of the Holy Spirit is examined in this learning subject. This allows students to understand the work of the Holy Spirit in their own lives, and also His work in the earth. Getting to know the person and work of the Holy Spirit in this way enables students to co-operate more efficiently with the Holy Spirit for the benefit of both themselves and humanity in line with the purposes of God. Students experience the influence of the Holy Spirit and start to rely solely on the power of the Holy Spirit within to help them overcome fears and become better witnesses to the power of God in their lives.
It is essential to first work through the Foundation Course in order to lay a foundation for baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues before continuing with this subject. In addition, the subject “Dogma” will be a good plumb line to help students avoid extremes in teaching about the spiritual realm. 

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Practice of God’s Presence 

This learning subject is based on the book The Practice of the Presence of God published by Father Joseph de Beaufort in 1692. It is based on a collection of letters written by Brother Lawrence, a lay brother in a Carmelite monastery in Paris, and also records conversations that Father de Beaufort had with Brother Lawrence prior to his passing. Students will learn how to practice interacting with God, no matter the daily activity that they are busy with, nor the circumstance in which they find themselves. Like Brother Lawrence, students will learn how to dedicate everything they do in life to God, including tedious and mundane tasks. This subject teaches students that the perfect union with God is a journey spent disciplining the heart and mind to yield to God's presence, and only once we reconcile ourselves that we are destined to struggle and long for our perfect union with God, will our souls “come to its own home and place of rest.” A similar subject is the “Short and Easy Method of Prayer by Jean Guyon” another subject from MBTC. You might find “hearing God’s Voice” a helpful subject when studying the “Practice of God’s Presence.”  

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Evangelism  ​​ 

“Evangelism” equips students for the Great Commission and focuses on receiving power to be witnesses for Jesus Christ in any sphere of life.
Through the study of this subject students obtain the following:
A kingdom perspective vs. Empire perspective saving souls
An international perspective on evangelism for practical use
Identification of the Holy Spirit: the Source of evangelism
Realisation that Love is the context of evangelism
The resurrected Christ is seen as the power of evangelism
Students are challenged to acknowledge exemplary lifestyle as their responsibility in evangelism
Destiny, our role in evangelism is emphasised giving this subject a practical outcome. For instance: “Andrew brought Simon – just one. But that one was many, for under God, Simon brought three thousand in one day.’
An apostolic perspective on evangelism is gained so that students can reform outdated methods of evangelism on an ongoing basis throughout their lives as evangelists.
Spiritual growth as an evangelist is the most pertinent outcome.
Students discover that reality, honesty and sincerity are tools to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The value of experiential knowledge of Scripture is emphasised.
Students start to rely heavily on the power of the Holy Spirit inside to help them overcome fears and witness.
Also refer to MBTC Subjects like “Gifts and Functions” and “Hearing God’s Voice” to accompany this core practical subject, 

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To teach, demonstrate and expose students to worship in “Spirit and Truth” according to the prescribed way in the Bible.
Through the study of this subject students obtain the following benefits:
Scriptural instruction for worship in “Spirit and Truth.”
Students learn to differentiate between different Christian movements in worship in church history.
Lectures will consist more of practical application, than dictating of notes: so students will have implemented the subject matter by the end of the series of lectures.
A brief definition of prophetic worship will enable students to use prior learning to access “prophetic depth in worship.”
Live music and choreography, as well as dramatic interpretations will be utilized to deliver the substance of this subject – thus students will be exposed to creative methods of worship.
Try studying the subject “Psalms” and New Testament subjects that incorporate the gifts and functions of the Holy Spirit like “Corinthians” and “Gifts and Functions.” 

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Religions, Cults and Errors   ​​ 

This subject is a brief survey of the major cults and religions of the world; removing the masks and revealing their diabolical deceptions. It would be wise to study this alongside “Dogma” as well as the “Life of Christ” as well as some of the “Apostolic Epistles” that dealt with major heresies in the early church.

Spiritual growth in the area of discernment is the most pertinent outcome.
Students discover the myriads of different belief systems which are not necessarily scripturally based.
Students start to rely heavily on the power of the Holy Spirit within to help them overcome fears and become witnesses to various people groups, cults and religions. 

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Five Fold Ministry 

There has been much confusion and misunderstanding among Christians concerning the ministry of an apostle for two reasons:
The apostolic ministry has been lost to the church as a whole until recently when the Lord began restoring it to its rightful place.
There has been a general lack of knowledge of what the scriptures teach on this subject.
“Five Fold Ministry” defines the office of Apostle; Prophet; Evangelist; Pastor and Teacher using the New Testament frame of reference, with application for today.
“Five Fold Ministry” helps students to define New Testament offices in the church, namely that of apostle; prophet; evangelist; pastor and teacher.
Throughout the presentation of the subject, students are encouraged to identify characteristics of the different offices in their lives. They may not all necessarily function at the “office” level; but they may become part of a support group for ministry.
Other subjects that could be studied alongside Five Fold Ministry are: “Apostolic Perspective;” and practical subjects like “Church Leaders Toolkit” and “Household Leaders Training.” The book of Ephesians also contains helpful insights into our identity in Christ and His ascension gifts that he gave to men, of which are the fivefold ministry gifts. 

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Helps ​​ 

The Biblical Principles of support in Ministry is discussed according to a local church structure.
Through the study of this subject students obtain the following outcomes
1. Students will learn how to be helpful in any situation
2. Think not of your own interest, consider others higher than yourself
3. Practical handing out of duties in College
4. Monitoring of Duties
5. Identifying an area to in which one can help
6. The office of Deacons and qualifications
This subject will accompany “Church Management” as well as “Household Leaders Training” with reference to “Character of God’s Workman.” 

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Gifts and Functions 

This subject gives apostolic strategy for leadership to gain perspective of the gifts and functions that could operate in a church, business, and organisation.
The person, work, gifts, and ministry of the Holy Spirit will be examined in this course. Students will get to know the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
As a result believers will be operating in the gifts of the Spirit with boldness.

It is essential that the Fundamental subjects of Foundation Couse and Blessings of Submission are completed first before embarking on this journey of discovery of spiritual gifts.  

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God’s Genius  ​​ 

This subject redefines the present apostolic reformation in the Church today.
Students will make use of valuable insight regarding Church as they move into any church from College.
Students will consider the operations of their local church. “God’s Genius” may be completed by anyone interested in raising their level apostolic reformation in their lives and operations.
Through the study of this subject students obtain the following benefits:
Defining Genius
Understand a 21st Century Church
Lessons from Reformation and the Renaissance
Lessons from Explorers
Unravelling the mystery of God’s eternal plan
The renaissance of the church
Obtain Reformation Mentality
Corporate genius of the body of Christ
True Apostolic Configuration
Apostolic Reformation Principles
Pitfalls in the pioneering process
Paradigm shifts in the present apostolic reformation
Implementing apostolic dimensions
Exposure to Apostolic languages and actions
Defining Frequency of Spirit
Reforming your operation
Using the Title “Apostle”
Experience Apostolic Preaching
Discover the genius of networking
Develop Spiritual discipline
See Prophets and apostles operating in tandem
Answers to difficult Questions

Other subjects that harmonize with this study include: “Apostolic Perspective” as well as “Apostolic Epistles.” It is also advisable to study the book of Hebrews as well, to understand what is meant by the reformation that Jesus implemented as Apostle and High Priest of the eternal church of the Firstborn, registered in heaven.

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Blood Covenant 

The subject “Blood Covenant” consolidates the students Old Testament knowledge with New Testament perspective of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for sin.
Through the study of this subject students obtain the following outcomes
Define Blood Covenant according to Old Testament Hebrew tradition
Further scriptural reference to Blood Covenant is investigated
God’s Covenant with Abraham – case study
How Jesus fulfilled the blood covenant for us
Summary of the New Blood Covenant

The Foundation Course will give this subject a good point of departure, and further reference to the Book of Acts where the implementation of Jesus’ work on the cross is revealed through the understanding of the Old covenant, revealed by the Holy Spirit is essential. 

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Bible and Interpretation   ​​ 

“Bible and Interpretation” is a brief History of the collection of divinely inspired books called the Bible. In addition to the context of its origin, students receive clarity on how to approach such a body of work; prayerfully and methodically.
Through the study of this subject students obtain the following outcomes
This manual supplies a broad overview of the History of the Bible.
Students will grasp the process of the compilation of the Scriptures known today.
Attention will be given to practical application of different types of Bible translations.
This subject emphasises the authenticity of the Bible.
Practical Study tools are discussed and applied during lectures.
A balanced view of the subject of the Bible and its interpretation is the ultimate goal of this study manual.
Accurate Bible Study methods will affect the doctrinal values that dictate behavioural trends in religion at large.
Students are equipped with tools that enable them to interpret the Bible with a balanced Christian viewpoint.
Extremist theology is avoided through differentiating between deductive and inductive study methods of the Bible.
This subject is a must for students who wish to reform society from a scriptural point of view. 

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Hearing God’s Voice

The concept of “Hearing God’s Voice” has been explained in many ways in the past. Mostly, people have given their own subjective meaning to the phrase. However, this manual entitled “Hearing God’s Voice”, intends to lead the student into a study of scripture regarding the two concepts of “Hearing” and “God’s Voice”, in order to stimulate the spiritual sense of hearing from God.
Excerpt from the subject manual:
As a child of God, it is your privilege to communicate with God. It is a two way street of relationship that can be developed. The principles in this manual serve this purpose and are derived largely from scriptural examples and life experience. Authors are noted per chapter.”
After concluding your Fundamental Subjects, the subjects “Renewal of the Mind” as well as “Hearing God’s Voice “are perhaps the most vital tools for believers to grow in their relationship with God. It is also essential that this subject is balanced with a thorough study of the Core Bible Subjects especially “Life of Christ” and other books of the New Testament. This will tune a believer into the frequency of Jesus’ precious New Covenant. 

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Character of God’s Workman   ​​ 

“Character of God’s Workman” places more emphasis on the character of a Christian Minister, than on the outward results of ministry.
Through the study of this subject students obtain the following outcomes
Gain insight in to the type of “Man God uses”
Students discover the value of being “EMPTY OF SELF AND FILLED WITH GOD”
Reckon oneself dead to sin
Spiritual authority defined
Discipline, from a Scriptural standpoint
Humility – a characteristic of Christ to be integrated into the lives of His workers

Students also learn this valuable lesson:
It is not how much we know of the Word, but how much we apply it, that changes us.
We are either in or out of character regarding the character portrayed by Jesus, our actions and values are either in line or not with the standard we receive in the Word.
Christian Ministers who have completed this Subject will be accountable and should refer to the principles in herein contained for application in their lives ministry organisation. 

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Fruit of the Spirit

Jesus said you will be known them by your fruit! However, often Christianity places more emphasis on anointing and gifts than the fruit that reveals our inner walk with the Holy Spirit. This subject seeks to restore the focus of Christ on spiritual fruit in our lives.

The way to cultivate the fruit is by learning to accept the day by day conditions and tests of our walk with God through the continual laying down of our own will and acceptance of His will in every situation and experience that comes our way.
Students become aware of the “REALITY OF THE INDWELLING SPIRIT”
Investigate what it means practically, to “BECOME GOD INSIDE MINDED”
Determine how Fruit of the Spirit in our lives can bring about “HEALING FOR THE WORLD”
Students are taught to “PREACH THE WORD IN SEASON AND OUT”
Time is devoted during lectures to discuss and activate the inner “TRANSFORMATION” process.
“FORCES OF THE RECREATED HUMAN SPIRIT” are explored through Scriptural reference and personal application.
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT are studied under the following headings:
How to cultivate each fruit
All the Fruit of the Spirit are covered and applied:
temperance (self-control);
Main differences between fruit and gifts are stated:
Gifts: - Given by God's grace.
Fruit: - Something that must be cultivated daily.
A clear definition of the abstract concept of “Fruits of the Spirit” will be accessed by students attending these lectures or studying the manual.
Furthermore, the ability to pass on spiritual principles will be enhanced.
“Gifts and Functions” will bring the balance in this study. The book of “Galatians” will also be helpful to show the historic fruit of the patriarchs of our faith in the Old Testament and its consequences for us today. 

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New Creation Realities   ​​ 

New Creation realities help a student to understand the nature of Christ within the hope of glory. In addition to discovering a new identity in Christ, the Scriptures open up to reveal Christ’s work in our lives.
Students gain a clear understanding of the meaning of salvation.
Perspective on life in general changes to that of Scripture.
The new creation in Christ is defined.
Righteousness is explained.
Time will be dedicated to practically work out the process of redemption in the lives of the students.
Healing of spirit, soul and body will be encouraged.
In some cases, students will experience a freedom form a false identity imposed by previous situations in their lives.
Students will leave the class room with a sense of victory over former sins and character traits.
Students will be infused with a new strength from understanding Christ within.
The concept of prosperity will be part of their new nature, but will include the prosperity of their soul.
In addition, students will see Christ being formed in their character, behaviour and thinking.
This subject will be enhanced by a study of subjects like: “1 and 2 Corinthians” as well as “renewal of the Mind.”   

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