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Molded by the Master: Principles of Christian Growth

Course Type: Video and Online

Teacher: Dr. Mark Minnick, faculty, Seminary; pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church (Greenville, S.C.)

Description: This course explores the methods Christ used in training His disciples. The lessons expound selected passages from the Gospels, highlighting principles of discipleship for today and challenging the believer to follow his Lord fully.

Unit One: The Disciple’s Lord (13 lessons)

Standard CEU: 1.3

Lessons 1-3: The Divine Structure of Scripture
Lessons 4-5: The Divine Design of the Gospels
Lessons 6-8: The Lord’s Purpose for Disciples (the Great Commission passages)
Lessons 9-10: The Disciple’s Call (Matthew 4:17-22; Luke 5:1-11)
Lessons 11-13: The Lord’s Method with Disciples (miracles in the Gospel of John)

Unit Two: The Disciple—Himself and Other Disciples (11 lessons)

Standard CEU: 1.1

Lessons 1-7: The Disciple’s Character (the Beatitudes)
Lesson 8: Life in the Kingdom (survey of the remainder of the Sermon on the Mount)
Lesson 9: The Law of All Relationships (the disciple’s love as reflected in Matthew 5:43-48 and John 13:35)
Lessons 10-11: The Disciple's Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15)

Optional textbook

The Training of the Twelve by A. B. Bruce (1894; reprint, Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2000). This textbook may also be ordered by calling toll-free 1-800-252-1927.