Discipleship Resources





We are posting these studies with the prayer that they will be of help to our fellow students of God's Word. We will add more as we restructure them from their original classroom or sermon formats. You may download them for your own use if you wish. Please contact us if you wish to publish or distribute them. Also, please cite the author and source on any printed copies. Thank you.                                                                                    Blain Gibbs & Dennis McBride


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  • ABORTION: REAPING THE WHIRLWIND - A biblical perspective on a cultural horror.
  • BE HOLY AS GOD IS HOLY - A study of Christian Holiness, including "Holiness: the Divine Imperative", "Is Holiness Sinless Perfection?", "Holiness and Our Sin Nature", "Dealing with the Sin Within", and "Walking By the Spirit."

  • CHOSEN BY GOD - A study of divine election from Romans 8:29-30 and related passages.

  • CONTENDING EARNESTLY FOR THE FAITH - A study of Jude 3 and related passages, showing the need to defend our precious faith, and how to go about it.

  • EVANGELISM: OUR MISSION, MESSAGE, METHOD & MOTIVE - Why and how to share your Christian beliefs with others.

  • GLORIFYING GOD - A study of the fundamental reason for our existence.

  • LOVING GOD - A study of Deuteronomy 6:4-15 and related passages, with practical applications.

  • PERSECUTION'S POWER TO PRODUCE POSITIVE PROGRESS - Ten biblical principles to help Christians flourish during troubled times.

  • A PLEA FOR DISCERNMENT - A call to correct some of the errors, confusion, and spiritual excesses plaguing many churches today.

  • THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST - An in-depth study of the importance of our Lord's resurrection, and the evidence in its support.

  • SPIRITUAL BODYBUILDING - Ephesians 4:7-16 ~ God's plan for equipping Christians for the work of ministry.

  • THE SUPERSTRUCTURE OF THE CHURCH - The biblical framework for a doctrinally sound church: A High View of God, The Absolute Authority of Scripture, Doctrinal Purity, Personal Holiness & Spiritual Authority.

  • SPIRIT BAPTISM - PART ONE of a three-part series on the Holy Spirit's work in the life of a Christian.  A biblical examination of what it means to be "baptized with the Holy Spirit", showing that every believer is Spirit-Baptized and united in the Body of Christ.

  • SPIRITUAL GIFTS - PART TWO of a three-part series on the Holy Spirit's work in the life of a Christian.  An in-depth study of the importance, definition, operation, and duration of Spiritual Gifts and spiritually gifted leaders.  Includes a study of 1 Corinthians 14 and a defense of biblical "tongues" as known languages, not ecstatic speech.

  • PENTECOSTALISM - PART THREE of a three-part series on the Holy Spirit's work in the life of a Christian.  A survey of the history, distinctives, and non-biblical fruit of the Pentecostal and Neo-Pentecostal Movements.

  • A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO PREACH: IS IT BIBLICAL? - An in-depth response to the ordination of women.

  • WORSHIPING GOD - A study of genuine biblical worship and some of the perversions of worship that plague our society and negatively impact the church.


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 Ballard, CA 93463